2020Picoftheweek — Quality of Light

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek — Quality of Light

6.30.20 quality of light

“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~Alice in Wonderland

6.30 quality of light

“It may have been some trick of the mind, or some quality of light but in that moment, the moon whispered my name and for the first time in a long time, I knew peace.” ~JP Pearlman

Lindsey Stirling – Between Twilight

Til next time ~Peace ~JP

2020picoftheweek — Fire and Rain

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek challenge my prompt:  What a Sight

6.21.20 what a sight

Evacuation time, fires in Oregon, yes that’s smoke not clouds!

6.21.20 summer rain

Rain off the coast of Kauai

“And the prophecy spoke of a witch grown of the earth,
transformed by fire, shaped by water,
and carried on the currents of air.” ~ Xerephenia

Elements – Lindsey Stirling

Til next time ~Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized ~JP

Picoftheweek — Movement

For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek challenge – Movement

I’m running a bit behind right now. Behind everything so time for some catchup this week. 😉

6.9.20 Movement
Sunrise on Kauai

Sun rising
as the earth
always in motion
dances through the day
Waves bring the tide
as the sea
always in motion
dances through the night

Ornico Flow — Enya

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek – Miniature

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge my prompt for this week: Miniature

5.14.20 MiniaturesMiniature Lord of the Rings figures from Weta Workshop, Miramar, NZ

5.14.20 miniature irisTiny dwarf iris snapped at Queens Garden, Invercargill, NZ

“Little drops of water
tiny grains of sand
make the mighty ocean
and the pleasant land
and so those little moments
humble though they be
create the mighty hours
that make up eternity”
From an old nursery rhyme author undetermined

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Til next time Stay safe, stay sane, stay sanitized

Picoftheweek – 16 — Surrounded

5.4.20 surrounded
About the photo: taken with my cell phone from an overlook along the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Kaikoura NZ

EDGE OF THE WORLD

Looking off the edge of the world
surrounded by sapphire waters
here sky and water meet
no words, no song
can match the startling beauty
that is almost too much
for one poor heart to bear

For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek challenge. My prompt this week: Surrounded

Over the Rainbow / What a wonderful World – IZ, Israel Kamakawiwo`Ole

Til next time ~Stay Safe, Stay Sane, Stay Sanitized

2020picoftheweek # 15 — Nature

 

 

 

 

For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek # 15 — Nature

4.28.20 nature Nature

There is a magic in nature
that soothes the soul
and refreshes the heart
reminding us we’re just one part
of a greater whole

A child dreams of magic
dancing in the spring
grown-ups long for love
when did we forget
that they’re the same thing

Crystal — Stevie Nicks

About the pic, snapped in October (spring in NZ) Queenstown Botanical Park, Queenstown, NZ I fell in love with this orchid-like flower. I believe it is an “Orchid Lights” variety of rhododendron based on the stamens and huge size of the “shrub” which was well over two meters tall.

Til next time ~Stay Safe, Stay Sane, Stay Santized ~JP

2020 picoftheweek #14 — Treetops

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For Maria Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek — my prompt: Treetops

4.16.20 tree tops
About the photo — looking up through fall leaves at Shugakuin Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan

Looking Up

Looking up I see the sky
shining bright before my eyes
looking down, I seen green grass
don’t see the ice, fall on my ass
I see treetops filtering the sun
don’t even care about my aching bum

Shoe Event Horizon – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Til next time ~Keep Looking Up! ~JPP

Monday Window and #picoftheweek 14

4.6.20 up the canyon
View from the rear window of a Swiss Army Butt Cruncher at 13,000 ft. near Silverton, Colorado

For Ludwig’s Monday Window and
Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek #13 — On the Road

STUCK INSIDE

Stuck inside while the hours roll by
instead of the miles
how I miss the drone of my tires
on hot asphalt
taking me to places never seen before
for life wasn’t meant
to be lived in one place
and I am not the same person
having seen the sun rise
on the other side of the world

On The Road Again — Willie Nelson

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek # 12 — Details

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For Maria Antonia’s 2020picoftheweek challenge # 12 — my prompt for this week — details

and for Kammie’s Oddball Photo Challenge

4.2.20 details
about the photo: Love locks on the railing along Wellington, NZ waterfront footbridge over Frank Kitts Lagoon.

Love Locks

Love is not found in grand passion
nor in the splendid hues of sunrise
Love lives in the little things
the twinkle in the eye
at a well time joke
the brush of your body against mine
love doesn’t lie in the words we say
but in those tiny details
of life we live day after day

What Is Life — George Harrison

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Picoftheweek 2020 # 10 — Weathered

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For Maria Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek challenge my chosen prompt for this week is “weathered”

3.19.20 weathered

“Blue rain from a clear sky,
our world a cube of sunlight —
but to the south
the violet admonition
of thunder”

About the picture: a beautiful bit of poetry found on the underside of the pier on Wellington, NZ quay has weathered the test of time while it speaks to the heart and brings a bit of beauty and reverence to my walk along the sea. A bit of “senseless beauty” of which I am in sore need right now.  The pilings were covered with starfish and mussels and all manner of sea life.  🙂

Under the Sea — from The Little Mermaid (Disney)

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP