Our Beloved Planet

Our Beloved Planet

Clarion Call…. Oh how it plays…yet fails to sway.. Frail hearts, stiff necks.. Minds puffed…..extraneous stuffs.. No room in the Inn of our ears, to hear… We ARE the earth….. Made flesh. /EB

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The dock

The dock

Free from the constraints of ourselves, these moments are rare... They cannot be summoned... In the twinkling of an eye, all is changed... You are changed... Lifted high to some ineffable place... A mysterious place... Breathtaking...

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Cleanse my soul

Cleanse my soul

Cleanse my soul... It is my choosing.. Let loose the chains.. That tie me down... Let my heart take wings.. Let it go forth singing.. And let my feet feel..once more... The solid ground.

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Amanda

Amanda

Colby's models are always beautiful.

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Hope

Hope

Hope... Of Spring... Of dazzling colors, dreams... And other things.

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Escape

Escape

In crowded places, I tend to slip away from the noise to be with a special few.

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Stealing time

Stealing time

Always stealing time, yet there is no such thing.

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Into the darkness

Into the darkness

With painted faces, we are a shadow self.

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Mystery

Mystery

For most others, our trials and anguish are just a parade passing by. Another Colby File.

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White pelicans

White pelicans

So many fans... of the pelicans.... In the Villages, north and south... And if you've got, a few minutes to stop... You'll see a tremendous belly flop!... From something looking so grand.

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Late sunset run

Late sunset run

Horses are still found in the wild and run free at sunset...such freedom!

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The snail's house reflected

The snail's house reflected

The snail's house

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Unwilling heart

Unwilling heart

Most of our ancestor women had limited choices at best. I'm thankful for the freedoms we all, men and women, enjoy in this day and age.

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Love's Sweet Memories

Love's Sweet Memories

Wilting flowers... Once bloomed for me.... The moments, the hours... The sweet memories... Of you.

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I hear your voice

I hear your voice

I read your words and get lost in a weightless cloud of love.....how could I resist such tenderness..... I melt in your presence, I yearn for your touch.......... I'm filled with such raging passion............ I delight in each thought of you...... and each thought... rises not alone but fueled....

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Angel in disguise

Angel in disguise

Angels love cats, white cats, black cats, all cats.... Don't you agree?....No? I see..... And a water rat, muskrat and wombat.. Might agree....but certainly not me...

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Lighthouse Memories

Lighthouse Memories

At the lighthouse, by the sea... I looked and yearned for Dee... But the water soared, crashed and roared... Then splashed some more on me.

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We need dreamers and

We need dreamers and

Artists are our dreamers. Thank you to all the artists that inspire me to create!

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The dance

The dance

Letting go, like dancing on air...

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Warrior Angel

Warrior Angel

As a child, I would try to name all the different angels from our master stories. This one might be one of Michael's squadron.

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Mother Nature - Harmony

Mother Nature - Harmony

I spent most of my life in a park surrounded by nature's sights, sounds, smells and bliss. .......................... Summer afternoons, the smell of grass, pine scents..... they last. Water softly lisps, laps then drifts back out from shore.... once more. It's late I know..... but one more...

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Hiding in plain sight

Hiding in plain sight

Do we see more than we are seen? How many of us are hiding in plain sight?

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Falling

Falling

Storybooks and art lure me into a nether land where I lose my grasp on time.

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Homeless but never alone

Homeless but never alone

Though at times it may seem otherwise, we are never alone.

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Some days are more magical.

Some days are more magical.

Shooting stars, gazebos on the lake and warm nights seem magical to me.

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Hibiscus and the bee

Hibiscus and the bee

This is part of my simple garden delights theme.

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Ostrich

Ostrich

Holding feathers...no excuses to the Ostrich.

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Simplicity

Simplicity

Focusing on simple things bring peace and health.

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Waiting

Waiting

Girl has just turned 18 and is looking back at her life, waiting for a moment or two to forge ahead.

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Sea Salts

Sea Salts

To the sea, to the sea. That's where I'll be.

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Lunar Energy

Lunar Energy

Charged up, we have the energy to pass on to others.

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The messages

The messages

Thoughts, words, messages Rising within Outer rim Flittingly connected

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Glen Allan Park Campfire Magic

Glen Allan Park Campfire Magic

Good conversations; Good Friends and a lakeside campfire. Who could ask for more?

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Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Protect our forests.

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Madelline

Madelline

Madelline

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The Watcher

The Watcher

Mixed media and composite work. Just being in the moment, watching, always watching.

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The girl and the fountain

The girl and the fountain

This is based on memories of playing in the castle pond when I was a young girl.

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Something

Something

Something, something more abstract.

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Artful Stories

Artful Stories

We are storytellers all.

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The Garden

The Garden

I'm often seeking quiet spaces Where lingering traces of the day Disappear

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Last of the Mermaids

Last of the Mermaids

We grow up. Although the gist may be true, we become of aware of the meaning of myths.

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Old fears no longer upset me

Old fears no longer upset me

Tears, old fears No longer hold me captive.

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In the flow...

In the flow...

Flowing with life Each day Passes With ease

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The blue swan

The blue swan

We stick our neck out for others and come to their rescue and in turn, they are there for us.

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Lily

Lily

White and symbolic... Feminine to the core.. Delicate beauty.. So difficult to ever ignore. The Lily.

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Coming Home

Coming Home

We have been coming home forever.

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The Circus Elephant and the Kitty

The Circus Elephant and the Kitty

Inspired by the curiosity of one animal towards another.

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Carnivale

Carnivale

Anything goes during Carnivale. I deliberately wanted to portray this in a grungy, slightly messy, dirty manner with people seemingly half human.

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Woman

Woman

Shadows of women on the wall, just shadows, yesterdays, tomorrows, flights of fantasy. The woman in the picture reflects dreamily knowing they are just reflections, shadows.

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The loosening of the mask

The loosening of the mask

Sometimes a simple gesture allows the mask to slip.

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Sun

Sun

How glorious are Inner spaces.

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Some things matter....

Some things matter....

Some things pertain to LIFE!

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A Simple Cityscape

A Simple Cityscape

In Portugal, we sat on a similar street for dinner. At the end of the lane was the sea. When the tide came in, everyone picked up their table and chairs and walked further up the street with them to keep from getting soaked. Such fond memories!

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Cityscapes 002

Cityscapes 002

A quiet street in Europe, memories of shopping and discovering anew.

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Beautiful Vancouver

Beautiful Vancouver

There are so many beautiful cities and Vancouver is one of the best.

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Cityscapes 003

Cityscapes 003

At dusk, the lights come on but it is often easier to see in total darkness than during gray twilight.

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The shop

The shop

Castles have a sentry, little shops often have a little cat to keep watch.

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The laneway

The laneway

A small creation. This reminds me of the delight of Old Montreal with its laneways of artists.

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The Castle

The Castle

As children, we often climbed the castle walls, scraped our knees and joyfully played here.

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Afternoon Refreshment

Afternoon Refreshment

Quiet conversation, a sip of wine And you, my dear.

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Rising

Rising

Rising above the fray In the middle of the night, When stray nuances appear Illumed by inner sight, But meanings can't be grasped In the early morning light. EB

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You never know what is going to come floating into harbor.

You never know what is going to come floating into harbor.

When I lived on my boat, you just never knew what was going to come floating in but everyone was friendly and helpful like this little guy in the bottom left of the art piece.

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The mask at the door

The mask at the door

Being real means letting go of masks, letting go of the conditioned ego. I created this for a tile.

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Herons in a boat

Herons in a boat

Everyone needs a breather now and then.

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A touch of sun

A touch of sun

On sunny days, there are many of us who love the bliss of the woods, nature and its creatures.

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The Memories

The Memories

Memories of yesterday Live only in the mind.

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SA - Explosion of colour

SA - Explosion of colour

A branch of colored leaves Colored leaves deceive Explosions of beauty Before the fall

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Eyes

Eyes

An eye takes in flashes, flashes of light, A story is formed, Reality takes flight, As the pictures that appear, Our Imagination did write. .....Elizabeth Berry

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Hi Key Alert

Hi Key Alert

This is a step taken with caution.

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Stay or Go

Stay or Go

We often find ourselves at a crossroads. Only following our heart will do.

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The door bell rings

The door bell rings

To all our friends and family who suffer from this type of anxiety, please know we understand.

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Mom-The presents

Mom-The presents

Mother's day. The background is hidden much like the untold work women finish daily. The size of the presents (bow) is our thanks. The sun is shining on this day, faintly streaming through the back windows and reaching the woman. She smiles at us for our acknowledgment and gratitude. It's a goo...

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Catching a frog!

Catching a frog!

Back in the 70's, we used to take part in camp frog races. Although the biggest often did not win. It is the one we tended to go after. Rules were strict. Once caught we could not play or hurt our frog in any way and immediately after the race, they carefully watched as all went back into the wa...

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Think again...

Think again...

Some days it seems we are all alone in the wilderness.

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Uneasy around the rich and famous

Uneasy around the rich and famous

Inspired by all the times I felt underdressed and too young around others. I was remembering a polo match where most of the other ladies had glorious hats on their heads.

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A quiet evening in the garden

A quiet evening in the garden

I have been watching lots of period movies lately and was attempting an old world look with mystery.

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Let me kiss you in the early morning light.

Let me kiss you in the early morning light.

Let me kiss you In the early morning light. Let me remind you, Let me recite Again, and again, my love, my delight In you.

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Nathan

Nathan

Beautiful boy by the bridge on a dark night

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The breeze

The breeze

Synchronicity or chance Often we don't know

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Away

Away

Something more - what we all yearn for - something, something more.

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Let Go

Let Go

When do we finally learn to relax and let go?

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Don't Worry Kiddo, I've got your back!

Don't Worry Kiddo, I've got your back!

We all need that certain someone.

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So Sorry

So Sorry

I've been told some animals evolve by their proximity to humans they live with. This church cat obviously knows remorse. : ) Good thing for the mouse his sometimes friend.

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Whispered in my ear...

Whispered in my ear...

We can feel cold like stone only to awaken when a particular message reaches our inner ear.

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Prayers, Always Prayers

Prayers, Always Prayers

Meditation as prayer is seen throughout the ages.

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Enjoying the warm breeze

Enjoying the warm breeze

Reality is fluid, So I open my eyes And see the pure magic Of the moment. /EB

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Lighting the signals

Lighting the signals

This started out as a candle that became a lantern.... that became a warning that summoned Monks into action. A little light goes a long way.

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Secret Protection

Secret Protection

I've learned, that the storm from without, Doesn't need to distub, The Stillness within.

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Mysterious universe

Mysterious universe

Black holes, worm holes, flashes in the night, Cause us to stare. In the stare, find delight. Yet even quantum physics, With conflicting theories, can't tell, About the vast, vast universe, Where mysteries still dwell. ...Elizabeth Berry

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Michele's favorite pelican

Michele's favorite pelican

This pelican is coming to say goodnight, see you Michele in the morning.

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Coming home

Coming home

Conditions do vary, And often I'm wary. Yet my inner compass Always points "Home".

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And in the Hollywood Pond...Derek's "Ernestine"

And in the Hollywood Pond...Derek's "Ernestine"

Every now and then, a little glamour does us good.

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How we feel today

How we feel today

Today I had two paintings accepted in a Fine Arts Magazine. Yay! This is how I am feeling.

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Forever reaching for the stars

Forever reaching for the stars

In whatever we do We are always reaching Reaching For that something more

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Another day in the woods

Another day in the woods

The forest holds knowledge that's only revealed, to those who grow in its presence To those who will yield, To its ways.

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Girl with violin

Girl with violin

Her music still rings in my ears, Why do some things past, Last, Yet not others? Equally cast, Or so it seems.

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Morning ride

Morning ride

In the midst of the early morn, A little bird sang a song, Joyfully singing "We belong, we belong!"

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All alone

All alone

All alone, Yet not afraid.

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Looking Through

Looking Through

A simple sketch Can reveal, The parts of self I do conceal. EB

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Hope

Hope

We don't need gurus or to always keep our eyes on that ball, For All Is within Yes within, us All. EB

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Angel

Angel

We hear sacred messages, When totally still, In our inner Sacred Places.

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Boat on the River Q

Boat on the River Q

Boat on the River Q, Me and you, Finding our way.

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First Major Loss

First Major Loss

The death of a pet Heartbreaking letters The thread weakens then severs The heart Temporarily

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Happy Happy Fish

Happy Happy Fish

To all the fish I never caught may you ever be happy carefreee fish.

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Pelli - Our favorite wild friend

Pelli - Our favorite wild friend

Love meeting the neighbors.

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Life...a new beginning

Life...a new beginning

Life takes wings Again and again. Birthing new visions, Absorbing the remains, Of what was To what is, Again and again.

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Time transcended in space

Time transcended in space

Through a telescope we can transcend time and see the past. It seems magical.

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Hummingbird Moths

Hummingbird Moths

In the garden I found Myself totally lost, In the flitter and dance, Of a Hummingbird moth.

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Castles in the air

Castles in the air

My childhood was often magical, Chasing castles in the air, Chasing rainbows multicolored Chasing joys...never rare.

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Well Hello

Well Hello

Fero, my cat, Wheres a glittering mask Or perhaps, I'm looking through my shadow.

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Meanwhile at the palace

Meanwhile at the palace

Meanwhile at the palace, romance is in the air.

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Oriental Moon

Oriental Moon

Peaceful - Serene Feelings late in the day

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Say again - Who did you say you are?

Say again - Who did you say you are?

Childhood fantasies of strange yet friendly creatures...

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Prince Fero visits Paris

Prince Fero visits Paris

Prince Fero visits Paris

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Romantic Evenings

Romantic Evenings

Remembering so many beautiful evenings by the piano.

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Life

Life

Life so precious.

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Ready to take off and fly

Ready to take off and fly

Owls are symbols of wisdom. When wisdom comes it's time to take off and fly with it.

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Longing for Earth

Longing for Earth

Home is always in our hearts. The girl in this image is longing for earth, her home.

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I'll protect you from the wave little cow...

I'll protect you from the wave little cow...

Children and their magical thinking...what wonder, what joy!

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Looking up

Looking up

When ever there is rain in my life, I've taught myself to look up.

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Dancing with delight on candles

Dancing with delight on candles

Life is movement...let us dance!

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Laughing Swans

Laughing Swans

Laughing swans as she tries to emulate them..

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Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

I've never feared the forest and the wolves sometimes seen never bothered any of us over the years. Perhaps they accepted us as part of the area or perhaps we just accepted them and there was harmony.

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A Simple Break

A Simple Break

Remember, always remember To re-member, your Soul.

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Kingfisher and patience

Kingfisher and patience

I used to love to watch these little birds wait so patiently before they ever so quickly dived into the creek beside our home. Kingfisher birds are one of my favorites.

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A day at the beach

A day at the beach

Everyone, everyone, Come to the shore, Find your treasures, Treasures to explore When ego recedes For an hour or more. ..EB

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Learning to swim

Learning to swim

Love watching the turtles out my back window

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The baby goldfish

The baby goldfish

Sea series

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Looking towards the future.

Looking towards the future.

The past is gone, it's only an image of a memory. Now we live And in the now, We anticipate the future that never really comes.

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Peeking in on you...

Peeking in on you...

Everyone likes to dress up. She is just peeking in on you.

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Balance and Harmony

Balance and Harmony

Each must find his own path towards balance and harmony.

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Universe Within

Universe Within

A hologram - spark of the universe.

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Drawn to the light

Drawn to the light

Out of the darkness Into the light. The fox watches carefully While butterflies, Dance with delight.

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MOST DAYS I FEEL LIKE DANCING.....

MOST DAYS I FEEL LIKE DANCING.....

My daughter spotted this bird on Fort Myers Beach while on vacation. What a happy little fellow!

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