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My home is in Chamberlains, CBS, Newfoundland: a place close enough to sea so that I can go there to watch the glorious sunsets over the bay, and the other infinite variety of sights and sounds that are forever changing, yet forever the same. I'm not as young as I used to be and don't get around much any more, but I've had many wonderful hours of enjoyment with my Yasihca 44 TLR and trusty old OM-2. I've always enjoyed photographing wild flowers, particularly the smaller ones, many of which , albeit mostly overlooked and dismissed as weeds, are exquisitely beautiful. Digital photography, complete with all the magic of its own portable darkroom, has brought a new dimension to the hobby. My OM-2 is retired now, but it is such a beautiful instrument, such a joy to hold and behold, that I don't think I will ever want to part with it. My digital, used mostly, is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30. Its 35-420 mm Leica zoom lens can really reach out for those hard to reach shots. My photographs are strictly amateurish, but hopefully some have succeeded in capturing something of the moment that inspired them.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

and the solar system, which is but an infinitely small speck in the cosmos, His handiwork.

There is nothing more awesome than watching a bud unfold into leaf, for there is revealed the majesty of life: something shared by every living thing , and where the guiding principle is love for all creation: This was understood much better by the Native peoples than those who tried to convert them into our more "civilized" way of life.

To imagine that we could ever create life is as foolish as imagining that a river could ever rise above its source. The cosmetic use of herbicides and its total disregard of the consequences is but one illustration of our human folly. Cat piss precludes the cultivation of cottage gardens in the urban setting, but there they have nice green lawns. Sadly, some of the outports, are trying to mimic this stupidity. Where are the sheep and goats that used to mow the "lawns:" !! Don't go there looking for flowers unless they are the product of the local super-market , where all seeds are strictly under the control of the mercenaries. such as Monsanto.

I have no religious agenda, but I would have to be a fool not to acknowledge the power that is transcendent in the universe: call it God or whatever you wish. I watch it every time I see a bee oblige the erotic passion between a male and female flower.


Blogger David c.h. Brown said...

A lovely shot Lloyd! I believe we share a very similar sense of the spiritual and the cosmos as well. Thanks, Dave

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