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Time to Pause

Slowing down the pace Invites surprising details *Bubbles in a sink caught my eye. Slowing down the pace Adds interest to life Grass snake surprised me as I entered my backyard a few years ago. Slowing down the pace Invites … Continue reading

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Wave of Nostalgia

In this quiet moment My hat sits waiting Ready head out In a search for tranquility I walk alone Oblivious to past worries No decisions to make Totally absorbed A wave of nostalgia Washes over me Like a cooling breeze … Continue reading

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Magic of Flowers

“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.” (Jeremy Bentham) “Where flowers bloom, so does hope. (Lady Bird Johnson) Majestic beauty Of the exotic Left spellbound Pausing in the moment Mesmerized … Continue reading

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Rainbow of Hope

I am part of the world, but need to distance myself. It’s painful to watch the storms that surround us. Tears sometimes flow, triggered by a sense of awe of what humanity has come to. Resetting the mind In troubling … Continue reading

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Old and New

Abandoned barns meet wind power on Manitoulin Island. *** Parliament buildings (1866) rising amidst modern architecture in Ottawa. Wider view of the landscape. The pavilion on the right is home of the pillar in the above photo. Rideau Canal was … Continue reading

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Presence Missed

R.I. P. Peanut–May 28, 2020 * Emotional risk Of letting go Ending the story Witnessing heart stopping * Heart breaks Presence missed Gentle soul Disappears from earthly existence * If only nine lives Was a reality And the cancer Hadn’t … Continue reading

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Instant Summer

Winter and Spring have been holding hands for too long. Frost two weeks ago and now instant summer. Landscape suddenly bursting with green. I took some quick photos at a local lake already being visited by swimmers. Life is good … Continue reading

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Covid-Blues

Circling bits and pieces Snippets of life Collected here and there Nowhere and somewhere * Meaning percolates In holding pattern Mosaic unfinished Fragments wander aimlessly * Stillness in the matrix Concealing the future Waiting for somewhere To reveal itself ~~~ … Continue reading

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Remember

Remember when Life was easy Losing oneself in dreams * Remember when Joy flowed uninterrupted Innocent eyes twinkling * Remember when Earth sang in colours Flirting with senses * Remember when Life was easy And possibilities Sent their invitation * … Continue reading

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Transformation

Behind Gossamer shadows Unknown forces shift * Ripping Into fabric Of temporal reality Spirit Endures transformation Resilience one’s foundation * Behind Lucid time Hope always reigns * V.J.’s theme: Behind https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/13/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-92-behind/

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Transported into Simplicity

Treasure of simplicity Captivates imagination Transporting senses To yesteryear When freedom of movement Taken for granted *** V.J.’s theme: Transported https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-90-transported/ Patti’s theme: Simplicity https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/04/04/lens-artists-photo-challenge-91-simplicity/

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Solace in Spring

After a long winter Spring breeze filling the air Yearning for open waters Under sunny skies Empty boardwalk Contribution to social distancing Benches empty Waiting it out Here I sit calmly With my daughter companion Wondering when it will all … Continue reading

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Imaginary Calm

Lady seen reclining Feasting on imaginary tales Words written long ago When the world was full of wonder Today she picks up a new book Author unknown Full of cliffhangers Ending still to be written *** V. J.’s theme: Imaginary … Continue reading

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Domino Effect Creating Chaos

History repeating itself Microscopic invasion World shaken Difficult times Troubled waters Ripple domino effect Grounding necessary To dissipate fears To find calm waters within To have faith That this too Shall pass V.J.’s theme: Domino Effect https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-88-domino-effect/ Ann-Christine’s theme: Chaos … Continue reading

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Serene Moment

Morning vision Serene calm Cooling breeze Senses transfixed By wonder * V.J.’s theme: Morning https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-87-morning/

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Two Faces of the Same Scene

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” (Loren Eiseley) *** Miriam’s theme: Reflections https://theshowersofblessings.com/2020/03/07/lens-artists-photo-challenge-87-reflections/

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Shadows from the Past

Befriended by Dancing shadows Playing in the sunlight Swaying with breezy abandon My shadow photographing this tree. (Images from archives) *** Bren’s theme: Shadows https://brashley.photography/2020/03/09/photo-for-the-week-59-shadows/

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Drama in the Sky

This growing, storm cloud was a wonder to behold. Feathery front of mare’s tail clouds filled the sky. Mackerel clouds, surrounding the setting sun, created an eeriness to the scene. Cigar-shaped cloud announcing the end of a tornado warning. *** … Continue reading

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Unfolding Trust

No matter what one’s mission A clear path can be elusive Frozen in wintry challenge Yet the heart is trusting That it will unfold As it should *** V. J.’s theme: Mission https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/24/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-85-mission/

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Dreaming

Filling empty spaces With dreams Of new shorelines Of discovery On the edge between Yesterday and tomorrow Where the sun Shines eternally bright Evaporating coming storms *** V.J.’s theme: Sun https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/17/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-84-sun/ Patrick’s theme: Shoreline https://pixtowords.com/2020/02/16/shoreline-pic-and-a-word-challenge-220/

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One Possible Future

This was yesterday. This is now. This is tomorrow. *** Ann-Christine’s theme: Into the Future https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/lens-artists-photo-challenge-83-future/

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Angel On My Shoulder

Whisper Across time Sends a message To be mindful Two strikes Next time Could be tragic *** *I was recently distracted when changing lanes while driving. Hard to get grounded with back pain. Blind spot screams. Not paying attention. Close … Continue reading

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Solving the Puzzle

Trajectory adjustment Riding on butterfly effect Missing puzzle piece appears Seed of transformation Invitation rises on horizon

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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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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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Glowing Moment

Dappled light Flecks of gold Glowing through branches Join my walk *~* Frank’ theme: Glow https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/12/03/tuesday-photo-challenge-glow/

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Satisfying Play

Sudden appearance Blown in by the wind Excites curiosity Satisfies need to play With eyes of a child ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Satisfying https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/02/vjs-weekly-challenge-75-satisfying/

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Abstract Realism in Nature

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes…” ― Arshile Gorky A water ripple encircled by wisps of floating grass… Reflections in a pond… Birch tree shadows across a rocky hill in winter… … Continue reading

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Sipping Life

Sipping moderation Taste buds tingle Relishing the journey Aging changes perspective Balance a must Extremes only in youth *~* V. J.’s theme: Moderation https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/25/vjs-weekly-challenge-74-moderation/

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Beauty of Winter

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle “…in winter…you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting can be glorious Pivotal moment When anticipation rises New beginnings await Simplifying life When traveling light Steps overcome Walking into the unknown Towards the light Sky suddenly opens Looking into the eye Of wholeness *~* V.J.’s theme: Wholeness https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/18/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-73-whole/Continue reading

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Depth of a Wish

(Image of sun dogs off my balcony taken recently when the temperatures plummeted. I wished for an interesting, new photo and here it is.) A wish Is a tricky thing A momentary thought A sparkle of possibility Harnessing the luck … Continue reading

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Cracking the Code

The crack is before me Do I step over it And stay in the safe zone Or do I step on it And force destiny’s hand * Do I hold its hand And play the victim Or do I laugh … Continue reading

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When Darkness Falls

When darkness falls Light lies in wait Painting with graying pallette To the eye’s delight The sky erupts Displaying its mood While the flower lies safe In the forest’s gentle arms Tenderly awaiting The sun’s awakening *~* V. J.’s theme: … Continue reading

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Too Early

Final fall colours Meet Halloween snowstorm Long winter ahead

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Strange Reflection

Illusion warps landscape Inviting dark emotions Elongated alien forms Emanating shivery truth *** Happy Halloween! 🙂 (The above image is actually a reflection in a window that I caught recently. The lines in the background is a lake. ) V. … Continue reading

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Twosomes

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend” to fly through time with. (John Leonard) “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” (Sue Fitzmaurice) ~*~ Tina’s theme: Seeing Double https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/10/26/lens-artists-challenge-69-seeing-double/

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Kindling Imagination

Light warps form Distortions suddenly flare Shadows slowly flicker Kindling fires of imagination * Portal arouses awakening Window creaks open Shape-shifter enters Perusing new reality *Tribute to Halloween when the walls between our world and the spirit world becomes thin. … Continue reading

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Autumn Layers

Chasing the light Delineating shadows and lines Layers of the fallen Transformation ending Landscape becomes moody Barrenness a promise The last hang on Braving the winds of change *** Amy`s theme: Layered https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/lens-artists-photo-challenge-67-layered/

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Farewell to Summer Fun

As the days grow colder Memories grow fonder Warming the heart With candid moments Playful opportunities Minds exploring Sensual learning Sometimes fun turns to too much fun, as the day`s outing comes to an end. There`s a story behind that … Continue reading

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Celestial Invitation

Daylight cautiously succumbs To cyclic vigil Full moon parades Its fiery luminosity Old patterns unravel Requiring new vision In wake of dire warnings A wobble in time’s matrix Future at risk Celestial invitation To heed voices Calling for change ~*~ … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

In Sudbury, weekly farmer’s markets display locally-grown food, wild blueberries, hand-crafted items, homemade baked goods and preserves, and sometimes live music. Always fun to experience the community vibe and take some photographs. Love the look of wooden, bushel baskets that … Continue reading

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Transition

Standing alone Savouring transition Senses alerted By fiery dance ~*~ V. J.’s theme: Savour https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/30/v-j-s-challenge-66-savour/

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Worth a Smile

Eyes smiling With momentary delight Subject of affection Falls into sight *~* Happiness hormones Lifting the spirits Mood transformer Well-being soars *~* V.J.’s theme: Smile https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/23/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-65-smile/

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Countryside

Derelict barns can be found driving the countyside of Manitoulin Island, Ontario. “The poetry of earth is never dead.” (John Keats) Sometimes a feel of country can be found close to home. This walkway led to the stream below. *~* … Continue reading

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Time to Let Go

Autumn colors transitioning Bending to the winds of change Tenacious until the end ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Resilience https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-64-resilience/ Frank’s theme: Fuzzy https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/

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Magical Light

Two different perspectives at the same scene. “Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.” (Roal Dahl) “I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” (Trent Parke) *~* Ann-Christine’s theme: Magical https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/lens-artists-photo-challenge-63-magical-my-magical-garden/

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Candid

Candid photos from Anderson Farm’s yearly fall fair. Bunny love. I kept the original colors. Loved how the gentle hands looked with the color in the bunny’s ears. Beauty of alpacas. Crafty dog watching a passerby. ~*~ Cee’s theme: Candid … Continue reading

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Riot of Colors

Architectural digestif For long, abandoned hospital Unwanted, hollow shell Once an eye-sore Ripens with vivid colors Graffiti artist adds his touch Eye-candy or too over-the-top A matter of opinion ~*~ Interesting video of the process—https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/timelapse-video-watch-canadas-largest-mural-take-shape-1665248 *~* V.J.’s theme: Ripening https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-63-ripening/Continue reading

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Silhouettes

“Silhouettes say a lot with little information…” (Kara Walker) Silhouettes can embrace a subject and set a mood. Silhouetted leaves can create a sense of drama. Silhouettes and shadows dance together to the song of nature. Silhouettes can make one … Continue reading

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Weed in Disguise

Wild beauty Medicinal, saving grace In time of uncertainty Daughter undiagnosible Time passes with no answers Milk thistle provides a miracle ~*~ *( My daughter missed her grade 7 school year many moons ago due to an unknown illness that … Continue reading

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Precious Pets

Parrot chumming around with my daughter. Worth the five dollars for a photo. I asked this fellow and his pet iguana to pose for me. Strange sight at a local festival. My daughter’s precious cats, Peanut and Tommy. Munchkin is … Continue reading

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Uncertain Journey

(Abstract of my long gone, peace lily.) ~*~ The mind is a puzzle Molded by the brain’s intricacies With magical possibilities A source of inspiration And a receiver of encryptic messages ~*~ Emotional attachment To unfulfilled dreams Triggers limbic resonance … Continue reading

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Frame within a Frame

When you really think about it, it’s all in how you frame your life. Memories blur Framing special moments With a forever image Bridge framing the sunset moment before the boat docking. (Rideau Canal Sunset Boat Tour, Ottawa) Rustic framing … Continue reading

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If Only I’d Known

“Life is a journey and only you hold the key.” Key Once hidden Now reveals itself ~*~ Frank’s theme: Key https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/08/20/tuesday-photo-challenge-key/

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Different Angles

These are all photos taken inside and outside Laurentian University’s library a few years ago. (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) Main sitting area below the staircase. Looking up, you can just catch the edge of the bottom of the stairs. I was … Continue reading

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Just An Illusion

Playing with illusion Creates a whisper Of momentary wonder “Photography is a great adventure in thinking and looking, a wonderful magic toy that miraculously manages to combine our adult awareness with the fairy-tale world of childhood, a never-ending journey through … Continue reading

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Transforming Old Beliefs

Generalizations And negative assumptions Clutter the mind “Ignorance is bliss” Twists the belief system * Seagulls are scavengers Garbage eaters A nuisance Not worthy of esteem Lowest on the totem pole * That’s what I was told * Photographer’s eye … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Textured Proposition

Language Is the freedom To bend ideas Just like art Poetry is full of bendable emotion A textured proposition Guided by the imagination Opening new windows To possibilities Requiring dedicated work To discover one‘s personal truth (Inspired by the words … Continue reading

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Aspects of Serenity

Sunset over calm waters paints a picture of serenity in heart and mind. Standing awestruck within reach of the serene majesty of a mountain range in Western Canada. Experiencing a calm feeling of serenity with a glass of wine after … Continue reading

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Reclaiming a New Day

Once I lost myself On the road to adulthood Now I can sit and breathe Slowly shedding old skin No longer troubled By leaving things behind I gaze at the clouds And reclaim a new day V.J.’s Theme: Reclaim https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/01/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-55-reclaim/

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Radiance of Stillness

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen, that stillness becomes a radiance.” (Morgan Freeman) Radiant autumn leaves in the stillness of the moment. Breath of purple radiance Monochrome nuance of radiance Frank’s theme: Radiant … Continue reading

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Rippling Effect

Subtle nuance Rippling into life Sometimes small And unnoticed Sometimes a sign Changing future events V. J.’s theme: Subtle https://onewomansquest.org/2019/06/24/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-54-subtle/

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Passing Mood of Trees

“A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.” (Malay Proverb) “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our suroundings.” (Kakuzo Okakura) “Color creates, entrances, changes, reveals and establishes a mood…” (Kiff Holland) Lens-Artist Leya’s theme: Trees https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/lens-artists-photo-challenge-50-trees/

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Detour to Happiness

Sometimes the road taken is not all it’s cracked up to be… …but an unexpected detour will come if one opens one’s eyes to the signs. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear the path.” … Continue reading

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Tesla- From Candlelight to Wi-Fi

Anomaly extraordinaire From another time Visionary being Futurist Cloud watcher Inspired by a sunset Eidetic memory Highly keen senses Understood music of numbers Listened to colors Felt rhythm of sentient Earth Opened spiritual eye to cosmic intelligence Affinity with vedantic … Continue reading

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Before Green Pastures

Before Coloring my world Wisdom had to be earned Laws of the universe Took hold Painting stories of drought and storms Always one finger above water I learned the hard way To follow my inner voice Then suddenly the sky … Continue reading

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Wild

Feral chickens seemed to be everywhere in Kauai, Hawaii. On my trip a few years ago, I was fascinated by their presence. My first encounter with a sunbathing seal. I had to take a closer look with the camera’s eye. … Continue reading

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Uncertain Quiet

Looking out Into the quiet Uncertainty resides Present time Throws a curve Reinvents new challenges Acceptance Is the only way Looking for an angel

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Five Elements Theory in Chinese Philosophy

Element of Metal– metal sculpture of a loving embrace with nature at Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta. “The way that light hits objects…is one of the more important things that sculpture and photography share.” (Rashid Johnson) Element of Fiery Sky … Continue reading

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Sun Glitter

Sun’s hypnotic glance Masking a spirited dance Waves sway with the glitter Senses warming to the tune Spellbound in delight Frigid winds surround me Yet I am undeterred To watch and wait Filled with serenity https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/19/mask-pic-and-a-word-challenge-188

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Drifting into Blue

Drifting With the blues Timeless moment Engulfs senses

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Drifting Into Red

Moment fades Drifting in and out To find a song Layering my life Passioned by reds Inviting creativity Patrick’s Challenge: Red https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/12/red-pic-and-a-word-challenge-187/

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Self-Compassion

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha) Choices made Things gone wrong Guilt outliving the event Inner voice persecutes Until an understanding voice Brings clarity It was never your fault You were only reacting Like a … Continue reading

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In-Between

In-between Day and night Beginnings and endings Twilight illuminates In-between Tasting possibilities Dreams roaming free Energy membrane glows In-between Thoughts and action Awareness blooms Gratefulness flows https://onewomansquest.org/2019/05/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-47-in-between/

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Response to Obscure Sorrows

Klexos : The Art of Dwelling on the Past “Your life is written in indelible ink. There’s no going back to erase the past, tweak your mistakes, or fill in missed opportunities. When the moment’s over, your fate is sealed. … Continue reading

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Connection

In universal flow of time Victoria Day weekend Time stood still Suddenly earthly life ended For rock of family Over a decade has passed Connection remains Her love of photography Carries on in me https://onewomansquest.org/2019/04/22/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-45-anniversary/ https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-connections/

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Lens Artists: Creative Ones

Aboriginal sculpture in Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Canada. Aboriginal paintings at Science North, Sudbury, Ontario. Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity

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New Beginnings

Baby rock pigeon. Waiting for other one to hatch. Mama went away for a few minutes and it gave me the chance to take this photo. Since the egg is an ancient symbol for new life, Happy Easter. 

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Number Vibrations

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.  Quest for insight into numeric universe Manifests entanglement of patterns Subtle influences string together Shaping one’s destiny Coincidence or vibrational … Continue reading

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Floating Gems

When nature awakens And winter is just a memory Cloudburst delivers Floating gems Raindrops holding form Transformed by colors Flowing universe Catches the eye   V.J.’s Challenge: Rain  

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Speckled Joy

Meet Speckle. A female rock pigeon that was scoping my balcony to make a nest. Here’s her first egg in my flower pot. Seclusion from the huge ravens looking for a tasty treat. Then there was two. The male stands … Continue reading

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Malfunction

Unexpected darkness descends Covering personal landscape Shadowing real time     Whisked into portal of instability Spinal canals narrowed Neurological compromise Pain body electrifies     Day turns into eternal night Matrix warping senses Farewell to old ways Walking brings … Continue reading

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Ancient Deposit

Glacier deposit Of ancient rocks Polished  By hands of time Once free rolling With life’s pressures Grounded now Silent Holding story Of yesteryear   V. J.’s Challenge: Polish Frank’s Challenge: Rock    

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Wonder of Shadows

Yes, it still is winter here.  Spring is taking its good ol’ time.    “The eye is always caught by the light, but shadows have more to say.” (Gregory Maguire)   “Like a shadow, I am and I am not.”  … Continue reading

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Father

Survivor of Stalin and Hitler Unspoken horrors  Buried behind intense eyes Lucky to be alive   Ship of freedom Called his name Little education Hard work his destiny   Man of few words Man who rarely smiled  Father who carried … Continue reading

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Otherworldly

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”   (George Carlin)   K’lee’s Challenge: In the Realm of the Otherworldly

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Unanswerable

Neverending journey Pondering unanswerable questions Stitched in the fabric of time Yet timeless   Seeking elusive answer To the mystery of life Encountering a ‘language That you don’t hear with your ears’   In the quiet moments When the senses … Continue reading

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Reflection on Blog Name

V.J. has asked us to reflect on the meaning of our blog name. “Stuff and what if…” came out of the blue. The word ‘stuff’ applies to all material things in our lives, as well as old thoughts… “What if…” leads … Continue reading

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