Fables and Flora

The next session of extension tube practise with just one instead of three this time. It does take some getting used to. The light works rather differently and getting so much closer to the subject, in this case some Chrysanthemum blooms, takes some adjustment as well. Nevertheless I am thoroughly enjoying the experimentation.

Photo 1: Blue and white Chrysanthemum

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Photo 2: White and yellow Chrysanthemum

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Photo 3: Blue and White Chrysanthemum again

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Photo 4: Pink Chrysanthemum

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Photo 5: Side view

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Awesome work!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

P1050519We had found, not just a footpath towards the elusive Fin Cop, but a road… things were looking up. The road climbed the heights so perhaps we wouldn’t have to… an unusual bonus for a hillfort, though we weren’t counting on that. Just because it looked as if we were level with our desired destination didn’t mean there wouldn’t be cliffs, gorges and other obstacles in between. The hills cluster close together and although they look like gentle slopes, it is easy to forget that here you are already very high. The hills of Derbyshire are part of the Pennine range, the ‘backbone of England’, and while the peaks rise to a fair height, the steady rise in the land itself makes them seem smaller, while below them networks of caves and mines plunge deep into the earth. It can be a treacherous place for the unwary, yet the land…

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From H.U.M.B.L.E. Beginnings….

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings

ImageSince this week has been dedicated to artwork of the past, I thought I’d share a little about the history of my online art sales.  I have always been an artist.  But I have only been creating professionally for about 12 years.  Before my career transition, I was a personal trainer, kick boxing instructor and nutritional consultant.  I enjoyed working with people and inspiring them to make healthy choices in their lives.  It was very rewarding and I had no plans to do anything else.  However, a nasty fall that broke my left foot and a car accident that left my shoulders and neck in disarray provided me with an opportunity to choose something different.  It took my body about 3 months to heal enough to even consider working again, but what happened next proved to be the best healing of all.

When I graduated from high school, I wanted…

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Butterfly Ballet

Ramblings From Jewels


Dancing in the summer sunlight

savoring sweet nectar along the way

grace on wings performs

in this butterfly ballet.


© Julie Rehnelt 2014






Thought I would share the rest of photos I snapped of those lovely Monarchs I came across while out riding my bike a few weeks ago.  It truly was like watching a ballet, such a beautiful spectacle!  ❤


✿~Peace & Love~✿

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“…the hope is that change can happen”

Art of Quotation


“There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive – in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.”

– Edward Zwick, American, film maker, film, cinema, producer, director

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Lightning Strikes Following the Rain

Striking Photography by Bo

Lightning Strikes Following the Rain Art Print

Giant lightning bolt striking next to a wall of rain south of Boulder Colorado towards Golden,  heading east to Denver.  This is a view Central East Boulder County looking to the southwest towards the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.   Very active lightning strikes, we were out of the wind and rain north of the storm a great viewing point.  Custom prints available online.

Colorado fine art nature landscape weather photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by Storm catcher James Bo Insogna aka The Lightning Man (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

Lightning Strikes Following the Rain Art Print

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