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Its all about the Trees!!!
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Random from Quiet Quiet favorites. Ones that call to me when I am in search of peace, reflection, for an inward contemplation. I invite you to enjoy, to experience these lovely pieces and the talented artists who created them.

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To be humble, to be kind.
It is the giving of the peace in your mind.
To a stranger, To a friend
To give in such a way that has no end.

To be bold, to be brave.
It is the thinking that the heart can still be saved
And the darkness can come quick
The Dangers in the Anger and the hanging on to it.

We are Love
We are One
We are how we treat each other when the day is done.
We are Peace
We are War
We are how we treat each other and Nothing More

Tell me what it is that you see
A world that's filled with endless possibilities?
Heroes don't look they used to, they look like you do.


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Photographers: On your wide angle lens, what filters do you use? 

11 deviants said I don't use no stinkin' filters.
6 deviants said What the hell is is a filter? Like...for your coffee machine?
5 deviants said Poloraizer: some experts do not recommend their use on wide angle lenses, but I've had good results.
3 deviants said I use them, but will tell you ALLLL about them in a comment.
1 deviant said ND filter. Don't leave home without it.
1 deviant said UV filters.
No deviants said Glass enhancers. (this is what I want, but would like some advice on if it is worth it or just enticing camera porn.)


Shall We?

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 5, 2015, 1:47 PM

life-death by OK-Photography

Shall we,
dance our way into summer?
Laughing eyes, cheeky smiles eclipsing shadows.
Or perhaps,
we tiptoe in on dew dampened feet,
hands clasped, secret whispers hidden behind our hands.

Either way,
we arrive in heat and storm.
passions filling up, spilling over into noontide,
communing with wildflowers, receiving the warmest of winds.

~me, jrdragonfly

Huang Shan Mountain DANCING CLOUDS by SAMLIM

So this Monday I was three months post op.  For the most part, medical things have went along in a most wonderful fashion. About three weeks after my surgery, I had an overwhelming need for...escape.  This is not a new feeling for me, just one I was too weak to resist.  And so I dragged the children to a quiet family place, without cable or phone or internet (gasp), where the trees and birds seem to outnumber the stars.  A few weeks later, I went back to work at a part time fashion.  Even that was too much. I did it anyway.  I don't know why, but my family gave me my space and didn't criticize or question.  And I didn't feel alone, even when the kids weren't with me.  I'm not really ready for this move back into life, but things have changed--summer has arrived.  

Strange thing is, somehow I lost a friend to cancer along the way.  It seems so odd to me, even now.  When I went in to the hospital the first time, he  was  there being diagnosed with something no 41 year old with three children should have--only Hitler like types.   When I was undergoing my surgery, he was finally getting a bone marrow transplant at a state of the art facility.  We saw each other rarely, he and his wife and I, those five months; tired waves behind sterile masks. But their children, I saw almost daily. They knew every step of the journey the Bean's mom took in and out of the hospital. There was a haunting wisdom behind three year old eyes that would break the hardest of heart and make them look away.

After the funeral, they looked at me with the same question I ask myself, and have no answer for.  I just don't know why.  Or how--seriously, I lost several liters of blood in my room right after surgery due to a faulty IV.  I didn't know. The nurses didn't know.  It finally soaked entirely through one pillow I was resting my arm on and onto my blankets below when I opened my eyes to weird wetness on my leg.  See?  I just don't know why.  

It seems a distorted picture, this past year.  In the quiet, I could see all the vivid lines, each color vibrant and beautiful. I can only hope and pray the picture remains somewhat defined.

  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: emails
  • Watching: sometimes
  • Playing: Clash of Clans (i'm addicted)
  • Eating: not hungry much these days.
  • Drinking: shortly


United States
**since dA took away my ability to tell you I am a "Wise Ass" I feel it is my duty to add it here. :nod: Just so we are all on the same page.**

About myself...humm...what to say to make things seem interesting...humm...
1) I don't like journal taggy things. Please don't try, 'cause I'll just ignore it.
2) I'm honest as hell, that is one big thing.
3) I'm real. A flesh and blood thinking female.
So. If you are adverse to things like severe honesty from real people, I think you might want to just smile and wave. :):wave: and then :sprint:
I am 39 and don't really care who knows. For the most part, I like myself.
I love to learn new things and I'm teaching myself the piano and photography.
I answer to many different names: Jess, Jessie, Jessica, and Mom.
Current Residence: Michigan, USA
Favourite genre of music: All kinds, except rap :(
Personal Quote: regret isn't something you can outrun


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vikingjon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the faves.  Means a lot.
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
:iconblakelord::iconfaveplz: Thank you, Jessica. :rose::iconcheerdanceplz::rose:
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clalepa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for fav :)

I have extended my gallery on FB and I would be very glad if you visit me. here you have the link!

Thanks and regards from Spain,

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Flareon0274 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Oh wow, you live in Michigan to?

And it's nice to meet you and thanks for submitting to my group :) it means a lot to me
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xXBellcatXx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for fav my work "Willow catkin"! :)
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