Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mellow Yellow, Macro Monday-Bee Careful

Gifts to Share

Gathering nectar
Blossoms flourish year to year
Sweet honey fills comb















Friday, July 29, 2011

Skywatch - Marvel We Must


Splendid sun setting
Brief view yet indelible
Marvel in wonder

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Butterflies


Jewel of Nature
Flitting cross field and garden
Treasure to behold



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mellow Yellow , Macro Monday--Sunflowers


Long hot dusty road
        Lined with garlands of yellow
               Pride of Kansas beams

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday-Hibiscus


Big bold beautiful                             Big bold beautiful
   Dainty delicate defined        or        Yet shadowy gifts remain
      Sun's sizzling shadows                        Dainty delicate

Friday, July 22, 2011

Weekend Reflections - "Over the Rainbow"

 Upon the pathway
Light dances with the shadows
Rainbow reflection

This is the entrance to the Children's Garden, a new area that just opened in July at the Wichita Botanical  Gardens.   One may stroll along on the winding path and encounter all sorts of imaginative, interactive, and stimulating designs and activities.  A  wonderful place to "lose" oneself for the afternoon.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Skywatch Friday- Inspiration



                           Beauty beyond words
                                  Inspiration fills being
                                         Ignites the spirit

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Water Lilies


Silently floating
Ripples of water gently
Rock them to and fro

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Macro Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday - Sunshine Flowers



































                                 Like golden sunshine
                           Gardens sparkle in the day
                                  Spreading radiance

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday- No "Alone" Time

                                    Constant companion
                              Mimicking every movement
                                   No "alone"  time here

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Weekend In B&W- Tower of Stone

































                                      Man's tower rises
                              High into vast cloudless sky
                                   Reaching for unknown

This building is located in San Antonio, Texas and was build in 1931.  It was the first hospital to be a skyscraper.  When viewing the building from a certain angle, it creates the illusion that it is a 2 dimensional building.  I wasn't quite at the right spot when I took the top photo to get the 2D look, but I thought it was quite beautiful architecture.   The photo below is not mine, but it does show you the 2D illusion when you are looking at the building from the right angle.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Skywatch Friday-Evening's Quiet Rest

                       Bid farewell to sun
                            Welcome evening's quiet rest
                                      Await new day's joy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Macro Monday-Mellow Yellow Monday - The Color of Life





Bold and beautiful
Yellow - vibrant and lively
The spirit of life

Shadow Shot Sunday-Macro Monday




Bright sun soft shadow
       Even the smallest detail
              Makes an impression

Friday, July 8, 2011

Weekend Reflections--Perfect Clouds

A perfect reflection of the clouds in this calm, quiet lake.  You can feel the stillness and the beauty all around you.
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I originally posted this several months ago, but I really like those cloud reflections and thought it was worth another "go round".  You may have already "commented" on it, but feel free to do so again.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Reflection of Dreams


Reflect on your dreams
      Do not allow them to fade
              Fight to fulfill them

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Royal Purple

Sound the brass trumpet
Royalty is arriving
Purple robes flowing

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ruby Tuesday-Macro Monday

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                               Begging to burst forth
                       Shouting out with bright color
                                Blossoms debut now

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Let Words of Thanks Flow--Happy 4th of July



























                                    The flag of freedom
                           Wave it proudly and with joy
                               Let words of thanks flow

    The flag of freedom
           Shout out golden words of joy
                     We live in freedon

Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Rosy Glow


Shades of pink fill air
Rosy glow makes life seem good
Do not be mislead

Weekend in B&W - Planes

The original shot--a dark shadow in a gray, gray sky.
I spiced it up with a little highlighting from Picasa 3
for the first photo. 
Below are even more applications from Picasa.
I am totally amazed that I can sit in front of my computer and do all these awesome things to my original photos!  Three cheers for technology!!!!


Insignificant
A dot in the universe
Yet we ARE of worth