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While I love a personal comment and a favorite from you - please understand that if you favorite an image of mine and yet you have no profile info or photos available to me ... I will block you!!

I`ve long been interested in expressing myself (however poorly) through some some sort of artistic medium - first in music and voice and later in writing...flash fiction and poetry in particular.

And then in 2003...my husband gave me a digital camera as a gift. Mostly for pics of the grandkids, doncha know. (As if.) ;-)

A simple little point and shoot Fuji FinePix 2300 with only 2.1 mega pixels, no zoom and no flash control or filters. I was hooked.

Next came a Kodak DX7590 ... and the latest gift was a Kodak P712 which I have yet to master, but, now I`ve expanded my efforts in communication to include images...vignettes, bits of nature and life that speak to me and compell me to pass it on in some small way.

Now it's an EOS Digital Rebel XS (Also known as EOS 1000D, EOS Kiss F) ... I love it!

I am more than hooked; I'm obsessed.

This is what I want to do. What I want to learn to do better. I`ve met some fantastic people through the photo sharing communities, and it`s encouraged me beyond my wildest dreams to just get out there and do it. My horizons have been broadened a hundredfold. And I like it.

So far, I`m sharing my love of family and my community and nature in this little bitty corner of big old Texas, but I`m hoping to incorporate some of my writing soon.

I`m learning to be brave.

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. "

~~~~~~Martha Graham

Groups:My heartfelt thanks go to those who take the time to invite me into their groups...
I'm finding it harder and harder, though, to participate - so if you've invited me I've had to consider carefully and make a choice. I have so many contacts that mean much to me and only so much time to fulfill group requirements wrt posting. I intend to participate at a level that is comfortable for me without sacrificing friendships and enjoyable perusing of excellent images...which was my purpose in coming to Flickr.

FWIW, I also find the flashing logo thingees off-putting and distracting from the lovely photos. Honestly, I prefer an honest comment, even a critique - and a fave every now and then. It always means much more to me...feels more real and personal. Thank you for your understanding.


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    lotusgreen says:

    "such kindness and sunlight,
    wisdom and warmth,"

    February 18th, 2009

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    B I R D says:

    "As one who writes
    and takes pictures
    using one when the other. won't do
    when the use of one finger
    is drowned in the chorus of eight
    or one finger puts the eight in awe
    but the voice in our heart
    can only be silenced by both
    the picture writers
    we know our kin
    those who have joined
    the shadow play
    content to tell stories
    wherever they are
    whenever we can
    when the spirit moves us
    sparky2 the igniter of dreams
    unafraid to speak truth
    about emotional things
    beautiful moments
    a catcher of light
    a warmer of souls
    a seer of life
    a leader on the trail
    a follower of her vision
    her time is not wasted here
    world traveler
    traveler of dreams
    she weaves a tapestry here
    in the dream time
    B I R D
    Poem Copyright
    ©2008, Frederick Douglass Perry, All Rights Reserved"

    April 1st, 2008

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    Laurie York says:

    "Sparky has created a soul-opening stream of words and images. I enter her Flickr site as if I'm entering a cathedral. I feel a reverence for Sparky's deep love, sincerity, wisdom, and keen eye for nature's beauty and intelligence - she is an outstanding poet and photographer - someone I will never forget. Thank you my dear friend for holding the light here on Flickr. I return to your site when my heart needs illumination and my soul needs to be reminded of the pure wonder of life on Earth as seen through your kind eyes..."

    March 14th, 2008

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    Lady-bug says:

    "Susan has such a talent for capturing beauty and beautiful moments. I am so happy to have found her on flickr. She's someone I'd just love to meet in person one day!"

    May 31st, 2007

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    yeimaya says:

    ""'I'm learning to be brave" ..... woooweee did that make me tear up. Gads Sparky we've walked along together since the old fotolog days lo these many year, caring deeply for the world around us and sharing the urgent desire to give it whole and healthy to our children!

    ....And I've watch that bravery flower like one of your wild Texas roses, through gorgeous combinations of images and words. Some of the words are yours some of them are the words of others but the combination always goes to the heart of thing. A combination that always makes me stop, that refuses to skittering along the surface of my mind, always sinks down to a deeper place.
    Sparky2 how did I miss doing this for so long?"

    April 7th, 2007

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    jgf527 says:

    "susan has the eye for nature. i look at her work and i know she understands... i can actually feel her Love of this amazinbg world. her photographic touch is gentle, yet acute. i thank her for sharing her visions with us."

    January 21st, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    I have never met her in my life.

    Only on www.flickr.com that I have been able to know her photographies interest.

    She is a lover of nature like myself.

    Her images are superb in quality & reflecting her excellent of arts.

    It is a very exciting & learning process when you visit her site.

    I appreciate it..."

    January 6th, 2006

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    Buddha's Elf says:

    "Lotusgreen generously called dear Sparky2's photography "Sparktacular".

    PcDoc has generalized a large part of Sparky2"s artwork as "analytical photography."

    Thus, the new class of photography, as invented and lovingly offered to us by Sparky2,


    I will leave it up to our hero if a group will be devoted to our favorite talented Sparky2...


    November 9th, 2005

September 2004
I am:
Female and Taken
As I See It