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As small as a buttonhole…


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A tiny daisy
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As I sat down on a bench in front of a lake bordered by trees, a plucked daisy
laying on the grass drew my attention and while the others went on having
their fun I picked it up & had mine experimenting for thirty whole
minutes the art of close-up photography. This flower as big as a buttonhole
pleasantly surprised me with its outcome ­čÖé
I have to explain that my camera is very basic so I’m always in awe at
how its limits can be stretched…

I had a hard time selecting, erased about five & a whole load on premises & ended with the grand collection
of seven I just could not part with but most importantly is which one do YOU like?

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This is my background
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For the amazing talent out there!
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Blurry beauty
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Tiny but grand
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There's nothing like B&W! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

There’s nothing like B&W!
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Fragile…
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A last glance…
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The king of seasons


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Flower art
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As a Jack in the box spring
Just popped out of a winter
Never begun not wanting to
Be forgotten fighting for
Its place in the kingdom
Of seasons…

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Burgeoning toward life
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Tender & soft... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Tender & soft…
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Light is oxygen to the blooming ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Light is oxygen to the blooming
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Group celebration
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Beauty in close up ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Beauty in close up
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Sunbathing :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Sunbathing ­čÖé
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Two is company ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Two is company
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One last glance at splendor! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

One last glance at splendor!
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Nostalgia to a world long gone…


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This photo represents nostalgia
To a world long gone where things
Were mostly slower & simpler but
Nobody knew,
Nobody had a parallel to compare…
Now we do ­čÖé

P.s
I am taking off for two weeks
To come back with more…
Thanks for your understanding ­čÖé

Odyssey finally finished!


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Odyssey is finally finished!
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Having restored the photos back in this blog I decided to take back the painting neglected (for a year+) to writing. I’m really happy to show off today the results of what I had started in 2012!! ( under post “Odyssey”) I’ll include photos from the 1st sketch onward.

This painting was based on a picture I saw & fell in love with…the clean lines, nuances of black, blue, white & the panoramic-like view.
I added my own interpretation, it’s one of a collection I started with Trek evolution, see…
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/evolutions-trek-painting-finally-finished/

In the future a few will be following in that Theme.

The four men represent us on our life journey (notice the lines on their back expressing laps of time) the 1st is bent & struggling under the weight of a big question mark the 2nd is slightly straighter with a smaller one in front of him, the 3rd is already much straighter with a tiny question at his feet & the fourth has none, stands straight, there’s light shining from the moon, no more questions…

All is flat peaceful & serene.

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Close up
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1st sketch
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1st layer
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1st layer completed
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Advancing project... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Advancing project…
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Beauty in a day at the park


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Coming for the food
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A few crumbs
A lot of birds
Laughter in piles
Swan parade at
The end of a day

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The feeder
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The bride showing off her trail ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

The bride showing off her trail
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All here for the fun... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

All here for the fun…
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Exotic too
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Drops lingering from the plunge ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Drops lingering from the plunge
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E.T at home ;) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

E.T at home ­čśë
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Time to go... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Time to go…
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To my comfort zone :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

To my comfort zone ­čÖé
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That’s better…
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So long... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

So long…
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Playing around with Daffodil photography


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Minimalism
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I had fun today experimenting photography with the Daffodils I grew from bulbs to this.
I hope you like it too ­čÖé

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Mysterious
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In its true colors
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Shine bright like a diamond... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Shine bright like a diamond…
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Close-up art ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Close-up art
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Gracefully yours... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Gracefully yours…
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Capturing tenderness


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Baby poetry
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These photos are a first in my photography’s experience which I’m quite proud of! There’s nothing like the joys of being grandparents, one of them, appreciating every bit of the miracle of babyhood.
The innocence, spontaneity when they run into your arms, the strength to say no in all honesty and force when they measure no more than three apples ­čÖé
I am sure a lot of my followers understand what I’m talking about and I hope these photos have captured the emotion of the moments you’ve spent with them too!

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Trust…
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Protective…
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Holding summer’s plan in abeyance


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Taking a walk my eyes caught the sun
Lightly brushing the symmetrical
Beauty of this leaf having lived,
Holding summer’s plan in abeyance
Embracing coming winter to bestow
Lavishly its first coat of snow
Satiating its parchedness…

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video)


On this beautiful day I want to send to all of you this happy song to bring sunshine to yours. It is one of my children’s favorite which has become mine to the point of wanting to wake up every morning to this cheerful note ­čÖé
I only thought of posting it when I found it on http://purplewoods.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/purple-music-happy/
and had a good 4.07 mn of joy!
My wish is it’ll do the same to you ­čÖé

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Published on Nov 21, 2013
From the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Check out http://24hoursofhappy.com to experience the world’s first 24 hour music video! Directed by We Are From L.A.

Purchase the song here: http://smarturl.it/PharrellHappy

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Performed by Pharrell Williams
Written and Produced by Pharrell Williams
Background Vocals performed by Rhea Dummett, Trevon Henderson, Ashley L. Lee, Shamika Hightower, Jasmine Murray and Terrence Rolle
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Assisted by Matthew Desrameaux
Digital Editing and Arrangement by Andrew Coleman and Mike Larson for i am OTHER entertainment
Recorded at Circle House Studios, Miami, FL.
Mixed by Leslie Brathwaite at Music Box Studios, Atlanta, GA
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Lighten the world with your happiness


smile quote

quote on jealousy

Two very wise quotes which I hope will inspire you to stay happy under all circumstances ­čÖé
Enjoy!

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