Macro Photography

My Mane

Some manes are invisible they float
and move with the wind giving power
to those who feel they are actually there
those who know hold their head high shoulders back and walk
with an presence that is noticeable
like they have an invisible shield blocking (more…)

7 Day Nature Challenge/ Day 7

I’ve really enjoyed this challenge, a change of pace from my one photograph and poems. Here are more wonderful flowers from my neighbor’s yard. So much color and drama pouring out of these flowers. I could sit on the sidewalk and photograph them for hours. (more…)

7 Day Nature Challenge/ Day 4

Redwoods, they are majestic silent and massive. This particular beauty lives 8 feet from the back corner of my house. Its trunk is so massive there are two 250 ft. trees growing from it. Quite a place to spend time. Allowing worries to wander up into the treetops while a silent blanket of peace replaces them. I am thankful she watches over my home, my boys, my worries. So thankful. (more…)

MMC 2 year Anniversary- Close Up

It is here, the second year of Monochrome Madness is complete. This challenge is such a wonderful way for me to express my appreciation for black and white images. I have had so many opportunities to learn in many ways. The galleries each week are inspiring, the bloggers are welcoming and I find myself taking risks photographically that I wouldn’t think of if I didn’t have this challenge. A huge THANK YOU to Leanne Cole for hosting each week, I look forward to this challenge and our e.mail correspondence each week. (more…)

Intimate Spring

I am drawn to
your vulnerability
pastel hues sun dripping rain
showers an outside awakening
calling from the window
to open to the freshness
cool damp breeze
softly touching every new leaf
now dancing
with the bees an undercurrent
of endless growth revving
Up everyone!
still in winter and asleep

It is hard to believe, but Monochrome Madness is almost at its second anniversary. This was my runner-up to the challenge for April “Up Close”, which happens to fall on the MMC anniversary. You will have to come back next Wednesday to see my entry. (more…)