Author Archives: Olga

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.

Overload

Colors quickly fading Life turning into black and white Spontaneous responses denied Rules of engagement fall apart Unable to hide in distractions Holding onto rare moments of peace Yearning for the normalcy of habits *** V.J.’s theme: Habits https://onewomansquest.org/2020/01/20/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-80-habit/

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Fragility of Aging

Psyche entangled in fragility Ebb and flow of life force distracted Pain an unwelcomed visitor Unraveling quality of daily life Subtraction overwhelms Healing stands elusive Photography sits in the freezer Waiting to unthaw Journey altered *** A visit to my … Continue reading

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Windows with a View

Never hesitate to open new windows in your life. (Mehmet Murat Ildan) Scenic view from Curious Thymes restaurant, Sudbury, Ontario. A foggy, drizzly autumn day a few years ago. Sadly it no longer exists. The view outside a lounge in … Continue reading

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Unlikely Portal

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ” (James Joyce) Candle in a mirror Illuminates portal Entrance to possibilities Creative energy surges *** **These images were created by using my sectional mirror (below) and a candle. *** Frank’s theme: Portal https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2020/01/07/tuesday-photo-challenge-portal/Continue reading

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Wintry Illusion

I see my thoughts reflected in the open waters Accepting the illusion of warmth from the cold, setting sun My heart is tranquil in this frigid moment Knowing that transformation is inevitable *** *Happy New Year to all those who … Continue reading

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Grateful

Embracing cycles of life Pausing to feel grateful That I’m still here *** V. J.’s theme: Pause https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-77-pause/

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Piece of the Puzzle

Fingers discovering keys into another world… Child’s joy in music and developing skill cut short by rapping on knuckles from harsh teacher, demanding perfection. Told mom at nine years old that I didn’t want to go back. Piano gathered dust. … Continue reading

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