Where beauty resides.


Where beauty resides.

hidden from the naked eye
beauty lies deep inside
pay attention



Okay, so it's not a 'traditional' haiku,
but I didn't want to try and conform it into something it wasn't.
Those were my initial thoughts, and I like it just the way it is!!
I'm not very agreeable right now, am I? haha.
Good thing tomorrow is F-R-I-D-A-Y!
It's been a rough week.....

I didn't get to the BalloonFest photos this week,
hopefully, I will get the opportunity to go through them this weekend.
I have, however, made many updates over at the {366} Photographic Journal blog -
and even though I am still far behind.....I'm not stressing it.


Wanna see more black & white photos?
Read about "November in b&w" hosted by Springtree Road.
It's a fun theme, and although I can't go an entire month without color,
I have been inspired to participate when I get the urge.
If you want to participate, too, visit the above links.

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Haiku Friday & One Single Impression & Today's Flowers

48 comments:

  1. Great photo - b&w really works for this one. I'm really enjoying the b&w challenge. :)

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  2. WOW! that is Really beautiful.

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  3. An amazing shot that I can't imagine in anything but B&W. I just looked through 366 Photographic Journal and am trying to remember my favorites there:
    Both shots of Moses, especially the one with his little tongue showing and those whiskers shining; the three daisies; the creature of the night; your neighbor the barn; the falls shot; and the one with all the brilliant yellow leaves. What a treat to look at them all.

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  4. Very beautiful! Yeah, I've just notice the detail after you make it b/w.
    but I still prefer the one with colour :-)

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  5. I am loving the black an white. I will be posting a mixture of both colour and b/w images this month too.

    It is interesting to see what subjects work well a B/W images

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  6. I absolutely LOVE THAT SHOT! Can I get a print of that? I'm serious. It touches me---somewhere deep inside.

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  7. such a different view in black and white
    I like it AND your rebel haiku (great scrabble word btw :))

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  8. That photo is stunning!!! I really need to get back into photography, maybe the upcoming Holidays will encourage me, although I am more of a film than digital person!

    Hope you enjoy the weekend!

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  9. i really like this in black and white.

    (i used some of the dried Queen Anne's Lace that you sent me in my project)

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  10. "Where beauty resides"
    the pure heart
    finds lodging.

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  11. Simply beautiful! Stark, yet compelling. . .

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  12. what a nice photo. I need to remember that winter really can be beautiful.

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  13. Gorgeous Queen Anne's Lace - It's a great contrast with the BW & pretty-ugly. It's great!

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  14. I have always loved black and white photos and sometimes prefer them to the colored ones. This photo is lovely.

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  15. I love your Queen Ann's lace photos, and your haiku works for me! I'm glad it's Friday, too.

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  16. i have a vague memory of someone telling me, as a young child, that queen anne's lace could cause an itchy rash. years later, i still think that and i wonder if it was just something my mother told me so that i would stop picking it. pretty photo.

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  17. That's why I call mine "odes". Odes have no pattern. lol

    Very pretty, as usual. Love the texture. :)

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  18. I love the black and white, but I think I'm still partial to the yellow one further down the page. :)

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  19. Beautiful. Thank you for your comment yesterday. I needed to know I wasn't alone! I just laughed when I read Margie's comment, no one ever told me that it caused an itchy rash. Funny how our childhood memories differ.

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  20. I couldn't agree with your words more. Very lovely.

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  21. I love how you turn "weeds" into beautiful works of art :-)

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  22. This is a very exquisite photo! Thanks for your visit. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Haiku or not, this is truly gorgeous and very much in the spirit. Love that shot, too! Wow.

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  24. I love the movement in this shot. Everything fits just right. Hey, you are paying attention!

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  25. Wow - this is absolutely awesome!

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  26. I love this photo-it gives me the feeling of a calm before a storm. really nice

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  27. Wonderful photo - rich with detail! Thanks for visiting my swamp sunset!

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  28. lovely photo


    Have a nice weekend with an old song from Demi Roussos

    It's five o'clock
    and I walk through the empty streets
    thoughts fill my head
    but then still
    No one speaks to me
    My mind takes me back
    to the years that have passed me by
    (interlude)
    It is so hard to believe
    That it's me
    that I see
    in the window pane
    it is so hard to believe
    that all this is the way
    that is has to be
    It's five o'click
    and I walk through the empty streets
    The night is my friend
    And in him
    I find sympathy
    And so I go back to the years that have to past me by
    (interlude)
    It is so hard to believe
    That it's me
    that I see
    in the window pane
    it is so hard to believe
    that all this is the way
    that is has to be

    It's five o'click
    and I walk through the empty streets
    The night is my friend
    And in him I find sympathy
    He gives, gives me day
    gives me hope
    and a little dream too

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  29. Beautiful shot. That would make a great framed print.

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  30. Just beautiful...I have a "thing" for dandelions.

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  31. Sometimes it’s best to let ‘tradition’ slide and go with the truth as you have here. Lovely image and message. I understand being behind … sigh. Me too!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  32. that is great in b&w!

    great haiku

    I hope your weekend goes much better than your week did!

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  33. I absolutely love this photo. It's wonderful! :-)

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  34. that is a beautiful shot! must remember to do more b&w!

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  35. Not traditional, but sooooo beautiful!

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  36. I love this--a disguise and a paradox.

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  37. Beautiful, even in B&W. =) I am never good in B&W, cos I'm boring. Hahahah...

    I'm so very looking forward to your shots at the BalloonFest! Have a great time!

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  38. Home > Christian Jokes
    Christian Jokes



    Forest Gump and St. Peter
    When Forest Gump died, he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said, "Welcome, Forest. We've heard a lot about you." He continued, "Unfortunately, it's getting pretty crowded up here and we find that we now have to give people an entrance examination before we let them in."


    "Okay," said Forest. "I hope it's not too hard. I've already been through a test. My momma used to say, 'Life is like a final exam. It's hard.' "

    "Yes, Forest, I know. But this test is only three questions. Here they are."

    1) Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'?"

    2) How many seconds are in a year?

    3) What is God's first name?

    "Well, sir," said Forest, "The first one is easy. Which two days of the week begin with the letter 'T'? Today and Tomorrow."

    St. Peter looked surprised and said, "Well, that wasn't the answer I was looking for, but you have a point. I give you credit for that answer."

    "The next question," said Forest, "How many seconds are in a year? Twelve."

    "Twelve?" said St. Peter, surprised and confused.

    "Yes, sir. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd …"

    St. Peter interrupted him. "I see what you mean. I'll have to give you credit for that one, too."

    "And the last question," said Forest, "What is God's first name? It's Andy."

    "Andy?" said St. Peter, in shock. "How did you come up with 'Andy'?"

    "I learned it in church. We used to sing about it." Forest broke into song, "Andy walks with me, Andy talks with me, Andy tells me I am His own."

    St. Peter opened the gate to heaven and said, "Run, Forest, Run!"

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  39. very nice photo ! I wish you a nice weekend and i hope so that everything will be okay - sends greetings to you - Steven may,

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  40. 'Where beauty resides',
    truth must follow.

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  41. Phooey on tradition - you wrote a beautiful poem, and captured the non-traditional beauty of a spent flower.

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  42. 'the blush is off that rose' takes on new meaning here--it is a beautiful photo and poem. Thank you!!

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  43. What a beautiful photograph and so are your thoughts. I love your black and white work! Roxanne

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