Sunday Post: Blossom

I’ve missed a round here and there, but here are some pictures for this week’s Sunday Post: Blossom at Jake’s.

From fractals to renders to photos, all kinds of blossoms:

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Sunday Post – Light

Well, it’s Wednesday, but that’s just me, I never get things  done on time. 😉 Here is this week’s Sunday Post – Light.  How could I possible resist a topic ike that? If you want participate, or just to see what others have done, click the link or the logo, and go have some fun.

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Light
out of the dark
moonlight
contrasts
morning
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Light

 

Out of the Dark

 

Moonlight

 

Contrasts

 

Morning

 

And the Gallery:

Thank you for visiting!  — Judee

Sunday Post – Expression

Thank you Jake for giving us so much freedom of expression in your Weekly Sunday Post themes. I like that it is open to however creative we want to get, whether with photography, digital art, poetry or prose. This week, I’m going creative, after all, isn’t that the best part of expression?

Those who want to see what it’s about, go check out jakesprinter’s Sunday Post and see what people are doing with it. While you’re there, why not try it out yourself?

This week’s theme: Expression

Poser portrait

Character Study - by Judee - Rendered in Poser

Facial expressions can tell you a lot about what a character is feeling – but sometimes, some expressions are not so easy to read. Quite often, what you see in something like this will be subjective, rather than objective.  What do you think she is feeling?

Vampire Regret - by Judee - Rendered in Daz Studio

Is there such a thing as a good vampire? What do you think he is feeling right now? Is she willing, or just resigned. You be the judge.

And on a lighter note:

In the Doghouse - by Judee - Rendered in Daz Studio

I love how these toons can show expressions. They are fun to play with and capable of all kinds of emotions. What do you think they are feeling right now? Can you sense a story behind this scene?

However we may choose to express ourselves, through words, pictures, cartoons, laughter or tears, one thing we all have in common – the need let it out, to communicate, to express who we are. It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you do it.

And so it is.   – Judee

Sunday Post – Love

This is a new challenge setup by Jakesprinter, where every Sunday he will post a prompt, and we can use it to stimulate out imagination and creativity. I like the fact that it’s not limited to photography, and can include writing or digital art. If you are interested, click on the logo and go see what others have done with this. The theme this week is Love.

LOVE

Yes, that’s my avatar icon you see, blown up a bit larger. Made in Apophysis, a fractal generating program I will talk about later in this blog. I dedicate this post and the following pictures to two people who are no longer with us, but who have inspired my belief that true love does exist, and can continue for a lifetime, and beyond.

My parents:

My parents, taken around 1942. Young love, full of optimism and hope.

In their 40’s, they both loved to laugh, though my dad definitely had the edge on that one. They went out regularly, to bridge parties, social events, and sometimes just the two of them. They weren’t demonstrative in public, but they kept the romance alive and well.

A Christmas kiss. They would be in their early 60’s here.

A poem I wrote to them around that same time:

A fine romance complete with sighs
longing glances
moonlit skies
Thus begins a special life
two in love
man and wife

Add a precious gift of joy
first born child
a healthy boy
Make their happiness complete
a baby girl
soft and sweet
A family life for many years
loving laughter
sharing tears

Now both children fully grown
making new lives of their own
as man and wife
once more alone
discover
how their love has grown

They made it through half a century together and beyond. They were close to the 60 year anniversary, but didn’t quite get there. When my dad passed away, I remember my mom saying that she had not only lost the love of her life, but her best friend. When it was her turn to go, her thoughts were on him, hoping he would be the first to welcome her on the other side of this life. I’m pretty sure he was.

The love of a lifetime. It is rare these days, but it is possible. My parents proved it.