I got a new Topaz software called Studio 2, and I am having fun making my photos into more like paintings with its effects.
For the final challenge, WP wanted to see an all-time favorite. This small tree growing out of the rock at Lake Tahoe is one of those. Taken with a Kodak point and shoot a few years ago, the mood, color, and form have made it one of my favorite captures.
Not much rain here, but we got the cloud show.
I love blank verse,
though saying something is probably preferred.
I have a passion for free verse,
but getting paid,
so much the better.
And since we’re talking about poetry:
Diamantés are a girl’s best friend.
(Another totally unrelated photograph below. Of course, if you do find a connection, you could probably teach college English!)
I dance in the dark.
Inhibitions cast off,
I twirl and twirl, like a graceful ballerina, free in a broad expansive world.
Walls disappear and the dark of my room rushesto blend with the testimony of the universe—spirit meshed with Spirit.
My arms hug tight and reach wide—
stretch inward and outward to embrace and be embraced.
Move, Spirit, move.
Simple melodies carry my open-chested praise past the corners of the ceiling
to celestial halls unfettered by atmosphere and stars and space.
Miraculous union—the soul’s yearnings unbounded—
unloosed in a moment of genuine worship,
fitted one with the other,
created with Creator.
Slow slow, fast fast, step step – mind and body joined in declaration of Your worth.
My will lays down my right to rule.
I b r e a t h e out surrender as the music plays.
When I sit in church, hands in front, fingers tap…
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