Beautiful Storm

I started working on this image during my “time out” yesterday. I feel wonderful today, and very well rested. The beach scene is not quite where I wanted it to be, but it will have to do. For now. Striving for perfection is exhausting, so it’s “good enough.” I’ve come to the conclusion that—even with […]

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Not an Island

Painted boarder

I am not an island, That is what I have been told. But I am alone when at sea, it seems,  Paddling out in the cold. I am not an island, Isolation takes its toll. But the fish and birds accompany me, While the ocean feeds my soul. Written for the Word of the Day […]

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Always Optimistic

Ocean View

Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so. David Brooks

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The Outsider

Standing at a distance, As the crowd wails, Arguing over scraps, The outsider watches. Quietly dreaming,   Anticipating, Waiting patiently, For the endless sea to call… Word of the Day Challenge: Endless Have a beautiful day everyone!

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Glimpses

Magnificent Blue Glimpses of wonder at sea Glorious Creatures Word of the Day Challenge: Glimpse

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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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Wipe Out

Word of the Day Challenge: Spray

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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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the Boardwalk

Footprints left behind, In the ocean of my mind, Memories captured. —JanetHaiku #6 I’ve shared this image before, in Pier Madness, but it was severely manipulated and I don’t like that version anymore. The girl taking the iPhone pic is an old schoolmate, and our friendship was the inspiration behind the Haiku. It’s still raining, […]

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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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A Moment in Time

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis Last night I viewed my previous image via my cellphone, and I felt a little knot in my stomach. It barely resembled the piece that I had looked […]

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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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A New Life

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over… she began to fly.

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