December 17, 2010
Volume 6 - Issue 49

Today's photos are here, a little further down the page than usual. I wanted to make sure you saw the following.

If you have been subscribing to Picture to Ponder for a while, you've undoubtedly realized that I consider my camera as one of my best friends.

It and/or its predecessors have joined me and my family in celebrations and on trips.

It has shared in the joys and some of the sorrows in my life.

Over a period of many years our similar yet different views with our cameras opened some exciting conversations with my beloved husband Sam and me

And, many times its served as a form of meditation AND definitely a stress-reliever.

I make it a practice to ALWAYS have a camera with me and, as you know, I encourage you to do the same as you develop the practice of photographing ANYTHING that catches your eye.

Others' cameras and mine also serve as conversation openers, thus connectors, when out among other people. Yesterday, as I was walking on the boardwalk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, I pointed out the reflections below to a woman who had paused to ask what I was photographing.

She was amazed at the beauty that she had not noticed, said she would have walked right by and stated, "You have a photographer's eye." Thanking her, I went on to say that I teach people to SEE, that she, too, could be opened up to her own "photographer's eye." She excitedly wanted to learn more.

How about you? In the upcoming Through and From The Lens telecourse we will be experiencing using photography to find the hidden beauty in your world, to discover and develop your unique eye, and to connect with others, nature and your environment.

Today's Featured Photos -

boardwalk reflections in Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Reflections - Rhythms and patterns from the boardwalk


boardwalk reflections 3 at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Underside of the Boardwalk and its reflections

It's the imagery and movement in the upper photograph that caught my eye. I found it intriguing with the eye bouncing back and forth between the blue water and the reflections of the wood of the boardwalk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. And as active as it is, to me it is also very restful.

The lower photo simply shows a broader view to give you a perspective, if you need it, on the origin of the imagery in the top photo.

Self-Reflecting Queries -
Today, I invite you to spend a moment or two, or more, with the top photo. What do you see? How does it make you feel? Then reflect on those feelings. Is the experience analogous to anything else in your life?

The upper photo also seems to want to be written about, or on. Is there any written expression that wants to come from you in response?

If so, you might also want to play with photo below.

Wakodahatchee boardwalk reflections 2

Is there freedom in this one or a constraint? What more?

As always remember to have fun with the queries and share on the blog what comes up for you.

Reminder -
As mentioned above, the telecourse, Through and From the Lens - Using Photography for Finding Beauty and Destressing as well as taking photos you'll love is set for Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings - your choice of sessions.

Enrollment is limited to 10 participants in each session, so, if interested, check it out now. Details on TFTL - Jan 2011

For Those Who are in Business -
I've just completed a 6-month Conscious Business Mastery program with Adela Rubio. I got much more energized and directed around my business out of the work I did with her and the community members. I have just signed up for her monthly membership program and will be continuing to work with her.

She has an incredible two-week trial membership available right now for only $7. It gives access to a huge library of materials and the opportunity to see and listen to her, to check out and see if what she offers will serve you in growing your business. Click on Conscious Business.

I have known Adela for several years and admire and appreciate her brilliance and generosity with sharing ALL the pieces and particles she's experienced over the years in developing her successful business. In the library are a huge number of recordings of interviews she's done with business owners on a wide range of topic.

Adela is one of the best interviewers I know. She totally tunes into what the other person is saying and thus richly develops the interviews and the information you may need. Again, I invite you to visit her page and see what's available for the Trial Membership.

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