Red and Green

These leaves apparently want to get in on the Christmas Act – coloured themselves red. Hope everyone is staying calm and well in what can be a stressful season. (For Cee’s FOTD) Advertisements

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Up Close

I want to become intimatewith every nook and cranny study each aspect of your contoursappreciate personal nuances learn to love and respect you,from the inside out. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Up close and macro)

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Happiness is…

… every day that I’m able to get out of bed,and even better, get out of the house… …a river nearby, and a camera with whichto capture the glorious gifts of nature… …the love that flows between generations,the wicked freedom of being a grandparent… … the blessing of travel, and the discoverythat enables ongoing learning…. […]

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Photo A Week: Things With Wings

Six feet across, spread the heron’s wingsgreat, grey appendages in slow flight Some wings are camouflaged, propelinsect bodies who hover within sight. A Monarch’s wings are stained-glass delicatewith each flutter, sprinkle fantasies of delight. (For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week challenge: things with wings.)

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Brrr…

Winter has arrived, and as always, we are not ready.   Even the trees are shivering. Not everyone is a winter wimp though…these hardy Canadians took the river to canoe, despite the snow.   (for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  cold)

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Lens-Artists: Splash!

Imagine the courage –to flow freely –make a splash! undaunted by outer noise –neither rush, nor gush –totally unabashed Afraid I’d have to reset time,go back to simpler days –undo this lived crash. (Submitted to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Splash, and V.J.’s weekly challenge: un-lived lives.)

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Autumn’s Pallette

I love how this plant maintains its misty shade of green, while the leaves behind it succumb to weather’s demands. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day.)

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