A Jetty at the end of Nowhere: Wordless Wednesday

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A wasp home or just some old fungi?: Tuesdays of Texture

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Cooling: Lens Artists Challenge

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When the air is hot, nothing is more cooling than being in the water whether splashing

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or reclining

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or diving to the depths.

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Both young and old and their doggy companions all love to cool off by having a dip. Dogs have other ways of cooling off.

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a hair cut perhaps

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or a dig in the wet soil and then extending so that the full body length is touching the cool earth.

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After a long hot walk even a shady part of the paving is cooling.

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When you don’t want to be cooled a wind will add an extra cooling effect. Although this was taken in the middle of summer the wind and snow on the mountains succeeded in sending the temperatures down.

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Psychological cooling sometimes works. Walking through an artificial ice cave (really cool) to an artificial ice flow with real penguins gave the birds the cooling they needed and made us feel cold.

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When all else fails- a glass of ice also cools.

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For other lens artists joining in the challenge

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All Quiet: Silent Sunday

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Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

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Another post I have written for Carrot Ranch on Memoir. via Life is a Memoir: What is Fiction?

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Skywatch Friday Noosaville on Thursday

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Today, Friday, is as blue as yesterday but although I have taken a photograph in order that my recording of Friday skies remains unbroken I have posted from Thursday as I was down on the river at lunchtime and the pelicans gave interest to an otherwise cloudless sky.

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At sunset, I wished I was down be the river. It must have been a spectacle but I could only capture glimpses through the houses and wires of a pink burgeoning cloud.

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In response to skywatch Friday where skies from round the world can be seen.

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Let there be light: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenge

My post for this challenge back in November of 2013 showed a setting sun, an explosion of light over the water.

The photos I have chosen for this prompt a second time round show that where there is light there is also darkness. Not only is this true in a physical sense but also in a metaphorical one. As Martin Luther King Jr said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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As a memoirist this quote by Brené Brown appealed to me. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

 

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