Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny

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Ooh, Shiny!

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I’m sure I must have posted this one before, but I don’t see humming birds often in my backyard, so when I do, I always try to capture them.

While standing in the kitchen today, I looked out, and there was a humming bird on my zinnias. I was in a conversation on the phone, but had to put the person on hold, however that hummer got away.

This is my first humming bird that I captured a few years ago.

Photo Challenge: Textures

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Textures

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I had the occasion to visit this Whole Foods Store with my husband’s aunt for lunch. Not only was the food delicious, but it was also a delight to look up and see these different textures above, all coming together in such a pleasing way. The ceiling was made of glass, and it was being held in place with steel beams, then they added a softer touch with the lighting and the colorful umbrellas, giving the space a beautiful ambiance, making our lunch date much more pleasurable.

Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

#Photo Challenge, Encouragement

Satisfaction

So once again it’s Wednesday, and with this day comes the photo challenge. As I was thinking about what to post, I thought, why not share my most recent Face Book post here.

I love flower gardening, and for years now at the request of my husband, I’ve planted vegetables, but at harvest time there was always ….nothing. Either the plants got eaten, or they died. I decide it was a waste of money, and would do it no longer, but somehow this year, while in the garden shops, I thought I would try one last time, and this is what we have so far, plus we’ve eaten quite a bit of lettuce and spinach already. So I’m feeling great satisfaction with the bounty of our harvest.

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Photo Challenge: Unusual

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Unusual

Today’s photo challenge is to post a photo which I find unusual. I didn’t think I had any, but remember how unusual, but beautiful I thought this photo was.

This was taken on my last trip to Victoria BC. As my sister-in-law law and I were out for a walk, enjoying the view around us, we came upon this man, playing this beautiful piano, right there in the open, as he enjoyed a breath of fresh air at the same time.

 

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Transient: Broken Sea Glass

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Transient

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Broken Sea Glass

A few years ago while bathing in the ocean, these pieces of Broken Sea Glass caught my eye. I didn’t know what I would do with them at the time, but later it would come to me and I learned a Spiritual Lesson and ended up writing a poem, called Broken Sea Glass.

If you look closely at the glass, you will see that the edges are smoothed. This is because the glass has been washed up on the sea-shore and then pulled back again by the waves. So what was once sharp and able to cut, has now been transformed into something smooth.

Sometimes, we may start off in our lives being discourteous, but after suffering much, just like the pieces of broken sea glass, our rough edges can also become smooth.

 

Photo Challenge: Out Of Focus

Encouragement

Focus

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Embrace every moment, even the times when your life may seem out of focus. It can be these very moments that eventually bring more clarity to you.

I took this photo some time ago. It wasn’t the outcome I was hoping for, but I still love it and could never delete it.

You can see more of my photos here: https://www.instagram.com/leoladurantphotography/

Photo Challenge: Love Seems Evanescent

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Evanescent

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Love seems to be evanescent, more and more each day it seems to be just simply disappearing. Just take a listen to the news, just look around you.

Matthew 24 : 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of man will grow cold.

But the good news is, a lot can still be done with a flicker love.

Reflecting On The Past

#Animals, #Birding, #Nature, #Photo Challenge, #Photography

Reflecting

As I spend some time reflecting on last year’s bird migration, I can’t help but think about this year may bring forth.

Some of these images have been posted before, but they also fit into this challenge.

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Green Heron

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Male Wood Duck 

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Spotted Sandpiper

 

Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

#Animals, #British Columbia, #Nature, #Photo Challenge, #Photography, #Whale Watching, #Whales

Wanderlust

A few years ago I visited Victoria to attend a wedding which was held in the Empress Hotel.IMG_5123 Empress copy

It didn’t take me long to discover the beauty of the place.

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On the grounds of the Empress Hotel

We visited the Esquimalt  Lagoon, went whale watching and we would also visit the famous Butchart Gardens.IMG_9124 Butchart Gardens copy.jpg

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We would leave Victoria to spend a little time in Vancouver. While there we visited, Whistler Village and Grouse Mountain.

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I enjoyed seeing these creatures at Grouse Mountain, even though it was in a controlled situation.

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I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting the West Coast of Canada. There was so much to see and to do, but most of all, I enjoyed being able to look out and see the mountains each and every day.