Energy of Words

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”  (Buddha)


Unspoken words

Escape mind-space

Color thoughts 

Intertwine with feelings

Attach to moments

Dancing with inner light

Vibrating with energy

Fulfilling dreams

All in the stillness

Of creative thought


V.J.`s Challenge: Stillness

Patrick`s Challenge: Words



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Unusual Perspective


“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ” 

(Dr. Wayne Dyer)



“What you see depends not only on what you look AT, but also on where you look FROM.” 

(James Deacon)



“Photography is an art of observation.  It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. “

(Elliott Erwitt)


“You don’t take a photograph. You make it.”  (Ansel Adams) 

I definitely worked on making this final image.  Went out a few days ago in frigid weather and my camera froze on me after I took a photo of this pyramid structure at a local park.

As I was doing some basic editing, some trees and other distracting elements disappeared from the background. I was inspired by a comment my daughter made, “Just try and see if you can do it. ”


Cee’s Challenge: Unusual Perspective



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Interior Reflections



Melting magic

Captive of nature’s chill

Illuminates dark surroundings 

Light flows

Transforming once mundane patterns

Into new perspective

Circling in time



Colleen’s Challenge: Mystery & Attract (Synonyms Only)


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Road to Happiness

Destiny and a thirty-year old wish brought me to this heart-warming scene, accentuated by a snow-covered blanket.  (Athabasca River, Alberta)


Taught in days of innocence

When I dreamed with the clouds

That striving for a specific destination 

Was the recipe for success


Happiness escaped the equation

Life’s multi-textured blanket

Rubbed me the wrong way

More rough spots than comfort


Shining light of future expectations

Drew in looming, dark shadows

And the storms rolled in

Life became a survival game


Moments cried out for heart-felt alternative

Change of direction into the unknown

Yearning to find peace, embracing my birthright

One shining star showed me the way


“Happiness is your birthright. Live it!  (Harbhajan Singh Yogi)


Patrick’s Challenge: Blanket

V.J.’s Challenge: Destination






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It’s that time of year

Cheesecake and a glass of wine

Good cheer with loved one

Milestone harks new beginnings

Creative spark still blooming


Colleen’s Challenge: Begin & Fresh (Synonyms Only)


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Aging Window

Framed facade

Aging exterior

Outer deception

Inner treasure


V.J.’s Challenge: Windows


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Gentle Memories

Dreaming again

Of  gentle breezes

Lacy, soft waves

Lapping curious toes

Cooling hot sands underfoot

Washing away winter worries

Delighting the senses

Moments of yesteryear


Frank’s Challenge: Gentle


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