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“What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.”



Let go of the past...

Trust the future...

Embrace change...

Come out of the cocoon...

Unfurl your wings...

Dare to get off the ground...


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“There's a lesson for life for you: never give up the punt for the pole.” Hope and Glory

“I may not have avoided certain wounds in my life, but I still appreciate those scars because they are a constant reminder of my victories.”

―Gugu Mona

Docter-Wetzlar Agomar 90mm f2.8 MC


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Always keep your eye on the ball. Otherwise you may get smacked in the face.

Life Lesson #39: Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.


View On Black

Take time to stop and smell the agapanthus.


:copyright: 2017 Kevin G. Smay

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Mom and newly hatched cygnet look for food together.



don't drink out of the pitcher!!


or the milk jug! idea was to have the fish in his/her bowl on the table and to stand beside it spitting a rainbow shaped stream into the that would have been neat!!! But it still turned out pretty cool :)

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. — Thomas Jefferson



septembre, 2014

life lived, lesson learned, never trust just anyone...

Sometimes a simple photo expedition can teach you so many things - about yourself, and others, and about what really matters in life. Suffice it to say that somehow I miraculously ended up with someone who is incredibly kind and selfless and patient, and though I may not be worthy of that, I'll gladly spend the rest of my days trying to be.


Image made with my Hasselblad 500 C/M.

How slippery can it be?


It is important “Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” By Denis Waitley


Because, “Mistakes are part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons can only be learned the hard way.” By unknown


We have to realize that “There is a slippery step at every man's door.” By H. W. Thompson


Which is of “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.“ By unknown


Therefore, „What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.” By Lillian Hellman


In addition to that, “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” By Henry David Thoreau


Finally, “March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.” By Kahlil Gibran


In the end we all have to make a deep mental path and it is worth it.


“Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention.

Be astonished.

Tell about it.”

― Mary Oliver


With thanks to:

Patrick Bradley

Raymond Zoller

Alias 0591


From the series A Year on Blackberry Mountain.

Everything I need to know about Life.

I learned from Noah's Ark.

Years ago a sister send me this pict.


Other collection of 2009-text with in english, russian & spanish. in my next album

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi”


Macro Monday project – 12/09/13


The Oystercatchers were the first to hatch and by the time the Terns were sitting on eggs they were already roaming the shores and learning from there parents about the survival skills for the future. #Oystercatcher #Shore #Nickersonbeach #Beach #Avian #Birdphotography #Wildlife #NY #Lovenature

“People who’ve never read fairy tales, the professor said, have a harder time coping in life than the people who have. They don’t have access to all the lessons that can be learned from the journeys through the dark woods and the kindness of strangers treated decently, the knowledge that can be gained from the company and example of Donkeyskins and cats wearing boots and steadfast tin soldiers. I’m not talking about in-your-face lessons, but more subtle ones. The kind that seep up from your sub¬conscious and give you moral and humane structures for your life. That teach you how to prevail, and trust. And maybe even love.” ― Charles de Lint


And more lessons... lots of lessons today .... starting out with, if it's a 70 degree day in November, forget the work you are supposed to be doing and do what you WANT to do .... which leads to a mission to find more props for upcoming adventures, and a phone call, which I ignored the first time, but the second time, I figured I should answer, only to have a friend say to me... "I'm in Home Depot and pints of fake blood are $1.69... how many should I pick up for you?" Wait... what? Blood .... in Home Depot.... and I find myself saying... uh..... get me 3, no ... never mind, I'll go to my Home Depot and get them, you don't have to get them for me.... and that, was pretty much the end of any chance of getting things accomplished.... a fog machine (YeY!! I've always wanted one....) several pairs of crazy tights, a Halloween wreath, a bag of bones,a deer antler headband, candles and more.... and yes, a pint of fake blood later, the day was out of control. All plans of accomplishing anything were forgotten, I put on hiking books, noted that it looked like it would be a good sunset, and headed off into the woods...where I lost all track of time and missed what I'm sure WAS a spectacular sunset, judging by the deep pink that I could just see through the trees in the woods ... and when I finally made it out of the woods... there was pretty much no light left.... and no point in even trying to do anything constructive, with pretty much no way to justify how I had spent my day off. But, hey!! I now have a fog machine... and a pint of fake blood! (Yey, me!!) But, wait.... what was the lesson that I learned..... ? I forgot.


Explored Oct 22, 2012


We had just finished a wonderful tall mast sunset sailboat cruise this summer in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, and were walking back to the car. I happened to turn around and see this scene unfolding. I grabbed my camera one more time and ran down to the docks to capture this wonderful scene of a Father teaching his kids to fish in the last of the evening light.

An American Oyster catcher catches these worms but than throws them back on the sand and let's junior handle them.

It has been an exciting summer this year to see juvenile Red-headed Woodpeckers at my feeders on a regular basis. I was thrilled to pieces when I was taking pictures of one of them at this seed cake feeder when the adult showed up and they actually shared the feeder for quite some time.


Since they are otherwise always chasing each other off when a second one approaches, I can only assume this adult is the parent of this juvenile.


**Please note there is a series of photos on the first comments page that go along with this main capture.

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Good lessons for life. Five life lessons

It is impossible to be happy if you always compare yourself with others. You are doing unloved work and focusing on past failures. will give into your attention Good lessons for life which we learn too late.


Our perception...


Blended Methods


Several years ago I passed a field of incredible poppies and stopped to take a photo. Later still, in one of the many Karlyn Holman ( videos I own, Karlyn shows a still life of poppies and her wet in wet application of paint. A few weeks ago, when viewing Thierry de Marichalar's blog(, he too had a different method of painting poppies. I mulled over these different techniques, used bits of flowers from his lesson and my own images, and tried to blend all I had observed and learned here. The composition is mostly Marichalar's .. but the application of paint and color are a combination of Karlyn's and mine.


I mention all of this because months from now when I'm wondering how I did a painting (sometime's it's hard to remember!!) I'll have my notes right here! LOL


I want to do this again with some other images I have taken - but I may have to wait until next week to have a go. I'm heading to South Carolina to celebrate my dd's birthday! It's suppose to be warm and sunshiney --- and I haven't been back to that beautiful city in almost two years ....


I'll be back on Sunday with two days of R&R after that ... and I'm looking forward to it.


I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Nickerson Beach / Long Island / New York




All the photos & video on this gallery are protected by copyright and they are not for being used on any site, blog or forum without the explicit permission from the photographer, Jessica Kirste.


When people walk away from you, let them go. It doesn't mean they are bad people, it just means that their part of your story is over.

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Many of life's early lessons are learned at the dog park :)

So much of life is wasted on worry, regret, pain, and heartache. Of course some of this is inevitable and necessary. But we spent too many of our younger days sweating over things we didn’t need to sweat about.


We simply didn’t know better. Or if we did, it just hadn’t sunk in yet. You need to experience life in order to learn the lessons. And the more life you experience, the more lessons you accumulate.


Presenting very simple frame which we ignore in our daily life. From your busy schedule, please give your 5 min to this frame and I request you to sit back and think “how wonderful giving is”

Father Tarou giving a young devotee her Sunday lessons....*grin*

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