Blogging U – Photography 101 – Day 3 – Water

BLOGGING U – PHOTOGRAPHY 101 – PHOTO A DAY

DAY 3 – WATER

MARCH 4, 2015

 

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Two Faces of Water

 

Cold drop on top of cold drop builds ice up high

A drip drop by drip drop erodes the ice by and by.

 

 

Cheryle March 4, 2014

LOVE is …… Poetry Challenge

LOVE IS……….

A poetry challenge.

I want to thank  Piyush Singh of The Perceptions Square for nominating me for this task.

The task is to write 10 lines about what you believe Love represents or as the title suggests LOVE IS…..!

Each line begins with the word Love and is only 4 words long.  Once the poem is written – challenge 15 other bloggers to do the same.

Each person I challenge does not have to accept.  This is for fun.  I certainly had fun coming up with my list of what Love is.

I hope you enjoy my submission and those I have challenged.

Love shines a light

Love brightens the night

Love comforts the dark

Love naked bare – stark

 

Love energy to sooth

Love offers souls truth

Love is compassions friend

Love beginning no end

 

Love senses through love

Love below and above

Cheryle – March 2, 2015

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I sent the challenge to these 15 Bloggers.

Ava Peacock of The Secret Life of a Lightworker

Bard of What Bards Sees

Lani of Life, the Universe and Lani

Abhinav Majumder of Subdued Flamboyance

Cloudthinker  of Mindlessfloyd

Leon Kwaski Kuntuo-Asare of  Leon Kwaski Kuntuo-Asare’s Blog

Sheila of Seilas Sea

Vanessa Spark of The Vanessa Spark

Busy Lady of Darlenes Corner

Allyson Adam of Allyson Lee Adams

Vrakesh83 of LineSays

JoHanna Massey of JoHanna Massey

Faye Diabel of Faye Diabel

John White of Double U

Megan Elizabeth of Words Can Inspire the World

Have fun

In love and light Cheryle

Photo 101 – Photo A Day – Day 2 – Street – Wide Angle

Photo 101 – Photo A Day – Day 2 – Street – Wide Angle

Good Morning.   Today is an inside day so I selected one of the photos I took for the Photo bloggers Challenge presented by A ‘lil Hoo Haa at http://hoohaablog.com/ .  It is a fun recurring monthly challenge.  A theme is sent out early in the month and on the last day everyone posts five pictures they took during the month which represent their interpretation of the theme.  Last month the theme was “Winter”.

I hope this picture represents the Day 2 Photo A Day Theme:  Wide Angle aspect of the Street.

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Downtown Cowtown

Calgary bustles along Memorial Drive

While skyscrapers puff smoke

Proof they are alive.                          Cheryle  March 3, 2015

If I am going to learn anything about my camera and the technicalities of photography, I need to understand the language of the camera.  With that being said,  I am going to post the details of each photo.  I hope it isn’t boring to you.

THE TECHNICAL STUFF

f/stop f/11 Dimensions 3872 x 2592
Exposure Time 1/500 sec Width 3872 pixels
ISO Speed ISO –  400 Height 2592 pixels
Focal Length 55 mm Horizontal Resolution 300 dpi
Max Aperture 4.3 Vertical Resolution 300 dpi
35 mm focal length 82 Bit Depth 24
Digital Zoom 1 Resolution Unit 2
Lens Nikon DX AF-s

Nikkor 55-300 mm

1:45–5.6    GED  VR

Colour Representation sRGB
Lens Cover 58mm UV(c) lens cover Compressed bits/pixel 4

Much of the above is a  mystery to me.  It is my hope, with time and experience I will become fluent with what the camera is telling me.

I usually use my Nikon D60

Blogging U – Writing Poetry 201 – Sonnet, Future, Chiasmus

10th Assignment – Sonnet – Future – Chiasmus

 

When Summer Comes

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I can’t wait to see what my future will be

I’m itchin’ to get on the road

All the camp gear is stowed

For me and my little RV

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What my future will be, I can’t see

My food and camera are stowed

Zipping along on down the road

My little RV and me

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Where will I go, fast or slow

What will I see when I stop.

Here and there, to and fro

On a dime the awning I’ll drop

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Like a float on the river I’’ll go with the flow

Up or down, city or town, love the view from a hilltop

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Cheryle March 1, 2015

Blogging U – Writing Poetry 201 – Found Poem, Landscape, Enumeratio

Blogging 201 – Writing -FOUND POEM, LANDSCAPE, ENUMERATIO

Words and phrases taken from “The Rough Guide to Thailand”  written and researched by Paul Gray and Lucy Ridout

Published by Rough Guides

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THAILAND – SIAM

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Land of 100,000 smiles

Resplendent traditions

Modern Opulence

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Monarchy of stability

Unifying Theravada Buddhists

Mon, Thai, Hill Peoples

Chinese, Immigrants, Foreigners and travelling Tourists

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Well watered world

Biggest falls

City of Mists

Pass of Three Pagodas

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Roof of Thailand

Cloud Capped Granite Escarpment

Limestone hills

Temples carved in caves

Reclining, Standing, Sitting Buddha emerald, gold and Jade

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Lush rice fields

Patchwork paddies

Rhododendrons, sphagnum moss

Orchids and sugar cane

Beans and tobacco

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Folk Dance, Thai boxing

Festivals of Water, Candles, Firework rockets

Snorkel, Raft, Dive and Trek

Thailand under your skin

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Cheryle – February 2015

Photo Blog Challenge – February 2015 – Winter

Photo Blog Challenge – February 2015 – Winter

Hello Photo Blog Challengers:

This is my first post of the five photos taken this month on the theme Winter.  I hope I figure everything out ok and can visit your photos to enjoy and get some inspiration.  In love and light  Cheryle

Winter 2015 Cat Tracks                 Cat and Bird tracks shadow the snow

Black and scruffy a black feral cat

Monk like she does alms rounds

Silent and unseen unless siting in the sun

Meditating

Generous with gratitude

She gifted us a fresh caught mouse

Winter 2015 Downtown         Winter water silently slips through icy snow

Famous for trout

Fishers cast into the bow

As it meanders through the city

Quadrants north and south divided

Rafters, kayakers, surfer too

Yes, surfers recent since the flood

Enjoy blue refreshment from the summer sun

Winter 2015 Fence 1               Fence links

Repetitive texture

Shows snows

Sensual nature

Winter 2015 Steps 1              Winter a romantic season

Ice clings to the branches beautifully

Canopy the road perfectly

Accenting the wooden stairs

winter 2015 tire tracks              Tire tracks crisp and stark

Sharp against the smooth softness of snow

7th Assignment – Blogging 201 – Writing Poetry Prose Poem, Fingers, Assonance

7th Assignment – Blogging 201 – Writing Poetry   Prose Poem, Fingers, Assonance

REFLEXOLOGY     1a4c9b8d_298537     FIRE FINGERS

Can you feel it?  Energy, surging through my fingers?  Warmth pulsating from their tips?  Tentatively I lift the foot, fit my fingers to its’ shape.  Gently slip, past the Achilles tendon beyond the cuneiform bones down to the tips of the toes.  Wherever my fingers slid, a distinct imprint of heat follows.

Cradle the foot.  Let my fingers firmly press and twist the reflex points of the spine from the heel to the joint at the root of the big toe.  Impress the Pineal, the Hypothalamus and the Pituitary.  Release the feel good chemicals that give you an inner smile.  Manipulate the brain, sinuses’, ears and eyes.  Pop the crystals built up in the shoulders and breast.  Flush the lymph, lungs and the liver.  Eliminate toxins with a slight circular motion.  Purge the sludge sitting dormant in the stomach, kidneys, and intestines, all points of collection.  Dig deep into the hip, tail bone, the cervix and sciatic nerve.  Reduce the effects of gravity from the constraint of shoes tied tightly leaving no room for fluid movement.

Finish and invigorate the whole foot with a touch of intense pleasure.  Squish and squeeze the skin, muscles and bone to move the languishing blood up.  Up and out of the dark blue veins into the hearts cleaning pump, pump-pump, pump.  Dirty blood returns to the red arteries fresh and nourished.

Can you feel it?  The pulse of life flowing freely from heel to toe?  Walk on feet made of soft pillowy clouds and avoid caffeine.

Cheryle Feb 24, 2015

Photo:  Copyright: by  Cheryle

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I want to thank Hannah of Simply Hanes for nominating me for The Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award.  I am so very honoured and grateful for her consideration.   Please pop over to her blog she is a versatile writer with many categories to delight you.    The Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award is given to writers who express the unique female experience.

The Rules for Accepting and Nominating are as follows:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  • Nominate seven blogs.
  • Make a list of ten questions for your nominees.

My Answers to the Questions:

  1. What is your biggest fear and why?

Being successful, I would then have to accept that I can do anything I set my mind to.

  1. What are you motivated by?

To help.  If I believe I can be of help to someone I am all in 100%

  1. What was the last dream you remember?

It was an apocalypse dream where the captured were forced to tattoo their own hands with hunting knives.  Then the captors cut them off and left the victims to die by being skewered on a fence and hit by fast moving vehicles.  (Sorry… I ate something before bed, I shouldn’t have )

  1. What is your favorite book and why?

The Rhyming Dictionary – it is an invaluable resource

  1. If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Buddhas’ Mother – he ordained her.  It would put to rest the squabble between Monks and Nuns regarding the suitability of Nuns ordaining Nuns.

  1. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Do you still have that childhood dream?

At one time I wanted to be a Nun, an Actress, a Writer and a Conservationist (That’s what they were called back then).  Yes I still have those dreams.  Did the actress thing, practice ecological behaviour, I am now blogging and I teach Samatha Meditation based on the Buddhist Thai Forest tradition.

  1. Do you have a bucket list? If so what are the top three items?

a)  I would like to travel in my RV.  b)  Travel on meditation retreat with my Venerable Teacher.  c) Create a multi discipline creative healing retreat.  A large lodge with smaller cottages sequestered in the woods to accommodate, writers, musicians, healers, meditators and artists.  The property is located  in an area of wooded rolling hills and has a river running through it, for swimming and rafting.

  1. If you could boost one of your five senses, which would it be and why?

Improve my ability to listen to my intuition.  Not only hear it but listen to it.

  1. Would you rather die young, or live forever?

Die young, if it meant not coming back.

  1. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

My ability to enjoy being alone.

I nominate the following, in no particular order. 

Allychat’s Blog

Anecdotes from Along Life’s Road

Daily Cup of Wisdom

Iridescent Spirits

Shannon McFadden – Global Grandma

Kate M Colby

Serins Sphere

The 10 Questions.  I chose to ask the same insightful questions that were asked of me.

  1. What is your biggest fear and why?
  2. What are you motivated by?
  3. What was the last dream you remember?
  4. What is your favorite book and why?
  5. If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
  6. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Do you still have that childhood dream?
  7. Do you have a bucket list? If so what are the top three items?
  8. If you could boost one of your five senses, which would it be and why?
  9. Would you rather die young, or live forever?
  10. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Keep on Blogging and Enjoy the experience of writing.

The Sound of Spring Has Come to My Garden

Blogging 101: Make a Prompt Personal   https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_assignment/blogging-101-personalized-prompts/

My first instinct when I read the 11th assignment was to just post this poem I wrote in 2006.  Instead of running and hiding behind these words I did write a post in response to the Daily Prompt

https://lightwalker1.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/assignment-11-make-a-prompt-personal-daily-post/

In addition to the assignment I decided I would also post the poem.   I hope you enjoy.

The Sound of Spring Has Come to My Garden

Listen,

Can you hear my garden grow?

I can.

It is not just a thought

my winter addled brain

has projected to confuse me

in the quiet, in the dark

hear the susurration of the spires

as they push, prod and propel

their way up from the depths

of earth’s frozen embrace

open your ears to the rustle

of the Bearded Iris

eavesdrop as the Tulips, red and yellow

thrust their way out

of the ground

the patter of the purple Crocus

reverberates as they pop and pierce

through winter’s debris

delight in the crack

snap and scratch of the blue

Silia as they shove

their way to sprout and swell

above the brittle leaves

the smell of decay is gone

my nostrils flare with the scent

of young verdant vitality

feel joy at their gain

the symphony is palpable

it resonates in my very spirit

tonight I can hear their fusillade

in the morning, I will witness their victory

Can you hear my garden grow?

I can

Listen…….

Cheryle Baker – 2006