Monochrome Monday goes Colorful

in #monochromemonday9 months ago


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Oh, to wear the monochrome on the beach, do you think it takes away from the beauty of the vision? The colors as they roll in, off the distant horizon?

The emotional association of coloring ones worlds perchance? In so many ways, it adds to the peace of the moment, don't you think? I breathe. Then breathe again. Oh, yes. I can feel its calm.

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My favorite tree. I know I take you by here almost every day when I am walking
This post is dedicated to #MonochromeMonday with @Old-Guy-Photos. Time to put them up!


My fascination with flowers is probably the worst kept secret. Well, of course, after my favorite tree. Being the first, mayhap. There is just something about them, their voices heard, like a soft whisper in my head. Oh, my lovely blooms, how do I love thee? Am I really able to count the ways?

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Wrap your love up with a big red bow, hug me 'til the end of time.

Will you be mine?
Will you be mine?

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Who could deny that fate brought you together 'til the end of time? Your beauty displayed as you unfurl your bud, for all to see, for all to admire. As it should be. Always and forever.

There can be no such thing as redundancy when speaking about beauty. How can there ever be too much? Let's make this picture all about #MondayRed #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra. Because for all practical purposes, she colors my world. Every. Single. Day.


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The softest of whispers. The gentle rain. The sudden stillness of my heart. The sweetest dreams come from days like this, as I am tenderly caressed by life.

Just like that, these words are done. Happy #MonochromeMonday to all as we start into another beautiful week! Keep on Steemin!



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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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I am not a fan of monochrome but this photo is stunning. And that awesome tree would be my favorite as well. Beautiful buds too! : )

I don't usually do mono either, but, mostly because I have trouble finding a photograph that will work!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, it was really nice of you to leave your kind words behind!

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Well, you found one that worked perfectly. Visiting you was my pleasure @dswigle. And thanks once again for another tip. So kind of you! : )

I love your cat picture. Is that your cat? :)

Thanks! I love that cat picture too. I spent my first 5 SBD to have this custom made by another Steemian. No, it is not my cat. You can see my cat here. The small, dark cat on the left is mine. His name is Pachino. The other cat, the photogenic one is a cat that I co-parent with my next door neighbor. His name is Ollie. Do you have a cat? I am guessing you do since you are the one who started Caturday. I used that tag and posted every Saturday, I mean every Caturday, for a long time. : )

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You always find the best pics for MM. I am so happy to see you jump in!! As much as I love color and I really do, I think sometimes mono allows my brain to slow down and absorb the nuances of the scene. I contrasty ones like yours always work nicely!

Oh, if only, you know? I have so much trouble finding the right type of phot that will work. I know you love color, but, someone had to take up the mono, right???

Thanks for hosting the tag and it is always a pleasure to jump in it!

As always, have a great day!

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Oh my you come up with some beautiful pictures :-)

Thank you, Mike! @manorvillemike You always seem to make my day with your kind thoughts and words.

I hope you have a wonderful one yourself!

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@dswigle,

Oh, to wear the monochrome on the beach, do you think it takes away from the beauty of the vision? The colors as they roll in, off the distant horizon?

There's something about Black & White that reduces pictures to their "essence." As a result, the picture becomes philosophical, causing one to ponder some deeper meaning. In this way, it is much like poetry. Stripped of the verbosity of prose, one is left to ponder the core of meaning.

That said, color provides the magic of life, an explosion of emotion.

Both ways of seeing the same thing is worthy in its own right. Juxtaposition often provides a depth of insight that would otherwise be absent.

My fascination with flowers is probably the worst kept secret.

You are a woman prone to understatement. :-)

Lovely pictures, all.

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Oh, Quill...

You always make a person feel so good. Well, some may not know they shouldn't feel good, but, you write enough that they wonder if perhaps they missed the attaboy somewhere in between. Me? I just choose to ponder a moment or three.

You are a woman prone to understatement. :-)

Haha! I knew it. You just couldn't leave it alone...

Just so you know, I missed your sometimes snarky, twisting of the words writing while you were away. Nobody does it better. You are not allowed to leave again, taking all your Quillisms with you.

Thanks for stopping by, When I stop feeling intimidated, I will go over to your site. But, that means I need to leave a comment. Hmmm. And put thought into it, hoping it won't be pointed at and pulled apart... Oi!! See what you do to me???

You know I'm kidding! I ain't afraid of you! Hell no!!!

Have a great day, my friend!

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@dswigle,

Denise, it's NEVER "snarky" when it's with my friends.

Then, it's ALWAYS good-natured teasing. Look at the way I pretend to ride the Ol' Guy ... but imagine if someone actually went after him ... I'd eviscerate them. And do you imagine I'm only speaking figuratively?

Somehow, as we get older, we convince ourselves that we ought to grow up ... and stop playing. If there's anything in life I'm 100% certain about, it's that that is a bad idea. Once we lose the ability to laugh at ourselves, it's all over but the crying. A lot of my cheekiness is about breaking the ice because people put up barriers they can no longer take down. If you can't connect, you can't commiserate.

Mind you, I'm cognizant of the fact that not everyone is equally persuaded by the peculiarities of my particular charms. And hence, the "Quill Toast or Roast Post" ... an attempt to provide people an opportunity to give me a much-deserved comeuppance.

https://steemit.com/powerhousecreatives/@quillfire/the-quillfire-roast-or-toast-celebrating-quill-s-steemit-birthday-massive-sbi-prizes-com-47

But read the comments. What I ended up with were roasty-toasts or toasty-roasts. No one would take a head shot no matter how badly I provoked them. I'm pretty sure it's because everyone intuitively understands that my "teasing" is prima facie evidence that I like them. After all, if it's obvious that someone is going to great lengths to become the center of your attention, how can that be construed negatively?

Anyway, rest assured that if I ever thought I had grounds for snarkiness, I would tell you in private via DM, not in public via the comments section. I'm old fashioned that way.

Now ... get cracking on that pot roast poem!

Quill

Dear Quill... @quillfire

I mean, surely you knew that I was packing an unloaded six-shooter? If I really thought that you were snarky, would I even take a moment of my at the moment, boring precious time to respond?? What I said and meant are two different things, I am a woman after all. I took it for granted you would know. :)

Oh, please never grow up or get too serious. Half the fun of you is knowing that it is banter and play. Who could resist? Hehe! I sent the old guy a text telling him about the contest. Oh, you know he is excited about you serving him pot roast. I believe that is what he got out of it.

Well, they are not paying me to play on steemit, so my time is not always my own.

Le sigh.

How do you like that pot roast again?

New photo! Looking lovely @dswigle, and always so poetic!

Hehehe! I wasn't a huge fan of it, so I changed it again! LOL

Nice seeing you and thank you so much for stopping by!

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And with that the starting of the week made more cheerful and vibrant !

Thank you so much for the words!

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First photography just mindblowing. Hope you enjoy this moment. Cause this view very touch my mind .i wish one day , i go this kind of place with my beloved. Anyway thanks for share your memories.

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Thank you for stopping in and leaving such a nice comment. You always leave such kind words.

As always, have a great day!

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I love the monochrome shot such cool silhouettes of the pier and people and those clouds are so cool then you thrill us with delightful colors of the flowers so beautiful

Thanks for being the wonderful guide of SteemUSA !tip

Oh, you do know how to make a person feel good! Thank you for such kind words and going out of your way to visit my posts. It is always appreciated!

Thanks for being a great Guide in #SteemUSA!

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Dang all these nice things you say about me will totally ruin my reputation luckily no one from the office is on here so my reputation on the office stays untarnished LOL

Have a great day my friend

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Thanks kindly for the tip truly appreciated

Always love your capture, especially the flowers. So vibrant!

Thank you so much!! You always leave such kind thoughts when you visit. I want you to know that I think it such a wonderful thing, perusing the platform and making people feel so good!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, leaving your kind words behind!

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Yay! Love the combination of awesome images and poetry for an all-immersive post!

Also, you have turned me into an old garden lady constantly taking pics of my flowers!!

I have a post you will like loaded up for release sometime this week.

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Oh, you know how to flatter a girl, Zeke! @zekepickleman

OMG! LOL I loved the old garden lady comment! It had me laughing out loud. I am pretty sure my neighbors scratch their head at me and I am friends with them! LOL, You take glorious pictures! Oh! I can hardly wait! runs over right now to check!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, you are always so kind with the words that you leave on my post.

As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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You know how much I always loved your flowers! Nevertheless, the monochrome beach is so beautiful and calming, with black silhouettes and sparkling water. Stunning shot! No to forget your new selfie, wow! Such a lovely look with that golden hair. You even look little bit shy 😍

Hehe! It wasn't my favorite, but, I don't take many pictures, so I changed it up a little -and changed it again today. I will find one that I am comfortable with!

You have always been so kind with your comments on my flowers, but after seeing your photography, I am totally blown away by it!! Always so stunning!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, you are always so kind with the words and thoughts that you leave on my post.

As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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It's my pleasure Denise and thank you for your compliment too. You see, I can never be as good with words as you are. You are the Queen of poems and comments on Steemit 😍

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Love your poetry. That tree looks rather daunting - as if it is going to fall on me. Help!

Thank you so much, Diane @dmcamera That is such high praise coming from you. Hahah! Yes! I do love looking up! :)

You probably should start running now!!!!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, you are always so thoughtful and very kind with you comments!

As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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I love the mono twist of the blog

Well, thank you for that. I have to at least put in one mono shot on Mondays!! :)

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, you are always so kind with the words that you leave on my post.

As always, I wish you a most wonderful day!

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A most beautiful post indeed Lady Denise.
One can sense your tender love for mother nature.
That black and white shot also holds its own mystery.
Blessings!

Thank you so much, Sir Stephen! I do love Mother Nature, you are right. What is not to love, right??? Oh, black and white is still a mystery to me! I need to try each shot and see what will work. I am always impressed with people who can just look at it and know exactly what will look good.

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Thank you for your own kindness Lady Denise.
We are but only shadows in our journey on this planet and I think that you and I will very much prefer for our shadows to have an aura of love an kindness about them.
Blessings to you!

Thank you!!! You as well!

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The sun has gone to sleep. Mysterious creatures rise on the horizon. It's time to hear a scary story... :-))

Hehehe!!! Okay, you start and I will continue!!! Scary sounds just about right!

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... I will continue... Monster dad brought his sons out for a walk. The youngest felt a strong hunger...

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Those lights would fade away into colour. In b&w you are drawn into the search. What is the light without dark to contrast with? But I do LOVE your always brilliant and alive colour too Denise. Those roses are simply stunning. Been a while since I've left a !tip anywhere. I'm hoping to finally have something for your market this week. Have a beautiful week. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

Everything you say is true, however, I still have trouble finding the right images that will fit into this black and white and sepia tones.

Thank you for always such thoughtful, caring words They are so appreciated by me. Thank you for the tip and it will be a delight to see you at the market! Yes!!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, leaving your kind words behind!

As always, have a great day!

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I love those clouds in the monochrome!

And of course the tree and flowers. I'm going to go walk by my favorite trees and sit under them now : )

Well, I think you can today because it is #TreeTuesday! I am slow getting around!

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You're so very welcome!

Thank you :)

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Apreciada amiga,muy lindas fotos,las blanco y negro estan espectaculares,aunque las flores con su lindo colorido muy nitido estan hermosas,saludos,muchas bendiciones para usted y agradecida de su noble corazon,esas son las obras buenas que Dios premia,feliz tarde amiga

¡Feliz día para tí! Muchas gracias por tus reflexivas palabras. Ellos son apreciados!

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wow, nice selection of monocrome and pretty flowers photography.

You are always too kind!

Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, leaving your kind words behind!

As always, have a great day!

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Definitely black and white photographs have always been my favorite, and this is a very good photo!

Thank you! I have some trouble finding the right photos for black and white, but, this one seems to work! Thank you for stopping in and saying hello, leaving your kind words behind!

As always, have a great day!

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Excellent your monochrome! I think you should continue. !trdo

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A good choice!

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