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Luke the Lion

Luke the Lion at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. is an icon and revered member of the zoo. In the past six years, Luke has raised two families with sisters Shera and Nababiep. I’ve enjoyed these babies and now they’ve grown and moved on to other zoos to continue the Luke’s DNA…

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Something Simple

FOR BEAUTY BEING THE THE BEST OF ALL WE KNOW By Robert Bridges For beauty being the best of all we know Sums up the unsearchable and secret aims Of nature, and on joys whose earthly names Were never told can form and sense bestow; And man has sped his instinct to outgo The step…

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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Spring is nearly here and the tulips are starting to appear in the store. The creative part of my brain has been active lately so I picked up these charming yellow tulips to not only enjoy but to also play with. Setting these onto my newly acquired Lightpad by Artograph¬†I¬†selected three of them and laid…

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An Orchid Day at Longwood Gardens

To bring some color to the dreary days of winter Longwood Gardens offers an Orchid Extravaganza. Each year the gardens bring out thousands of orchids and place them in impressive displays throughout the conservatory, visitor center and Pierce du Pont house. Every week, waning orchids are removed and replaced with freshly opened orchids keeping the…

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Pretty in Pink

Winter is swiftly passing and spring is on the near. So I’ve been yearning to play with some flowers at home to create some simple art. While at the store the other day, a tiny bouquet of calla lilies caught my eye for what I was thinking of working with. Setting a single blossom in…

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It’s All About the Light

It’s all about the light for photographers. Where it is, what it looks like and how intense it is. Accomplished photographers learn to study the light, and in hand with that is to study weather patterns to predict colors in the sunrise and sunsets. The Photographer’s Epheremis is a smart device app that is used…

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The Digital Art Room

Being able to capture some of Mother Nature’s amazing creatures is only one part of finding beauty within oneself. As more and more photographers emerge in the nature and wildlife field, stunning images of birds and wildlife are overwhelming the internet. Easy access to high quality equipment, and location information shared with photographers add even…

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Down the Autumn Lane

The golden path lays before me. A glowing Autumn lane beckoning all to wander. Oh where the lane might lead? Oh how far does the lane go? To discover what may be found along the lane. Is it perhaps the journey along the lane Or is it where the lane leads? Only the golden lane…

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Basking in the Moon Light

As the blood Hunter Super Moon began to rise. Its red-orange glow reflected on the Chesapeake bay. I was not the only one watching the moon rise. A heron, standing proud on the sandy shore gazed on as well. Warmed by the moon glow was he. While I sat in the shadows, Watching this intimate…