Tag Archives: beauty

Spring Awakens

 Spring has awakened in my hemisphere. But just barely — the season is still seesawing between spring and winter (I call it Sprinter). But the daffodils are here to get the party started (the snowdrops came early, drank all the … Continue reading

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Love Comes in Small Pockets

Originally posted on insight07's blog:
Sometimes I think,Love comes in small pockets. Small enough to hold buttonsButton brown eyes, lazy and playful. Small enough to hold vials of honeyHoney words that have been whispered in between kisses. Small enough…

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The Emerald Isle

I’ve always felt a connection to Ireland. The first time I heard Celtic music, I fell in love with the combined sounds of harps and guitars, pennywhistles, fiddles, bodhrán drums and bagpipes–it reached all the way down into my soul. … Continue reading

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A Hotter New You for 2023!

Note: This commercial isn’t real. And neither are society’s beauty standards. “For me, beauty says nothing. It is a still image on glossy paper. I am fascinated by imperfection, it is neither ugly nor flawed, it is the expression of … Continue reading

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The Canyon

Originally posted on Tim's Viewpoints & Visuals:
The first time I saw the Grand Canyon I was about 10 to 12 years old. My parents were making this “grand” road trip to see the major sites around the west.…

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Future Movie Settings

Three years ago in the thick of the pandemic, my co-producer wife Trudy and I started countering our cabin fever by scouting potential film locations. During these outings we capture images from our beautiful and historical southwest Ohio/northern Kentucky area. … Continue reading

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Winged Water World

Originally posted on DRAGONFLY EFFECT:
My Featured Blogger this week is Sylwiaiwan Merchut of Dragonfly Effect. Apart from the fact that Sylwiawan is Polish, I only know one other thing about them: their photography is remarkable. But then, you can see that for yourself! DRAGONFLY … Continue reading

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Look Out Your Window

Our bedroom window faces east, so we capture some beautiful sunrises while sipping our morning coffee (I’ve included a few of those images below). But sometimes when I’m longing to travel, I think blithely back on the views I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Seen: Color and Light

Originally posted on Jane Lurie Photography:
“You don’t take pictures, they take you.” ~Jay Maisel  ? Sunrise and Eucalyptus ? Palm Geometry ? Last Dance ? Sousaphones, Rose Parade ? Great Blue Heron ? Plant Tango ? Dancers, Rose Parade…

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Patient Optimism

Originally posted on Liza Hartman Design:
“An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road…” – Harvey Mackay “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”  – Dalai Lama Creating an illustration is a lot like baking a cake. Similar…

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