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Saturday, July 31, 2010

At Anchor


I loved the way the entire background of this photo just disappeared and made the red bouys on the boat pop out. It caught the corner of my eye as I was driving to Bonavista. I issued the common cry on our Newfoundland adventure: "Whoa! Photo Opp!!!"

Heart of Life


After I did up this photo, I noticed how much it actually did look like a heart. That wasn't intentional. It was chosen for the intensity of the colour and the fact that even snails and seaweed can be be attractive.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Growing Slowly


Now here's a lesson that we should all take to heart. How often do we think that we're not actually accomplishing much unless we're running around like fools. It would suit a turtle photo with 'GOING' instead of 'Growing'.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Truths


This was taken on one of those nights that you can barely take your eyes off the sky. We were driving home from Gander, doing the best we could to not keep pulling over every two minutes. It was certainly a memorable and remarkable journey.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To Be


Yes, I know - it is a fairly obvious quote for a photo of two bees - not all that imaginative. But at least I resisted the incredible urge to write 'Two Bee or not Two Bee'. By the way - does anyone actually ever answer this question?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Beauty


YES ... he is INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!!  Look at the colours and the detail ... he's gorgeous. And yes, I know that not everyone would think so.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Finding Out


This is an evening that will stand out in my memory. The clouds were lit by the midnight moon for hours on end. Reds and deep greens were dispersed amongst the soft billows, making them even more surreal and magical.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Magical Things


I think that sea urchins are particularly magical gifts from the sea. Underneath those ugly prickles is the most intricate, beautiful design. They would appear to be so delicate and fragile but they withstand the winds & weather and a thousand pecks from the gulls.

Simplify


That seems to be the cry of the latter part of our lives.  The first part tends to be rushing and bustling around, gathering and accumulating.  The next part is when we come to realize that simplification is quite often the answer.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Launch Yourself


I thought that it might be handy if you were launching yourself on a wave, to have a buoy.  This collection that I found hanging on the side of a building in Newfoundland, looked like a bunch of party balloons to me. Buoy, life's one big party.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A-fishin'


Henry David Thoreau - great depths of eloquent wisdom from that man.  And yet he can still be homey and down to earth and leave 'a-fishing' as a word for eternity. It's a good word. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Depths


This guy is looking like he doesn't intend to use any feet to test it.  He seems quite content to sit on the rock. If he was going to test it, he wanted to wait until we were long gone.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Naked People


I suppose there is some truth to that. Interesting study on the perception of authority and professionalism with the trend toward the casual workplace dress code. I do agree that one takes someone in business clothes a lot more serious than Bermuda shorts and sandals.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

For Always


And that's the thing about friends. Two legged, four legged - doesn't matter - a real friend is for always and always. And always.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Curious



I couldn't resist this photo - makes me smile ;-)  It certainly would have been risque for its time, because after all they are in their underwear. More fabric in those than most outfits nowadays.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Opportunity


Thomas Edison was all about 'opportunity'.  While he was working here in Stratford, Ontario at 19, he invented an automatic telegraph system so he could send a signal each hour while he slept. Ingenious, even though he lost (or almost lost, depending on the source) that particular job.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Miracle

Pablo Casals said 'he' in this quote and I changed it to she.  He/she - the sentiment is the same. I'm sure Pablo would agree with that.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Forest



Some of the roads in Ireland were purely magical. Especially the ones that were carved out of the forest.  They definitely made you want to follow them to see what adventure awaited just beyond.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tired


Is there a single one of us mothers who don't get to feeling like this at times?cIt's a tall order to love without getting tired.  Even Mother Teresa knew that.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Conflict


These two big and beautiful bald eagles were circling together, protecting their nest. The little guy in the middle came after them. Perhaps he had his own nest to protect, but more likely he was just on a power trip.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Shoot Higher


It sometimes takes a long time to understand this concept. When we do get to the point where we stop worrying about everyone else, it feels good. Doesn't it?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Both Sides


Sure, technically it's the same water but it could be quite different. The only way it would be exactly the same is if it were totally still. But I suppose I get what they're saying.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thousands of Candles


The most memorable stay that I have ever had in a hotel was here, in Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua, Guatemala.  Built within the ruins of a Monastery from the 1500's, it is like staying in a museum. The 17th century art, hydrangea as big as your head, parrots and pool were beautiful, but it was the thousands of candles lit each night that made it pure magic.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Still



I notice that I am drawn to stillness. I never take pictures of chaos. I do like vibrancy and excitement but I seem to be more deeply drawn to stillness.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Don't Speak


Even the sea is silent some days. Calm and still. And silent.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wee Smile

Is there anything as sweet, adorable, peaceful and heavenly as a sleeping newborn baby?  Some say that their smile is gas pains, but look at this child. He is definitely not in pain.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lie Awake



And sometimes the darned old bullfrogs are so loud that I can neither sleep nor think. This fella is one of the culprits. But actually, I'm not complaining - it's a happy summer sound.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Praise

Sunshine, summer and simplicity... that's what buttercups are to me. And that's what praise should be.... natural, unpretentious and plentiful.  A field full of buttercups, a world full of praise.