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Lotus Carroll1,777,616This is the Event for our March Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense of The Bizarre. What is meant by this? Get wacky, odd... put a strange or ironic twist on your self portrait. Get into your "Twilight Zone" state of mind and lets all get a little weird together this month. :) @104871116467578397659, one of our many talented moderators in The Art of Self Portraiture Community, wrote a great tutorial that will help you! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/3qH2vN She is also the contributor of our theme photo on this event. Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a "Sense of the Bizarre" theme. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST March 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we'll be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything. And make sure you read the tutorial linked above! *Prizes* 1 Year @118357019708110162087 Portfolio Account http://www.smugmug.com/features $150 Gift Certificate for @108289626026839048870  http://www.borrowlenses.com  @100266938567862344330 City Walker 10 http://goo.gl/7b2js9 @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com *and* @100424993750772730018 T-Shirt Please circle these sponsors - we love their products and services and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. :) There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in March 2014 (EXIF data must reflect this) *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules DiMarch Self Portrait Challenge: Instill A Sense Of The Bizarre2014-03-30 07:00:00130  
Jeff Smith62,112Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for March 2, 2014 *Theme: Baby it's cold outside* Show us your best "how I stay warm" shots. Those in more "summer like" climates can show us how you are staying cool. (Just to make those of us who are freezing our way through the winter feel even worse) Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfy Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken the week before the event up until 8:00 AM EST Monday Feb. 17/14. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have 18 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _______________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2014-03-02 03:00:0097  
Lotus Carroll1,777,616This is the Event for our November 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion.  Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait portraying an emotion. Remember to be as creative and expressive as you possibly can. If the viewer can instantly connect with your image emotionally, it's a win. *Your photo must have been captured this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST November 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) I put together a piece offering some tips for creating emotional self portraits. You can view it here: http://goo.gl/13WBEf *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap (if you win, you get to choose from a list that I'll share with you) :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. Both winners will be featured in the Challenge Winners Category http://goo.gl/qc7VO of The Art of Self Portraiture Community. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in November 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A Participant * * * * * * * * * * Viewing this Event, but not a member of The Art of Self Portraiture? If you're interested in exploring creative self portraiture seriously, request to join here: http://goo.gl/M7XTQNovember Self Portrait Challenge: Portray An Emotion2013-11-02 01:00:00190  
Isabelle Fortin27,168Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00263  
Lotus Carroll1,777,616This is the Event for our October 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait with a creepy/disturbing halloween type theme. Your photo must have been captured *this month.* This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Inspiration* Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you'll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own "creepy/disturbing" self portraits. We each may add multiple photos - remember that moderators cannot win, but we're putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.  Get your _disturbing_ on, be creative, and have fun! *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Pro http://www.smugmug.com/pro @100266938567862344330 Sling O' Matic 20 Sling Bag http://goo.gl/UZh1N @101789561086090624750 Gift Code in the amount of $43.95 http://www.capturingcouture.com A signed copy of the newly released book by Jon Blacker, Musical Ink http://goo.gl/suKg7w Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Must adhere to this month's theme. *Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013 *Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantOctober Self Portrait Challenge: Creepy/Disturbing Halloweenie Theme!2013-10-31 06:00:00157  
Robert SKREINER1,230,570+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001945  
Jeff Smith62,112Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for September 7/13. *Theme* for this week is: *Connections* As always it is up for interpretation. Personal connections, connections to friends and family, connections to your passions or your surroundings. Perhaps making or breaking connections. I really means many things to many people so have fun. Please take some inspiration from +Jake Johnson  who has graciously let us use one of his fantastic selfies as our event cover photo. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies, have fun. Any questions, We have 17 moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture community who can help you along the way. _________________ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-09-08 03:00:00146  
Lotus Carroll1,777,616This is the Event for our September 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo. Just because you use a cell phone doesn't mean your self portrait has to be of the "facebook style" mobile or reflection variety. That little guy has a camera inside it, so treat it like one! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using only a cell phone to capture and process (no computer software post processing!). Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST September 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial & Tips* Need some tips and inspiration for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The amazing @110573952887886961621 made a tutorial about shooting cell phone photos to get you inspired - see it here: http://goo.gl/z3IZ23 He also posted a video of his process - see it here: http://goo.gl/vzcRHL *Remember these Do's and Don'ts to get the best photo:* *DO take the time to set up your shot thoughtfully. *DO invest time and effort and try more than once to get it right. *DO make sure your lens is clean. *DO take your photo in adequate light so it's not grainy, blurry, or dark. *DO put the cell phone down and use a timer - stop taking all your photos by holding the phone and pointing at yourself or a mirror. *DO try different angles for the best composition. *DO read the posts in our Tutorials Category and try the concepts and ideas you learn from them: http://goo.gl/uSUULE  *DO try different apps and see what works best for you. *DO be aware of your background! It makes a huge difference! Is there junk in the room behind you? If yes, it's not a good place to shoot. ETC. *DO NOT just slap a filter or cheesy effect on and call it a day - take the time to try different edits and pay attention to the elements of your photo.  *DO NOT point your phone at a mirror and take a reflection photo where we can see your phone. *DO NOT have your arms in the photo as you're holding the phone out in front of or above you. *DO NOT duckface. *DO NOT showcase your cleavage as the main subject. *Here's a list of Photo Apps you can try out:* Snapseed VSCOcam Retouch (cloning tool!) Camera+ Camera! PhotoStudio Pixlr Express Aviary InsPhoto *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - you choose from a variety available. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vSeptember Self Portrait Challenge: A Great Cell Phone Photo2013-09-01 07:00:00179  
Roger Stegeby43,006This contest is about capturing the essence of Stockholm. Feel free to publish your own material of pictures showing the best sides of the city of Stockholm, capital of Sweden. Examples could be a photo of the Ericsson Globe Arena, The Royal Palaces (yes, we have two of them ;), Nights out with friends, Busy day at the main Trainstation, Going by public transport, Old Town (Gamla stan), The Royal Operah, Kungsträdgården etc.. I think you get the picture ;) ( Please refrain from posting images you do not own the rights to yourself. We are interested in Your work. ) Published work may be requested to participate in a upcoming launch of a new website service but only if you want to of course.Photo Contest - The Essence of Stockholm2013-08-14 09:00:0030  
Lotus Carroll1,777,616This is the Event for our July 2013 Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light. Even if you've used window/door light before, use this opportunity to stretch past what you've tried before so you can grow and learn... and be creative! Here is where you enter your ONE Self Portrait using natural light from a window or door. Your photo must have been captured this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST July 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified. *Tutorial* Need some tips for this challenge? Have no fear! That's why we're here. :) The fantastic @107400819855192601582 put together a really great Natural Lighting Tutorial: "Come Let The Sun Shine In!" - find it here: http://goo.gl/oVyUp *Prizes* 1 Year of @118357019708110162087 Basic http://www.smugmug.com/photos/photo-sharing-features @101789561086090624750 Discontinued Camera Strap - nobody else can get these anymore. :) http://www.capturingcouture.com Please circle these sponsors - they make these prizes possible, so having them circled is a requirement to be a winner. There will be 2 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of prizes. 2nd place receives remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen. At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st & 2nd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) Please Remember These Rules: *Enter Only Your Own Work *Enter Only ONE Photo *Only SELF PORTRAITS *Photo Must Be Taken in July 2013 *Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact *Circle Our Prize Sponsors *No Trickery or Spamming *We Reserve The Right To Remove Entries for Misconduct *Anything Outside Guidelines/Rules Disqualifies A ParticipantJuly Self Portrait Challenge: Available Window/Door Light2013-07-01 07:00:00142  
Peter From83,398Time for the (shorter) November challenge... Your task is to upload a creative self portrait to the event.  *Rules: only ONE picture (must be taken by you or by using a self-timer) or you will be removed from the event guest list. Please add a few lines about your photo as well, it's always nice.* The contest ends on November 30, 1 PM CET. Winners will be announced in my feed as soon as possible after the event has closed. Good luck!November Challenge –– Creative Self Portrait –– Please Reshare2012-11-14 19:00:00466  

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2015-01-19 11:30:46 (169 comments; 17 reshares; 381 +1s)Open 

Let There Be Light (Again)

As you may or may have not noticed, I have been absent from Google+ for a month or so. The short explanation to that is health problems. The long one, I'll keep to myself for now. :)

Knowing that, how ever long and dark a tunnel is, there's always light at the end of it. That simple piece of knowledge gives the human species hope and the will to fight against all odds. Occasionally we even win. ;)

Have a great week ahead everybody! It's nice to "see" you all again... :)

A stack of papers sitting here
But how do I express my fear?
With ravens, crows, and prey of night?
With demons who all feed on fright?
But they are comfort not a dread
Not what to escape from in my head
My thoughts my doubts my love of you
Please replace these with menacing ghouls
Obsession with order... more »

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2014-12-10 14:13:16 (132 comments; 198 reshares; 544 +1s)Open 

Sailing Into The Sunset

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

––Morgan Freeman

Have a great Wednesday everybody! :))

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2014-12-10 14:13:16 (132 comments; 198 reshares; 544 +1s)Open 

Sailing Into The Sunset

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

––Morgan Freeman

Have a great Wednesday everybody! :))

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2016-03-02 12:19:53 (30 comments; 7 reshares; 113 +1s)Open 

In the Moonlight

Drenched in moonlight
shimmering silver gown
lissome steps treads the path
lonely lass, walks toward me
dreams in her eyes
to make me a part of 
the lingering sensuality 
night's young and glowing
nubile heart calls me near
tonight is the night
when the stark beauty shall reveal

––Amitav Radiance

In the Moonlight

Drenched in moonlight
shimmering silver gown
lissome steps treads the path
lonely lass, walks toward me
dreams in her eyes
to make me a part of 
the lingering sensuality 
night's young and glowing
nubile heart calls me near
tonight is the night
when the stark beauty shall reveal

––Amitav Radiance___

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2016-02-23 18:57:26 (21 comments; 4 reshares; 103 +1s)Open 

Into The Light

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I... more »

Into The Light

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 

––Dylan Thomas

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Another Photoshop composite that I chose to name "Into The Light". The little girl is courtesy of Jane Lund (https://pixabay.com/en/users/milli_lu-802121/) and the sky and the road are courtesy of UnSplash (https://pixabay.com/en/users/Unsplash-242387/).___

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2016-02-16 10:28:35 (43 comments; 8 reshares; 149 +1s)Open 

Moonlight Shadow

Far away on the other side.
Caught in the middle of a hundred and five
The night was heavy and the air was alive
But she couldn't find how to push through
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Far away on the other side.

––Mike Oldfield

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Another Photoshop composite that builds on a picture by Strecosa (https://pixabay.com/en/users/strecosa-124319/). I just felt like creating a night fantasy and here's the result.

Moonlight Shadow

Far away on the other side.
Caught in the middle of a hundred and five
The night was heavy and the air was alive
But she couldn't find how to push through
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Carried away by a moonlight shadow
Far away on the other side.

––Mike Oldfield

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Another Photoshop composite that builds on a picture by Strecosa (https://pixabay.com/en/users/strecosa-124319/). I just felt like creating a night fantasy and here's the result.___

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2016-02-15 10:56:36 (54 comments; 11 reshares; 144 +1s)Open 

Love

When I say I love you, please believe it's true.
When I say forever, know I'll never leave you. 
When I say goodbye, promise me you won't cry,
Because the day I'll be saying that will be the day I die.

––Paul Jones

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The two girls are courtesy of Langll (https://pixabay.com/en/sisters-summer-child-girls-931151/). The rest is classic Photoshop work.

Love

When I say I love you, please believe it's true.
When I say forever, know I'll never leave you. 
When I say goodbye, promise me you won't cry,
Because the day I'll be saying that will be the day I die.

––Paul Jones

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The two girls are courtesy of Langll (https://pixabay.com/en/sisters-summer-child-girls-931151/). The rest is classic Photoshop work.___

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2016-01-11 17:50:29 (45 comments; 7 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

By The Pier

The coastline I walk, I walk not alone.
Solitary strolls, I do not condone. 
I'd rather walk, hand in hand, 
With you my love, upon the sand. 

The pier we see reaching out
Into the ocean, gives no doubt
Of our love's walk off into the sea
Where we drown in the depths of our eternity.

Let not the waves disrupt our affection.
Wake in the comfort of our perfection. 
Though gulls will call and sandcastles fall,
You will remain my all in all.

––Jacob Traver

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Shot a couple of years ago in Oxelösund, Sweden with my Pentax K-7.

By The Pier

The coastline I walk, I walk not alone.
Solitary strolls, I do not condone. 
I'd rather walk, hand in hand, 
With you my love, upon the sand. 

The pier we see reaching out
Into the ocean, gives no doubt
Of our love's walk off into the sea
Where we drown in the depths of our eternity.

Let not the waves disrupt our affection.
Wake in the comfort of our perfection. 
Though gulls will call and sandcastles fall,
You will remain my all in all.

––Jacob Traver

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Shot a couple of years ago in Oxelösund, Sweden with my Pentax K-7.___

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2015-12-09 18:57:56 (64 comments; 16 reshares; 251 +1s)Open 

Dreams of the Ocean

Not the final breaker, heavy with brine,
that thunders onshore, and creates
the silence of sand, that encircles the world,
but the inner spaces of force,
the naked power of the waters,
the immoveable solitude, brimming with lives.
It is Time perhaps, or the vessel filled
with all motion, pure Oneness,
that death cannot touch, the visceral green
of consuming totality.

Only a salt kiss remains of the drowned arm,
that lifts a spray: a humid scent,
of the damp flower, is left,
from the bodies of men. Your energies
form, in a trickle that is not spent,
form, in retreat into silence.

––Pablo Neruda

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Another fantasy creation with my favorite sailship. I used the fantastic landscape from fuguestock over atDev... more »

Dreams of the Ocean

Not the final breaker, heavy with brine,
that thunders onshore, and creates
the silence of sand, that encircles the world,
but the inner spaces of force,
the naked power of the waters,
the immoveable solitude, brimming with lives.
It is Time perhaps, or the vessel filled
with all motion, pure Oneness,
that death cannot touch, the visceral green
of consuming totality.

Only a salt kiss remains of the drowned arm,
that lifts a spray: a humid scent,
of the damp flower, is left,
from the bodies of men. Your energies
form, in a trickle that is not spent,
form, in retreat into silence.

––Pablo Neruda

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Another fantasy creation with my favorite sailship. I used the fantastic landscape from fuguestock over at DeviantArt (http://fuguestock.deviantart.com/art/Patagonian-Landscape-06-433446388) as a backdrop. 

Enjoy...___

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2015-12-06 12:32:13 (44 comments; 10 reshares; 266 +1s)Open 

Castle by the Beach

I thought of the soul as resembling a castle, formed of a single diamond or a very transparent crystal, and containing many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.

––Saint Teresa of Avila

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I saw a beautiful photo by my dear friend +Barbara Manciulli and I asked her if I could borrow it to create a composite. Somehow her picture made me think of my soul and how I long for my dead parents sometimes.

Thanks Barb for letting me (mis)use your beautiful picture. Don't forget to check the original out here: https://plus.google.com/+BarbaraManciulli/posts/4VKZHrQYZ2h?pid=6224832743215160338&oid=110020721228656807303&authkey=CJmvtsHuu8z3Nw

The sky is courtesy of CAstock over at DeviantArt: http://castock.deviantart.com/art/Fan-clouds-156089092
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Castle by the Beach

I thought of the soul as resembling a castle, formed of a single diamond or a very transparent crystal, and containing many rooms, just as in Heaven there are many mansions.

––Saint Teresa of Avila

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I saw a beautiful photo by my dear friend +Barbara Manciulli and I asked her if I could borrow it to create a composite. Somehow her picture made me think of my soul and how I long for my dead parents sometimes.

Thanks Barb for letting me (mis)use your beautiful picture. Don't forget to check the original out here: https://plus.google.com/+BarbaraManciulli/posts/4VKZHrQYZ2h?pid=6224832743215160338&oid=110020721228656807303&authkey=CJmvtsHuu8z3Nw

The sky is courtesy of CAstock over at DeviantArt: http://castock.deviantart.com/art/Fan-clouds-156089092

I tweaked the elements in the composite quite a bit and use my own cinematic algorithms for the colors. Hope you enjoy the final result.___

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2015-12-04 17:21:06 (55 comments; 9 reshares; 219 +1s)Open 

Trinity

Of three in One and One in three 
My narrow mind would doubting be 
Till Beauty, Grace and Kindness met 
And all at once were Juliet. 

––Hilaire Belloc

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A fantasy composite to illustrate my personal Trinity. Love, Peace & Understanding.

The mountains are courtesy of PiXasso79-stock (http://pixasso79-stock.deviantart.com/art/Mountains-II-284428435). The beautiful sky is courtesy of Thy-Darkest-Hour (http://thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Skies-01-Stock-213927822). The balloons are courtesy of DracoArt-Stock (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Balloon-Festival-30-102183167).

Trinity

Of three in One and One in three 
My narrow mind would doubting be 
Till Beauty, Grace and Kindness met 
And all at once were Juliet. 

––Hilaire Belloc

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A fantasy composite to illustrate my personal Trinity. Love, Peace & Understanding.

The mountains are courtesy of PiXasso79-stock (http://pixasso79-stock.deviantart.com/art/Mountains-II-284428435). The beautiful sky is courtesy of Thy-Darkest-Hour (http://thy-darkest-hour.deviantart.com/art/Blue-Skies-01-Stock-213927822). The balloons are courtesy of DracoArt-Stock (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Balloon-Festival-30-102183167).___

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2015-12-03 15:37:00 (52 comments; 16 reshares; 260 +1s)Open 

Beautiful Day

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

––U2

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Another composite made from DeviantArt pieces. I love maritime motives (as I love hot air balloons) and just felt like doing another one.
The beautiful mountains are courtesy of almudena-stock (http://almudena-stock.deviantart.com/art/Nepal-15-414172593) and the cloudy sky is courtesy of Sed-rah-Stock(ht... more »

Beautiful Day

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

––U2

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Another composite made from DeviantArt pieces. I love maritime motives (as I love hot air balloons) and just felt like doing another one.
The beautiful mountains are courtesy of almudena-stock (http://almudena-stock.deviantart.com/art/Nepal-15-414172593) and the cloudy sky is courtesy of Sed-rah-Stock (http://sed-rah-stock.deviantart.com/art/Sky-57-174501822).
Enjoy.___

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2015-12-01 11:23:50 (35 comments; 19 reshares; 153 +1s)Open 

Carbery Fantasy

Man builds up a castle
With his own hands
He is the creator 
Of everything on this land
Then why does he create 
A castle so unguarenteed
Into it, he initiates
People because of his greed
Who don't know about the cracks in the castle
About the flaws it has.

It starts to drizzle
The drizzle becomes rain
The rain becomes a violent storm
And then people run in vain. 

The castle melts away 
With it, it takes away lives
It was the creator's fault
That no one survived
The creator will pay now
For the castle he built in greed
Even when knowing the cracks and faults
Now he will pay for his deeds.

––Mercury Chap

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My new friend +Mike Carbery and his family owns thebeautifu... more »

Carbery Fantasy

Man builds up a castle
With his own hands
He is the creator 
Of everything on this land
Then why does he create 
A castle so unguarenteed
Into it, he initiates
People because of his greed
Who don't know about the cracks in the castle
About the flaws it has.

It starts to drizzle
The drizzle becomes rain
The rain becomes a violent storm
And then people run in vain. 

The castle melts away 
With it, it takes away lives
It was the creator's fault
That no one survived
The creator will pay now
For the castle he built in greed
Even when knowing the cracks and faults
Now he will pay for his deeds.

––Mercury Chap

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My new friend +Mike Carbery and his family owns the beautiful castle you see in this composite. I really love it and wanted to use it again in a piece of work. The sky is courtesy of LudaStock (http://luda-stock.deviantart.com/art/Sky-and-Fields-Stock-2-450247628) and the hillside is courtesy of JoannaStarStock (http://joannastar-stock.deviantart.com/) –– both over at DeviantArt.
Mike's castle can be found here: http://spellweaver01.deviantart.com/art/Carbery-Castle-8-372106637.___

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2015-11-25 21:20:03 (39 comments; 12 reshares; 266 +1s)Open 

Beauty of Flight

She is thousands of miles
From here, and miles above me,
Ghosting the stratosphere,
Heading from New York to London.
Though it is late, even
At that height, I know her light
Is on, her window a square
Of gold as she reads mysteries
Above the Atlantic. I watch
 
The line of black tile on the pool’s
Floor, leading me down the lane.
If she looks down by moonlight,
Under a clear sky, she will see
Black water. She will see me
Swimming distantly, moving far
From shore, suspended with her
In flight through the wide gulf
As we swim toward land together.

––George Bilgere

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The backdrop was shot by me with my iPhone from my house a few years ago. I added the balloon to make the picture more interesting.
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Beauty of Flight

She is thousands of miles
From here, and miles above me,
Ghosting the stratosphere,
Heading from New York to London.
Though it is late, even
At that height, I know her light
Is on, her window a square
Of gold as she reads mysteries
Above the Atlantic. I watch
 
The line of black tile on the pool’s
Floor, leading me down the lane.
If she looks down by moonlight,
Under a clear sky, she will see
Black water. She will see me
Swimming distantly, moving far
From shore, suspended with her
In flight through the wide gulf
As we swim toward land together.

––George Bilgere

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The backdrop was shot by me with my iPhone from my house a few years ago. I added the balloon to make the picture more interesting.

The balloon is courtesy of Catherine Cross over at DeviantArt: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Catherine-Cross-Hot-Air-Balloon-Stock-Image-389824195___

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2015-11-21 21:07:26 (75 comments; 8 reshares; 181 +1s)Open 

Bad Moon Rising

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though; 
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. 

––Robert Frost

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Shot with my Pentax K-7 a few weeks ago. As I was shooting, I wanted to try a different approach, hence why the moon (and thebackg... more »

Bad Moon Rising

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though; 
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. 

––Robert Frost

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Shot with my Pentax K-7 a few weeks ago. As I was shooting, I wanted to try a different approach, hence why the moon (and the background) is blurry, and avoid backdrops normally used, such as houses, tree lines etc. My goal was to make the picture to stand out from all the moon shots out there. I used Photoshop CC for the editing –– all manual work, no filters and/or presets.___

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2015-10-09 12:22:53 (86 comments; 12 reshares; 242 +1s)Open 

Fly Away

Fly away
To the other side of the world
Fly away
To that magic place you love
Fly away my love
Fly away

––Peter From

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The background image was shot by me with my Pentax K-7 at the premises of Ericsberg Castle (Sweden). The balloons are courtesy of pinkshadoww (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Balloons-PNG-set-13-129234092) and the girl is courtesy of moonchild-lj-stock (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Transparent-122387605).

Fly Away

Fly away
To the other side of the world
Fly away
To that magic place you love
Fly away my love
Fly away

––Peter From

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The background image was shot by me with my Pentax K-7 at the premises of Ericsberg Castle (Sweden). The balloons are courtesy of pinkshadoww (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Balloons-PNG-set-13-129234092) and the girl is courtesy of moonchild-lj-stock (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Transparent-122387605).___

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2015-09-26 09:46:20 (48 comments; 8 reshares; 190 +1s)Open 

Lakeside View

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
––Wallace Stevens

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Shot in Björkvik with my pentax K-7 one evening.

Birds Silhouette by FrankAndCarySTOCK on DeviantArt

Lakeside View

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
––Wallace Stevens

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Shot in Björkvik with my pentax K-7 one evening.

Birds Silhouette by FrankAndCarySTOCK on DeviantArt___

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2015-08-27 12:45:21 (69 comments; 11 reshares; 238 +1s)Open 

In The Morning Mist

Today
I kissed the morning mist
The cold damp seductress
Bathed in soft glow twilight
Wrapped her arms around me
The moon hung askance atwist
Like a hook with a downward list
Beaming screaming bright
But as for radiant beauty
The North Star won the fight
And sparkled like a halogen lamp
Brilliant white
Against the deep blue sky
Which seemed so clear and endless
Who can say that I am friendless 

––JAMES T. ADAIR

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I shot the background sunrise from my kitchen window with my Pentax K-7 and then added the beautiful balloon to it all to add to the atmosphere.

The balloon is courtesy of FairieGoodMother over at DeviantArt and can be found here:htt... more »

In The Morning Mist

Today
I kissed the morning mist
The cold damp seductress
Bathed in soft glow twilight
Wrapped her arms around me
The moon hung askance atwist
Like a hook with a downward list
Beaming screaming bright
But as for radiant beauty
The North Star won the fight
And sparkled like a halogen lamp
Brilliant white
Against the deep blue sky
Which seemed so clear and endless
Who can say that I am friendless 

––JAMES T. ADAIR

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I shot the background sunrise from my kitchen window with my Pentax K-7 and then added the beautiful balloon to it all to add to the atmosphere.

The balloon is courtesy of FairieGoodMother over at DeviantArt and can be found here:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/NJ-Balloon-Festival-53-173650318___

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2015-08-23 12:18:47 (56 comments; 2 reshares; 218 +1s)Open 

Golden Sunset


Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.

Horace Mann


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I shot this sunrise today as the fog was warming up... I took the picture from my bedroom window with my Sony Xperia Z2..._ _The quality is poor but I like the view...

Golden Sunset


Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.

Horace Mann


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I shot this sunrise today as the fog was warming up... I took the picture from my bedroom window with my Sony Xperia Z2..._ _The quality is poor but I like the view...___

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2015-08-15 13:53:45 (65 comments; 18 reshares; 315 +1s)Open 

Sunny Mountains

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

––Khalil Gibran

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Today I just felt like doing something only by using stock photography. I love hot air balloons and I love the mountains so the theme was set.

The beautiful mountains are courtesy of Malleni-Stock over at DeviantArt:
http://malleni-stock.deviantart.com/art/Austria-Stock-26-259063882

The equally beautiful sky is courtesy of BlokkStox also from DeviantArt:
http://blokkstox.deviantart.com/art/Skies-over-North-Holland-175058651

Finally, the hot air balloon is courtesy of itskokosfault from DeviantArt as well: http:... more »

Sunny Mountains

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

––Khalil Gibran

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Today I just felt like doing something only by using stock photography. I love hot air balloons and I love the mountains so the theme was set.

The beautiful mountains are courtesy of Malleni-Stock over at DeviantArt:
http://malleni-stock.deviantart.com/art/Austria-Stock-26-259063882

The equally beautiful sky is courtesy of BlokkStox also from DeviantArt:
http://blokkstox.deviantart.com/art/Skies-over-North-Holland-175058651

Finally, the hot air balloon is courtesy of itskokosfault from DeviantArt as well: 
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Hot-Air-Balloon-Stock-128999545___

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2015-08-13 12:14:03 (84 comments; 14 reshares; 270 +1s)Open 

Reflections...

She looks in the mirror and sees her reflection
She turns to her friend and gossips for attention
She banters and cantors negativity
But her words are a poisonous activity

The Sun shines as she walks on her way
Beauty is everywhere but her vision is gray
The past is a weight that she cannot drop
Pulling her down relentlessly, it just won't stop

It's time to leave her baggage behind
A new destination awaits in due time
All she needs is peace of mind
And better days will soon be prime

––David Scott

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I shot this with my Pentax while on holiday in Värmland in July. It's the lake Fryken one cloudy day...

Reflections...

She looks in the mirror and sees her reflection
She turns to her friend and gossips for attention
She banters and cantors negativity
But her words are a poisonous activity

The Sun shines as she walks on her way
Beauty is everywhere but her vision is gray
The past is a weight that she cannot drop
Pulling her down relentlessly, it just won't stop

It's time to leave her baggage behind
A new destination awaits in due time
All she needs is peace of mind
And better days will soon be prime

––David Scott

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I shot this with my Pentax while on holiday in Värmland in July. It's the lake Fryken one cloudy day...___

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2015-08-11 17:35:33 (84 comments; 12 reshares; 284 +1s)Open 

Summer Night Flight

Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;
Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;
Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font:
The firefly wakens: waken thou with me.

Now droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost,
And like a ghost she glimmers on to me.

Now lies the Earth all Danaë to the stars,
And all thy heart lies open unto me.

Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves
A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me.

Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake:
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me. 

––Alfred Lord Tennyson

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I shot the picture here close to my home one warm summer evening. I added the balloon while editingbecau... more »

Summer Night Flight

Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white;
Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk;
Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font:
The firefly wakens: waken thou with me.

Now droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost,
And like a ghost she glimmers on to me.

Now lies the Earth all Danaë to the stars,
And all thy heart lies open unto me.

Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves
A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me.

Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
And slips into the bosom of the lake:
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
Into my bosom and be lost in me. 

––Alfred Lord Tennyson

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I shot the picture here close to my home one warm summer evening. I added the balloon while editing because I just love hot air balloons.
The balloon is courtesy of Soulful-Tears-Stock over at DeviantArt and can be found here: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Stock-20-270069197___

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2015-08-10 17:50:05 (46 comments; 4 reshares; 181 +1s)Open 

Oh, Beautiful Summer Sunrise...

There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.

― Terry Pratchett

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The picture was taken from my bedroom window one foggy morning. I added the beautiful horse by TheCiscoKid67 from DeviantArt to add a bit more excitement into the scene.
This is the horse I used:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Precut-Paint-Horse-262930295

Oh, Beautiful Summer Sunrise...

There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.

― Terry Pratchett

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The picture was taken from my bedroom window one foggy morning. I added the beautiful horse by TheCiscoKid67 from DeviantArt to add a bit more excitement into the scene.
This is the horse I used:
http://www.deviantart.com/art/Precut-Paint-Horse-262930295___

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2015-08-09 17:46:41 (76 comments; 10 reshares; 313 +1s)Open 

Summer Fields

I dreamt of the days in the summer fields
With plenty of everything woven to all
Each dream that tomorrow in heart there yields
Before there comes murkiness with the fall
Each song that fervor was dear to employ
Inquiring dawn’s after each twilight
Those feelings that days and reality destroy
When there are no wishing stars falling at night

The squall is at ease that the evening gave
With songs to remember each love from you
And now I am here in my loneliness crave
What went out like blossoms out to the blue? 
If again we shall meet and come to understand
It shall be in futures today can’t command 

––Peter S. Quinn

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The picture was taken here in Björkvik, close to the castle Ericsberg, way back in 2013. Iadded the ... more »

Summer Fields

I dreamt of the days in the summer fields
With plenty of everything woven to all
Each dream that tomorrow in heart there yields
Before there comes murkiness with the fall
Each song that fervor was dear to employ
Inquiring dawn’s after each twilight
Those feelings that days and reality destroy
When there are no wishing stars falling at night

The squall is at ease that the evening gave
With songs to remember each love from you
And now I am here in my loneliness crave
What went out like blossoms out to the blue? 
If again we shall meet and come to understand
It shall be in futures today can’t command 

––Peter S. Quinn

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The picture was taken here in Björkvik, close to the castle Ericsberg, way back in 2013. I added the balloon from PietschPhotography from DeviantArt to create more atmosphere: 
http://pietschphotography.deviantart.com/art/Hot-Air-Balloon-Stock1-179891006___

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2015-08-07 17:46:21 (45 comments; 9 reshares; 252 +1s)Open 

Low Clouds

Have a great weekend everyone... I am planning on coming back to Google+ very soon...

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The picture was taken with my Sony Xperia Z2 from the window of a train somewhere between Katrineholm and Göteborg.

Low Clouds

Have a great weekend everyone... I am planning on coming back to Google+ very soon...

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The picture was taken with my Sony Xperia Z2 from the window of a train somewhere between Katrineholm and Göteborg.___

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2015-06-07 13:19:06 (144 comments; 27 reshares; 375 +1s)Open 

Life

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

––William J. Clinton

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

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In this composite I used my own backdrop, a beautiful swan from PatrickMcDonald1 (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Swan1-stock-png-360467311) and the sweet girl from sophiaastock (http://www.deviantart.com/art/stock-394-cut-out-48083554).

Life

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

––William J. Clinton

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

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In this composite I used my own backdrop, a beautiful swan from PatrickMcDonald1 (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Swan1-stock-png-360467311) and the sweet girl from sophiaastock (http://www.deviantart.com/art/stock-394-cut-out-48083554).___

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2015-06-07 11:11:02 (64 comments; 2 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

Credits Where Credits Are Due

As most of you who have followed me through the years here on Google+, you know how I feel about not giving credit where credits are due.

Lately I have violated my own rules when doing my composites and people who have taken some of the original photographs which I have used have not been properly credited for their work, thus leaving the impression that I have both taken the pictures and put together the composites.

Some of you also know that I am fighting a serious illness since a few years back, even though I am not going to use that as an excuse. I have mentioned that a few times here on Google+ and I thank you for all your concern. However, as I mentioned before, that's not an excuse, even though it affects my brain.

I have been fighting copyright violation here and elsewhere for years and even started groups here on... more »

Credits Where Credits Are Due

As most of you who have followed me through the years here on Google+, you know how I feel about not giving credit where credits are due.

Lately I have violated my own rules when doing my composites and people who have taken some of the original photographs which I have used have not been properly credited for their work, thus leaving the impression that I have both taken the pictures and put together the composites.

Some of you also know that I am fighting a serious illness since a few years back, even though I am not going to use that as an excuse. I have mentioned that a few times here on Google+ and I thank you for all your concern. However, as I mentioned before, that's not an excuse, even though it affects my brain.

I have been fighting copyright violation here and elsewhere for years and even started groups here on Google+ as well as having helped others to claim their rights. Now I stand before you and must admit to having missed to credit others in my own work! Not all the time, of course, but enough times for me feeling that I need to write this post. No matter that I only have use STOCK pictures as mentioned openly in my bio here on Google+ and in many of my pictures here.

This is what I am going to do:

I hereby APOLOGiZE publicly to those who I have not credited and if you find that I have used some element in my pictures that belongs to you and I have not credited you properly, leave me a note and I will credit you or, if you wish, take the picture down.

I will check my feed as soon as I can and delete/credit the pictures affected as best as I can. Original photographers deserve to be credited as I wish to be credited when people use my stock photography.

Again, dear fellow artists, I sincerely apologize in this open manner to you who have been affected by my neglect. I also apologize to all of my followers who might have been mislead in some cases. You all have my deepest respect and I hope that you will show me a bit of understanding in my moment of shame.

With all the best regards,

Peter

PS! The Boy with the Dunce cap on is from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunce#Dunce_cap___

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2015-05-08 17:29:49 (75 comments; 94 reshares; 431 +1s)Open 

Reflections

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.

––Kenneth Burke

Enjoy your weekend everyone! :)

The sky is courtesy of Cloudy Blue Sky Stock by leeorr-stock on DeviantArt. Check out more here: http://leeorr-stock.deviantart.com/art/Cloudy-Blue-Sky-Stock-372445138

Reflections

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality.

––Kenneth Burke

Enjoy your weekend everyone! :)

The sky is courtesy of Cloudy Blue Sky Stock by leeorr-stock on DeviantArt. Check out more here: http://leeorr-stock.deviantart.com/art/Cloudy-Blue-Sky-Stock-372445138___

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2015-05-07 18:55:33 (44 comments; 12 reshares; 272 +1s)Open 

Falling Asleep

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.

––Roy Orbison

Have a great day my friends... :)

Falling Asleep

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.

––Roy Orbison

Have a great day my friends... :)___

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2015-05-05 11:21:59 (62 comments; 51 reshares; 525 +1s)Open 

Castle Of Fantasy

“Love is the castle, doubt is the moat, desire is the paddle and hope is the boat.”

― Kellie Elmore

Have a wonderful Tuesday everybody and follow me to the castle... Let's explore it together... :)

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Castle Of Fantasy

“Love is the castle, doubt is the moat, desire is the paddle and hope is the boat.”

― Kellie Elmore

Have a wonderful Tuesday everybody and follow me to the castle... Let's explore it together... :)

The castle is from mysticmorning: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Castle-on-a-Mountain-png-255330493
The beautiful mountain is by Colac: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Colac-499960578___

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2015-04-29 11:43:51 (49 comments; 35 reshares; 421 +1s)Open 

Somewhere In The Distance

I lay in my bed and think about you
I love you so much I don't know what to do
I feel your warmth at my side
The pain in my heart moves to my eyes
So far away yet always so near
You are the reason I am still here.

I await the times when we can talk
I await the times we can finally hold hands and walk
To feel you for real... so close to me
The happiest person in the world is what you would make me.

––Janna Rutty

Have a great Wednesday everybody... :)

Somewhere In The Distance

I lay in my bed and think about you
I love you so much I don't know what to do
I feel your warmth at my side
The pain in my heart moves to my eyes
So far away yet always so near
You are the reason I am still here.

I await the times when we can talk
I await the times we can finally hold hands and walk
To feel you for real... so close to me
The happiest person in the world is what you would make me.

––Janna Rutty

Have a great Wednesday everybody... :)___

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2015-03-26 20:00:47 (48 comments; 47 reshares; 533 +1s)Open 

Wild

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

― Henry David Thoreau

Have a great day everybody! :)

Wild

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

― Henry David Thoreau

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2015-03-25 16:59:59 (56 comments; 28 reshares; 311 +1s)Open 

Sunrises & Sunsets...

Having a work overload right now, I just want to let you all know that I appreciate your emails (and your concerns) and that I will be more active here again in the weeks to come...

I dedicate these beautiful sunrises and sunsets to YOU!

Enjoy...

Sunrises & Sunsets...

Having a work overload right now, I just want to let you all know that I appreciate your emails (and your concerns) and that I will be more active here again in the weeks to come...

I dedicate these beautiful sunrises and sunsets to YOU!

Enjoy...___

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2015-03-05 14:42:52 (89 comments; 19 reshares; 361 +1s)Open 

Magic Winter Light

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
––Albert Camus

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Magic Winter Light

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
––Albert Camus

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2015-03-02 14:15:42 (98 comments; 45 reshares; 366 +1s)Open 

Fields of Red

Red is cool fire
Red is the feeling of love
Red is the passionate color
Red is the color that brings my love to me
Red smells like roses, so aromatic
Red tastes like cherries, so sweet
Red sounds like a lover, the one who loves me for who you are
Red looks like a fire, that doesn't get out of control
Red feels like a soft kiss
Red makes me know that I will always be loved

––Brooke Audino

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Fields of Red

Red is cool fire
Red is the feeling of love
Red is the passionate color
Red is the color that brings my love to me
Red smells like roses, so aromatic
Red tastes like cherries, so sweet
Red sounds like a lover, the one who loves me for who you are
Red looks like a fire, that doesn't get out of control
Red feels like a soft kiss
Red makes me know that I will always be loved

––Brooke Audino

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2015-02-26 18:19:33 (70 comments; 33 reshares; 351 +1s)Open 

The Glacier

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
––Barbara Kingsolver

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The Glacier

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
––Barbara Kingsolver

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2015-02-25 15:16:18 (71 comments; 35 reshares; 411 +1s)Open 

Another Day Says Goodbye...

The last rays of the sun caresses my face and I think of the day that is soon gone. I watch the calmness of the ocean, the colors of the sky, the shapes of the clouds. Soon darkness will descend and bring the night to me but still I have time to view nature in the mirror of water displaying her from its most marvellous side. "How I long for you to rise again!", I whisper to the glowing smiling sun, "It's not goodbye, It's until we meet again...".

Have a great day everybody! Meeting you here in my feed ever so often is a privilege and joy to me... :) 

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Another Day Says Goodbye...

The last rays of the sun caresses my face and I think of the day that is soon gone. I watch the calmness of the ocean, the colors of the sky, the shapes of the clouds. Soon darkness will descend and bring the night to me but still I have time to view nature in the mirror of water displaying her from its most marvellous side. "How I long for you to rise again!", I whisper to the glowing smiling sun, "It's not goodbye, It's until we meet again...".

Have a great day everybody! Meeting you here in my feed ever so often is a privilege and joy to me... :) 

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2015-02-24 18:09:48 (62 comments; 5 reshares; 225 +1s)Open 

Longing

Come to me in my dreams, and then 
By day I shall be well again! 
For so the night will more than pay 
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times, 
A messenger from radiant climes, 
And smile on thy new world, and be 
As kind to others as to me!

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth, 
Come now, and let me dream it truth, 
And part my hair, and kiss my brow, 
And say, My love why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then 
By day I shall be well again! 
For so the night will more than pay 
The hopeless longing of the day. 

––Matthew Arnold

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Longing

Come to me in my dreams, and then 
By day I shall be well again! 
For so the night will more than pay 
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times, 
A messenger from radiant climes, 
And smile on thy new world, and be 
As kind to others as to me!

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth, 
Come now, and let me dream it truth, 
And part my hair, and kiss my brow, 
And say, My love why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then 
By day I shall be well again! 
For so the night will more than pay 
The hopeless longing of the day. 

––Matthew Arnold

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2015-02-15 20:25:45 (64 comments; 7 reshares; 267 +1s)Open 

To See...

Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I want you to see?
Do you see a reflection of what is or what is not?
What do you see?
What do you feel?
Do you see light or darkness?
Do you see the trees or the sky?
Do you see the shadows of what is or what is not?
What do you see?
What do you feel?
To see is to feel...
To see is to live...
To see...

––Peter From

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To See...

Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I want you to see?
Do you see a reflection of what is or what is not?
What do you see?
What do you feel?
Do you see light or darkness?
Do you see the trees or the sky?
Do you see the shadows of what is or what is not?
What do you see?
What do you feel?
To see is to feel...
To see is to live...
To see...

––Peter From

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2015-02-14 11:37:30 (67 comments; 0 reshares; 205 +1s)Open 

Happy Valentine's Day...

...to you all... Live, love and do whatever you love to do on a day like this... 😃 😃 😃

Cheers! 

Happy Valentine's Day...

...to you all... Live, love and do whatever you love to do on a day like this... 😃 😃 😃

Cheers! ___

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2015-02-13 19:03:21 (58 comments; 1 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

A Blue Eye

OK, I have a blue eye... I know, I know, I must open up my Facebook page. My publisher wants that (nag, nag), my (few) friends wants that, strangers on the street asks me to, and God knows, a few fans have mentioned something along those lines as well.

So, as of tonight I will set my Facebook account to public and I will be accepting friend requests (from foes as well) so if you feel like connecting with me there, here's the url:

http://www.facebook.com/peteymorf

I look forward to getting to know a few of you more from the more private side.

Have a great Friday evening and see you on Facebook.

:))

A Blue Eye

OK, I have a blue eye... I know, I know, I must open up my Facebook page. My publisher wants that (nag, nag), my (few) friends wants that, strangers on the street asks me to, and God knows, a few fans have mentioned something along those lines as well.

So, as of tonight I will set my Facebook account to public and I will be accepting friend requests (from foes as well) so if you feel like connecting with me there, here's the url:

http://www.facebook.com/peteymorf

I look forward to getting to know a few of you more from the more private side.

Have a great Friday evening and see you on Facebook.

:))___

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2015-02-13 16:52:21 (61 comments; 0 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

Say Yes...

Say Yes to the weekend, say Yes to Life, say Yes to me!

Have a great weekend everyone... :)

Say Yes...

Say Yes to the weekend, say Yes to Life, say Yes to me!

Have a great weekend everyone... :)___

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2015-02-12 16:42:58 (78 comments; 13 reshares; 387 +1s)Open 

Silence

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea, 
And the silence of the city when it pauses, 
And the silence of a man and a maid, 
And the silence of the sick 
When their eyes roam about the room. 
And I ask: For the depths, 
Of what use is language? 
A beast of the field moans a few times 
When death takes its young. 
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities -- 
We cannot speak. 

[...]

––Edgar Lee Masters

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Silence

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea, 
And the silence of the city when it pauses, 
And the silence of a man and a maid, 
And the silence of the sick 
When their eyes roam about the room. 
And I ask: For the depths, 
Of what use is language? 
A beast of the field moans a few times 
When death takes its young. 
And we are voiceless in the presence of realities -- 
We cannot speak. 

[...]

––Edgar Lee Masters

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2015-02-11 11:52:04 (104 comments; 10 reshares; 304 +1s)Open 

Home Sweet Home

There's no place like home, I think. Even though I feel at home in so many places around the world, home is home. In this picture you see my lil' house in Sweden. I shot it with my Sony Xperia 2 the other morning. It feels so good to wake up to a wonderful sunrise, don't you agree..? All I need is a cup of coffee (remember? ;))and this view. The cold air, the snow and the wild winds dancing in the fields makes me feel so alive...

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Home Sweet Home

There's no place like home, I think. Even though I feel at home in so many places around the world, home is home. In this picture you see my lil' house in Sweden. I shot it with my Sony Xperia 2 the other morning. It feels so good to wake up to a wonderful sunrise, don't you agree..? All I need is a cup of coffee (remember? ;))and this view. The cold air, the snow and the wild winds dancing in the fields makes me feel so alive...

Have a great day everybody! :))

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2015-02-10 18:03:26 (73 comments; 1 reshares; 167 +1s)Open 

Coffee Vortex

Having that first cup of coffee early in the morning really sucks me into a work mood vortex. You all know (at least if you drink coffee) that bitter taste of that hot seductive (I did NOT say addictive...:)) liquid sweetness. I think there's something erotic about it as well. Before you go WTF!, let me explain... ;) It sort of gets your body going, maybe not in the way a woman does, but you know... It tickles your stomach and boosts your whatever they are called... :)

Well, enough ramblings from me... have a great Tuesday evening (or day) where ever you may be...

Cheers!

Coffee Vortex

Having that first cup of coffee early in the morning really sucks me into a work mood vortex. You all know (at least if you drink coffee) that bitter taste of that hot seductive (I did NOT say addictive...:)) liquid sweetness. I think there's something erotic about it as well. Before you go WTF!, let me explain... ;) It sort of gets your body going, maybe not in the way a woman does, but you know... It tickles your stomach and boosts your whatever they are called... :)

Well, enough ramblings from me... have a great Tuesday evening (or day) where ever you may be...

Cheers!___

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2015-02-09 18:53:04 (98 comments; 30 reshares; 371 +1s)Open 

Life

When the colors of the summer fade away
to become memories of yesterday
When the stream of the river feels colder
and the silhouettes of the clouds seem bolder
I still feel your body close to me
I still see your smile when I close my eyes

When the autumn leaves become covered with snow
so white, whispering; it's time to let go
When the landscape turns abstract and gray
and the cold howling winter winds go astray
I still see the beauty in your eyes
That's when I feel how much I miss you

Life.......

––Peter From

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Life

When the colors of the summer fade away
to become memories of yesterday
When the stream of the river feels colder
and the silhouettes of the clouds seem bolder
I still feel your body close to me
I still see your smile when I close my eyes

When the autumn leaves become covered with snow
so white, whispering; it's time to let go
When the landscape turns abstract and gray
and the cold howling winter winds go astray
I still see the beauty in your eyes
That's when I feel how much I miss you

Life.......

––Peter From

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2015-02-03 13:58:56 (90 comments; 17 reshares; 392 +1s)Open 

Long Distance Love

To love at a distance can be torturous and very difficult, as you always desire closeness to your beloved. But closeness and distance are not only physical definitions of space but also how we understand our heart. So while the physical distance between us may be great, that space may always be small within the heart. Holding close to the ones we love and trusting in that steadfastness can calm our hearts and soothe our minds no matter how far the physical distance between us. While loving another from far away may be difficult, faith in our love may keep us strong.

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Long Distance Love

To love at a distance can be torturous and very difficult, as you always desire closeness to your beloved. But closeness and distance are not only physical definitions of space but also how we understand our heart. So while the physical distance between us may be great, that space may always be small within the heart. Holding close to the ones we love and trusting in that steadfastness can calm our hearts and soothe our minds no matter how far the physical distance between us. While loving another from far away may be difficult, faith in our love may keep us strong.

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2015-01-26 18:49:27 (88 comments; 27 reshares; 458 +1s)Open 

After The Storm

Drenching rains, no shape nor form
Howling winds, skies midnight black
Lightning striking, a powerful storm
Our little haven, now under attack
Plans for our moonlit stroll are dashed
No lights, no music, just you and me
Squeezing me tighter with every flash
Letting our two longing hearts be free
Waiting out the storm, we cuddle by the fire
Enjoying the crackling embers until it's done
Soft touches, slow kisses, both showing desire
Two kindred spirits, coming together as one

––Gary Player

Have a great week everybody! :))

After The Storm

Drenching rains, no shape nor form
Howling winds, skies midnight black
Lightning striking, a powerful storm
Our little haven, now under attack
Plans for our moonlit stroll are dashed
No lights, no music, just you and me
Squeezing me tighter with every flash
Letting our two longing hearts be free
Waiting out the storm, we cuddle by the fire
Enjoying the crackling embers until it's done
Soft touches, slow kisses, both showing desire
Two kindred spirits, coming together as one

––Gary Player

Have a great week everybody! :))___

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2015-01-19 11:30:46 (169 comments; 17 reshares; 381 +1s)Open 

Let There Be Light (Again)

As you may or may have not noticed, I have been absent from Google+ for a month or so. The short explanation to that is health problems. The long one, I'll keep to myself for now. :)

Knowing that, how ever long and dark a tunnel is, there's always light at the end of it. That simple piece of knowledge gives the human species hope and the will to fight against all odds. Occasionally we even win. ;)

Have a great week ahead everybody! It's nice to "see" you all again... :)

A stack of papers sitting here
But how do I express my fear?
With ravens, crows, and prey of night?
With demons who all feed on fright?
But they are comfort not a dread
Not what to escape from in my head
My thoughts my doubts my love of you
Please replace these with menacing ghouls
Obsession with order... more »

Let There Be Light (Again)

As you may or may have not noticed, I have been absent from Google+ for a month or so. The short explanation to that is health problems. The long one, I'll keep to myself for now. :)

Knowing that, how ever long and dark a tunnel is, there's always light at the end of it. That simple piece of knowledge gives the human species hope and the will to fight against all odds. Occasionally we even win. ;)

Have a great week ahead everybody! It's nice to "see" you all again... :)

A stack of papers sitting here
But how do I express my fear?
With ravens, crows, and prey of night?
With demons who all feed on fright?
But they are comfort not a dread
Not what to escape from in my head
My thoughts my doubts my love of you
Please replace these with menacing ghouls
Obsession with order the binge and the purge
Oh let me exist please exist in these words
I’ll enter the realm filled with fantasy dreams
No more possessions consistently clean
No future to fear and no past to resent
Only existing and know the present
No memories piercing fear into my soul
Or to present others with all of my goals
No editing, loathing past works
I have made No worries of when I will enter my grave
It’s of no thought to you to judge me on my words
If I can convince this they’ll enter the world
But after the earth has become dust and grain
I don’t mind if I die if I live through my brain
The words are important I hope to believe
I hope they’ll be read and I hope they’ll be grieved
But am I important? Alas I am not.
A scientist, leader, artist, astronaut
I hope and I pray that after I die
You’ll associate me with the darkest of night
With the demons who thrive and feed on fright
With the ravens and crows and the prey of night

––Melissa Vigna

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2014-12-14 20:02:32 (78 comments; 20 reshares; 350 +1s)Open 

Ode To The Setting Sun

If with exultant tread
Thou foot the Eastern sea,
Or like a golden bee
Sting the West to angry red,
Thou dost image, thou dost follow
That King-Maker of Creation,
Who, ere Hellas hailed Apollo,
Gave thee, angel-god, thy station;
Thou art of Him a type memorial.
Like Him thou hang'st in dreadful pomp of blood
Upon thy Western rood;
And His stained brow did veil like thine to night,
Yet lift once more Its light,
And, risen, again departed from our ball,
But when It set on earth arose in Heaven.
Thus hath He unto death His beauty given:
And so of all which form inheriteth
The fall doth pass the rise in worth;
For birth hath in itself the germ of death,
But death hath in itself the germ of birth.
It is the falling acorn buds the tree,
The falling rain that bears... more »

Ode To The Setting Sun

If with exultant tread
Thou foot the Eastern sea,
Or like a golden bee
Sting the West to angry red,
Thou dost image, thou dost follow
That King-Maker of Creation,
Who, ere Hellas hailed Apollo,
Gave thee, angel-god, thy station;
Thou art of Him a type memorial.
Like Him thou hang'st in dreadful pomp of blood
Upon thy Western rood;
And His stained brow did veil like thine to night,
Yet lift once more Its light,
And, risen, again departed from our ball,
But when It set on earth arose in Heaven.
Thus hath He unto death His beauty given:
And so of all which form inheriteth
The fall doth pass the rise in worth;
For birth hath in itself the germ of death,
But death hath in itself the germ of birth.
It is the falling acorn buds the tree,
The falling rain that bears the greenery,
The fern-plants moulder when the ferns arise.
For there is nothing lives but something dies,
And there is nothing dies but something lives.
Till skies be fugitives,
Till Time, the hidden root of change, updries,
Are Birth and Death inseparable on earth;
For they are twain yet one, and Death is Birth. 

––Francis Thompson

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2014-12-10 14:13:16 (132 comments; 198 reshares; 544 +1s)Open 

Sailing Into The Sunset

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

––Morgan Freeman

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Sailing Into The Sunset

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death.

––Morgan Freeman

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2014-12-08 21:58:45 (69 comments; 22 reshares; 382 +1s)Open 

Flight Of Delight

When I look at you
You send shivers
No – sparks. 

The air is charged with them 
Dense. 

I can feel just how much of it
is between us – 
(always too much)

And I want more than anything
To cross it – 
Wade through the ions 
to you.

To only stop when my lips
Meet yours 
(the only way I have found
to get rid of the air)
and you take my breath away.

––Christine Robinson

Have a wonderful week everybody, where ever you are... :)

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Flight Of Delight

When I look at you
You send shivers
No – sparks. 

The air is charged with them 
Dense. 

I can feel just how much of it
is between us – 
(always too much)

And I want more than anything
To cross it – 
Wade through the ions 
to you.

To only stop when my lips
Meet yours 
(the only way I have found
to get rid of the air)
and you take my breath away.

––Christine Robinson

Have a wonderful week everybody, where ever you are... :)

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2014-12-07 12:03:46 (51 comments; 19 reshares; 329 +1s)Open 

I Went To Our Beach

I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining, 
A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on; 
I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining, 
The bark was still there, but the waters were gone. 

And such is the fate of our life's early promise, 
So passing the spring-tide of joy we have known; 
Each wave that we danced on at morning ebbs from us, 
And leaves us, at eve, on the bleak shore alone. 

Oh, who would not welcome that moment's returning 
When passion first waked a new life through his frame, 
And his soul, like the wood that grows precious in burning, 
Gave out all its sweets to love's exquisite flame. 

––Thomas Moore

To you and to me! :)) Have a great Sunday! :)

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I Went To Our Beach

I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining, 
A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on; 
I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining, 
The bark was still there, but the waters were gone. 

And such is the fate of our life's early promise, 
So passing the spring-tide of joy we have known; 
Each wave that we danced on at morning ebbs from us, 
And leaves us, at eve, on the bleak shore alone. 

Oh, who would not welcome that moment's returning 
When passion first waked a new life through his frame, 
And his soul, like the wood that grows precious in burning, 
Gave out all its sweets to love's exquisite flame. 

––Thomas Moore

To you and to me! :)) Have a great Sunday! :)

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