Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #11: Small Is Beautiful

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Amy chose ”Small Is Beautiful” for the theme.

I have some wonderful small creatures in my garden. They are all beautiful and keep my life cheerful year round.

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I was surprised by the visit of this beauty. This is Mourning Cloak butterfly by its Common name. The scientific name is Nymphalis antiopa. A very distinctive and charismatic butterfly, best known for its conspicuous activity in late winter, flying and acting territorial before any trees have leafed out or any wildflowers are active.

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Travel Highlight – Paris

Our first Europe trip was to visit London, Amsterdam, and Paris. When traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, we met in the lobby of the hotel at 4:00 a.m. The driver was the only one working, everyone was either quiet or going back to sleep on the coach. With 312 miles (503 km) or 5 hours of driving from Amsterdam to Paris, getting on the road early was the only way we could have more time for sightseeing.

The time we arrived in Paris, it was in the morning rush hour. During the two-day tour in Paris, we visited the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, Notre Dame and took a boat ride on the Seine River for a birds-eye view of the city.

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Order in Chaos

The prompt for Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge is Plan & Finish, #SynonymsOnly. I use Order for Plan and Match for Finish.

Enjoy this piece of fabulous art!

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Chaos Comes Order by Pixel Chemist at Fine Art America

Below the introduction is a quote from the psychiatrists Carl Jung.

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.  Among the central concepts of analytical psychology is individuation – the lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self out of the individual’s conscious and unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human development. He created some of the best-known psychological concepts, including Read more

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #10: Fences

The theme for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week is Fences. There are fences near and far, close to home and around the globe. Some fences are made with rod iron, wood, stones, cement, plants, flowers, lava rocks or a combination of the above. The functions of the fences are to be for prohibition, protection, security, divider, or beauty. In this post, I have included some examples of the forms and functions of the fences.

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Cherry blossoms between the stone and wooden fences in Japan.

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New Blog Feature: “Conversations With Colleen” How to Submit

What a great chance to be on the spotlight of Colleen’s New Feature! Please read the rest of the post and submit for an interview!

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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I’ve started a new weekly feature on my blog as another way to support my fellow authors. Conversations with Colleen will give you a way to introduce yourself to readers from around the world. Readers can check out your books and visit your Amazon Author Pages to see if they find anything that tweaks their reading fancy!

This is also a way for my readers to get to know some different authors. You never know what secrets I might be able to coax out of you!

Author interviews give a writer the opportunity to show off their writing skills and help to promote their creative work.

(Many thanks to Sally Cronin for her inspiration and the many ways she supports authors on her blog). ❤


How to Submit:

Please pick three to five (or one if you go into great detail) questions from the list below. Your answers must have…

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – 100th Challenge

Congratulations to Colleen’s 100th Challenge celebration! As a special treat, she gave everyone to pick their own words this week.

This Tanka is about my baby hummingbird which was born in my backyard in June 2018. I took photos of five days before he started flying. Here are the first post and the second post about the baby hummingbird.

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