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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Simple Pleasures

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. – Coco Chanel

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Cool Shades

Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on. Bob Dylan  

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A Lavender Glow

We are one leaf on the great human tree. Pablo Neruda I’ve given a fresh look to an old image, just for the fun of it. I love the dreamy glow in the leaves. I really don’t have much to share today. Everything is wonderful and there are lots of things in the works… but […]

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A Bright Burst

“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado My journey sure is getting interesting! Every day I learn a little something about myself, about […]

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A Supernatural Glow

This is a bizarre piece. Doo do do do… (the theme from Twilight Zone- slightly off key) Another shot of the neighborhood squirrel hanging out in the loquat tree. I layered it with a piece of metal and got attached to the bluish glow he is now nestled in. I guess I’m going for the […]

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A Peaceful Place

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. A.W. Tozer I thought I’d do one image before I head off to bed. I took a very, VERY long nap earlier this evening and I really do hope I am […]

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Queen of Hearts

I shot this image earlier and was prepared to post a blue leaf version, but I did another overlay and really liked the natural and subtle tones in this one. Maybe because I am very tired today. My experience on the panel last night went well. BUT… somehow I ended up going last and had […]

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Scrolling Up

I’ve had an unusually hard time finding interesting things to photograph, so I’m sticking with my plan to try new and different ways to edit and display them. In case it’s not clear, this is a tree framed on a scroll.  (it’s hard to know how it’ll look on various devices!) I’m also going to spend more […]

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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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Spreading Wings

This morning I heard rustling and chirping in the garden and saw a little white bird hopping from flower to flower. I must have a thing for wings because as soon I saw the wing on this shot I knew that I had to make it work.  The bird was very tiny and I was […]

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Tongue-in-cheek

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin

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Bohemian Hummingbird

“I feel in every girl there is a spirit, a wild pixie, that if let go, would run and dance in grassy fields until the end of the world. And then that girl grows up, that pixie hides, but it’s always there, peeking out behind old eyes and reading glasses, laughing, waiting, to one day […]

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Fun in the Garden

“Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.” —Mencius

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A Fiery Soul

There may be a great fire in our soul, but no one ever comes to warm himself by it, all that passers-by can see is a little smoke coming out of the chimney, and they walk on. Vincent van Gogh  

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Tiny Blossoms

Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? -Neltje Blanchan

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Sticking To It

“Consider the postage stamp, son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” -Josh Billings

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Dreamscape

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp

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Uncomplicated

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” ―C.S. Lewis One cloud. The perfect end to Day One. Call me crazy, but it reminded me of Tinkerbell…

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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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