Poetry Sunday-I Am

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I Am…

 

a kind heart, a ray of light,

a soul awake reaching new heights.

 

 

a word of truth, a harmonious sound,

a soft step protecting all that surrounds.

 

 

a searching eye across fields of gold,

young in mind, a body old.

 

 

a blissful life, a softening touch,

I am… and that is enough.

 

© Donna Donabella 2014

 

 

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I am adding a bit of poetry to my Creative Sundays.  I am combining photos, collages and verse.  I hope you enjoy these posts.  This one was inspired by a challenge to think of ourselves as we look outside ourselves and observe who we are.

 

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some very lovely verse.

 

 

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I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and  with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  

 

 

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Special Note:  The monochrome photos are those of Hardy Hibiscus.  In the Language of Flowers, Hibiscus (Mallow) means delicate beauty or sweet disposition.

 

 

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I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about enthusiasm.   I hope you can capture your own enthusiasm in something creative.  Feel free to download the photo and share.

 

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All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.

Creativity in Monochrome

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“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”― Rumi

 

 

This week’s photo challenge had us using black and white photography one day.  I have played a bit with monochrome photos in winter, but not when there is so much color around me.  So even though the other words didn’t have to be shot in monochrome, I decided to go with it anyway.  Words like bookshelf, peaceful, shadow and treasures were on tap for this week.  And like other weeks the themes overlapped on many days for me.

 

 

I hope you like the monochrome photos for this week.  I am linking in with The Weekend of Black and White.  I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.

 

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This was the first picture I took as I sat in my favorite chair peacefully ready to take black and white photos.

 

 

 

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The morning sun was shining perfectly in the back garden and on the patio table.  The pattern was perfect in black and white.

 

 

 

DSCN2951These are the Northern Sea Oats that I used as photos in my last post.  Different in black and white.  This is with the sun at my back casting a few shadows….

 

 

 

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And this is the same plant with the sun streaming through it as I am facing the sun.  I love the difference especially in the light and shadows.

 

 

 

DSCN2943Morning dew lingering on the leaves that are tucked under each other in shadow as the sun starts to shine in the shade garden.  Very peaceful.

 

 

 

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I experimented with taking many  shots of plants in black and white.  This Great Burnet or Sanguisorba officinalis has a burgundy color usually.  I like the texture.  I plan to use more monochrome pictures of flowers for my vase post on my Garden blog tomorrow.

 

 

 

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Another grass that looks great in monochrome.  I love how grasses in morning light cast shadows on themselves.

 

 

 

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A very peaceful spot is our pond.  The frog is enjoying the early morning sun too.  He even has a cute short shadow as he faces the sun.

 

 

 

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This is a very special bookshelf that houses many of my treasures and favorite books.  I love the reflection of the windows and outside trees and gazebo in the bookcase glass.

 

 

 

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And here is the bookcase from a bit further away as it holds more treasures on top.  I love the look of the room better in black and white.  I am sitting in my favorite chair taking this picture.

 

 

 

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And saving my best for last.  This is a little hummingbird at the feeder.  I am only a few feet away.  These birds are quite a treasure in our garden much like the monarch in the first picture.  I love the look of this bird in black and white especially the texture of its feathers half in shadow.

 

 


I leave you with
 another shot of creativity…. sunflowers facing the morning sun in my garden casting shadows in black and white.  These sunflowers are a treasure as they volunteer themselves every year.  Feel free to download the photo and share.

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All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.