Floral Friday FF #9 ~ Simply Elegant Calla Lily

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She stands with elegance and grace.

No frills or fuss.

A flowing wave of quiet brilliant yellow.

Standing tall with independence we all crave.

This is for Floral Friday Floral Friday FF #9

When Faced With Hope And Fear

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Photography and editing by Daphsam


Hope peaks out like a sun behind a total eclipse. 

Paint the sky with my dreams, let my thoughts manifest my desires.

Reflect on my emotions.

Excitement and anticipation come as I think of the possibilities.


With reflection come the snaking fear of doubt.

The snake curls around my roots,

Threatening to suffocate me.


Look ahead, take in the surrounds.

Sway right, sway left.

Feel the loosening of the snake.


Softly,  shake off the fear.

A bright glow of golden rays blooms in my trunk.

Move my gaze past the darkness to the bright horizon.


A vibrating sensation moves through my branches.

My branches may take a beating but my roots, my core 

will stay strong.

Whatever comes my way, 

I am the tree of life.




Proud American Robin With Winter Berries

Close up photography of an American Robin.
Photography by Daphsam Photography

Wings ready to take flight at a moments notice. Alert to all around him. Watchful and waiting for an unwanted arrival. This is his branch, his discovery.
Cold winter air is not enough to keep others searching. Berries no longer in their beauty, casualties of the new-fallen snow.
He waits on his branch with patience.
Majestic and proud, the American Robin.

Throwback Thursday: My Still Life Photography

I grew up taking pictures and spent many hours in the dark room. It was about 10 years ago when I really got into Photoshop. With the internet making it so easy to take online classes, I was able to learn the ins and out of Photoshop. Here are some of my images that I am most proud of.

” A Night At The Stock Club”
“Face Off”
” Romantic Evening”
“Sharp Shadows”

Photoshop gives the photographer some many ways of getting a punch of color. With the many ways of intensifying the contrast to make the picture more dramatic. Photoshop is a photographer’s dream!