Share Your World (SYW) is a weekly series of four random questions created by Cee's Photography. In answering the questions, the reader shares things about ourselves, our home, and our traditions. In this way, we get to know each other more. Feel free to join in and share your world. If you had an unlimited … Continue reading Share Your World – January 29, 2018
Gilbert fell from his chair when the email arrived. The attached photo of one of North America’s rarest birds was the holy grail among ornithologists. His brother George, unskilled in the art of bird identification, did not realize the value of such a find. He must be warned. “Whatever you do, don’t release that bird!”, … Continue reading Brotherly Love (Friday Fictioneers)
Kika and his brother Hakan were walking through the woods in search of blueberries for Grandmother’s pie. Across the stream, Hakan noticed a bush ripe with berries. “There are enough berries for two pies on that bush,” said Hakan, stepping into the stream. In the tree above sat Old Crow, cawing “Danger, Danger.” Hearing the … Continue reading Old Crow
Most people have heard the saying, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” We roll our eyes when we hear one, but clichés serve a purpose. They are the way elders to offer sage advice to younger people in the hope they will be spared pain and sorrow for certain mistakes. I … Continue reading A Bird in One Hand……
My final tribute to Photo101. Thanks to everyone who took the time to look at my photos and for sharing yours with me. Until we meet again.
Participating in Photo 101 has given me a new perspective on photography. Gone are the days of a non-thinking 'point and shoot' mentality. Going forward, the photos I take will be more thoughtful and deliberate. Although I wasn't able to create a new photo for every assignment, just going through my old photos with a specific theme in mind helped … Continue reading Triumph (Day 20)
Humans experience time as a series of continuous moments, all strung together. One moment feeds the next and we don't notice where one ends and the other begins. What makes a photograph special is that it captures a single, unobserved moment before it disappears forever. This photograph was taken at Galveston Beach. It was April 20, 2013, late … Continue reading A Moment in Motion(Day 13)
March in Oklahoma can be described as drabby brown and moldy green. Dormant winter plants have barely begun to break the ground. Dead leaves cling to the trees. There isn't much color to be found this time of year, except for the vibrant pink redbud trees that have taken bloom. Finding a slash of color … Continue reading Splash of Color (Day 10)
Nature is full of wonder and the perfect photo op. There is never a shortage of magnificent subjects in the natural world. This flower was taken in a tropic forest in Honduras. The long stamen reminds me of a tongue sticking out of a mouth. Even in my own … Continue reading The Natural World (Day 8)
Blue Jays seem to be making a home near my house. Every morning I hear their distinct chirp and two or three frequent the bird feeder out of my office window.