Blow Me Down

Restless travelers, Summer winds whistle and whip, Westward journey ends. I may be going a little crazy with the ocean scenes and birds lately, but the gulls in this image were screaming the word “whip” to me. Can you here them? Anyway, we’re in the middle of a heat wave here, so anything that resembles […]

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Fragments

As wings touch the sky, Fragments of eternity, Scatter ‘cross the sea. I have to admit that I’ve already visited my thesaurus twice today. Don’t ask me why I feel the need to confess this… it just feels right. Plus it explains why my haiku—written for Ronovan Write Haiku Challenge: Meet & Part —contains neither […]

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Pigeon Play

Aristocratic urbanite,  Invisible ruler of the air, City dwellers and sophisticates, Ne’er concede that you are there. Peristeronic transient,  Lurking in the shadows,  ‘Neath the underpass. An epicurean scavenger, Devouring feasts, Foraged from the mass. Metaphoric peregrine, Prophetic symbol,  Sent from above. Your ancient meaning,  Oft misconstrued, Luminous messenger, Of luck . . . And […]

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Rise Above

Everything is fleeting. Whether big or small, Good or bad, Right or wrong, Happy or sad, Life is ever changing. You can still fly, You just need to flap a little harder. And once you rise above, The wind will catch your wings, And you will soar.

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Waiting

Seagull

Things aren’t exactly normal right now, And I’m afraid I’ve lost my bearings. So I will wait here, Be still, And know. Three Things Challenge: Normal, Exactly, Bearings Photo by me. A little seagull near the ocean, sitting tight and sitting pretty. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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Faith to Fly

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore Another recycled image today! I had forgotten about my “feather close-ups” that I wanted to dig into some months ago. When I saw the Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abstract in Black and White I went searching and found one that […]

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Stay in Your Own Square

Birds on a roof

I am easily amused. A cheap date, so to speak. It takes very little to keep me happy. This morning I splurged and purchased a new program, for my “loaner” laptop, called Smart Photo Editor. A blogger/photographer that I follow had mentioned it in an old post, and I’ve been waiting for the right time […]

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Sunshiny Day

Bird in the Tree

A quick gratitude stop this evening I decided that earbuds are no longer an option on my walks. For one thing, the last time I put them on I stopped to talk with my neighbor (from 6 feet away, no doubt) and when I pulled the dang cord out of my ear—the little rubber earpiece […]

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Counting Crows

Crows

One for sorrow, two for bliss—Three for serpent’s mournful hiss. Four for treasure, five for tricks—Six for the rose that pulls and pricks. Seven in the garden, eight in the sea—Nine for the nine that watch from the tree. Nightmares are silver, dreams are gold—Ten for the wish in ignorance told. —Marcella Pixley, Without Tess […]

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One Eye Open

Hawk on a Pole

On a beautiful day, as I scout the land… I keep one eye open, my lens in my hand. I look down, I look up, and then what do I see? A beautiful creature… who is prospecting ME!

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The Excursion

This morning I drove into Pasadena. It wasn’t a major excursion, but it was in the opposite direction of where I normally travel and everything was unfamiliar. I wish I had taken my camera. It’s the perfect place for street photography, but it was just TOO hot! I wanted to get in—and get out. I […]

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Violet Skies

Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, Curtain round the vault of heaven. —Thomas Love Peacock—

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Bird Crazy

A Minor Scuffle on the Beach

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Reconstruction

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. —Pablo Picasso—

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Evanescent Pause

I am a boundless traveler, My journey has no end. Just a transitory visitor… For soon I’ll fly again. —Janet

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Inquisitive

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. Walt Disney This was one of those unique moments, when you see something that you just don’t see every day. Word of the Day Challenge: Unique

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Wings to Fly

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. Gustave Flaubert I’m back from my mini vacation… and I feel like I’m ready to fly! I’ve got a ton of catching up to do, and a plethora of images to sort through… but I wanted to share one […]

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Sunkissed

No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. Have a beautiful day!

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Neighbors Part Two

It might be overkill, but I have been using the parrot shots to get in practice with more paint effects. I found some cool online tutorials, but they have no talking… just music. It’s fun to watch them but it can be hard to follow along and actually learn! Anyway, I zoom in on some […]

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On the Lookout

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

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Shades of Spring

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi I’m not a huge fan of pastels, but I thought this was a good fit for the season. And I’m pretty sure that this is a dove. Pigeons and doves confuse me sometimes. I don’t know […]

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The Lookout

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” Abraham Lincoln This is one of the clearest shots I’ve ever gotten of a bird that’s in the distance. Now if only he hadn’t hid behind that branch!

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Gather Together

Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.

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Knock On Wood

What a beautiful day it’s been! This (dead looking) tree is directly in front of my sister’s balcony and seems to attract all kinds of birds. I photographed about seven or eight different types as they came by to visit. Just thought I would start with this one. What a great feeling to spend time somewhere new. […]

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Old Blue Eyes

Just a random pigeon today, at the old underpass. I had to get outside, go for a walk, and clear my head. I was literally in tears this morning. Too much weirdness going on that is far beyond my control- or understanding, for that matter. It must be that you’re almost at one year… let’s […]

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