Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart.-Kahlil Gibran
I found this image a dancer framed by another dancers arms on a photo I took during a parade last weekend. I became fascinated with it and worked it through a number of apps to see if I could get it to look the way she feels to me.
Like Fall Equinox that moment when everything is in balance and anything can happen before we tip into winter.
Mary Oliver says it this way:
Another year gone, leaving everywhere
its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply
in the shadows,unmattering backfrom the particular island
of this summer, this NOW, that now is nowhereexcept underfoot, moldering
in that black subterranean castleof unobservable mysteries – roots and sealed seeds
and the wanderings of water. ThisI try to remember when time’s measure
painfully chafes, for instance when autumn
flares out at the last, boisterous and like us longing
to stay – how everything lives, shifting
from one bright vision to another, forever
in these momentary pastures.
~ Mary Oliver ~
Tell me please which image or words speak to you today.
I almost didn’t walk out to water because it was so windy., but glad I did. We don’t usually see wind surfers at our little local beach.What a nice surprise! There was so much glare I couldn’t see my phone’s screen. In order to capture the guy in the air, my husband would call out “now” when he went up and I would click on faith.I got one with ‘big air’ shot with this tag team technic.
4-Big air cropped for detail
Today’s Challenge is Black and White. Sure these would be pretty in color but the dramatic clouds tell a different story in B&W. Sally Donatello of Lens and Pens writes: “Black-and-white photography has an uncanny power to recreate reality”.
Samba drummers Solano Stroll 2nd Sunday of September
Big Bang July 4th
The 40th Annual Solano Stroll is tomorrow, a reminder for all the local Bay Area Folks who want to have fun and get some great photos. I’m sure I’ll be posting many of my own images in the coming weeks.
What fall festivals do you have in your neck of the woods?
Jackson Street Turkeys make themselves at home. We Have gotten so use to these big birds in our neighborhood I don’t take photos every time they pass but this was one shot I pulled over for!
Stange Sculpture Points the Way Over Berkeley’s Pedestrian Bridge with I-80 below
Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2014#11 This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible.
And I’ll add, find a little silliness along the way :D
Hope I made you smile
Goat pokes his sharp white face
into the end of day
Sheep and Cow’s evensong chorus
have awaken mild curiosity
But slit eyed wisdom
The Man with the bucket of oats
has already come and gone.
Margo Rody Asked us to go for a walk and be open to the unexpected. During Saturday’s ramble at the local Little Farm the setting sun hit the hillside and light up a goat single goat face magnificently! It called for a click from my camera and a poem.
They’re All Dressed up for Carnival A Little Early?
Up close these elderly zucchini leaves became otherworldly beings with a little Capture + magic. Maybe I’ve gone over the top with the captions but, after all, whimsy is one of this blog’s prime directive.
Before they leave
it seemed the right thing to do,
to put on make up
show off maybe dance around
which leafs are apt to do
when the sun
spends less time
showing off his fancy
footwork in the sky.
We quietly walk by the Bay
The sun sets
Others take off
Into the Wild blue yonder.
I had heard there were beautiful sunset clouds blown up from a storm down South. I went to Point Isabel to find them but I was a day late. The single vapor trail offered a lovely quiet dramatic moment far away from any storm. Fine with me. Hope you enjoy this simple Adventure submitted as another Weekly Photo Challenge.