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#SoCs – What’s Beside Me Right Now? – A Lesson from a Cloud

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore
#SoCs – Beside you

Hello there!
Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness from Linda G. Hill is: “…write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!

So, I read this prompt while jogging in a deserted field area this afternoon. Em from Earthly Brain shared a prompt as well: “ If I could learn a lesson from the clouds, it would be …“. An impromptu poem materialized in my head. Enjoy!

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Puffy cotton balls reflecting brilliant light
Today I greet the day as it comes
Drifting along with the wind

It’s somewhat difficult for me
to play hide-and-go seek
as I often gleam behind nature

No matter though, Sunny and I
Our friendship is billions of years old
Together on the best and worst of days

A generous spirit today
Frolicking among you
Revealing a wondrous site

Posted in Nature, Photography, poetry

Flower of the Day -7.9.19

Cee’s #FOTD – Wild Daisies!

Red Delight – #Haibun

Red beauty loves sun
Crawls upon distressed trellis
Strives upward towards sky

I walk towards a home that gives me great comfort and rest. While waiting at the door, a beautiful red bloom catches my eye. The oak provides support for the flowers’ fragile vines that feels and clings onto the tree’s rough surface. Against the blue sky, the leaves glisten and the bark’s crevices enclose pockets of darkness. An assorted array of textured formations fit seamlessly together to form the trunk. The shadows in its valleys does not detract from the floral’s allure. The morning light is flattering to the red pigments in the petals. A miracle of life welcoming me to enjoy its presence… a soul blossoming in nature…

Posted in Books, Photography

Yes, I’m Still Alive! – Blue July Squares

Enjoyed the beautiful scenery after pulling over to the shoulder of the road. Texas has long stretches of land just like this. I enjoy driving on this road early mornings.
#Blue #JulySquares

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday morning! For those of you in the U.S., hope you enjoyed Independence Day! You ever had one of those days where you wake up, and all of the sudden you wondered where did the past two months have gone? I’m sorry I’ve been out without warning! Life just took me up in a whirlwind of events & activities:

  • Family reunion – Lots of fun times reconnecting with family and enjoying delicious food
  • Brother’s car accident – Thankfully, he’s fine though initially had neck strain
  • Purging my space of clutter – Primarily having a difficult time throwing away my lecture notes and things of sentimental value
  • Master’s program classes – Fun to imagine myself as a CIO making decisions

Engrossed in some books!

Last year I participated in an enjoyable photo challenge by Becky @ The Life of B where I took pictures of pink things. I would like to do it again. Here are the rules!

The theme for July is ‘blue‘, and as always it is totally up to you how you interpret the square theme but here are my suggestions for how we might stay connected on our square adventures this month.

  1. Your photographic square could be a ‘Bolt from the Blue’ – something unexpected or surprising
  2. Alternatively why not, like I have today, explore ‘Into the wide blue yonder‘ – sky, sea or maybe a location that is appealingly unknown and mysterious
  3. Or if you prefer keep it simple with ‘Blue‘ – whether that’s azure, cobalt, sapphire, cerulean, navy, ultramarine, indigo, or turquoise
  4. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous try to combine two of these, or maybe even all three!

Whatever you decide to do, please remember there is a rule if you want to part of the Square Gang and be sure your squares make into the gallery.

Your main photograph must be square!

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Black & White Challenge: In Flight

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Mike Hawkey Photography

Seagulls are wondrous creatures as they are flying over the ocean. I love watching them catch my crackers as I throw them up in the air as I’m standing on the pier. As I’m working on this photo challenge, I am thinking of a book one of my professors gave me a book called “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach. It’s a beautiful homily about a seagull learning about how to fly and what it means to fly.

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