Got Foam?

March 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm (photographs) (, , )

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Got Foam?
…. a sign of a healthy sea.


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Interstitial Spaces

March 13, 2016 at 1:08 pm (photographs, poetry) (, , )

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i am not

i am not

you are not

you are not

we are what?
you and i
in this liminal space

between dichotomies
we are not

in the breathing space
we are

in between
we are
interstitial spaces

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Slumber Interrupted

March 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm (photographs) (, , , )

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Slumber Interrupted

A pair of explorers wandered too close for these Harbor seals to continue their naps. The pair remained under their wary gaze until a comfortable distance was restored and their weighty slumber returned.

i’m amazed they find rest amidst crashing waves and upon rough barnacle covered surfaces!

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Abstracted by Nature

January 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm (photographs) (, , , )

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Ghost in the Fog

January 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm (photographs) (, , , , )

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Feb. 2014, one of my favorite glimpses of this world we share.

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A Fine Winter Coat (aka all fluffy down under) :)

January 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm (photographs) (, , , , , )

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oh for such a sweet reprieve

January 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm (photographs) (, , , )

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A Sudden Storm

January 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm (poetry)

A Sudden Storm by Brenda Fletchall

suddenly, surprisingly
a torrential downpour

salty tears
in level 5 rapids
course through me
and out

harrowing through granite
features laid by old, old wounds and
solidified shrouds over past terrors and
… humiliations more recent

fresh floods of emotion
set me a tremble and
initiate tremors
beneath my stoic façade

hallowing out sandstone
voids which should not be exposed
left raw, greenish in hue
queasy, i thrash and flounder

yes yes
i grieve the losses

i am fearful

suddenly i am not surprised
i understand the storm
i understand why
the necessary storm

my floundering eases.

i let go
allowing the storm
to rage and subside
in its necessary, and due, course

i allow the itch of remaining tremors
be soothed by the softening rain
breathing through it, with it,
my panic fades

this storm too will pass
as have others before it
one way or another
the storms have always passed

there will be other storms
… i hope i remember in their midst
this too will pass

one way or another
whether in sudden eruption
or a slow steamy monsoon

a storm, as with a life, will always pass



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clouds set against blue sky

January 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm (photographs) (, , , , )

from 2014 photos to process post 2014JulAugSep photos

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New Burst of energy

January 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm (photographs)

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