Once Upon A Leaf

I am in awe of leaves. They are perfect for abstract photography. I'm usually thinking 'leaf planet' when I photograph them. Hence, the poem, 'Once Upon a Leaf'. How curious can I possibly be?   To envision a day upon a leaf. A Tom Thumb I would need to be! To hop and skip upon... Continue Reading →

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May my soul be like a flower.

"May my soul be like a flower; beautiful, yet humble; unique, timeous, bold and perfect. May it colour lives unselfishly, and bring joy to others, even if just for a moment. May it flourish in the 'light' and never wilt in shifting shadows or die in darkness. May it continuously look up to the heavens... Continue Reading →

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ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, CROTONS AND BUTTERFLIES.

BUTTERFLIES ON CROTON LEAVES. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/butterflies-on-croton-leaves-caroline-street.html [This post features 4 images.] I have many favorite things in my life, and I have combined four of them in this post, i.e., art, photography, crotons and butterflies. (You know, those flowers that fly around 🦋🦋🦋 and bring such joy to the heart ❤️! I am fortunate to have... Continue Reading →

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THE HUMBLEST FLOWER.

(This post contains poetry and seven images.) THE HUMBLEST FLOWER © The gracious tulip, renowned For its hue and beauty, Humbly bows down Towards the ground. Its posture offers a view of its being, Which glows in a shaft of light. A scintilla of heavenly blue Enhances its purple hues. Minute fingers dusted with pollen... Continue Reading →

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Fascinating to photograph. The Dragonfly.

There is nothing more fascinating to photograph than the dragonfly. First there is the exciting moment when you spot one, usually near water, but I also find them hovering in my garden on a favorite plant. Once they find a plant they like, they will usually be there for a while. Now, I run for... Continue Reading →

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A tree with an exquisite flower and the ugliest fruit.

(This post contains 11 images). Photography has led me into a whole new world of flora. I am no longer happy just photographing these creations, but find myself doing little studies on them as well. I have always been fascinated by the sausage tree but then, who would not be? This amazing tree is common... Continue Reading →

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If at first you don’t see her, look again!

[This blog contains 5 engaging images.] I happened to see this female African Migrant (Catopsilia florella) butterfly in flight. If I was not in this fortunate position I would never have seen her settle (above) in the Snow Queen Hibiscus in my garden, as the shrub has many white leaves and this offers perfect camouflage... Continue Reading →

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They do not sow, nor reap, nor gather.

This post was originally published on 7/9/2017.  Updated on 15/10/2018. Birds have that something that is a little more challenging for me as an artist than most subjects.  I am a bird-lover and I guess the main reason why I am attracted to birds, besides their beauty is their happiness!  Painting and photographing birds have filled many... Continue Reading →

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A Picture Poem (video) about Forrest & Celeste, the Thick-Billed Weavers.

Over the years I have taken photos of the thick-billed weavers building their nests and I thought the best way to make use of the photographs was to create a video with words and music.  I hope you enjoy!  Don' forget to turn the sound on! DID YOU KNOW? The thick-billed weaver differs from other... Continue Reading →

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CREATION DAY ONE TO SIX, ON CANVAS.

He [God] spoke and galaxies whirled into place, stars burned in the heavens, and planets began orbiting their suns - words of awesome, unlimited, unleashed power.  He spoke again and the waters and lands were filled with plants and creatures, running, swimming, growing, multiplying - words of animating, breathing, pulsing life.  Again he spoke and man... Continue Reading →

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A Rhino’s Tale.

  A RHINO'S TALE.© I was born free on the African plains, Underneath the umbrella thorn tree. Whilst still wet from birth, I lay in the long sweet grass, As the gentle morning sun spread its warmth Throughout perfect little me. I welcomed the world cosseted and carefree.   That first sweet drink Of my... Continue Reading →

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Death of a Child.

A child is a remarkable blessing, Surpassing all the treasures on Earth, Who brings forth indescribable happiness From the moment of inception to incredible birth. The little being who adds significance To our existence on Earth.   An astounding miniature of human form, With wispy hair and downy skin, Tiny fingers that reach out for... Continue Reading →

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