My Beautiful Oak Tree

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

This glorious oak tree stands alone in the middle of a field.  A housing development is slowly being built around it and at some point in time will be surrounded by homes.  I cherish these moments with all the seasons and hope in the future it will loved equally by others as well.

Oak Tree

This oak tree provides shade and beauty in the twilight hours.

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Photo Alterations 

I’ve always been fascinated with photography since I can remember, but recently I find myself wanting to create other printed matter.

This image represents a macro shot of a weed, which had a filter added to give a textured look and feel.  I love the illusion it provides and the ability to look at the image from a different perspective.

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Photo Booth

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Snapshot Stories.”

Cynthia Duke At the beginning of every school year  my mother would take us to the photo booth at Woolworths Drug Store in upstate New York.  I remember her digging through her change purse and handing us each a quarter.  She never asked for the photos or told us why she did this.  I’d like to think she wanted us to be creative or was simply finding ways to amuse ourselves.  I still have my entire collection and always found one in particular to be the most humorous.  I’ll always remember and cherish those moments of my youth and my mother providing these snapshots in time.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”


 Your Path

Why is it all about me?  It’s all about me because I am the master of my decisions,  the words I speak and the actions I take in life.  You become what you think and those thoughts lead to actions.

Have good and positive thoughts regardless of where them from and make today about you.

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Thanks God


“Thanks God” is a series of reminders of how we can stop and give thanks in our day to day lives.

These can help you live each day knowing you can have faith in something bigger than yourself.   Don’t let your feelings rule you and let your mind convince you otherwise.  Emulate good fruit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Know what you say does makes a difference in the world and others.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Coming To a Bookshelf Near You.”

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Why can’t we all get along?  How many times has this statement been used?  Sadly it is probably true in so many ways we wouldn’t know where to count.

It’d have to be a place of peace and harmony.  Check your ego at the door type of lifestyle.

Maybe a place where we strived to help, be helped and where there was no judgement.

Smile today and make a difference in one persons life.  Maybe that’s where we begin.

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

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Sun Ray | Pacific Ocean

I’ve always had a love affair with the sea.  It mesmerizes me with all its beauty and mysteries.   I suppose I have my father to thank for that as I grew up always somehow being on it or around it.

This image caught my eye recently as I result of the itricate rays drawing me onto the ocean surface.  I love how it pulls you to the sun almost as a beckoning call.

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

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