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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Day’s End

Colors erupting, Branches waltzing in the wind, Welcoming the night. —Janet Haiku #2 Word of the Day Challenge: Waltzing

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Carpe Noctem

I realized this evening that I stay up much later than I used to. I wanted to work on this image tonight because I just love the trees. The next thing I knew it was after midnight again! If you ask me, I think all of the lines from the leafless branches seem to make their own […]

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Upside Down

Sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down so you can learn how to live right side up. I’ve been having some weird feelings lately. I think I’d call it “lack of joy,” but at the same time I keep reminding myself to stay grateful. What I’m REALLY grateful for is the fact […]

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Sunkissed

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

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Perfectly Imperfect

Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state. Thomas de Quincey It’s the first day of “spring break” here in California, and I wanted to share a photograph I took last year, just before fall. I shot this while I was working on a project for my photography class, but I ended up […]

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The Mirage

Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. Paulo Coelho  

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Shady Dreams

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. -John Barrymore I found this quote not long after I wrote my bit about TIME. It sure makes sense! It doesn’t exactly fit with the featured image here, but considering I’m still dreaming of cooler places, the dream theme¬†kind of works for now. […]

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New Reflections

After working on my last image The View, I got an idea for a new series I want to try. And I’m going to try and stick to my guns this time! I’m going to focus on images that have views or reflections within the photograph, similar to when I set out to do that […]

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A Good Start

Rise up and attack the day with enthusiasm! It’s already 11:45 a.m. here in California, so this quote is a wee bit tardy… but it’s a good one nonetheless. And I had an extended coffee time, so it’s still morning in my eyes. ūüėČ I did some wandering around the backyard earlier and shot this […]

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Nature’s Collage

Well, I had a great time visiting my sister! Not quite the photo ops I had anticipated, but hanging out with her was the real treat, so I’m not complaining!¬†I was asked to be on a panel Tuesday night—at a recovery center—and I’m really looking forward to that. If it wasn’t for the¬†commitment, I would […]

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Spring Fling

Our backyard is absolutely blooming with color these past few days, and the Ginkgo is coming to life. Just¬†about a week ago we could practically count the leaves on it! One thing I am really grateful for this past year is living with my mom. Besides the fact that we keep each other company (and […]

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The Corner Office

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”¬†-Winston Churchill

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Purple People Eater

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. Danny Kaye

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Simplicity

Simplicity Makes Me Happy. Alicia Keys

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Rainy Days

Trees, by Joyce Kilmer I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is pressedAgainst the earth’s sweet flowing breast. A tree that looks at God all day,And lifts her leafy arms to pray. A tree that may in Summer wearA nest of robins in her hair. […]

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Dancing Trees

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances. Maya Angelou

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Creatively Composed

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau

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The Parrots Were Out!

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song! – Maya Angelou

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Stepping Out

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable- that is when change is going to happen. Jillian Michaels I took my camera to the park to get a little sunshine and see some new scenery. It seems my little friends were everywhere! 

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Crow & Associates

I just can’t help myself. Every time I go outside the birds are everywhere!

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Signs of Life

The Redbud tree in our backyard is coming to life!

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