THE PHOTO -
Reflection of an Immature
Little Blue Heron in Wakodahatchee Wetlands, the top FAVORITE from the first 100 issues PICTURE TO PONDER. See TOP 12. For those who have requested, it is now available imprinted on blank note cards, mugs and on a year-at-a-glance calendar. See LITTLE BLUE.
PICTURE TO PONDER MISSION -
It is my desire to inspire you, through my photography
and words, to discover and expand your own individual
greatness in seeing, imagining and/or creating. My deepest pleasure comes when someone writes to say that when he/she viewed photo that came in for the day, his/her emotional state had been restored.
In a format, similar to this center section, an e-mail
contains a photo a photo or two, sometimes three. I strongly recommend readers BE with the photo(s) for a moment or
two before moving on to the text.
EXPERIENCING THE PHOTO -
Know that there will be something in every photo used
that caught my eye and had me "capture"
it. It may have been in the color, the patterns, the
texture, the mood. Sometimes a hidden image surfaces
for me, at the time the photo is taken. Very often
it becomes noticeable only after it's printed or on
I invite you to explore each photo for the meaning
it might or might not have for you. Some suggested tools for *being* with the
photos and furthering other activities, if you desire, can be found in my
article, ACCIDENTAL ART.
While am putting together each issue the photo(s) inspire thoughtful questions, such as in the following example:
SELF-REFLECTING QUERIES -
As the little blue heron above feeds and reflects, his actions drop by drop are having an impact and creating an expansion in the water, his world, ultimately expanding far beyond him.
What thoughtful actions have you taken recently where their ripples far outreach your own small world of possibility? I invite you to reflect also, "Are there actions you've taken, words you may have spoken, where you did not consider the consequences, the ripple effect?"
If you've come up with answers for both these queries, "Then, which set of circumstances feels better to you?
Where are you most empowered?"
FURTHER INVITATION -
I invite you to come play in my world/our world and SUBSCRIBE to PICTURE TO PONDER.
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the ARCHIVES. Issues from 170 and beyond are also on our BLOG. You may also listen to AUDIO COMMENTS.
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Last Updated 7/28/07