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Flowers In The Shadow

Flowers In The Shadow

UNJAUNDICE VISION Only in the shadow Was the yellow light Sufficiently subdued For us to welcome Beauty unforeseen. — Brad Hepp, 2/22/2020 There, now I have tied this to the conversation I was having with a friend when I took the photo. We were pondering how weakness and inadequacy may ...
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The Purple Martins' Home

The Purple Martins’ Home

Today, I met Coco, the friendly lady who maintains these Purple Martin houses. She calls herself the "landlord" of the 24 apartments (on two poles). I'll try to meet her again when there are some baby birds to photograph ...
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Golden-Thread Moss

Golden-Thread Moss

Possibly "Golden Thread-moss" See second photo (below) for size. These are remarkably tough. I'll have to "liberate" some for my moss garden if I can find a patch in a location where they'll never be missed ...
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Boulder at Morris W. Levy Memorial

Boulder at Morris W. Levy Memorial

At the little-known Morris W. Levy Memorial. It's a group of boulders and a plaque in my favorite dewberry field ...
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Lake Images With Poetry

A Day Too Short

A Day Too Short

Commentary I'll be hard-pressed to fully explain this one, but let me try by recounting the occasion: I had been praying for a friend's father for about a year. He was a brilliant man whose mind and health were failing. My repeated prayer was that God would give him enough ...
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Celebrating the First Week of Advent

Celebrating the First Week of Advent

This Advent mindset doesn't come easy for me, but I'm trying.... When I say "Let's not pretend," it's myself I'm talking to. Being a "glass one-fifth full" guy, I frequently gloss over my own disappointments. And I ignore the suffering of others all too easily. But I'm convinced that God ...
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Photographer's Admission

Photographer’s Admission

This poem is about photography AND learning from older people. See the commentary below. Commentary The thought in this poem crystalized as I was looking at a friend's Instagram photos. The friend is not a photographer, just someone who understands and appreciates the great outdoors. I was looking at one ...
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Pray Little Mantis

Pray Little Mantis

Haiku written by 7th-grade Bradley:
Pray little mantis
Lift your hands unto the sky
Your creator praise ...
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