Through the Lens Week


Through the lens I frequently find contentment in life. ~ carol



When it is really cold on Cape Ann MA ~ some birds seem to find comfort on the deck which is rather high up and would seem rather cold to me. Mr Seagull seems think he lives here and likes it.



Asian brush sketch ~ Fish of Cape Ann MA



Have read that haiku are like prayers and having been writing them for awhile now, I can relate to that concept. Do you?




Winter on Cape Ann MA allows me to view the beauty of the trees with their bare branches and standing so majestically against a Blue Sky.




I see the head of a bear or dog in this Ice formation on Cape Ann MA ~ Do you? Some people are not able to see this and that is okay. We are all unique yet similar. 



We are linked this week with:
Creative Everyday
Our World Tuesday
Rurality Blog Hop
Alphabe Thursday
Sky Watch Friday
Haiku My Heart 
Haiku Friday





We wish you the best in each day. xxx
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QUOTE TO PONDER:
'Out of clutter, find simplicity.'
~ Albert Einstein

Comments

  1. Through your lens I see endless possibilities.

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  2. One of the best things about winter is having the opportunity to see the trees naked like that. They are beautiful.

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  3. I see a white walrus without tusks.....:)JP

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  4. Lovely bare tree against the blue sky.

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  5. I like the watercolor of the three fishes … and I definitely see a bear etched along the edges of the ice.

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  6. It's a a polar bear, that last picture! I don't write haiku, but believe that creating (whatever we are able to do) can be a meditation. As always lovely post, that makes me think and makes me happy...all at once!

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  7. Great shots! I like the tree. I think trees are majestic in all their different varieties from very green, to fall, to bare.

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  8. Lovely thoughts and photos, Carol. I do find poetry like prayer - each requires us to be mindful. Love the tree shot especially.

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  9. We get gulls up the lake once in a while. They will ride on logs floating down slowly to the dam. - Margy

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  10. Loved that shot of the tree silhouetted against the deep blue of the sky. Beauty is all around us if we took the time to look.

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  11. Cold looking and yet beautiful!! Great captures and a beautiful post as always, Carol!! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

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  12. Too many things to comment on in your post - but the seagull is especially beautiful and I really like the stark tree against the blue sky. I have a few trees losing leaves right now - but it's because of the drought! btw I see a dog!

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  13. These are all great shots and I always love your haiku. The bird trying to get warm on your deck is a beauty all puffed out.

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  14. Love the seagull - it looks here like he belongs in the artic regions:)

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  15. Don't know if my comment came through - Love this seagull - he looks here like he belongs in the artic regions!

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  16. I do see the bear. I'm very good at cloud pictures, too. :)
    Mr Seagull looks quite comfy, soaking up the sun.

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  17. Yes, It's definitely a bear and a cold one at that. Mr Seagull is a Ring-billed Gull - wish I could see one over here again. Nice watercolour, you're so talented.

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  18. Great set of images. I like that tree.

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  19. I especially like your fishy sketches!

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  20. Hi Carol. Your winter scenes are filled with (dared I say) . . . warmth? I'm chilling at the moment in Oklahoma City. Departing for Texas tomorrow. My travel updates will be on http://anniegolightly.blogspot.com/. Please stop by and visit anytime. We'll be on the road through the month of May.

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  21. You have certainly found beauty in the cold frigidness!

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  22. Really lovely pictures.. it must be really cold where you are staying.

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  23. Lovely images - I see a polar bear and I love the watercolor and haiku. Visiting from Washington state. - Karen

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  24. I didn't see the bear until you mentioned it. ;))

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  25. I go for the dog.... could even be a profile of Jimmy Durante if you squint enough....

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  26. As it's our 40th day of +40 degrees (our American guests tell us yesterday was 110 degrees in your temps!) I am very happy to see your cooling beautiful photos. Yes I see a bear and also a dolphin, platypus and various other animals... but I might just have heat stroke and be hallucinating due to three sleepless nights in the heat!!!
    Wren x

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  27. That seagull looks awfully cold to me but know better :-) I saw your tree...these trees in the winter are so beautiful.I did not know you were a painter, too. That is a lovely piece. You are a very talented lady.

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  28. I do see the bear and I love your fishies! :)

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  29. I really love that tree on the blue background. Beautiful!

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  30. I see the animals as a profile, if anything. The seagull is so cute! {:-Deb

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  31. I see a fish - wonder what that says about me?!

    Great, creative post for *I*– superb pics!

    Alway a joy to visit here!

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  32. Nature is always so amazing! Love your sea gull!

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  33. Beautiful pics and I enjoyed the haiku. Life affirming.

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  34. Ah, haiku as prayer ! That makes it even more dear to me. :)
    Happy Friday and enjoy your cold weather treasures.

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  35. I dunno. Maybe a manatee head in the ice. Guess it's all what is in the mind. Your seagull looks cold, but did you know birds can adjust their metabolism...even in separate parts of their bodies..I bet he is toasty warm inside. Wish I could do that!

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  37. beautiful branches against the sky. and i love that fish sketch!

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  38. Looks just like a dog!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  39. I see the bear!
    I see also some lovely photos and a cold bird!!!

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  40. Wonderful pics. I enjoyed the haiku. Thank you for commenting and stopping by my blog.

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  41. Beautiful! Yes to the bear and yes to haiku as prayer!!

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  42. Yay! I can see the bear too and I have similar pictures of bare tress as well. The are gorgeous!

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  43. Lovely sky shot! I too like to see the sky through bare tree branches.

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  44. I really like the idea of haiku as prayer…and yes looking through the lens opens me to contentment as well Carol… thanks for sharing all this beautify with us:-)

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  45. My goodness, that's a lot of wonderfulness collected into one post! Love the seagull and the bear in the ice and the haiku but mostly, I am struck by the Einstein quote - I need to find that simplicity out of the clutter!

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  46. Yes I see the bear...brrr it looks cold but beautiful.

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  47. I write prayers daily in the form of haiku, so I know what you mean. Blessings!

    Seven Spirits

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  48. That's a bear head -in your last pic. Thanks for dropping by Carol, enjoying your words and other shots.

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  50. Always lovely photos and words that I am find here. Good to see you. I have had the flu and have not been able to catch up with everyone yet. SLowly but surely, here I am. Have a wonderful week.

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  51. I am disappointed because I can't see the Ice Bear...

    It is an interesting ice formation though!

    Thanks for linking to the letter "I".

    A+

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