Stealing time

Stealing time

Always stealing time, yet there is no such thing.

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Daddy's Home

Daddy's Home

We lived in a forest on the eastern shore of beautiful Crowe Lake. In the morning the mist often obscured our view so that it became quite difficult to see people coming down the road. My little daughter would often run ahead to greet her Daddy while calling his name. Such memories!

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Girl Jester

Girl Jester

We sometimes find ourselves playing the Jester even when it's not fun at all.

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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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Into the darkness

Into the darkness

With painted faces, we are a shadow self.

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The tree of life...of abundance

The tree of life...of abundance

Mother Nature....Tree of Life....Abundance... How can we not be grateful...For the Simplicity...of Much so freely given...

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Kiara J4j-18

Kiara J4j-18

Winner of 8 CB at Disney for singing/speaking

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Swimming

Swimming

Go inside....find Life!

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The Muse

The Muse

Let go the ego, it binds you so....The conditioned mind....that hinders flow...the muse is ready...just let her glow.

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Letting Go

Letting Go

We have all been there and learned to let go....

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The cold winds of Winter

The cold winds of Winter

She comes with a warning, Winter is near, A north wind is blowing, She's almost here.

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Energy, Power, Life, Water

Energy, Power, Life, Water

Energy, Power, Life, Water upon which we can live.

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Pussy Willows

Pussy Willows

Pussy willows adorn my living room as well as my heart.

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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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Choices Matter

Choices Matter

No matter what station in life, choices matter.

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The messages

The messages

Thoughts, words, messages Rising within Outer rim Flittingly connected

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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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After the storm

After the storm

Storms come in many disguises..... Then..... what rises..... After the storm.... Doesn't hold any surprises... For the wisest... Of us.

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The Moment of Inspiration

The Moment of Inspiration

The moment of inspiration when scattered thoughts (birds in background) fade away.

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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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Spirit of the Wave

Spirit of the Wave

Rising up ... Crest of the wave... Soaring like an eagle.

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Hi Key Alert

Hi Key Alert

This is a step taken with caution.

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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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The Memories

The Memories

Memories of yesterday Live only in the mind.

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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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Spirit Eagle

Spirit Eagle

Forming and reforming....Life continues on....In its mysteries.

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Coming back home

Coming back home

A time away....Horray! Horray!... A time to swim, a time to play,,, A time to see the world....In its magnificant array... But not....... a time to stay......forever... There is no place like home.

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Sharing the good

Sharing the good

When you find something valuable...you just have to share it.

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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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The rebirth

The rebirth

There are no endings, only transformations....

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A walk in the mist

A walk in the mist

A little crow awaits their return...on a misty day...when he must stay...grounded.

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Tranquility - A dip in the pond at night

Tranquility - A dip in the pond at night

Once the weather warms, it fills our heart with delight...To finally dip in the nearby pond...with friends...As day drifts into night.

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Ticket to the future

Ticket to the future

A small town in the mountains awaits morning when the inhabitants can purchase their tickets. The next stop is unknown.

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Kiara

Kiara

Windy days can't tie her down....sudden gusts those churning dusts...a clarion brawl....an adventure call....today!

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And "I" say: "The Hammock is Mine!"

And "I" say: "The Hammock is Mine!"

At the cottage, we had an old hammock that sat at the bottom of the hill near the lake. My friends, the wildlife were regular guests and once in awhile, one would consider the hammock his bed defending it against all intruders.

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Oh Mother Nature!

Oh Mother Nature!

The wind blows where it wills.

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Where's Dinner

Where's Dinner

Kitty in the doorway awaiting your return.

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The Painter Stork

The Painter Stork

No work is accomplished without some mess.

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Mommy's Home

Mommy's Home

Elegant lady on a bridge overlooking the valley and home.

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The familiar scents of spring!

The familiar scents of spring!

"Spring" Part of my series: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter - "The sweet scent of spring!"

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The sizzle of Summer

The sizzle of Summer

Summer in my series....Dog Days of Summer

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Peaceful Flight

Peaceful Flight

Part of my healing series, peace, tranquility, gentleness.

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Call of the Swan

Call of the Swan

Swans are native to my local area. We would go to Lake Ontario where you can hear the thump, thump, thump of their powerful wings miles away. If you have never seen two mated swans do the swan dance together then you are in for a treat if you visit. It is so romantic, graceful and a peace envelop...

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The luminescence of Autumn

The luminescence of Autumn

My series of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. "The luminescence of Autumn".

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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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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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Painted Lady

Painted Lady

The Artist - A Painted Lady

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Amanda

Amanda

Colby's models are always beautiful.

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Hawk and the Dragonfly

Hawk and the Dragonfly

Look out little dragonfly. One year we nursed a fallen hawk back to health now in the land of my yesterdays. He survived to the dismay of some other beautiful creatures. This is a slightly cartoon-ish rendition of those memories.

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Small accomplishments

Small accomplishments

Reflections - on self - on accomplishments small - seeing your art in the window

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Loving Life

Loving Life

Life is movement and change... Life is circular yet not, it's strange... The highs, the lows, grit, grime and woes... Surprises, wonders, presents and beaus... The sun as it goes ....down and then rises... In all of life's disguises, the wizest surmise... It's just so.

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Ballerina Girl

Ballerina Girl

Dance little girl, dance!

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Always creating

Always creating

The universe is always creating, always recycling..

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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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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

One of my bathroom creations in my healing and art series. Attempting to create a soothing, peaceful scene.

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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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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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Resisting Surrender

Resisting Surrender

Change….a possibility?... So much mental effort… Running to and fro… So very much trying….. Doing everything you know… And then…… Nothing!!! Nothing! // Change… A trusted someone…or... A timely message… A timely moment… Lights the match…. Movement!... You’ve let go!... /EB

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Harmony

Harmony

Unity in diversity can produce harmony.

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White pelicans

White pelicans

In certain places in the sunshine state, you will find white pelicans. This year we spotted a flock of over 200 of this huge beautiful birds!

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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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Old fears no longer upset me

Old fears no longer upset me

Tears, old fears No longer hold me captive.

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Dancing in the wind

Dancing in the wind

Windmills, old and new are always a fascination.

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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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Woodland Fantasy

Woodland Fantasy

In the woods, everything seems to spring to life.

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Elisabery-Serendipitous Symbols16x20x300dpi

Elisabery-Serendipitous Symbols16x20x300dpi

Misty serendipitous symbols… Mere outward confirmations… Of an unchained heart 's Needing…..leading… To the light.

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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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The Journey

The Journey

Perennial journey… Always within? Newly awakened… Though memory dim Was there a start As we flourish anew? Or always within, always been In me, in you? Newly awakened, eyes widening to see Veiled Visions, a glimpse...only partially. Past meeting present…as life’s mysteries Carry...

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Elisabery-We Are

Elisabery-We Are

We are... A spark of a mighty universe... More than we think.

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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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The snail's house reflected

The snail's house reflected

The snail's house

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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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The Dance

The Dance

As a student of spirituality and world religions, I'm fascinated both by the universal aspects and where they all meet in mysticism. I remember clearly when I learned that the mystics of fall faiths have no trouble understanding and relating to one another.

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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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The Tree

The Tree

Tree as symbol, tree as time, tree as messenger...message sublime.

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The Music of Carnaval

The Music of Carnaval

Carnaval music!

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Simplicity

Simplicity

Focusing on simple things bring peace and health.

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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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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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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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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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The Night Heron

The Night Heron

Evening when darkness descends...a crick gurgles and murmurs...a night heron attends... the flow....ever alert to the dividends..below.

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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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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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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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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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Stay or Go

Stay or Go

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

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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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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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The breeze

The breeze

Synchronicity or chance Often we don't know

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Prayers, Always Prayers

Prayers, Always Prayers

Meditation as prayer is seen throughout the ages.

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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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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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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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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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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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The dance

The dance

Letting go, like dancing on air...

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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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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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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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