Tina Schell, writer and photographer… our next Guest Contributor!

  Tina began shooting with her first camera, a Nikon FM1, some 40 years ago. She put her cameras aside when her career in technology became all-consuming. After retiring to beautiful Kiawah Island (South Carolina, USA) in 2000, she revisited her love for the lens and fully-embraced the world of digital cameras and creative post-processing.... Continue Reading →

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Where And What Is Beauty: Challenges Involved

As part of her series Liz asked if we could write about our challenges when finding beauty. As wildlife/nature photographers our search for beauty takes us to places off the beaten path and often we are the only humans in view. Our ‘studio’ is in the marshes and swamps of the Lowcountry in South Carolina,... Continue Reading →

Stealing the Show

Ellen Jennings, Passing By Photo, took this AMAZING photo of a Roseate Spoonbill having a bath in a shallow pond, coastal South Carolina, USA. Click on the photo to see a larger-size version. To me this spoonbill is a star performer taking centre stage... what a beautiful vision in fluffy pink, reflected in the water!... Continue Reading →

Nature Photography by Steven Kessel

I've been following Steven Kessel's blog for a while now and today I thought "I must share this treasure of a blog with my followers, right now !!!" and having received immediate permission to use four images for the purpose of recommending his blog, I've got straight to work. Actually, I've used five images -... Continue Reading →

Sunrise on Upper Kananaskis Lake (Canada)

Today I'm sharing two outstanding photos by Christopher James Martin of Christopher Martin Photography. I was captivated by the contrast of dark and light, the moodiness, the wildness and the majestic scenery. These are two images that I've selected from his recent post (01 Sept 2017) and are used with permission. I recommend you visit... Continue Reading →

What is Sustainability really?

Nigel, my husband and Landscape Architect, has published his first discussion-type post on the blog he's recently started. He discusses the meaning of Sustainability and establishes a framework for future posts. To read his post click here -->   What is Sustainability really?   Posted by Exploring Colour (2017)

Street Art | Chasing Waterfalls

"Chasing Waterfalls" completed in January 2017 at 80 Bond Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Its way down the end of a rough looking alley. Fantastic mural. "Quick collaboration piece" by Emmanuel Jarus and Caratoes according to the Dunedin Street Art website.

HUNGER IS NOT A HARBOUR

REBLOG : Right now I long to launch out on a new stage in my life’s journey; to not settle for the status quo. To any other restless souls out there I hope you enjoy reading this poem as much as I did.

Hunger Is Not A Harbour by D.B. Donnelly

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Deuxiemepeau; Picturing Poetry by Damien B. Donnelly

Running
to all that is new,
to all I have not yet seen,
attracted to the covered corners
the light can not carve comfort into…

Running
to all I don’t yet know,
to all I have not yet called by name,
haunted by the houses not yet home
and the whispers not yet known…

but what of where I have been,
what of the comfort once created,
what of the stories already told,
what of the lives I held once,
for a time,
in my hold?

Am I bold
to this running,
this longing to be always
up and leaving,
shunning reason
for this constant craving,
for another corner to caress creation,
to suppress starvation?

But hunger is not a harbour,
it is not where still waters rest, still.

It is the rest…

the current
carving chaos
into the crest, craving,
the waves
rushing up and over,
always and ever…

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