The Road Taken

Life and things I’ve met along the way…

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Chance Encounters

The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.

-Paul Auster

Solitude

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

 

Tiny

It’s all a matter of perception.

Weekly Photo Challenge

H2O

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.

 

Quest

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.

-Bryant H. McGill

Rare

These are photo collection of things I’ve never seen in my life before and I bet others have rarely set eyes upon. All from this year.

I always wonder what those little cranes on top of barges are for. Now I know.

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I saw these strange skies while driving. All in one day.

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How about this fella… Found this outside my front gate. I can’t decide if it’s a butterfly or a moth.

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And this one looks like a cricket to me. A cricket with a twist. He’s huge.

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What kind of chicks are these? From what bird? Found it when trimming an over grown top heavy tree in my back garden.

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A terrifying sight. He looks quite scary too. Not at all holy. Gives me creeps.

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A weird looking flower. Or a fruit?

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No, it was not taken during Fall. I took the shots the other day for just that reason. The evening sun slanting across the top of the tress when reflected on the water looks exactly like autumn foliage. And the ducks are added bonus.

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Finally, I double rainbow and a complete circle it was. Pity could not take the whole image.

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Have a nice weekend!

 

Details

Incredible details from my cottage garden…
The way the individuals hair and fiber of each bloom are magnified up to the tiniest of detail, the dew on each petal, every spot, the spider web and pollen are intensify and increase for maximum effect. Simply beautiful! I can look at it for hours…

 

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Opposites

The contrast between the roughness of the stones and the smooth surface of water in this photo cannot be more pronounced. It’s so striking one can’t help but notice the difference. 

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The play of colors and texture in these two pictures is remarkable.

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And this one… 

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Shadows and highlights… magnificent.

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Opposite contrasting elements do make dramatic images. Don’t you think so?