Ragtag Daily Prompt: Countless Branches Haiku

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Countless Branches

Maze Of Braches

Countless Branches

Twisting here and there,

Countless branches intersecting,

We are all connected.

~Daphsam

Wildlife Thursday: Bull Finch In Color Pencil

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Color Pencil on Bristol Paper 300 Series

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor color pencils with a mix of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

 

 

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.

 

~Daphsam

 

Reflections Of The Day

This was taken the night of the tragedy of Newton Shooting in Newton, CT. I will never forget standing in my driveway and marveling at the beautiful sky. Wondering how can a day finish with so much beauty, but have had a horrible tragedy unfold that day. When I went to editing the photo, my feelings where to add a reflection of the trees and the sky. We have to reflect and think about how lines have blurred in our world. The stark reality of our world is with lightness, there is darkness around. With beauty there is a darker side to our world.
This was taken the night of the tragedy of Newton Shooting in Newton, CT. I will never forget standing in my driveway and marveling at the beautiful sky. Wondering how can a day finish with so much beauty, but have had a horrible tragedy unfold that day.
When I went to editing the photo, my feelings where to add a reflection of the trees and the sky. We have to reflect and think about how lines have blurred in our world. The stark reality of our world is with lightness, there is darkness around. With beauty there is a darker side to our world.

Reflections Of The Day

Let’s explore the world of iphone photography!

iphone photography  has totally changed everyone’s ability to take photos. It has given all of us a change to be that artistic genius whom we all know is inside of us! As a photographer, when I am looking upon a scene in my view finder, my mind is racing with all the possibility that when I take that shot, it will evoke all the drama, passion, artistic dreams that I had for that photo. Uncertainty hours later, when I am sitting in front of the computer, down loading my photos, I think, ” Wow, now that picture is just not as powerful or creative as I had hoped . ” Well, thank god for Photoshop to help create that artist photo that I wanted. Nevertheless, when I am in a rush or my back bothers me, and I don’t want to lug around my camera equipment; the iphone comes in handle, and it gives me wonderful results. I use much different photography apps to create the perfect vision that I was daydreaming about when taking the photo. My mom always taught me to share so I am sharing what I use, and I hope that you will share with me and the rest of us that use iPhone photography!