All about the Floral

Today I admit that I wimped out. It was grey and gloomy. Cold. Nothing at all like the sunshine that was out yesterday. So I went through the pictures I took last summer while I was out at Matlock Beach Manitoba. These make me happy when I look at them.

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All about the Cats

Just so you guys know, I did not slack today and went for a wonderful walk. It was sunny, a little cool until I started to do my brisk walk around the park. I did not make sure that my camera on the phone had been switched to forward facing and with the sun I could not determine if it had been or not. So I went on a wing and a prayer taking some photos that I thought were cool. Than we got home. I opened the gallery to play around with these wonderful shots only to discover that all the photos were of my forehead. Yep, my forehead. Nothing special or great about it other than it is a big forehead and close ups in pictures reveal it to not be right for my photos. So I decided I would share my pics of the cats. Lucky is the grey fluffy one and Thomas is the one peering over my shoulder in the above picture.

Let’s Walk

T decided today that we were going for a walk. So I bundled up and he put on his sweat jacket and away we went. He was sweating when we got home. I crawled under the blanket. The above picture is T running up the hill so he could meet me on the other side. The others again spoke to me. I probably would not be considered a real photographer because I take them on my phone and use the program on their to make them fit the image I see in my head when I look at them. It is okay though I love to take photos and getting back to the things I love is a huge part of this journey I am on.

Walking down Main St.

Today after walking T to school I chose to walk home down Main Street and than Brandt Street. These are the pictures that caught my eye. The picture of the all glass building and the feed factory are 2 blocks apart from one another. Only in my city.

The empty lot I swear that there use to be something there I just cannot remember what.

I went walking

I went for a walk after walking T to school this morning. It was crisp and quiet. As I walked along listening to the silence I realized that I was looking forward and upward. I have spent so long looking at the ground I forget about the breathtaking beauty. I met the guy up top on his walk. The rest spoke to me.

Winter’s Embrace

Winter’s cold embrace
shrouds the ground in frost
lifeless limbs reach for desolate skies
as the winds sweep my memories clean.
Memories of sun kissed skin
brushing lips to lips
taunting and teasing
never-ending desire and want.
Today I stand
barren ice scapes where my heart use to be
lost and alone
not understanding
what I did to drive you away.
Glaciers slowly encase my heart
hardening it into stone
chisels and hammers will never again dent
the cage around my soul.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen
November 18/17

Desolate and Beautiful

I went for a walk and saw beauty in the bleak desolation of an empty beach and pier that only the day before teemed with life. And though the wind nearly blew me over I found myself drawn to the roaring waves and wind sculpted sand. I needed to take these pictures.

I always wanted to paint but lack the talent to take what I see in my mind and bring it to life on paper. Now I have the ability to take the pictures that draw me in and edit via my phone. This is just the start.