Breathing Space: June 2010
Rincon, Georgia
This is a wildflower called Indian Blanket grows around here every year.

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Blue butterfly
San Ramon, Puerto Rico
My life is filled with blessings from nature. Lately, I've been dancing with the blue morphos.

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Orange tulips
St. Charles, Illinois
The radiant color of the tulips in spring assist in opening up the creativity channels! Ah, breathe in the colors of joy!

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Flower buds
Atlanta, Georgia
To me, spring is synonymous with new life and beautiful beginnings. All it takes is nature's incredible transformations to remind me.

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Sunlight by the pond
A little piece of heaven shining down on us.

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Inside a flower
Washington, D.C.
These images were captured with my cell phone. I like to take pictures when I'm out on a leisurely stroll or out for lunch. Sometimes nature will make me stop and think about what is important in my life. It might bring a smile to my face or remind me of something good from the past. These pictures are part of an ongoing project of seeing the world closer than I normally would—perhaps from a bug's eye view. I hope you like them as much as I do.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
I came across this shell with the morning sun shining through it. There was no other manipulation except me laying down to get the best angle.

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Ibenik, Croatia
Always look on the bright side of life.

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Ocean waves
Malibu, California
I have always loved this particular drive in Malibu. As you go through Malibu Canyon, there is a road called Piuma Road, and on the top of that road is this view! Right here in L.A.—minutes from the insanity—this view is available to everyone. It always reminds me of some ancient Asian painting. I hope you enjoy it.

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Blue sky and red rocks
Karijini National Park, Western Australia
This picture depicts trees standing above a large gorge, and it reminds me of the wildness of the outback.

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Pussy willow
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I just marvel at the amazingly wonderful detail the simple pussy willow.

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Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
Freshly picked raspberries from my garden. It brings back many fond childhood memories of picking raspberries at my grandparent's farm when more of them went into my mouth than in the pail.

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Orange sunset
Zuma Beach, California
Every sunset has its unique colors, as does every woman.

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Brooktondale, New York
This tree offers me a dose of daily tranquility. My husband and I chose to take our wedding photo in front of the same tree.

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Red tulip
Hot pink flowers
Walworth, Wisconsin
This is exactly what I want to do with my life—take pictures. I have just quit my job and will be looking to take classes in photography and other ideas for future work. I would love to have a chance to show my work. Photography is what I have a passion for, and now is the time for me to do something about it now that I am not working.

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Ibenik, Croatia
Light shining
Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia
This day was pretty cloudy, and I felt God opened up the sky and smiled just for me!

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Blue flowers
Riga, Latvia
This simple picture is one of my favorites from this spring. It is made in a park in Riga, and it completely reflects the feeling of the spring here. Everything is fresh, full of light, aromatic air, many different tones of green and peace. Joyful and relaxing peace.

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Istachatta, Florida
Taken on 39 beautiful acres during my surprise Mother's Day visit.

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