Spiderweb in Honduras

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“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” ~ Pablo Picasso ~ Spider web on the Panacam Trail, Parque Nacional Azul Meambar, Honduras.

Photography has tuned me into the smallest lovely details.  I notice the dew on a spiderweb, or the way a flower blooms.  And it gives me joy to see these small things.

Or perhaps the smallest details have strengthened my photography.

Sharing the beauty of the world, one photo at a time.  #Fujifilm #Fujifilmcameras #Fuji #XT1

Wheat & Rolling Hills ~ Palouse, Washington State

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“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” ~ Evo Morales (Bolivian Statesman).

Taken in the beautiful Palouse area in Washington State, USA.

Sharing the beauty of the world, one photo at a time.

Who Is My Hero

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Who Is My Hero?

Do I have a hero?
Who is my hero?
There are so many people I admire
Some of whom I will never tire
People I love listening to
People who tell stories
People who lead other people
People who are brave and courageous
People who have that lovely gift of conversation
People who are talented
Who can write music
Who can play music
Artists who share their lovely gifts with the world
Musicians who play the piano like angels
So many angels
Gifted photographers
Gifted artists
Gifted leaders who see an injustice and work to right the wrongs
They work to feed the hungry
Heal the sick
Those people are my heroes

Who is my hero?
She dances like the light
She paints like she is part of the painting
She sings like an angel

Who inspires me?
Who walks with me?
Who guides me?
Who sees my talent – my gift – my song – my light?
That’s who my hero is

Who is my hero?
She loves me
She guides me
She cares for me
She knows me
She sees the beauty in the world
She shares that beauty with the world
She wants to make the world a better place
She wants peace in the world
She feels the pain of the world
She inspires other people

Who is my hero
My inner goddess is my hero
My inner child is my hero
My inner diva is my hero
My spirit goddess is my hero
My guiding angel is my hero

Who is my hero
People who understand me
People who hear me
People who see me
People who understand my gifts

Who is my hero
People who understand you
People who hear you
People who see you
People who understand your gifts

Who is my hero
My wonderful energy healers are my heroes
My friends are my heroes
My sister is my hero
My brother is my hero
My mom was my hero

Who is my hero
What is a hero
How do I know who is a hero
How do you know who is a hero
Are you my hero?
Who is my hero

Copyright ©Roberta Kayne ~ All Rights Reserved
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Photo taken in Pompeii, Italy 2016

Black Cat on White Steps in Santorini

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“Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.” ~ Robert Kennedy.   Black Cat on White Steps in Santorini, Greece. Sharing the beauty of the world one photo at a time.  There is a story behind this photo and the photo below….

I was on a photo workshop with my sister in Greece.  On our first day out with the group, I fell behind, as I often do because of my concentration on taking photos.  The group moved on without me, and there I was in Greece on my own – no phone, no money, no car, no map and no way to contact the group.  I had left my phone and money in the van.  My sister mentioned to the group leader/photographer that I wasn’t with the group, and he said that he was sure I would catch up.  However, I’ve been taught that when I get left behind or get lost, stay where I’m at, and I will be found.  But, no one ever came to get me.  I stayed, and I waited, and I took more pictures where I was at, and I listened to the group playing music at the top of these steps, but no one came.

So finally, I decided that I would try and find our tour van.  I couldn’t remember which parking lot we were in, but I figured it wouldn’t be that difficult to find.  Wrong.  I couldn’t find the car.  And still, no one came to get me.  So it was getting towards sundown, and I thought I’d better at least try and get back to the hotel.  But the problem was I had no phone and no money.

I flagged down a cab, but he was booked and he said to get the next one.  I flagged down the next cab, and luckily I did remember the name of the small hotel, so I asked him to take me back to the hotel.  When we got there, I told him that I had no money, but that I was going to go into the hotel and ask the owner for money to pay him.  Fortunately for me and the taxi driver, the owner was there and was agreeable to paying the taxi driver.

So I paid him and had the owner call the tour leader to let him know where I was.  Needless to say, I was pretty upset with him, but I did forgive him and move on.  He’s a great guy, and a very good photographer, and hopefully he learned something from that event….  I know I did… never leave your money and phone in the car!

So the photo of the cat on the steps is one of the photos I took while waiting to be found.  And this photo of the musical group was also taken during my wait.

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Another World in Finland

“O the snow, the beautiful snow,
Filling the sky and the earth below!
Over the house-tops, over the street,
Over the heads of the people you meet,
Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along. Beautiful snow! it can do nothing wrong.
Flying to kiss a fair lady’s cheek;
Clinging to lips in a frolicsome freak;
Beautiful snow, from the heavens above,
Pure as an angel and fickle as love!….”

~ Excerpt from a poem by John Whitaker Watson.

Hotelli Iso-Syöte, #Finland

Happy Spring everyone. Sharing the beauty of the world one photo at a time.

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On the Tjeldsundet

“One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.” ~ John Muir.

I took this photo of the Lavangsfjorden (Fjord) from the Tjeldsundbrua Hotel in Gratangen, Norway. – The red cabins are “sea houses” and are part of Tjeldsundbrua Hotel which is on the shore of the Tjeldsundet Sound and a few meters from the Tjeldsund Bridge.

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Reflections on the River in Finland

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“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”. American Indian Proverb.

This photo was taken along the road to Riisitunturi National Park in Finland with my Nikon D810 and a Tamron 28-300 lens.  It was a beautiful crisp clear morning with no clouds in the sky.

I took a very similar photo with my Fuji X-T2 camera with a Fuji XF 10-24 lens at 18mm.

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Sharing the Beauty of the World One Photo At A Time.