Puffball - Macro Mondays: Ethereal on Flickr.
A bit of a different take on the dandelion seed ball. Tiny water droplets after the rain added lovely jewels to the ethereal puffballl.
Sidewalk - James Milstid
She is Maya
An illusion; She hides Her truth from those unaware
A shadow; She reveals but a hint of Her truth, what is real
A glimpse; She teases with a brief look at Her truth, the true beauty of reality
A perception; She joys in teasing the senses, creates thirst for Her truth
A vision; She allows a fleeting awareness of Her truth’s loveliness
I long for Her reality, Her true beauty, seeking what She hides.
She opens Her veil to me, my untrained eyes catching a hint of the truth She hides.
Oh, for the fog to clear from my eyes, to reveal all that is Her reality.
To know Her secrets, to penetrate Her enigma, to savor the reality She enshrouds.
She is Maya
Lemon Leaf - Macro Mondays: Dried on Flickr.
Dried Fennel Seed - Macro Mondays: Dried on Flickr.
Jasmine on Flickr.
Anthurium on Flickr.
F-Hole - Macro Mondays: Music [Explored] on Flickr.
My grandfather gave me this old violin over fifty years ago when I was in my young teens. He’d had it for many years before he bestowed it upon me. The story goes that he brought it from Norway when he immigrated to America in 1905, but I can’t verify that. I wish I knew more about it.
I do remember him playing schottisches and polkas on it; us kids would dance around and laugh a lot when he got going! He preferred his full-sized violin. This is a 3/4 size violin.
I believe that it’s well over 100 years old. It was very well used when I got it and has been through a lot. We’d play with it when we were kids, not realizing how much I’d treasure it today.
Created using 16 frames and focus stacking.
Saggy Bottom Boys on Flickr.
Shot at Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco
Rusty Truck - James Milstid