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Monday, January 31, 2011

#31 Sit

I missed what would have been such a great shot here. There was a big old black crow sitting on the back of this chair when I drove by. By the time I got turned around, he was long gone - not about to be caught lazing.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

#30 Love Visable

Same flower, different bees.  I don't generally use two similar shots in a row, but these are some of my very favourite.  Besides the fact that I just plain love bees, I find the colours so appealing.

Monday, January 24, 2011

#24 Proper Task

This is a photo creation I did from an old factory in Stratford.  The worn all and staircases; the spirit of the place. It all speaks of Art to me.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

#23 Dip Into Your Soul

Because I am playing with my friends at a creativity retreat this week, the theme will be ART.  I art in Heaven, getting to spend all day and night doing whatever I chose. And having meals made and no dishes to do.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

#16 Mark Our Path

To celebrate what I am doing all this week, the theme will be FRIENDSHIP. I have the joy and delight of spending the entire week surrounded by my 'Sistas in Creativity'. You can bet that path will have lots of marks left on it this week.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

#15 Better Than Speech

There seems to be a lot more silence in this season than any other.  The birds are here; dozens at our feeder, but they don't make a lot of noise. Or more likely, it's that I don't hear them with the windows closed.

Friday, January 14, 2011

#14 Fence

It seems that in quotes, the word WISDOM is often connected with silence.  It is planted, is nurtured and grows within the quietness of nature and our souls.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

#13 What Can I Say?

Peeking through the trees, you can see the crystals falling.  I was surrounded by silence when took this photo this past Sunday.  What can I say.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

#12 Nature Moves

I took this photo on Sunday. It was an exceedingly beautiful morning where it seemed that a fairy had dropped down and turned the world into a purely magical place. It had as much to do with the sound of soft silence as it did the visual impact.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

#11 Powerful

Silence seems to be as often equated with 'power' as it does 'peace'.  I tend first to think of peacefulness, serenity, solitude.  I do see though, how it is powerful in so many ways.

Monday, January 10, 2011

#10 Loudest Voice

The remnants of this wonderful old stone house is right at the end of our road. People used to go there and have their family photos taken until the owners put up the 'No Trespassing' sign.  I just trespassed with my eyeballs and a zoom lens.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

#9 Understand

The theme of this coming week is SILENCE.  You'd think think that's close to LISTEN, but it isn't necessarily. That's sometimes the point of silence - to NOT listen to anything. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

#8 Fluff in His Ear

I loved our old cat, Simon. She was with me every step I made outside. Which meant she was fair game to my photographic whims.

Friday, January 7, 2011

#7 Listen More Slowly

We actually ought to a LOT of things more slowly.  Like eat, walk and talk. And live.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

#6 Quieter

I love this quote. It's so true. You can hear so much more both internally and externally.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

#4 Privilege

I expect that if we did look upon listening as a privilege, we'd do more of it. And then indeed, we would be wiser. And eventually we'd have so much knowledge, we'd get to speak.

Monday, January 3, 2011

#3 Do Not Say

It seems strange to put up an autumn picture this time of year. It's a warm and colourful memory on this bleak day. I love autumn, but then again, I love winter too.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

#2 Probably Not

In my never ending quest for organization and efficiency, this year I'm adopting a different strategy. The quotes will be built around a word/theme for the week.  In keeping with my WORD for 2011 (on EVolution), this week is LISTEN.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

#1 New Year


This remains one of my top ten favourite photos I took in 2010. This lady in Ireland has no idea how much I have enjoyed her image. The quote is from T.S.Eliot's "Little Gidding".

Chapter TWO

The year has come to an end.  It was quite a challenge to keep up with my mission here consistently, but it was a good exercise.  I've finally been able to do something with the countless landscape shots that I take and no one else is remotely interested in, and it gives me an excuse to take more. I've also finally been able to make use of the multitude of quotes that I have collected for four decades. As well, it makes me practice my photo editing and sharpen my artistic eye. 

I have exercised the right side of my brain in the creative work - deciding the font style, size and placement. I have also put my left brain through the paces. I soon learned that I needed a more efficient system when I would find myself spending hours searching through lists and lists of quotes, looking for that one that I thought would suit the photo.

The year is over, but the personal challenge remains. I carry on.

I'm not sure about the three line commentary. Because of time constraints lately, I have had to let that go. I had intentions of going back and filling them in. I would love to have some feedback about that ... to add the commentary or not. What do you think?