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Summer Rain

There is nothing like a hot Summer day washed out by a sudden rain that comes, spills water like a bucket full of water being turned over and then, just like it came, goes and leaves that pleasant freshness in the air (at least for brief hours). Just like this picture, you look at the
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Bamboo Rafting

At first, a bamboo raft looks pretty unstable and wobbly but once you get onto one of them, you feel safe and comfortable if you don’t go through very rough waters.  Actually, looking closely, they can stand a lot of water movement because their construction is light but sturdy and their length and width guarantees
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Changes

Dark and light. Night and day. Red and green… Opposites always catch our attention because they play with our emotions. Human beings feel more comfortable when they walk on known terrains like the trip we make everyday to work or to school; like the food that stimulates inner senses; like the friends and relatives that
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Petra

This year, I was in Petra, Jordan, to admire the beautiful houses carved in soft stone by a mysterious people named Nabataeans. In fact, what seamed to be houses are actually tombs where members of this people were buried. The richer the person, the greater the tomb. But, it is not only the men-made art
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From Hell to Heaven

Simple facts in Life have different meanings for different people: to a poet, would a little house with a white fence a reason for romantic or delicate moments of Love? To an architect, the same house and white fence is a problem of arranging harmonious objects together. To a painter, it is just a matter
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Lost in Time

Lost in Time (but not in Space because I knew where it was all the time), this low-resolution image was taken while traveling to some beach in Mexico with my daughter and her boyfriend long ago. These flowers were there, on the sidewalk, in front of a store, with the Sun hitting hard. Nevertheless, I
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Flowers.

Here in Ottawa, I have seen more fireworks in a year than I had seen in my entire life elsewhere. Right now, I am seeing this beautiful presentation of colors, explosions, beams that goes in a crescendo and I found myself thinking about writing some words. But, not about fireworks, though. This subject, I already
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Afternoon at the Beach

I love painting but I also love photography and the combination of both seems to be the way to go, at least for me… Some years ago, I visited Cefalu, Sicily, Italy, and enjoyed the afternoon at the Lungomare Beach with its unique little buildings directly facing the ocean. I do not even know how
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Last Night… The Moon!

Last night, around midnight, at the Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada.

Fire and Water

Canada Day, commemorated at July, the 1st, marks the start of the country called Canada in 1867 or you could call it “Canada’s Birth Day”, if you prefer. A series of events happens throughout the day ending with fireworks at the Capital City, Ottawa.   On the same day, I captured these water plants at
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A Morning… Two Flowers…

We are motivated by Passion and Love… Passion when that inner energy emerges in waves that compels us to carry out things sometimes in abrupt spurts of will that may not last long. It is when we try to convince ourselves that our attraction to that colleague of school is our first and last love.
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Last Fall

I was browsing through my pictures as I from time to time do and I found this picture taken last Fall at the park. The leaves were all the same color and barely some ones were starting to get that strong red color. Lucky the lamp-post because otherwise it would almost disappear in the middle
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Street Scene Before the Storm

Street Scene Before the Storm

I really don’t like going to the doctor for whatever reason and I only do it when it is absolutely necessary which seldom happens for my own good. I am not saying that doctors or the associated medication that often comes with the visits to them are bad but whenever I could avoid them both
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The Big Tree

It is not only from sunny days that we can create opportunities for a nice photo. This afternoon, the day did not promise much but the sky was contrasting enough to spread light around the objects on the ground and create some shadows. The sequence of trees shown in the picture below, starting from the
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Four Seasons in Yellow.

Delicate Spring OK, I accept the suggestion that maybe the pictures are not really yellow but gold or even brown! But, if we otherwise also accept the idea that they are metaphorically representing the four seasons, then yellow in place of any other more accurate color does not seem a far-fetched concept at all as
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Monastery in Kapharnaum.

At the shore of the Sea of Galilee (or Lake Tiberias or Lake of Gennesare), lies the village of Kapharnaum (or Capharnaum or Kfar Nahum) where some of the apostles were born and also the place where Jesus Christ performed some miracles including the one of catching the fish. Exactly at the place where is
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Wishing Wells

Wishing Wells.

There is a tradition in Germany (and perhaps in other countries as well) that a “Forest Belongs to the Soul”, meaning, nobody actually possesses a forest but, at the same time, they belong to everybody. Indeed, forests in Germany are quite open and every inhabitant there has this common sense to protect them. Nobody actually
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A Nice Smile!

There are days that things work well and there are days that the more you try being nice or the more you try being productive, things simply do not work out. Today, it was one of those days that none of the pictures worked even though I shot something like 80 where the subjects ranged
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I Could Not Resist!

As I usually do at lunch time, I was walking in the neighborhood with my camera just inspecting if anything interesting would jump on me when I saw these beautiful purple and white flowers with a delicate yellow detail almost tucked in and out of sight in a very small flower bed. I tried several
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Details

Lunch time and the Sun is finally starting to show itself up after a long grey winter. The first blossoms are also presenting themselves on top of the branches everywhere. The first signs of the tulip plants promise a full color environment in May. The air now blows a mild breeze that invite a walk
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