Saturday, March 12, 2011

Water Week: Carved Out of Time

Taken February 28, 2011.

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  1. First day of vacation and I'm awake at 5 a.m. So wrong.

  2. Is it at the beginning or end of time?

    Jim, I agree. 5a.m. is way to early to be up for anything but a bathroom break. I've been waking up around then lately for that reason.

    The second part of the Accidental Sorcerers story is up if anyone's missed it.

  3. I got up at 6:15--glorious.

    Have reread and added a bit to my first three chapters and am ready to start seriously writing Novel #2. WooHoo.

    Beautiful weather today.

    We must be grateful for the lives and friends and family we have. Doesn't take but a few moments or a grim diagnosis to flip our comfy lives topsy turvy.

    Maria, I appreciate all the vibes.
    I'm channeling your writing chops.

    Dina, Cyberhugs in very hard times.

    Jim, a true teacher finds those teaching moments when we can. ENJOY the week off.

    Beth, you still have us curious about what might be to come.

    Farf, so good that you continue to write despite the Days of Our Lives.

    Andi, Big Cyberhugs for all the water photos this week.

    Waves to all and have a great weekend.

  4. Jim, I long for those days when I could decide I wanted to sleep another hour - and could. Hopefully tomorrow you'll make it to 7!

    Waving at Lisa - congrats on doing so well with your writing!

    Still waiting for the official word that I can spill the beans - I promise to share as soon as I can.

    Long emotional week - hoping the weekend is better.

    Take care, y'all.

  5. Sympathies on your loss, Dina, may your favorite memories of your loved one stay clearly with you forever.

    Go back to bed, Jim, naptime is an underrated perq. ;p

    Best wishes to everyone, as always.

  6. Neither Farf -- it's through time. Hey, what happened to all blood 'n guts n' gore? That dragon et up an army and I never got to see it. ;)

    Congrats, Lisa -- on both the sleeping and the novel #2!

    Yuck -- I hate, hate, hate waiting ... but I'll bet not as much as you.

    Howdy, Jen. How ya liking the sunshine?

  7. Dina, so sorry about the loss of your friend to such a horrible thing. Colon cancer was the start for my mom. Then it spread and pancreatic cancer toook over. Again, I am so sorry and I'm sure you'll be able to find ways to support his loved ones left behind.

    The quake and devastation... checked on Guam as we lived there and worked with so many in Japan. Quakes are getting bigger and stronger - so much is getting harder.

    Much work to be done this week with the March 19th rally coming up. I'm just disgusted by the Republicans and people who support them. It's an all out war on decency at this point.

  8. Thanks, everyone. It is going to be hard going but my friend is an incredibly strong woman and she has plenty support.

    I am going to try and be better about keeping up now that things are resolved.

    So hugs, congrats and good luck to all as needed!

    And love the pictures.

  9. The photo is perfect. Catching water in a soft flow with slow exposure is one of my goals. Your work is inspiring! Amazing how water can carve stone if given enough time.

    All we are really given is time and choice.

  10. For one thing, we can longer lie about how oil refineries and nuclear power plants are "safe".

    Why aren't we harnassing the power through wind and solar yet?

  11. Janet, hope no one you know in Japan suffered any losses.

    I'm glad you liked the pictures, Dina. I hope they provided a bit of balm.

    Welcome to 40 acres, Leenie. I use one of two methods for the "soft water" shots -- either a aperture between f4 and f8 and 1/4 output on my built-in flash or between f2.8 and f4 and a neutral density filter. This particular shot was f8 and a flash. The photos in the "Over and Over" post were shot with f3.2 and the neutral density filter. I'm using a Canon G9 so if you are using a SLR you'd have a lot more options to get these kind of shots.

  12. Dina, I'm so sorry about your friend. So hard. In the midst of huge loss, there are still the personal ones that mean so much. Hugs to you.

  13. Hi Nancy.

    Everybody remember to change your clocks (phooey, I hate daylight savings time).