Every Shade of Green

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Every shade of green glows alive.

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Sunlit, sun kissed;

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Infused with energy by Sol;

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Incorporating light into leaf.

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Expanding, moment to moment.

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Chlorophyll:  The Force Multiplier.   

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Every shade of green, growing,

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Fueling root and stem,

Flower and seed.

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Earth magic making buds burst and expand;

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An ancient pattern filled, again and again.

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Alchemy of life,

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How many shades? 

How many shapes? 

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Infinite beauty, 

Green.

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Woodland Gnome 2017

For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

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WPC: Wish

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Wishes,

like stepping stones across a pond;

hopscotch squares along a sidewalk;

rocks along the shore;

draw us onward.

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They told us once,

“Conceive it, believe it, achieve it!”

And some of us believed it so, that

we could make our wishes true.

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We wished, and wished again: 

on candles, stars, dandelions,

pennies, crystals, bones

Our wishes change through time.

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Plant your wishes like seeds,

water them with loving intent,

Nurture their small beginnings,

knowing the harvest will come.

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Magic lives in our imagining mind,

and manifests with each new sunrise,

leading us further on along the way….

Our way.

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015-2017

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For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Wish

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Beautifully Unexpected

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Beautifully unexpected,

Bejeweled with dew,

A gift found growing

In the garden.

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Not planned

Not planted

Not paid for, but

Not unnoticed …

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A mysterious, 

Magical manifestation, 

Mycelium

Rising silently from Earth,

Fleetingly fragile,

and

Quite nearly undetected.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

WPC: Edge

Sandy Bay, which frames one end of Jamestown Island, provides a home for many species of birds in its shallow waters. Bald cypress trees grow along its banks.

Sandy Bay, which frames one end of Jamestown Island, provides a home for many species of birds in its shallow waters. Bald cypress trees grow along its banks.

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Edges and borders;

Boundaries or invitations

To enter elsewhere?

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Alight from the known,

Venture into

What is not.

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Borders frame,

But cannot contain

Curious awareness.

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Where is happiness?

What waits

Beyond the edges?

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For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Edge

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Woodland Gnome 2016

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The Gathering

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Golden sun sinks below the treeline

As  shadows gather and gel into darkness.

The air smells green and damp.

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Silvery mist glides across the water;

Softly blurring land and lake,

Lake and sky,

Twilight and night.

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A heron waits,

Still and silent,

For the gathering.

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Grey on green, green on grey,

Sky on water, night on day;

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Boundaries blur and fade

As emerald August evening

Pauses, lingers, but still slowly

Melts  away.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

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Beloved Begonias

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Beloved Begonias,
Bejeweled, bold;
Bewildering in their variety,
Exotic,  erotic, esoteric, ephemeral
Exuberant-
Phenomenally fantastic;
Tropical travelers,
Insidiously intrepid.
Comforting companions,
Hairy, huge and hard to find;
Beautiful Begonias!
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Woodland Gnome 2016
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Geometry

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What elegant geometry is this,

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that builds itself day by day, cell by cell,

from the common elements of Earth? 

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What innate intelligence puts every leaf,

petal and stem in its proper place? 

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Such perfection bears witness

to the innate beauty of our universe. 

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The Architect knows the structure of every cell,

every atom of existence;

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consciousness permeates all that is or ever will be. 

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As we look ever more closely,

observing the crystallization of energy into matter,

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water into cellulose, thought into form;

we see the Artist’s guiding hand bringing life to all.

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What elegant geometry is this,

growing by the roadside and in the garden;

a joyful expression of aliveness.

 

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Woodland Gnome 2016
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Our Golden Companion

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Celebrate the sun,

The source of all heat, light and life

on Earth;

Our Golden Companion

through all the days of our lives;

The fiery center of our solar system;

Sol Invictus.

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Apollo’s bright chariot;

Atum-Ra in his bark, traversing the sky,

Vanquishing Apopis so the sun might rise again.

Lord Shamash at the gates of the East,

Belenos, whose fires are lit to celebrate

his healing powers,

Helios.

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Earth grows green and verdant at your touch,

But burns and withers if you come too close.

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Solstice, midsummer; longest day;

The tipping point.

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With summer’s sun now in retreat;

Cooling darkness returns

to quench the heat.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

Photos taken Summer Solstice 2016, after 8 PM

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“Limitless undying love

which shines around me

like a million suns

it calls me on and on across the universe.”
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John Lennon

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Rainbow orb in our garden June 2015

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“We all shine on…

like the moon and the stars and the sun…

we all shine on…come on and on and on…”

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John Lennon

WPC: Weightless Over the Pacific

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Weightless

Floating in a watercolor sky,

Lifted up, and ever higher up,

Riding warm rivers of air.

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Sailing freely above a peaceful sea;

Seeking nothing, seeing no one,

Knowing only light and dark, heat and cool,

Fog and rain.

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You dance, playing with golden sunlight as it falls to Earth.

Sky sculptor, peopling the troposphere

With sylphs and rainbows, giants and dragons.

Every myth begins and ends in your embrace.

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Floating in, creeping off the waves onto the strand,

You blur every boundary.

Misty, dreamily, relentlessly you descend;

Leaving even Earthbound beings

Weightless.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

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For the Daily Posts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weightless

Photos from the Oregon Coast April 2015

Christmas Eve Wishes

 

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May you dream

Without limit or doubt;

May you make something beautiful

That  couldn’t exist until you made it;

May you be loved, and may you

Have people to love in return;

May you be wise;

May you always be kind;

And may you have a healthy

And prosperous New Year!

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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