Treasure Fishing

One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one’s fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one’s fishing companions. I’ve had this image of some fishermen hanging out for a while now, and there’s something about it that I just love. That being said, I’ve gotten a little creative with the […]

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Imperfections

Aging ivory goddess,  Edges decomposed,  Perfect imperfections,  Unguarded and exposed. Vulnerable and brittle, Beauty fades to rust, Love remains eternal, Body returns to dust. I’m getting to that age. The age when you realize that your petals are falling. Ha! Or the structure is weakening. I’m not fretting over it though… I’m seriously embracing every […]

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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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Free at Sea

Day after day, He drenched her with love, And she was nothing but cavalier. He tried and he tried, But to no avail, Until his breaking point was near. She woke one day, To find he had gone, She had driven him from his turf. He stood and he stared, As the waves crashed down, […]

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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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Rising Up in the Dark

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. CARL JUNG This is one of the most exciting posts I’ve written in a while. Since face masks make me feel sick, and they’re still required everywhere you go here in Los […]

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Having a Vision

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese proverb My new laptop is working great, but the screen is VERY small. My little old eyes (that need cheater glasses) were not too thrilled with the size. So… I decided to get creative, and I’m using an old television as a […]

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A Pause

Beautiful pauses, Cloaked in fragrant petals bloom, Life is not a race. Happy Hump-day! I’ve taken a few pauses lately, to photograph some of the wonderful things in our backyard. This little butterfly (or moth?) caught my eye recently. It didn’t move much, so I’m assuming it was enjoying its own little time-out, soaking in […]

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Recalibrating

Would you believe that tomorrow marks the beginning of WEEK TWELVE of my New Lifestyle, New Me project? Wow! It feels as though I’ve lost part of my life somehow—like my wall calendar has this huge red “X” scratched across the month of April or something. And half of May too! Not to worry. As […]

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Red Solo Cup

Country songs, red solo cup— Metaphors for simpler things. Faded Glory, holding tight— To the memories that they bring. I wanted to try something creative tonight. I’ve had a couple of long days and it’s nice to take a pause, and stop (over) thinking. I took this photograph at a country music festival some time […]

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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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Bloom of Love

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart. Unknown It’s after midnight, but I had to get an image in for RDP Saturday: Image. Another rose from one of my quarantine walks. Good Night, and a Happy Sunday to You!

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Tree Party

When the zephyr appears, We flutter and sway, A waltz in the wind, An impassioned ballet. If the squalls should arrive, We’ll shake, and we’ll sing, Let loose of the branch, Square dance in a ring. The birds will take part, Building homes for the new, Whistling with joy, Loving chirps, or a coo. It’s […]

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Intersection

Lonely Street crossing, Foggy mind, vision unclear, Trouble lies in wait. This haiku almost sums up some of my recent thoughts. Who would have thought that it could be done in just eleven words. Ha! “Isolation can be dangerous” is another way to say it. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to use this image and saw […]

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Selfies

CAUTION: To avoid injury, please remain at least 6 feet away from the cliff’s edge (and other people) before you pan in and shoot. This is another shot from my old hike to “the Hollywood Sign.” I was working on the “sketch” effect and wasn’t even sure what I’d do with the image, until I […]

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Weathering the Storm

Not much required,To get through the storm,Here’s advice I was given in life:Drive a modest abode, Keep the tank full of gas,Ne’er forget…Your Swiss Army knife. So… maybe I’m NOT the sharpest tool in the shed. It’s the 19th of April and I’ve just learned (via Google) what NaPoWriMo stands for! With just 11 days […]

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Common Cents

A little patch of wild grass, Some flowers draped across the fence, Times are hard; dollars obsolete, So we decorate with our common cents. About the Image: I saw this exterior fence while walking today, and I just had to take a pic. The simplicity of it, and the fact that it “almost” looks staged, […]

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Blind Alley

Wall Mural

A cool shot from my quarantine walk today. Walk Stats: 4.5 Miles / 1 Hour, 53 Minutes / 11,647 Steps

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Buckle Up!

Pier Ride

This image depicts a good chunk of my life: One Wild Ride. Full of ups and downs, spins and twists, hairpin turns— and (far too many) “hold onto your hat!” moments. Of course, the ride in the photograph is actually pretty tame—hence the bold colors and wild effects that I’ve added. I thought it was […]

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A Good Harvest

Strawberries

Today was a beautiful day. It felt like summer this morning so I took my walk early. I wanted my energy level to be high. Exercise seems to be the “in” thing right now because there were people everywhere. Walking, jogging, cycling… I was constantly zigzagging across streets, making sure to stay 6 feet away. […]

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Who’s Got my Pickle?

Bird with Pickle

I thought I’d wrap up the night with another Food Fun Fact. One thing I’ve noticed about “healthy” food is that… sometimes… it’s just plain awful. It tastes so BLAND. Would you like some seasoning with your cardboard? Every time I go out for groceries it feels like I’m on a scavenger hunt. Of course, […]

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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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Mesmerized

Today is my experimental day. I finished my WordPress course and started another condensed class: Web Development II. That being said, I’m trying out a little CSS to create a border and padding around my image. What stinks is that I have no idea if it will work in the reader… I’m guessing that’s a […]

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