Posts from the ‘Ruminations’ category

1 Week – 2 Extremes

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As this blog is really devoted to photography, I try to keep my ramblings to a minimum – this post will be an exception to that self imposed rule.

While my week ended not so nicely – the loss of a much loved job due to funding cuts – alas, that’s life in a non-profit – it began in the nicest way imaginable – a nomination for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award from the lovely and irrepressible¬†mamamaitri¬†– Thank you! For true inspiration you need to visit – and follow this blog! I am truly humbled and thankful for the nomination – as I am for every one of my followers.

As the saying goes, One good deed deserves another, so – as per the rules – it is my pleasure to pay it forward and nominate these very inspiring blogs for this award as well – please take a minute to check them out!

Broken Light: A Photography Collective 

Bethany Garden

My Wild Canada

CJ Bane & Pearl

ICI & LA Nature Pictures

TESSEROLOGY

Fluidicthought

spanishwoods

a walk on the bright side

Ken & Liz

Oh – the rules of the award also state that I am supposed to share 7 things about myself – um, this goes against the grain, way out of my comfort zone – okay here’s one – I don’t necessarily follow all the rules! But, for those who I’ve nominated – and may wish to nominate others – here’s the drill: (I know, I set a bad example but I should at least follow one of the rules and pass these on)

The rules of this award are:

Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
Display the award on your post.

List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

State 7 things about yourself.

Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them. Provide a link to your post.

Proudly display the award logo (or buttons) on your blog, whether on your side bar, ABOUT page, or a special page for awards.

Cake for Everyone!

Okay, fact #2 – no, make that 5: I bake – I like icing, and – as you can see – colour, oh and let’s not forget the whole photography thing!

A Lesson in Humility

I stumbled across more than a few surprises on my annual pilgrimage to Cape Breton

Including this

 

I found it here, in a replica turn of the century school house in the Highland Village Museum

Humility

Virtues

Have these been relegated to the lessons of the past – can we still learn them today?

I hope so, because we desperately need them

Old school indeed!

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The Water Series: Yin and Yang

Light and Dark – Yin and Yang

These were my thoughts as I watched the storm clouds slowly advance

But was I the Yin or the Yang in this scenario – was I the light or the darkness

Was I finding harmony – enhancing it – or creating an imbalance

Did my insignificant self/presence even matter – nature is all powerful

This is the downside to introspection – it becomes circular

 

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