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Tree Killers

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DSCF4750DSCF4746DSCF4738DSCF4749How dare they

You were here first

Planted firmly, deep in soil

Casting shadows in the grass

Making rings for each year passed

A hefty price they paid

To bring you in dead

…..or dead

Roped and tied as if you’d run

You’ve stood your ground, oh rooted one

 Branches reach toward the sun

One last time

As if begging for mercy

Now I watch your severed limbs

 Turn into tiny chips

For pretentious gardens

And meaningless mulch

You may not be missed by those

Who mindlessly maim you

But I will miss you

My friend from over the fence

I will miss your undeniable presence

Your glorious stature

They can only kill you

But I will miss you

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Reflections in Motion: Photos From a Train

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Reflections in Motion: Photos From a Train

Some of the best things in life happen accidentally. That was the case when my husband and I took a scenic train trip in a more northerly area of  Ontario.

Take the beautiful beaming sun, the large window of a train and the  constant movement as we roll down the tracks. Mix it with a somewhat limited knowledge of photography and voila…..some strange but interesting shots.

Coupled clouds

From the dining car….

…or a floating restaurant.

Reflecting on a remote little cottage.

Would I like to live here? Uh…yes!

Blurring colors of trees

Eerie silhouettes as the  sun rises

He’s looking forward…..I’m looking back…….reflecting.

Relax as we race

Pondering the landscape

Beauty repeated

Lakes can be mirrors

Rays of replication

Mirrors in the mist

On the outside looking in

Or from the inside looking out?

Or maybe there is no division….maybe we are just part of it all

The journey by train is over as the sun offers us one last moment of introspection.

When You Can’t Slow Down

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Mind sinking into neutral gear

While car just never stops

Blurs of beauty to my right

Desert dreams to my left

Hiking mountains in my mind

As colours sweep by in foreign hues

Land of enchantment at my door

But I can only take these shots

Good intentions, greater hopes

All but shatter in the wind

I reach to hold on to a  cloud

As shadows race across the sky

Destination pushes on

Journey…………lost

My heart is pulling over

Aching for my feet to touch ground