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Think On These Things

What make us civilized? Dictionary.com defines civilized as “having an advanced or humane culture.” To be truly civilized is to respond together to the goodness that is intrinsic in each of us at birth. It’s what makes us (in the … Continue reading

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Our Beautiful, Broken World

Yesterday, leaders of the world’s most environmentally destructive nations met virtually, despite some very chilly relations, and pledged to increase efforts to heal our world. Is the handwriting finally, undeniably on the wall? Let’s hope and pray it is. Because, … Continue reading

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Real World Special Effects

The natural world is far more mysterious, frightening and beautiful than any big-budget effects movie will ever be. These un-altered images offer just a small smattering of proof.  Click on any image to enlarge it, read the caption, or begin … Continue reading

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Nature Walkabout With Coffee

Originally posted on garyfultz:
View from our front picture window. You can’s see the cold. I take a sip of coffee and look out the front window. I am at the bottom of the hot chocolate can and the coffee…

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Light and Hope…

Originally posted on ellie894:
In the spring I plant morning glories. Heavenly blue is the name on the seed packet, and they certainly are all of that! I hope they will begin to flower in the summer. But, it is…

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Living Color

Vaccines are on the way, but won’t be available for a while. In the meantime, lockdowns are increasing, and many, especially today Friday the 13th, are cocooning inside their homes again. So I couldn’t think of a better time to … Continue reading

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Life is Beautiful

 Yes, life is hard. But it’s also beautiful.  And funny.  And sweet.   And we aren’t the only ones who know it. “If animals spoke, humanity would cry.” ~Manuj Rajput Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide … Continue reading

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Just Ask Creation

“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson “Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what … Continue reading

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Summer Colors in the Forest

Originally posted on Day-To-Day Photography:
My Featured Blogger this week is freelance writer-photographer Pitchurman of Day-to-Day Photography. I don’t know Pitchurman’s “real” name, but then this Alabama-based artist’s self-description concludes with the words “first and always a photographer.” And quite a picture-man he is. Although … Continue reading

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Nature Photography…and Beyond

Originally posted on love-fi:
Dandelion Deep Photograph.by Stephen Geisel, Love-fi American Robin Photograph.by Stephen Geisel, Love-fi It’s the beginning of May. The weather is warming up, the birds are chirping, the plants are growing and the insects are emerging. Happy…

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