Through the Lens Week 2

Through the lens I see how nature enhances my spirit. ~ carol

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One of the few sunny sunrises recently on Cape Ann MA ~ There are signs of Spring yet it is very slow to come. Most people, I think, need the Spring after such a long winter here. We are sharing with Sky Watch Friday. 


Sharing with Carpe Diem Haiku  with 'prompt' of raindrops.


For Haiku My Heart Link and Friday Haiku Link 





(U) for Under deck pebble coverage and Unique bench  Cape Ann  MA. Linked today with:
Alphabe Thursday 'U'  and 'Sacred in the Ordinary', little pebbles, little bench for  Little Things


What caught my 'eye' was the composition in this photo taken on Cape Ann MA ~ I particularly liked the curves of the branches and the swirls of the water. I see beauty everywhere even in this photo.  If I stood in the water, I might have gotten a more dramatic curve, it was still much too cold and didn't have the right boots.
Sharing today with Black and White Wednesday at My Memory Art.







In Cape Ann MA's  little seaport towns this is just a 'piece' of Our World' coming alive for Spring. Although this boat, I believe is 'in the water' most of the year. Sharing today with:
Our World Tuesday Meme.


Prompt for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai was gypsy or roma ~ a very neglected population of people on this earth yet, I think we could learn much from them about what is important.







We are wishing you the best in each day. xoxo

Your comments are little gems for us. Thanks ^_^


QUOTE TO PONDER: ' He/She is the happiest, be he/she king or queen or peasant, who finds peace in his/her home.' 
~ Johann Wolfgang on Goethe

HOUSE HOLD HINT: ' To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer Tablets.' Plop, plop, fizz, fizz'. ^_^

Comments

  1. Beautiful captures and wise words, Carol!! Thanks as always for sharing them both! Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Lovely post and photos.. Enjoy the day

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  3. Your photos of the sea and seaside are always beautiful.Hard to believe it is still so cold at the sea where you live. It is still very hot here - and I can't imagine walking in sea water in anything other than my bare feet!

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  4. Your photos look wonderful! I especially love the first one with the cute little red boat. I wish I coud go for a little journey on it.

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  5. Hello Carol, your words and post are lovely.. The 2nd and last photo are my favorites. Beautiful images..enjoy your new week!

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  6. I love your Haiku. There is a depth to it.

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  7. Happy you stopped by my blog, have a nice Monday

    Much love...

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  8. Yes, Carol, everyone is patiently waiting....it will be here soon!...:)JP

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  9. The sea shepherd is a handsome boat and I love the black and white. All good shots and words.

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  10. Dearest Carol; Good Morning from Japan. I'll stop by your 'gypsy or roma' link, sounds interesting, isn't it♪ I LOVE the 'stone and pebbles'shot, it has the Japanese atmosphere♡♡♡
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  11. Your photos are wonderful, Carol! It most be so nice to live in a seaport town. It's kind of a fantasy of mine :) I especially like the 3rd photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Stunning photographs.
    Thanks for the amazing household hint.

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  13. The sun is a little slow to make its appearance in your part of the world but that beautiful photo of the sunrise must give you hope that the warmer weather is on its way. Have a good week.

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  14. Beautiful post...but that haiku was just wonderful, spiritual and warm - an inspiration. Thank you.

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  15. Beautiful, as always. The Sea Shepherd reminds me of the one involved in Anti-Whaling. I need to get back to haiku; it has been awhile for me and I miss it. I agree about gypsies; they are often misunderstood. We have a few gypsy cultures (Irish, English) in America, particularly in West Virginia. My husband, however is of Hungarian ancestry, a different culture than those.

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  16. what a keen eye you have for these special shots Carol. I especially love the one with the haiku.

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  17. Lovely collection for us this week, Carol! Thank you for sharing! Particularly like the Haiga and your photo for BW Wednesday!

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  18. I love your pictures.. and that haiku... really -- we have a lot to learn...

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  19. Souls close the Earth shot is my instant fave! So lovely!

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  20. Nice shots! I'll have to try that Alka Seltzer trick.

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  21. beautiful images, and thoughts too Carol

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  22. Lovely photos. I'm having trouble finding peace in my home! We've had a leak in the basement, robins trying to nest in the bathroom exterior vent...
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  23. That first picture is really nice. I like the pebbles too, they remind me of Mackinac Island.

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  24. I love the way you put your posts together....your pictures and words flow beautifully. I believe we can learn from most Indiginous peoples about protecting the land and knowing what is really important as we seem to have grown away from those values.



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  25. Still very cold here, too, Carol. Not too sunny or flowery yet. Let's hope for Spring to arrive finally. Lovely sunrise and nice post :)

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  26. I do love the way black and white tends to enhance shape and textures. Nice shot! And I also really like your haiku and those soft plants catching the light!

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  27. The black and white has great line and contrast. Well done, is not always the easiest to capture in B& W

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  28. Beautiful shots, Carol..and love your haiku image, so pretty!

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  29. Beautiful! Love all the natural texture in your shots. Nature does enhance the spirit. I've used the "blop blop fizz fizz" on several different things. It works!

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    1. Can only claim the haiku ~ photo is not mine but thanks ~ Happy Weekend ~ artmusedog and carol ~ xoxo

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  31. Really nice pictures! The one with the grass straws has a beautiful light within!
    //Scaniatjejen
    http://www.scaniatjejen.se

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  32. Thanks, Carol. You just enhanced my spirit as well.

    =)

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  33. I love the third photo - the backlit grasses!

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  34. That is the sweetest bench! I wonder if the Alka-Seltzer trick would work on plastic. I have something I want to clean that is too tall and skinny for a bottle brush to reach the bottom. I think I'll give the old plop plop fizz fizz a try!

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  35. So love the beautiful sky colour and reflection in the first photo.

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  36. Lovely photos! I especially like the top one...

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  37. love all your photos! Can't pick a favorite! I love photos of the water... {:-D

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  38. Love the table in the sky in your header!

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  39. That's a nice sunrise. Our spring is far too slow in arriving.

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  40. Beautiful post! Love that sky in the first photo.

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  41. Very lovely sunrise!
    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/04/sky-watch-different-times.html

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  42. Beautiful, I like that sunrise.

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  43. All your photos are beautiful and admire your attempt to keep up with so many memes.
    Thanks for your visit and comforting comment

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  44. All lovely photos. I love the first shot with the sun's reflection.

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  45. I'd like to sit on that bench and rest awhile.

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  46. Wonderful 'Ku as always, Carol - and the photos. I love the shoreline shot - but then I saw the Sea Shepherd shot. I LOVE boats. And she's a beauty.

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  47. Hello Carol, letting your haiku run through me... as do the curves of your images... I like the imagery of "grey skies nurturing...." for it is what is out my window today! So I will think on your words as I go about my day. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

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  48. Oh this is wonderful, especially enjoyed the fence of branches at the coast image... Fantastic!

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  49. Welcome welcome springtime.

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  50. I too see the beauty in the unusual and have been seeing similar landscapes (the old reeds near the water's edge.) You are so gifted ! thanks for sharing your photos AND your joy!

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  51. PS What kind of camera do you use, if you don't mind my asking?

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    1. I left the answer on your blog ~ Happy Weekend ~ ^_^ ~ xoxo

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  52. So many beautiful images here...hope spring shines forth...soon

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  53. The grass photo is totally calling me out of doors. I am ready!

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  54. May the flowers bloom abundantly in your corner of the world, thanks to the rains!

    No Pattering of Raindrops

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  55. dearest,
    i love knowing that spring is finally unfolding her glorious arms around you! thanks as always for your generous beauty and loving thoughts.

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  56. As always, your photos unleash my imagination and I am there.

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  57. It's the calling of the artist to see--with microscopic eyes--the things that escape other people's attention.

    In the Potter’s Field

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  58. beautiful… I love the idea of seeing with microscopic eyes… I think this may be intuition or heart seeing.

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  59. The first haiku is exquisite! As always, I love all the water images.

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  60. The first haiku is exquisite! As always, I love all the water images.

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  61. :)
    haiku, quotes and hints!

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