Spring sun melts

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Spring sun melts

Spring sun melts
Any mental anguish felt.
Sentinel beings,
Energise the ‘seers’

Nature’s sleepy tones,
Groan from aged
Tree holes.
Hooded nymphs glimpse
Into the lives of meek
Lonely souls.</

I was with my friend and two dogs in Knebworth country park on a beautiful spring evening. We walked through the churchyard where she introduced me to her ancestors sleeping peacefully.The birds were chirping softly and the aroma of bluebells was quite entrancing. As the dogs played, we watched the sun melt at the end of a perfect evening, melting thoughts and worries of the day.

Found in nature

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Found in nature

This photo was inspired by Cee’s black and white photo challenge, found in nature. I discovered these teasels whilst walking my dogs near an old sand pit, reclamed by nature, I feel that these spiky seed heads add structure to the landscape. Originally I shot colour and then used Snapseed to change my picture to black and white. I hope you enjoy it.

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/03/12/cees-black-and-white-challenge/found-in-nature&#8221;

Reflecting on yesterday’s goodness

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Reflecting on yesterday's goodness

Reflecting on the goodness and
Vitality of yesterday
Makes today special.

Watching the sun going down and listening to nature’s lullaby inpired me to reflect and take forward that moment in time to the next day. Live every day as a special day.

Forlorn Hellebore


Hellibore

 

Hellebores,

Forlornly maudlin,

Winter warms,

Skylarks’ playfully soaring

on a

blossom filled morning.

Zealous Hellibore

dizzily dawdling.

Sonels Photo Challenge: Feathers


Tranquility

First the enhanced photo.  I uploaded the original photo to Snapseed, a free photo editing tool to sharpen the original a tad then I used a bright filter to add drama.  I then uploaded this image to Pics art where you can do lots of funky things, but I mainly use it for borders and special effects when I want to add atmosphere and also if I want to create montages or multi-photos in one frame as yesterday’s post. I used a vignette, a Bokeh24 mask and border 23. I hope you enjoy the result,

Here’s the original taken in a nature reserve in Northamptonshire.  Which do you prefer?

Swan at Ringstead

http://sonelscornerphotochallenge.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/photo-editing-

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http:Sonelcornerphotochallenge.wordpress.com/2013/01/feathers

Ice dance


Ice dance

Ice fairies

Flaunting glamorous feather boas.

Dancing on tip toes,

Timorously pirouetting

On ice crusted brambles,

Sledging zealously

Down frosty

Branches.

Frozen guardian


Frozen guardian

Frozen guardian of

A magical glade,

A golden mantle lain;

Icy jangles,

Crispy tangles,

Fancy dangles

Reflecting wishes

and tales from far

Off lands.


Waiting

This photograph was inspired by Ese’s photo prompt ‘waiting’.  I like the way the birds look as if they are queuing and waiting for something to happen.  My Border Collie is waiting in anticipation too.  Even in St.Albans we have had flooding as you can see in the photo. I hope you enjoy the peaceful setting.

http://Ese’s-shoot-and-quote-challenge/waiting/

Golden frosty morning


 

 

 

Golden frosty morning

 

Golden frost,

Buttery crisp,

Ponies bathing

In a buttercup halo

As January

Sunshine soothes.

 

This view was such a magical delight to come across when I was walking my dogs near the heath.  I stopped to soak up the golden rays and the chill to my face, as I worked the camera at the same time holding on to the dogs! I hope you enjoy my post.