Preening Season

Beauty of the feathered kindbrings me the upmost joy The males don their brightest colourswhile the females remain shyly coy. Nice to be a spectator, when Spring arrives,the bright display of breeding birds – oh boy! (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Beauty) Advertisements

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Black and White: CFFC

Springtime, and daffodils –in variations of yellow –memories now, coloursfaded to black and white. Yet, beauty lingers – the softedges of a perched dove,her mourning song still echoesa lulling, welcoming coo. And white retains brillianceagainst a backdrop of darkness,in stillness magnifies, beauty’sexuberance refusing to lay dormant. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White. Also […]

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CFFC: Pastels

Softness of coral, paired with misty green creates tranquility,  pleasing garden scene. A sleeping dove captured by surprise, reveals tender blue lidding the eyes. The sweetest of pastels, pink light at day’s end – water and sky, pre-slumber, gracefully blend. (Photos from private collection, submitted here for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: pastel colours.)

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Cathedral Grove

Highway 4 cuts across the interior of Vancouver Island, twisting through the mountains.  It’s been twenty years since I’ve passed this way and yet, when the endless rows of trees open to reveal the stillness of Cameron Lake, with mountains in her backdrop, my reaction is the same:  the sheer beauty brings tears to my […]

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Dried Fruit

Originally posted on nature has no boss:
When the fresh fruit runs out it’s a good thing the pantry is stocked with dried. An American Robin picking over a patch of dried berries on a December afternoon. Denver, CO.

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Let Me Introduce…..

Originally posted on Free Write:
There will be days you stay clothed in sweatshirts and blankets; when after sunrise you’re unaware of noise from light in damp streets and fog from midnight clouds, clearing slowly by dark branches and vintage golds broadly pummeling those pale oak leave who seemingly do not rise. On these days…

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