A Beetle and a Dragonfly

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To view an image of the dragonfly in black and white please visit Monochromia.

Last Season’s Left Overs

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“Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.” ~ Thomas Fuller

To view this photograph in black and white, please visit Monochromia.

Icing on the Storm

Icing of the Storm I

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”

~George Eastman

To see a similar photograph in black and white, please visit Monochromia.

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The Ladybug at Sunset

Getting Untangled

A small speckled visitor
Wearing a crimson cape
Brighter than a cherry
Smaller than a grape
A polka-dotted someone
Walking on my wall
A black-hooded lady
In a scarlet shawl.
~Joan Walsh Anglund

Working her Way Up

 

Oh ladybug, I wish you joy
As you complete your garden chores.
I’d like to put aside my work
And join you in the out-of-doors!
~Author Unknown

On the Edge

The Ladybug wears no disguises.
She is just what she advertises.
A speckled spectacle of spring,
A fashion statement on the wing….
A miniature orange kite.
A tiny dot-to-dot delight.
~J. Patrick Lewis, “The Little Buggers”

To see an image from this series in black and white visit Monochromia for my Thursday post.

The Beast

Watch, don’t turn your back,

Never let your senses slack,

When into the woods

You journey.

For it is there,

That wild beasts lay idle,

And hide,

Until dusk draws near.

Then, just as the sun’s glow

Begins to fade,

The beasts awaken,

No longer hiding from the day’s trespassers.

They pounce,

And if you are not prepared,

Your heart may skip a beat, and

With a fleeting moment of fear,

You’ll run, then disappear. 

copyright Robyn Graham

The Beast

Portraits of Leaf

“Ideas come from everything.” – Alfred Hitchcock

 

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Dreams Woven to Conscious Thoughts

“Our life is composed greatly from dreams from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.” – Anais Nin

Below are the last couple of images I will post from our afternoon walk last week.  I chose the quote above because the little out building remind me of a children’s play house where many dreams were dreamt or came true.  The wild flowers appear to be woven together to make a bouquet.  It might be a stretch of sorts, but I felt a play on words working with the the images.

Where Dreams Came True

The Near and Far Woven Together