Friday, May 19, 2017

The Same Yet Different

BLADES OF GRASS look alike, although each strand is unique upon closer inspection. There's an endless supply of originals, from grains of sand on the beach to stars in the sky. Without the benefit of microscopic eyes here are some dissimilar duplicates I recently spied at a distance with my camera.


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hope Is A Feather

AUTHOR Emily Dickinson showed sensitivity as a writer with such prose as: “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all."

More than wishes and fairy tales, hope is the light in an unfathomable world. It darts away to suddenly reappear with a song or a flutter. Fearing the dimming of its glow some strive to contain it through metaphors and pictures ... a hopeless task but worth a try as I walk about with my camera.

A seed holds the hope of a flower.

Visitors hope for kind receptions and hosts hope for guests that are kind.

Parents hope for futures brighter than what they've known.

Hope rests at the cusp of every sharp turn and prickly situation.

It rests in the pet hoping for a friendly pat on the head.

There's an ocean of hope in every drop and puddle. And from hope's lofty perspective, every feather and pen holds the potential to somehow fly.


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Eternal Renewal At Elgin Heritage Park

WHAT WAS and soon will be spilled out amid river, pond and stream at Elgin Heritage Park where last year's foliage was quietly stirring. Lovely muddles of plant life, past, present and future, coexisted simultaneously throughout the nearly two mile trail. Birds searched for vacancy signs and buds were escaping the remnants of a long cold winter. Here are the pictures I took during my visit.


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rewinding

CURLING UP by a fence post is a fine way for a local raccoon to relax but for me unwinding means rewinding and untangling my thoughts with a walk in a world where unexpected bliss or misfortune lurks around any corner.

On good and bad newsdays it's reassuring to see that cozy cottages still reside beside big old trees in some places.

Babies still enjoy fresh air from their buggies near the grayish-blue sea.

Puppies like the Golden Retriever (below) still draw oohs and ahhs from adoring crowds and ...

mysterious paths still invite walkers to explore each twist of the pebbly sand.

On good and bad newsdays birds still sing and build nests in most places ...

and weeping willows, not yet green, still dance in the breeze.

Dreams still transform into reality with mortar and stone.

Smiles still greet each new day and there's plenty of joy to be found.

A leaky basket of woes also rolls around but as children's author Judy Blume once said, "Life goes on if you're one of the lucky ones."


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect

NO WORRIES if the flawless and faultless are rare in this world. According to an Egyptian proverb, "A beautiful thing is never perfect."

The idea of perfection charms us but, honestly, aren't our shortcomings motivating and life's blots and blemishes sometimes quite interesting? Here are a few photos of the "imperfects" I came across recently.


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