One piece of nature’s tree. One sculpture of a man in pose. What did the artist have in mind when he/she carved this fine sculpture? It is rather life-like, wouldn’t you say?
Is he thinking? Looking at something? Simply posing? Relaxing? Arranged for our amusement? Whatever he was meant for, he is certainly enchanting!
Perhaps he is wondering what 2019 will be like. There are so, so many possibilities that I dare begin to list them.
Let us hope that he is contemplating a grand new year full of wonderful surprises. Wouldn’t that be great?
Too much negativity and hate in our world these days. Let love win out for once. Please.
After a major holiday such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, literally millions of homes have enough food left over to feed armies of thousands of homeless, poor, tragedy-stricken people through-out the ‘so-called’ civilized world.
Those of us in the techno-world are bombarded with ads about the less fortunate in need of the basics of life. All the while many of us can’t place another scrap of food in our tummy’s. I sit guilty so I throw no stones. I consider myself blessed in so many ways.
These Mayan children seem to suffer no malnutrition, but do they know what a leftover is? I could present a plethora of images of starving children, but why do so, as we have all seen them on TV or in magazines or internet feeds? The point is simple. Really, it is.
Enjoy what you have, be thankful for it, and give away what you can to those less fortunate, especially to children. As Jesus said to His disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”. May we all be like little children in one way or another.
Happy New Year !
Drove by a cemetery on my way home yesterday
This tree captured my attention so I stopped to see it up close
It is a memorial of sorts with all manner of happy remembrances, letters and photos
Loved ones pronouncing the past with exuberance
I suspect those in remembrance would be happy with the holiday cheer
Glitter and garland aren’t limited to pine trees indoors
Memory can affect us in a myriad of ways
These folks chose to think of happier times
Makes me wonder what am I making now
Angels of sorts perhaps
Joyful memories despite all of life’s struggles
Jesus making Christmas possible
Merry Christmas to all
Suppose the term horsepower came from a horse? Here is proof.
This beauty shines in the dawn hours of the morning.
Such an amazing animal-along with the technology which bears her name !
Fortunate to capture all of this with my camera…hope you appreciate her magnificence!
First snow…first breath…first kiss…first compliment…first rebuke…first love, first job…first ‘A’…first ‘F’…first gift…first sprout…first pet…first birthday…first place…first loss…first swim…first ski…first haircut…first shave…first flight…first car…first bicycle…first friend…first layoff…first promotion…first birth…first funeral…first ice cream…first failure…first success…first drink…first haircolor…first accident…first homerun…first fear…first friday…and the list is endless.
Try starting with your first “Ahaa” moment!
Grateful to all of you who read my posts. May you experience a pleasant ‘first’ this week!
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"The artist exists because the world is not perfect" - Andrei Tarkovsky
Words and Pictures from the Middle East & Balkans
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"Io non dischiudo nè nascondo ma al contrario faccio vedere" (Eraclito)
"Literature is language charged with meaning." Ezra Pound
Steve's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element.
developing my photography in Moray & the Scottish Highlands
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