Taking a Break

*This is the entrance to taking a break from the noise of city life.

(Windy Lake Provincial Park))

“Sometimes, just the warm sun and the sound of the waves is pure heaven.”

(Sue Alexander)


” Taking the time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.”

(Doe Zantamata)

This seagull took an interest in me when some people close by disappeared.


Tina’s theme: Taking a Break https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/lens-artists-challenge-57-taking-a-break/

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Worth Mentioning…

Do you ever feel

Like there is something more

Something our senses can’t detect

But in certain moments

When it is quiet

And time stands still

It shows itself


Perception is a mental impression

Shaped by learning, memory, expectation and attention

An interpretation of one’s changing environment

A discernment of meaning from moment to moment

A realization of what’s of personal value


The awareness of a fledgling thought

Not passed into storage

But molded into something new

A creative beacon

To guide one’s compass in life


Eyes see, but don’t really see it all

Perception is the key

Intuition a guide

A doorway into the unknown

A stearing wheel to awareness


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

(Henry David Thoreau)


V.J.’s theme: Worth mentioning… https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/29/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-59-worth-mentioning/

Patrick’s theme: Beacons https://pixtowords.com/2019/07/28/beacons-pic-and-a-word-198/

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Shoreline Memories

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

(Marcel Proust)

Rocky Mountains near Jasper, Alberta, Canada

(The sky was hazy from smoke due to nearby forest fires in British Columbia. )

Northern Ontario scenes. ( I use to swim in the above waterway as a youngster.)

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

(Camille Pissarro)


Walking on the shoreline of a beach in Kauai.


Amy’s theme: Seascapes &/or Lakeshores https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2019/07/27/70172/

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Dreamy Tranquility

Dreaming of the road less travelled

An unspoken journey

Of endless possibilities

Mountains pull me in

A sacred witness

To my heart’s desire

Just when I thought

All was done

Call of the ocean

Steals my heart


Ann-Christine’s theme: Dreamy https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/07/20/lens-artists-photo-challenge-55-dreamy/

V.J.’s theme: Just when I thought… https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/22/v-j-weekly-challenge-58-just-when-i-thought/

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Heart of the Matter

K’lee has planted the seed that requires deep thought. “If you could see into the heart of me…”

“Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life.”

(Elizabeth Lesser)


I am

The eyes once filled with wonder

Catching polliwogs

The eyes of the spirited one

Who lost her voice

The eyes of innocence

Baffled by broken trust

The eyes of anger

Yearning for respite

The eyes looking for something

Finding it amidst nature

The eyes craving connection

In the stillness of the mind

In the cloudless sky

Where creativity dances

And mystery awakens the true journey

I am not my story

I am more than that


Klee`s Theme– https://obzervashunal.com/2019/07/15/klee-and-dales-cosmic-photo-challenge-if-you-could-see-into-the-heart-of-me/

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Ultimate Presence

The exquisite presence

Of caressing silence

Spilling deeply

Into the softened heart

Untying knots of memory

Washing them away gently

Filling this earthly vessel

No longer an island

With profound knowing

That I am not alone


“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. “

(Henry David Thoreau)

Patrick’s Theme: Island(s) https://pixtowords.com/2019/07/14/islands-pic-and-a-word-challenge-196/

V. J.’s Theme: Presence https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/15/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-57-presence/

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Life of Shadows

“Shadows are an entity as alive as the light.”

(Ron Bigelow)

“Light is nothing without shadows.”


* I cropped the above photo of my daughter’s eyes to achieve the below close-up. It was intriguing how the light, shadows and stray, wind-blown hairs created a universe in her eye.

“The eyes are the window of the soul.”

(English Proverb attributed to Cicero)


Cee’s B/W Theme: Shadows https://ceenphotography.com/2019/07/11/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-shadows-2/

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