In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serenity.”

Sun Set in Harnett CountySunset in the cotton field
Serenity and beauty in the cotton fields of Harnett County.
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Icicle at Raven Rock
Icicle at Raven Rock

As I looked at these single droplets of water gently coming from this icicle, I pondered over how every second of our lives are ticking by.  What are we doing with these precious moments and how are we using them?  The world is full of beautiful things and beautiful people just waiting for a moment to share or express themselves.  Open yourself up to a new kind of life that will allow you to feel, care and love one another.  We all have gifts in life and we can hoard them or elect to share with others.

Be kind to yourself and others today.

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For Posterity and Hope

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “For Posterity.”

Hope For All

Hope For All

I’m not so sure I’ve created that “viral sensation” blog yet, but I’m willing to consider the thought of it knowing it could have a lasting impact.  Without further ado, I would have to say that I would lean toward a blog pertaining to Hope.

We need Hope to continue on our path in life and to know that there’s something out there that will keep us going every day or at times the next minute.   In my humble opinion this is wide and varied in the people I read about, talk to and meet in my journey.   Things that impact this are the decisions you are making in life and often times how slow or fast you make them.  Where are you putting your time?  Is it all about you or are you making an attempt to put others first?

What if we lived in a world where we made people feel as special as possible and show them their attributes as opposed to pointing out there wrong doings and judging.  We have gifts in life and if we keep them to ourselves, that is where they will stay.

In conclusion I’ll say that it is of my opinion that providing hope is about making the world a better place which in turns helps yourself and others.
For Posterity

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My First

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “First!.”

My “First” was when I realized that I could preserve physically.   After having joined the Army at mere age of 17, I was in boot camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and we were on some million mile hike in the heat of the summer.   Coming from New York, the heat itself was beyond what I was use to and exercising in it was very difficult.  I happen to pride myself on physical fitness at the time,  and I recall reaching a point that I felt like I couldn’t take another step from exhaustion  when suddenly I obtained this new-found energy that had never knew existed.  It was a very defining moment and has stuck with me the rest of my life.  If I was to experience that one thing, I can say wholeheartedly that it was worth joining the Army.  God Bless America!

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New Day

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”
Moving forward this year, I’m striving for new photo challenges.  As much as I enjoy photography, I have a desire to produce alternative art with it as well.  My hope is that I am able to capture, display and inspire others in new ways by the use of this medium.  I have a database full of photos that each year I promise myself I will find “useful” ways to display.  Maybe the challenge is finding those with similar interests and having new opportunities come my way.   My fist attempt is to create note cards from existing places I’ve visited in the world.

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Sedona Sunsets


Sedona Silhouettes

Dried Flowers:  As the day ends and the evening is ready to start its descent, we find these dried flowers amongst the desert scheme.  Notice what interesting silhouettes that can be used as a backdrop during the last moments of twilight.

The coloring at these last moments is utterly amazing and easy to capture.

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Rain on Window

Rainy Window

We never know what the early morning will bring us.  There are always new ways of looking at light and colors through the camera lens.  I took this image with a Canon T4i in the wee hours of the morning attempting to capture the unique pattern of the rain drops on the window.


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