An Artist Reflects This Week

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Through the lens I find time to waltz to the beat of life. ~ carol
‘Trying to hide before another snow storm arrives on Cape Ann MA.
Because she will start shoveling again and I will have to help. Brrr’
for B and W Wednesday link.

 

haiku for Haiku Diem Kai link
‘Signs of Spring’ ~ Crocus coming up ~ Hope they survive this Cape Ann MA wintry weather. More cold weather arriving on Wednesday. for Rurality Blog Hop link.

 

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seeing gentle buds
eyes popping, flowers budding
 new season begins.

~ carol l mckenna

O ~ Overwhelmed at the sight of Crocuses coming up through the ice on Cape Ann MA.
  For Alphabe Thursday link.



Cape Ann MA sky pre winter storm for Sky Watch Friday link.

 

We wish you the best in each day. xxx

 

Your posted comments continue to delight us. Thanks.

 

QUOTE TO PONDER: ‘ Love is a friendship set to music.’
~ Joseph Campbell

Reflections of An Artist

Through the lens I see humor ~ carol

Oh No! ~ More of that stuff on Cape Ann MA again for Camera Critters link.
‘Feeding Frenzy’ on Cape Ann MA during recent snow storm for Saturday Critters link
Lovely reflections seen at Cape Ann MA local hospital for Carpe Diem Haiku link.
Also Haiku My Heart link.
Macro shot of handcrafted wall hanging for I Heart Macro link.
Asian style’ ~ brush sketch for Sunday Sketches link.
Sunlight reflecting on Cape Ann Harbor after the storm for Post Cards from Paradise link.

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We wish you the best in each day ~ ^_^

 

 

QUOTE TO PONDER: ‘Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.’ ~ Lao Tzu

 

Reflection Week

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‘I wonder as I wander’ 

Cape Ann MA ~ an ‘island unto itself’ ~ Above is the Fishermen’s Wives Monument, a memorial, to all those husbands who died at sea fishing the vast ocean. 

I wonder what they thought as they went out to sea for days in all kinds of weather. It was a high price to pay for doing what many of them reportedly seemed to cherish, roaming the seas for fish to bring home to sell, a way to make their living. Now, there are few fishing boats and few men or women to troll the ocean.

I wonder as I wander this earth what has happened to the peoples of the world in  this 21st century. Technology seems to be paramount and relationships, men, women, children, animals are growing further apart each day? Is our world ‘fished out’ like the ocean? Was Orwell right – ‘it’s a brave new world’. Go fish.

‘that’s all folks’

Reflection

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Through the lens Cape Ann MA  ~ cold, cold, cold! Tis January and in August it will be hot, hot, hot. Weather, mother nature, day by day how it can effect one’s being. Walks in the cold air are invigorating and not real conducive to photographing; yet, beauty abounds and hands are numb yet the photo is produced. 

The light has changed on Cape Ann MA ~ how does one describe the light ~ perhaps you can see it in this photo. Since, at least 6 years old, if not before, I have been a  ‘seeker’ and now know the light, the energy, the spirit is all within and around me. Even you the reader are connected ~ We are all connected. And I am rambling ~ Peace and heart light to you ~ namaste, xxx

that’s all folks’

A Moment Through the Lens

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As Minor White,  photographer until his death in 1976,  is once quoted as saying ‘No matter how slow the film Spirit stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen.’

I do believe that this random ‘visitor’ to my deck has ‘posed’ sometimes for me until I got the creative shot I wanted. As a student of Taoism, I feel that even inanimate objects have spirit energy. Certainly, this beautiful Cape Ann MA gull has a strong Spirit.

I think that the former owner of my home used to feed him and leave water ~ I no longer do so and sometimes feel badly but having a little dog that likes to chase it away and there being many sea gulls ‘in town’ don’t want to get into the habit of feeding. Yet, the gull continues to come for brief visits; well onto five years now. Didn’t think that gulls ‘shape  shifted’ but perhaps they do and it is a ‘Spirit’ watching over me. Isn’t that a lovely thought? Hmm, Life is filled with essence and surprises and gifts. This gull is a gift.

Wishing you many spiritual gifts each moment. xxx

‘that’s all folks’

Through the Lens on Cape Ann MA

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Cape Ann MA has not seen much sun or pink skies lately ~ So this a treasure view. Linked with Our World Tuesday Meme

An Artist’s Relections

Through the lens allows time to ‘be in the moment’ much like a butterfly.

Keeping life  ‘simply, sincerely and slowly.

Many get caught in the ‘mid way’ with all the conforming attractions.

Being more selective helps keep one more focused and being in the now.

Be like the fishes ~ they know they are a fish ~ be who you are.

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‘ That’s all folks’

Through the Lens Weekend

postpudNew England in all its Wintry Glory ~ Hardy souls live here and thrive in all kinds of weather. Even the little Yorkie has her ‘bomber jacket’ for our brisk walks.


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shadows fall ever gently

with warmth and loving.

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Reflecting through meditation helps with the ‘monkey mind.’ If I reflect too long during the daily activities I have lost the ‘now’. My aim is ‘to be here now.’ ~ not in the past or into the future. My daily meditation and journalling seems to help me focus and remember my aim. Then I am reminded that I need to ‘get out of my head’ and move into my heart when taking photos. The above photo, I think, is a wonderful example of hearing the humor, the universal chuckle in my heart, the inner child in my heart. Play is so good for the inner soul. 

Come back again ~ we love visits and comments and you can even bring a ‘biscuit’ ~ I might even give you a kiss. ^_^

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