~ Haiku ~
Frozen fog on trees,
crept softly into the night.
Caught in morning light. ~
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Gentle rain turning
to soft downy flakes,
each intricate and unique.
Sounds of the world
muted in the deep.
Solitude calling us
to slow down,
memories we keep.
Soft downy flakes
turning all to white,
except the dark bark of the trees,
along the steep banks
of the creek. ~
~ Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre
Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c) 2020
If you are a creative type, where do you find your inspiration? Who lights or inspires you to study in a certain direction, technique, or subject? One of my inspirations are the large flowers painted by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), artist and ‘Mother of American Modernism’.
“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” ~ (Georgia O’Keeffe).
No… I cannot draw or paint and I am not anywhere in comparison to O’Keeffe’s art, but I do have a camera and the desire. She inspires me to keep working on my images, including this one of my many flowers. There are always such surprises and beauty found in their structures and essence. Like many other artists, progressive improvement is the end goal throughout it all and to keep working at it, no matter your medium.
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Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2020
~ Finding the Right Words ~
Uplifting and bright, today starts early
a new slate waits for the story.
Mine today, these hours to come no more.
Time to start but not to hurry.
Some eyes stare at the glass half empty,
though it is half full sparkling and bright
a new day simply to bleed, sweat, and write,
a long day creeping into the deep of night.
Pages written or not is the writer’s plight.
Either way fret not, or have a glass of wine,
tomorrow is a new day bringing yet another night.
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With all of this staying home stuff, I’ve had some extra time to start looking through some of my older images. This was taken more than a few years ago (2007) when I was contemplating whether I wanted to venture into digital photography. Yes, I can hardly believe that something that I love now was met with having to be dragged… kicking and screaming into the new age. I so loved my Minolta SRT101 at the time, which by the way I still have keeping company on the shelf. You know just in case I may need again someday. So being cautious about my investment, I bought an inexpensive FinePix A340 just to give it a go. By now, I had almost forgotten about this camera until I pulled up the file information on my computer linked to this image.
This jellyfish was shot on a quick road trip stop at the Atlanta Aquarium. I was greatly surprised by this image that was captured. Just proof that some fun things can happen even when you are first learning and really don’t know what you are doing. That is not to say that I have stopped learning as that will never happen. So keep on shooting and happy exploring, but with camera in hand.
Jellyfish, FinePix A340, Shot 1/25sec., f/3.1, 7.3mm, ISO100
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Brilliant colors paint
the sky of sunset and dawn.
Artists capture not. ~
Getting low on bread? I’m finding myself during these times of shortages at grocery stores doing more things for myself that I haven’t done in many years. This is one of them…making a sourdough starter. If you are reading this, you can find many good starter recipes online, but you only need one to get going. Once you get it going, it’s almost like having free food as long as you have flour and water. You can use your sourdough culture to make many different recipes. The first one, I made was an improvisation from a recipe I found on Pinterest. However, it called for blueberries that I didn’t have. Instead I used finely chopped walnuts and cinnamon. They turned out very tasty and definitely have already been requested to make again from the hubs. Have some fun and be creative adding your own favorite ingredients.
Some important things to know about sourdough:
Since we still need to care for our families, ourselves, and each other; I will try to post more helpful articles to come in caring for yourself or others, so please check back or follow my blog. In the meantime — take a breathe, maybe do some meditation, pray, get out in nature if you can safely (even just for a short walk), exercise, and find some activities that help bring you some peace and calm. If you found this post helpful, consider posting a comment or photo about what you made. Thinking of you and yours wherever you may be. Thank you for visiting today~ terre
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A beautiful world of white gifted by the first snowfall of this winter!
Nikon, ISO 320, Exposure 1/500 sec, Shutter speed 1/500 sec, F-Stop f/8, Focal Length 58.00mm, no flash.
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As I lay sleeping
familiar faces do I see.
These long forgotten fragments
of people once so dear to me.
Some sneak in
with more than an impression.
I never think of them
when I’m awake,
that would be an obsession.
These visitors who once
our lives briefly crossed,
we all took our separate paths.
Now they come gently in the dark,
a friendly, welcome haunt.
I see me as I remember me.
I feel the warmth of the noon sun.
Someone ever so kind has stopped
to help me with a gentle embrace.
The gesture is so real.
The wildflowers sway in the breeze.
Even the weeds are alive I see!
It is happy here as I dream.
I’d like to stay forever,
please don’t change a thing!
Then the picture changes.
I hate to leave.
Another face from a more recent time,
has come to rescue me.
In the abyss of my mind,
those souls traveling years apart
can meet and share company
within my heart.
When I regretfully awake,
whatever became of them?
Did they get lost
or did I?
I hope they’re happy.
I hope they know
I love them too.
I wonder though,
do they also dream of me?
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