a sea of calm

I love rowing in the harbor with my boyfriend, especially after a busy hectic week…

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it is so calming and relaxing…

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………..the last time we went the sea was so incredibly still….

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……………………………without the usual boisterous activity on the buoys..

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I’m having a lot of fun playing with photography!

If you would like to see more, please visit me at Instagram as THEWEAVEROFWORDS….

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imagining an urban fairy tale

I love fairy tales, magic, enchanted forests and a tale well told.

Sometimes when I’m working out in the gym, I like to imagine what role people would play in my favorite fantasy novel.  Some are busy innkeepers; others brave warriors, melodious bards, hard working milkmaids, ruthless kings and scheming sorceresses.

Maybe its because I love imagination and the telling of tales. Maybe its because I love the TV show “Once Upon A Time”.

It reminds me of my sister’s kids at play, when a bed would become a ship, tossed about the stormy waves on the high seas. Or a chair would become a sports car hugging a steep curve as it roars down an alpine road.

In the spirit of childhood imagination & play, in the spirit of seeing enchantment in the everyday, if I were to imagine a fairy tale, this is what I might see:

………………………..imagining an urban fairy tale………………………………………….

the magic took root across the land

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as the lone sentry stood watch upon the castle tower

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watching the storm clouds pass by as the night drew near

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unaware of the archer, the arrow smith, who stalked him, watching, waiting,

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unaware of the gathering of elves, hanging up their hats, preparing themselves for the fight

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unaware of the tree spirits wakening, peering out of the trunks, waiting for the sign

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unaware of the ghostly presences solidifying, taking shape, readying for action

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unaware of those held captive, restless and rustling in the deep dark dungeon,

soon to be freed

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unaware of the magical forces gathering

the sentry gazed up and up and up

into the peace of the starry, starry night’s sky

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standing on the castle wall

unaware of the magical forces banding together to attack the castle

in the early morning light

to take back the kingdom from the oppressive rule of the evil king

at the breaking of dawn.

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had he known of the plan

the sentry might have joined them too….

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hand tooled

My boyfriend has a gorgeous set of vintage tools, handed down to him by his father,

…..tools used in a time when craftsmen

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                  took pride in the quality of their workmanship

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                                       tools used in a time when things were built to last.

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         In this increasingly throw away culture

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                       I am always heartened to find those who build items of quality

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                                                 with love and fine craftsmanship

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                                                                                                             and craftwomanship.

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a leafy blend

……i’m mesmerized by textures…..
………there is so much beauty all around us………
………………………..so much is in the tiny details…………

in my daily life sometimes the small things can be the most spectacular.

………..here’s a few leaf shots from my morning work out.
……………………….i call this series of shots, “a leafy blend”….

…………………………………………”feathered”…

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………………………………………………………………….”breaking away”…..

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………………………………………………………………………”nibbles”………………………..

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……………………………………………………..”i heart you”……

lb i heart you & i heart you too

…………………………………………………………………………………………………”i heart you too”……

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………………………………………………………………………………………………….”making tracks”……

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…………p.s. sometimes i feel compelled to write in lower case. i’m not sure why. i think the lower case i is my inner child saying hi. i think she’s the one who is totally engrossed in this joyful playful pastime……

…………here’s one more….this one is of a non-leaf variety……

…………………………………………………..”grown ups”………………………….LB GROWN UPS

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