So Near, Yet So Far

So Near, Yet so far ... by you.

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“The plant is so near,
yet so far …” thought Lumi, the Westie .

The plant puzzled me as well,
as to how does it stay put in the currents et al?!

No wonder, that Lumi, the Westie, was wondering, too!

Plant in the water by you.

This is the plant that
Lumi, the Westie,  was trying to reach at.

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Tender Moments – before the sunset

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I do not wish to think of snow, that we have by the bucket load!
I do not wish to think of cold, it is only freeezing!
I do not wish to think of winter …

So hence, this

TENDER MOMENTS – before the sunset –
taken in Jerusalem a couple summers ago.

Do you feel the warmth and glorious glow of the hot day that was?

Aaah… those were them days, i say.

P.S.
The photo is totally untouched even though it looks like watercolour painting.

Picture Perfect: Favourite

This photograph, taken in the Powerscourt Gardens (Ireland) in July 2008, is my current favourite of all the photos that i have.

The water lilies in this picture are rather Monet-isque, methinks.

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”Claude Monet


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Here are some links to one of my absolutely favourite artists, Claude Monet and his water lilies. The site has most beautiful links to further explore this genius of a painter.

Picture Perfect: Joined

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It was balmy minus 36*C
that morn that
i took this photograph!

The frozen, icy-white branches
seem to be
joined together
high up in the air
over the bend of the river…

Have a super week.

Picture Perfect: Look-a-like


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The sky looks like the water,
the water looks like the sky,
looking like they were painted in
soft and muted watercolours…

This photo was taken by me in Ein Bokek by the Dead Sea last year. The pic is totally untouched for it is as it was.  Here is some interesting information on this spectacular spot:

The Dead Sea has a climate which boasts year-round sunny skies and dry air with low pollution. It has less than 50mm mean annual rainfall and a summer average temperature between 32 and 39 degrees Celsius. The winter average temperature is between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius.

The region has weakened UV radiation, particularly the UVB (erythrogenic rays), and an atmosphere characterized by a high oxygen content due to the high barometric pressure. The Dead Sea’s mix of bromide, potash, magnesium and salt is like no other body of water on the planet.The shore is the lowest dry place in the world. (iNFO: Wikipedia)

Picture Perfect: BROKEN


MORNING HAS
BROKEN

LIKE
THE FIRST MORNING…

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird//Praise for the singing,// praise for the morning//Praise for the springing fresh from the word

The Rising Sun with the Maid

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Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning// Born of the one light// Eden saw play//
Praise with elation//praise every morning//God’s recreation of the new day *

This week I am taking the word BROKEN, using it this way as in the new morning that has begun. This photo was taken in the sticks of a place very, very early morn one summer at about 4am!

Keep so grand and safe. Da Paparazii Rii

* MORNING HAS BROKEN:
The lyrics are by the late Eleanor Farjeon – pronounced farr-jon – in 1931 to the melody, that is a Gaelic tune from the 19th Century.

Picture Perfect: SAFE

SAFE:
Conferring safety; securing from harm;
not exposing to danger; confining securely;
to be relied upon; not dangerous;

a safe harbor; a safe bridge…

A place for keeping things in safety.


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Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes.

This is my entry this week on PICTURE PERFECT.

This photo belongs to this set in this link ere. The light is natural setting sunlight in October, by the way.

Have a super weekend. Da Paparazzi Blonde 🙂