Bare feet, Salty Hair

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil gibran No rhyme or reason for this one here. I was looking into my archives, thinking about more feather close-ups, and I just fell in love with these feet. My new classes started […]

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Nurtured by Nature

People on the Beach

I have to be honest here. This Alphabet Game has had me stumped for days. Every time I sat down to address the letter “N” I’d get frustrated. All of the words I came across were so… well… Not Nice. Narrow-minded Nagging with Neglect up the wazoo,Naysayers Nitpicking and Nasty Name-calling too. It’s so weird […]

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On Patrol

Spotted on the Beach. Always grateful to have these watchful eyes around. I thought I’d get on board with this one for One Word Sunday: Profile Peace & Love!

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Sunday Stillness

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words all being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” Vladimir Nabokov

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Looking Back

Looking at your past is not a bad thing. Not to brood over it, but to cherish fond memories; see what you’ve done right (and wrong); and to learn from your past mistakes. When you take it all in and reflect, you figure out what’s worth repeating, what you should do differently next time, and—more […]

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On Solid Ground

Be sure and put your feet in the right place… and then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln That’s a great quote for me today. I’m beginning to realize that sometimes “self-learning” doesn’t really teach me anything. Well, it does but it doesn’t.

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Walking on Water

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” —Saint Augustine of Hippo—

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Rolling in the Deep

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” —Henry David Thoreau—

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Carpe Diem

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. —Old Eskimo proverb—

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Serenity

Give it all a rest Cast your cares out to the sea Find your inner peace

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A Mother’s Love

Mother & Child on Beach

Infinite Ocean Hearts restored by your embrace Like a mother’s love

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On the Rocks

Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. —La Fontaine

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My Mind’s Eye

From where I was standing, I saw beauty everywhere. The gulls appeared to know me, As if they recognized my stare. My mind’s eye scanned the horizon, Rousing dull shades into vibrant hues, Melancholy grays, Into sapphire blues. Moving quickly, I traversed the mud and the trash. I saw snowflakes and crystals, As I watched […]

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Dreams in the Mist

I don’t know if anyone else ever falls into this trap, but I constantly find myself trying to turn my dreams—or the things I love—into some kind of product, as if they’re things I need to own. It’s like the person who loves to swim, who’ll never be satisfied until their backyard has a pool… […]

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Singing the Blues

There are happy blues, sad blues, lonesome blues, red-hot blues, mad blues, and loving blues. Blues is a testimony to the fullness of life. Corey Harris

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Southern Shores

I thought I would re-do an image I posted many moons ago. This is also from the 2011 road trip, and was taken in Surfside Beach, Texas. We saw many awesome sunsets in this place! The last time I showed this I used the deep, vibrant colors that I so frequently use, so I wanted […]

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Stay Golden

Nothing Gold Can Stay Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost I’ve definitely learned some new techniques over the course […]

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Pier Madness

Some people wait so long for their ship to come in, their pier collapses. -John Goddard- I am checking another item off of the 55 things list; took a photo underneath a pier. In all honesty, it may very well be the first time that I even stood under a pier! That I can remember, […]

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Sweet Serenade

Life is just one grand sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan Yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day! I took this photograph from the Santa Monica Pier. Sometimes something (or someone) just captures your attention, and this was one of those moments. I saw this musician from the boardwalk and took a long distance shot.

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Easy Does It

Perfectionism is man’s ultimate illusion. It simply doesn’t exist in the universe… If you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do. David Burns, MD. I read that quote in a book I am reading about writing. The key, they say… is JUST write. Don’t think about being perfect. […]

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Southern Comfort

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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