Joy is Water

Joy, then, is water -- the first line of a  beautiful and refreshing poem  that I read recently and it inspired me to think about putting together a "water" post (working on it at present). Then I thought of the engaging lion fountain that we'd seen in Los Angeles, so wonderful it left an impression... Continue Reading →

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Creativity is Crucial to All Studies

It's Sunday here in New Zealand and this morning I sat down to read a new post from a blog I've only just started following. I really appreciated the discussion and understood the writer's concerns - due to my familiarity with the challenges that Nigel faces as a Landscape Architect. Any photos used below are... Continue Reading →

Seafaring Butterfly

This unusual photo of a butterfly flying over water captured my imagination. As soon as I saw it on Sunday evening I felt compelled to write a poem so this wannabe poet swung into action, spending two or three hours labouring over the words to express my feelings about the scene. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail flying... Continue Reading →

Feathers Aren’t Always Fragile

Wisdom from a Great Blue Heron chick in South Carolina, USA. Are you feeling small, vulnerable and powerless? Right now it's a fight for survival... find the inner mongrel. Be fierce! Keep building strength (be patient, it takes time). One day you will FLY Photos taken by Ellen Jennings from  Passing By Photo  and used... Continue Reading →

I see… White

It's a long time since I've put together a colour post - my admiration for recent white posts by others has motivated me to do another. First up is Ted Jennings from South Carolina, USA because it was his fabulous photo of a Great Egret arriving back at its nest that wow-ed me and made... Continue Reading →

Solitude and Engagement

Encouragement arrived this morning in the form of a Snowy Egret, a Pelican and a Dolphin. The Snowy Egret so splendid in his solitude. The dolphin and pelican spontaneously playing.. engagement. I enjoyed this so much it was like a tonic, providing some relief from the current pressing concerns in NZ. Taken From:   Unexpected Playmates... Continue Reading →

Chicken Of The Woods by Nick Hunter

Chicken of the Woods fruiting body, taken by Nick Hunter. "There are seasons, and then there are seasons within seasons. The final three weeks of summer that define the month of September provide vivid proof of the latter." This is just one of eleven photos in a fabulous roundup of late summer photos from Nick... Continue Reading →

Bald Eagle in Bluff

Last time we were in Bluff, we walked along part of the main street and one of the buildings that caught our attention was the Eagle Hotel. It prominently features the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, the Official National Bird of the USA that also appears on the Great Seal of the United States. With Hurricane Florence... Continue Reading →

All Touchy About Needlework

"A needle is my tool, thread is my medium and stitches are my mark." - Salley Mavor (quote from Salley's About page at her blog). Censored! What do you do when your art is censored?... This post from Salley Mavor was at the top of my Reader this morning. Salley regularly  posts about her progress... Continue Reading →

Icy Looks

Very cool photos. I was intrigued by these icy illusions, each posted on their respective blogs quite recently. The first photo is taken by Steve Schwartzman from Austin (Texas, USA) and the second photo is taken by Ellen Jennings from the South Carolina Lowcountry, USA. ** Click on either photo to enlarge ** No flowers, buds,... Continue Reading →

BW06: Honesty

Recently I came across a black and white photo of one of my favourite weed plants when exploring a blog that's new to me. The seed pods of Honesty. Occasionally I find them somewhere, always a delightful and surprising encounter! Honesty is also sometimes called money plant, silver dollar, dollar plant and moonwort. Its Latin... Continue Reading →

BW03: Wonder by Tina Schell

This is a reblog, in its entirety, of "Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Wonder" by Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles. Tina posted this wonderful discussion about black and white photography on her blog 08 July, 2018.

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