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”

Lens-Artists Challenge #139 – Special Moments

“No coward soul is mine,No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:I see Heaven’s glories shine,And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.” ~ Emily Brontë September 16, 2017 was my last stay at Big Sable Light. I got up early to watch the sunrise. The extra discomfort was rewarded with a spectacular sunrise and the luxuryContinue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #139 – Special Moments”

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light

You just know I’m posting this shot of a little girl running along Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach on a windy day so I can work out where it is the new owners of WP hid all my old controls. This image of joyous childhood was shot back on September 3, 2020. This is my innerContinue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light”

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light

Back on September 3 of 2020 the winds were directly out of the west creating excellent waves running straight up the channel. This Wave Runner had crested one wave and slammed into the next shooting up a wall of water. All you see of him is his backlit shadow as he sliced along the topsContinue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light”