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Couldn't think of a decent title for this one so I'll just wish everyone a HBW!


Fujifilm Neopan 400

Explore~thank you~1/1/11

"As long as a thing is unknown, it belongs to us in a way that well-known things do not. For we have the opportunity to fill the empty, unknown spaces for ourselves, and in them there is room for imagination and for hope."

— Cameron Dokey

For Macro Mondays - Back-lit

Two Gazania flowers zipped up at sundown. They will open up again tomorrow morning. :) HMM everyone!


A huge thank you to everyone for your comments and faves...they are all .very much appreciated.

Taken in the Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia (GPS is approximate)

I discovered an old monastery very close to my house. The grounds are beautiful and it's the perfect place be alone with your thoughts, and maybe your camera.


I'll be posting my 50th stranger tomorrow. I'll have to make it a good one!



What would I do without someone to lean on?

Another from the iPhone 4. No reception problems here :)

on the eastern plains of Colorado.

dedicated to my dear friend Ian who has, over the years, touched me with his honesty, kindness

and brilliant writing skills ~ thank you heart is with you every step of your way.....huggs


old and wise


textures are my own and the lovely and talented lenabem-anna


Processed with new textures I've created.


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8" x 12" Watercolor

Arches 140#CP


Though frost rims the grasses and the trees have now lost their cloaks, and the color of the sky is more grey than blue, I am still clinging to the fall's warm colors and having a hard time saying good-bye to a season I clearly love.


My walk yesterday between rain showers had me marveling at the architecture of the now-naked trees and the sheer number of ochre leaves beneath my feet. The rain hushed the once-crackle of these leaves and their slick surfaces made walking up and down the small hills a challenge, but I loved seeing their browns and umbers before they become the fodder of compost ....


This painting/study is an outgrowth of that walk. Though we have no birches of this type in our neighborhood. I used the white of these trees to play against the remnants of warm sienna-colored grasses and the wet-dark of the single tree I painted to represent those I saw yesterday. The painting is imagined and though it grew more from emotion than planning, I like it and will repeat the lessons I learned - colors, darks, how to 'warm up winter' ... to try this again.


We've all heard that painting is like our signature - we have a style or approach that is our own no matter what we do, and thus adding something new, trying to change, enhance, add, loosen, tighten or whatever to move our artwork forward can be mighty difficult, frustrating as well as rewarding. I'm finding that to be so true -- as well as tiring! LOL But like any new habit, it will take constant repeating and repeating before the changes become more 'natural' than consciously produced ... but oh is the process of change slow .. sigh.


Back to the painting table ....


Have a terrific week!

View large, if possible.Taken on a photo-shoot in Bradgate Park, near Leicester, UK with friend and flickr chum John, whose excellent pictures can be seen here

watch out..even more tulips is too cold for me to go outdoors to play...

An abandoned NC farm. Beautiful in its resiliance, sad in its decay.

Textures from Perfect Effects 9.

This one goes out to you, my dear Flickr friends, for all your nice words, presence and ongoing support - Thank you so much!!

So... lean back... who wants some coffee, some tea, some cookies? :-))


On Explore #88, December 30, 2008


I went for a short drive in the country yesterday, it was pretty uneventful but I did come across these trees. They were lined up and leaning perfectly, I have no idea why; the back row leans toward the south and the short grouping in front are leaning eastward, no doubt the tree lines are wind and snow breaks for farming but can someone tell me why they are leaning.......


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I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~ Jimmy Dean


Please forgive me for my absence. I woke up the other morning with a really sore throat and it's been downhill ever since. I shall try my best to catch up with everyone, this weekend.

West Site Cafe, University of Cambridge.

Explored 11|11|2010

Thanks for all your favs and comments!


Bangkok Arts & Culture Center (BACC)

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.”

― Patrick Overton, The leaning tree: [poems]


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Hi everyone. Sorry for being absent for the past little while. I landed back home in Vancouver on Tuesday evening and have been busy just trying to get things sorted since. It feels like I never left... strange huh? But I had been told it would feel exactly like that. I miss London already haha. On the plus side, I did go and do a little bit of car shopping yesterday. That was exciting but I haven't yet decided which one I will get - though, I will have to decide soon.


Another leaf shot... this is getting repetitive from me. Sorry about that! I will try and take some more pictures in the coming days. Anyway, sorry to post and run but now that things are starting to settle down, I will come by and visit your streams today. Hope you are all doing well. Have a great Friday and a great weekend - for those of you in Canada, Happy Thanksgiving!

A trip to Penshurst Place in Sussex on a damp morning.

Lean on me when you're not strong

And I'll be your friend

I'll help you carry on

For it won't be long

Till I'm gonna need

Somebody to lean on


Lean on me...

Bill Withers


texture thanks pareeerika


Thank you all for your visits and comments! Even though I don't always say it in every thread. I really appreciate you so much!


Another day of overcast skies, humidity and heat.


Mellon Building as seen from 750 feet above the sidewalks below.


Hear the song here (Right click and Open in new tab):

Explore--September 6, 2008--# 379

First photo from our last project, bookmaking. I made a Book of Leans.


"The place is as important as the person in the picture. It's the marriage of the two that make these photographs. For example, lying on/down a set of stairs: the place isn't odd, neither is the act, it's the mixture of the two that creates the intrigue. These photographs explore the relationship and interaction we have with our environment and how we hold ourselves within it, specifically leaning, and look at the possible shapes and compositions made through the collaboration of man and his urban environment."

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