BLOGGING U – PHOTOGRAPHY 101 – PHOTO A DAY
DAY 3 – WATER
MARCH 4, 2015
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
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
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
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
In love and light Cheryle
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.
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
|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
10th Assignment – Sonnet – Future – Chiasmus
When Summer Comes
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
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
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
Like a float on the river I’’ll go with the flow
Up or down, city or town, love the view from a hilltop
Cheryle March 1, 2015
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
THAILAND – SIAM
Land of 100,000 smiles
Monarchy of stability
Unifying Theravada Buddhists
Mon, Thai, Hill Peoples
Chinese, Immigrants, Foreigners and travelling Tourists
Well watered world
City of Mists
Pass of Three Pagodas
Roof of Thailand
Cloud Capped Granite Escarpment
Temples carved in caves
Reclining, Standing, Sitting Buddha emerald, gold and Jade
Lush rice fields
Rhododendrons, sphagnum moss
Orchids and sugar cane
Beans and tobacco
Folk Dance, Thai boxing
Festivals of Water, Candles, Firework rockets
Snorkel, Raft, Dive and Trek
Thailand under your skin
Cheryle – February 2015
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
Black and scruffy a black feral cat
Monk like she does alms rounds
Silent and unseen unless siting in the sun
Generous with gratitude
She gifted us a fresh caught mouse
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
Ice clings to the branches beautifully
Canopy the road perfectly
Accenting the wooden stairs
Sharp against the smooth softness of snow
7th Assignment – Blogging 201 – Writing Poetry Prose Poem, Fingers, Assonance
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
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:
My Answers to the Questions:
Being successful, I would then have to accept that I can do anything I set my mind to.
To help. If I believe I can be of help to someone I am all in 100%
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 )
The Rhyming Dictionary – it is an invaluable resource
Buddhas’ Mother – he ordained her. It would put to rest the squabble between Monks and Nuns regarding the suitability of Nuns ordaining Nuns.
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.
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.
Improve my ability to listen to my intuition. Not only hear it but listen to it.
Die young, if it meant not coming back.
My ability to enjoy being alone.
I nominate the following, in no particular order.
The 10 Questions. I chose to ask the same insightful questions that were asked of me.
Keep on Blogging and Enjoy the experience of writing.
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
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
Can you hear my garden grow?
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?
Cheryle Baker – 2006
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