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CBW: Half Circle

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My entry in Cee’s photo challenge: Half Circles (Creative cropping), Arches, Domes. Feel free to check out the other entries!

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CBW: Store Front Signs

The signs on these stores have a special meaning to me:

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Nick, the name of my firstborn.

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J.C., abbreviation of my dear sister of the heart in the US,

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and Corleone, the nickname of my best friend.

A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.
— Dejan Stojanovic

Thank you, Cee, for honoring them through your challenge! *hugs*


My entry in Cee’s photo challenge: Store Front Signs. Feel free to check out the other entries!

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Piglet

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Dutch cows

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This week Cee’s photo challenge is All About Nature. Feel free to check out the other entries!

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CBW: Short

… but growing fast!

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Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge! 😀

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CBW: Long-limbed

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When Great Trees Fall

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.

― Maya Angelou


Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge! 😀

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CBW: The enchantment of decay

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Everywhere you look there is evidence of the enchantment of decay, of a kind of beauty that can only be revealed by a long, slow fading.

― Amitav Ghosh, Gun Island


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CBW: Blossom

‘Anything with double letters’ is Cee’s newest black and white photo challenge. I chose bloSSom, dressed in delicate pink. I hope you will like it in monochrome as well.

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There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.

— William Cullen Bryant


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CBW: Pig on Wheels

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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

— Winston S. Churchill


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