And Then The Butterfly Flapped Its Wings

I was so taken with this beautiful story, written by Lora.. I asked if I could share it here.
Such a wonderful reminder that kindness is never wasted.

Snow's Fissures and Fractures


♦♦♦ Part I – Peter ♦♦♦

It’s like the entire Universe is against me, he thought to himself. Last night Nina blew him off, ruining his perfect plans for their second date. And now he overslept. That stupid alarm clock his mom bought him let him down again.
Peter dragged his feet across the room and pulled the curtains from the window. “Great, it’s raining.” he murmured to himself and headed for the bathroom, stepping on his dog’s squeaky toy. “Barney, I swear one of these days…”
25 minutes later he was driving to work, zigzagging through heavy traffic, assuring himself the boss will be late, too. The car before him suddenly slowed down and forced him to change lanes, splashing pedestrians who were waiting to cross the street.
“Get out of my way! Peter, you are such a loser!” he waved in their general direction and pushed the…

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26 weeks of Monochrome Madness!

Wow! 26 weeks of Monochrome madness and a thoroughly enjoyable challenge it has been so far.. Once again, many thanks to Leanne for her hard work and to Laura for cheering us all on.

Our challenge this week is to find a monochrome shot without changing it to monochrome.  It’s been a very busy week for me and even though I was ‘watching’, I decided to use an image taken at the beginning of this month.  I think it works for the challenge.


As it is half way through the year, I thought it would be interesting to include a gallery of my work from the challenge so far… It’s good to look back to see what you’ve done – to see what you might do differently perhaps? – to see what you’ve learned and even tried…

I missed out on a few weeks as I’ve been dealing with a back injury this year, but I’m very happy – I made it most weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂

Here’s a peek at my 1/2 year in pictures..

Please pop on over to Leanne’s blog to visit the gallery for our 26th week… I know it will be another great week of images.

Dianthus Shimmer

Oh my WordPress… you’re keeping me on my toes today. Changes!!  😉


This morning I was watching the gorgeous light streaming in the window.. so I did a bit of light chasing… with a pot of flowers…lol… more experimenting?.. or perhaps just greedy for lovely light! 🙂

Get to Know – Robyn’s Fine Arts Journal

Today, Im happy to share a little about myself and my journey so far, in an Interview with Laura 🙂
My many thanks to you, for taking an interest in what I do.
Gotta love this great community of ours!!

Laura Macky Photography

I’ve seen others here do introductions to photographers they enjoy, so I thought I might do this once in awhile as well.  I learn so much from others here, the way they work, and the images they create.  It really is a wonderful place to expand on the hobby we all love so much.

Lately I’ve been enjoying the closer shots and finding out how they’re done, so I thought I’d introduce you to Robyn’s Fine Arts Journal blog.  I really think Robyn has a great eye and I love the exchanges we have in our blogs too.  🙂  To me, that’s what makes Word Press a special place…the friends we meet along the way.  Being the curious sort, I asked her a few questions and she graciously answered, so I put the interview here for you along with a gallery of her images.   To me, her images have a…

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