Lens-Artist Challenge #143: Colorful Spring

The larger bulbs, tulips and daffodils, get all the acclaim but I love the ‘minor bulbs’ of Spring, small flowers that come earlier even as the snow is still on the ground, flowers such as the early crocus I posted last week. Snowdrops (Galanthus) are the earliest in my gardens. Unlike my loudly cheerful crocusContinue reading “Lens-Artist Challenge #143: Colorful Spring”

Momentum of Existance

The Momentum Of Existence by Eric Nixon Sometimes you don’t get a chanceTo pause and restEven to just take it all inSometimes life just goes too fastAnd if you halt, even for a momentYou could get rolled overBy the momentum of existenceSo, push yourself and keep goingBecause once you stopYou may not get started againAndContinue reading “Momentum of Existance”

Lens-Artists: #142 You Pick It!

Crocuses. I feel a bit guilty about these non-native early bloomers yet they have been here for generations and pollinators feed on them. They were already well established when Emily Dickinson wrote of them in the 19th century: The feet of people walking homeWith gayer sandals go-The Crocus-till she risesThe Vassal of the snow-The lipsContinue reading “Lens-Artists: #142 You Pick It!”

Lens-Artists #141 GEOMETRY

Boats, yo. Who doesn’t love tugs? We ALL love tugs. This shot from January 24th, 2018 of the working tug, Kaitlin Olma, on the Apalachicola Florida river walk is all lines, rectangles and circles that keep my eye moving around the image of a much adored subject. Word, before I die I’d love to tour,Continue reading “Lens-Artists #141 GEOMETRY”

EXODUS

Exodus 26:31 “You shall make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman.” I do not mean to make light of the Book for I find the changing tapestries wrought by the setting sun fitting to carry anyContinue reading “EXODUS”

Lens-Artists #140:Change Of Scenery

FLYING A severe cold snap in the winter of 2020 stunned a great many Florida sea turtles and on this day, January 16, 2020, the sea turtles that had been cared for at the Gulf Marine Specimen Lab in Panacea, Florida were released into the Gulf at Dr. Julian G. Bruce Saint George Island StateContinue reading “Lens-Artists #140:Change Of Scenery”

INVICTUS

INVICTUS Out of the night that covers me,    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be    For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance    I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance    My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears    Looms but the horror ofContinue reading “INVICTUS”