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Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.~ Oscar Wilde
It’s time to curl up on the on the couch and create-a-poem. Using the visual inspiration from the photos above – CREATE a poem.
- It could be a combination of one word captions inspired by each photo.
- Each line of the poem could be a phrase created by each photo.
- It could be any form of poetry or word play you choose, inspired by the photos.
I came up with this idea on a whim and it has become one of my favorite practices. I’m looking forward to reading a photo-poem by you in the comments.
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The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness. ~Kahlil Gibran
Have a Beauty ✻ Filled Day.
The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~ William Morris
We’ll it was yesterday… today’s another story!
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. ~ Khalil Gibran
Have a Beauty ✻ Filled Weekend.
A lazy rhythm looms in the dreamy air and the atmosphere pulsates with bygone duels, past-life romance… ~Bob Dylan
Do you know much about these amoeba like particles that float in the air?
These nearly invisible particles, inside the hexagon, that float and seemingly roam as if they were alive moving on a plane of existence that is only rarely visible?? I see them when I’m sitting quietly inside and the light comes through a window a certain way. I see them when I’m very still, quiet and paying attention to the moment.
When I’m outside and the sunrays create the portal needed to see this magical amoeba dust?? I have not had my camera, until the other day… It was a gorgeous morning and I could easily see the moving particles in the hexagon sun spots. They are tiny clear worm like things?
My guess is that it’s probably some boring sciency answer that might ruin the magical way I feel when the portal opens and I see something rare and strange. They always remind me of Philip Pullman’s fabulous trilogy His Dark Materials. Have you read these mystical otherworldly adventures?
I want to know as much as I don’t want to know… What the…
Sunrays makes everything looks so dreamy and magical… what a beautiful world we live in.
P.S. It was so fun to read the answers to the challenge in my last post. Many got 5 or 6 out of 7 right! I was most entertained by all the wrong but incredibly creative answers and captions. The crowd favorite was Lisa A’s captions.
Here is what each of the photos actually are…
1. This is pond scum… beautiful pond scum
2. A few red berries out of focus.
3. Some breakfast potato oil floating on water in a fry pan by the sink.
4. A deflated basketball, now a dog toy, covered in frost.
5. A mushroom spore print. If you’re interested, I’ll share how to make them in the summer.
6. A guy standing on a dock taking a photo.
7. A sappy icicle.
Since no one got all 7 right, I used random.org to generate a choice from all 16 comments. The winner of an 8″x10″ print of your choice is #10, Lady Fi.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~ Longfellow
I walked out into the fog & rain this morning and wandered to the ponds outback. It felt like I was living somewhere magical and beautiful. You’d never know that a giant grocery superstore is being built just behind these trees!
Fog can put a lovely layer of beauty in-between the chaos that exists.
The colors that come out when it’s damp are so exquisite.
On my way back to the house, I found this red drop coming from this blue berry, it must have been there long enough to extract some of the juices in the berry? Raindrops & fog who could ask for a better morning to wander.
Have you seen these dreamy photos that the google street view cameras took…
A few photo tips I learned from google street view camera:
- Travel to beautiful places.
- Take more photos of empty streets, they lead the eye.
- Go shoot when it’s foggy, everything looks dreamy.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ~ Marcus Aurelius
Have a Beauty ✻ Filled Day
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Buddha
Each day that we get more sun, I feel more alive and filled with a renewed sense of possibility. Even though winter officially starts on December 21, solstice somehow feels like a half way point for me. As soon as the days start getting longer, I shift into knowing that things are getting brighter and some part of me thinks, oh good… winter will soon be over. It’s a weird way of thinking, but it seems to keep my spirits up on the cold gray days?
Luckily the sun has been shining bright the last few days and it feels so good!
For me, I think it would be ideal to live in the northern hemisphere May – October and the southern hemisphere November – April. Maybe someday.
What would be ideal for you?