The Charm of a Little Monochrome on Monday

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Some things in life are worth doing it again. The exactness of that feeling will never come again, but, the joy? Does it matter when the joy is still there?

It is nice to have a fresh voice, day in, day out. But the charm of elevating this day trumps finding another to take its place. Have you seriously tried to feel autumnal in this season of post-summer warmth? Happy are those that did. My joy still lay in the beauty of the bloom. And she is still beautiful despite her seasonal differences to mine.

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Oh, for the love of getting a good dose of sun and shine, now that the blanket of cold has been pushed further into the future. Oh yes, the trivial has become more important, but, it really seems to matter not. The here and now is absolutely extraordinary, if you can see, then you would know. To experience the wonder of it, the beauty, the splendor. The glory of it, if you will.

Like the newness of love in the present tense. It is merely a celebration of the senses.

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Oh, the allure of all things lovely.

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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Flowers. There must always be flowers. Reach out and color me. Divinely so...

Pure. Joy. Affection. Caring. Sharing. Inspiring. Sweetness. Warm. Tenderness. Fun. The eternal love of a mother. My heart feels wrapped in love and tied with a bow of hugs. Just for today: Mums the word.

This picture is dedicated to #MondayRed #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra who colors my world every single day.

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Never forget the joy in what you’re doing, even the simplest things, making the most of every experience, making all of your moments count for something.

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Let me dance in the sun today, I say. There is still some left as you can see. I would trade my free days for the chance, the chance to dance, if only for a short moment in time. Just the sun and I. Humming the tune that makes me slide, into childhood, all over again.

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This picture is dedicated to #MonochromeMonday by @Old-Guy-Photos! Let's see your best monochromes!

Located inside the walls of the city, looking out towards San Juan Bay, in San Juan. Puerto Rico is the four bronze statues that are called La Rogativa or translated into English, The Procession. According to legend, a Catholic bishop and his companions paraded through the streets during a British invasion. Spanish reinforcements were unable to access this area by land and the governor ordered a religious procession, praying to the saints for their help. The Bishop was joined by men and women of the city, holding their crosses and chanting hymns to the saints. The British retreated, thinking reinforcements were called to protect San Juan.

The sculpture was created by Lindsay Daen in 1971 to commemorate San Juan’s 450th-anniversary.

And just like that, this post is over! Thank you so much for stopping over and giving me a read, I hope you have a most wonderful day!


¸.♥´¸.•♥¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul
(¸.•´♥ (¸.•´ ♥

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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 would trade my free days for the chance, the chance to dance, if only for a short moment in time. Just the sun and I. Humming the tune that makes me slide, into childhood, all over again

Ah yes that feeling of childhood, that feeling of youth. If one could simply bottle and sell it, you could give Bezos a run for his money! That is the feeling the whole world seems to be after. I have felt it before and loved it. Great post as always. Always a treat to see you do a MM.

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Oh, yes! The feeling of freedom is what it is! I am not really looking to be younger, I actually like where I am in life. It is a comforting place to be. Having said that, once in a while, I give in to the dreamer that I am.

Well, you know I am a #MonochromeMonday fan. I just don't always get a chance to prove it. :)

Tsk. Tsk. Compliments will get you nowhere.

I have to say those are both lovely shots of you. They put the gorgeous flower pics to shame :)

I had to change my philosophy. You know I used to say that they would people everywhere. LOL :) And thank you.

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Very well. Changed and noted. No harm intended.

Obviously you jumped to conclusions and only read what you wanted. No harm was taken.

Compliments will get you nowhere. I had to change my philosophy. You know I used to say that they would people everywhere. LOL :) And thank you.

Yes! See, I did not get that memo LOL :)

Hey!!! You need to pay better attention. Right after I stop typing nonsense that doesn't make sense.

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I may not dance externally myself but i do dance maternally and celebrate every day

Gorgeous shots :)

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Amazingly good!

Thank you so much! And hello!

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Lovely post @dswigle.
Missed you this last week, welcome back.
Internet fixed ?
Flower ? May have to share this one ;)
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Yes! Thank you so much! It is finally fixed and I am so happy about that! It was a hardship to be away and get only a few comments here and there all week!

Thank you for the flower! Lovely as always! Have a wonderful night!

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I know what you mean.
I don't have internet at the moment. :/
Thank goodness I have a 100 mps connection at the store and my buddy lets me frog off his when I'm off work.

I cannot use it at work! That is a huge problem. Phones are locked up in lockers. So booo! It has been a hardship!

That is a good friend! :)

Wow no comp, no phones,....
You work in a SCIF or something lol
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Laptop, Smart TV with full cable and internet TV, Stereo, couple a smart phones(pulse the hard line one), even an ATM 6 feet away lol.
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Oh!!! What a great place!!! I am so jealous!!!!

Bitcoin ATM?? Impressive!!

Stoked on the BTC ATM, it handles 5 or 6 different coins.
Also there is exactly one BitCion ATM in the area, the next one is hours away.

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That is such an interesting story.i love how traditions happen.
Ren

Hey, sweetie!!! How are you doing, Ren!??

I love to hear how traditions start too! Especially the old, historical moments in time. I hope all is well with you and yours!!

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This post makes me wish it was summer already Had this one plant flower the other day these nice orange ones. It had about five blooms on it and they last only a day or two each at most. Has only happened once so far this year.

Do me a favor? Next time it blooms, can you take a picture of it for me? Anything that only blooms for a day or two is usually something so very exotic and hard to grow. You do that where you live in temperature so hot it cannot support the plant. Anyway now you have my curiosity piqued. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello and leaving cure always kind and wonderful words.

Have a great day!

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@dswigle always a bit shady on that side. Quite a nice shade of orange with a hint of pink. These blooms will only last for a couple days most of the time. For what ever reason it seems to really be in the mood to flower.

Those are hibiscus! Beautiful ones too! They like the sun and will bloom best in a lit area, although in Texas, I used indirect sun. If you feed them plant food, they will bloom like crazy! They must have been watered! LOL That is when they start booling too!

Lovely!!!!

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So much beauty found here, Denise:) A spectacular collection of photos. Loved the flowers and loved the statues. The Little Prince quote was perfect. Wishing you a wonderful evening. Tho when you read this it will probably be morning:)

Oh, you always leave the kindest, gentlest words, don't you? The statues are much better and impressive in person. I found that didn't get quite the right angle but I still like what they stand for. I do believe that little prince quote is one of my favorite ones. How can you not like them?

As usual, you are quite right. Morning Has Broken and it's going to be a lovely day in the neighborhood! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello and leaving your words behind. I wish I were so far behind here on the platform but these days I am running to catch up. Have yourself a most wonderful Tuesday!

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Flowers couldn't do without them

This is true! Flowers couldn't do without them, and I'm pretty sure that I probably could. I do like the seasonal changes and was just poking fun at summer getting ready to leave. I look forward to the beauty of Autumn and the colors. It has our day just started thinking about it. I hope that you have a most wonderful day over there, in beautiful Holland!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words behind!

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The flowers makes me smile today, even though it's still hazy over here. Thank you and blessed you.

Oh! Hazy is not good! I hope the today clears up a little bit and I am so happy to hear that the cook's flowers made you smile. I think that is what they do to me, although I will usually say that flowers make me irrationally happy. :)

Thank you for stopping by and leaving you're always happy words. Have a great day!

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Beautiful words and beautiful photos. It's always such a wonder when we're allowed to "relive" a moment as its place in our memory is activated and it is presented to us to enjoy for a moment once again.

That is the truth! Like I said, I am very happy where I am in life and do not wish to turn back time like many. Reliving a moment time is different because it brings back that a moment of joy that cannot be reproduced again.

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words and always thoughtful comment. It is very impressive that no matter where I go or where I am reading, if there is a comment from you, it is always a thought-provoking and Worthy piece of writing. Thank you again and have a blessed wonderful day.

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I'm with you on that! There are so many moments I would love to fully experience again, but there are too many moments in between those good ones that I wouldn't. :)

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The last flower picture is orange! You're succumbing to autumn. :)

Nooooo! Say it isn't so!!!! I need to own Summer still!!!! Get back here and write something nice! LOL

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Hahaha! Something nice. :)

There was once a girl not to tall,
Who knew life was one great big grand ball,
But not all good things stay,
Sometimes summer gives way,
And the season to be was now fall.

Of sunshine and daydreams, that is where the story begins and ends.
Shine on, shine on.

And if you take my summer away
It will be "off with your head"
Banished to the Kingdom of Fall-ish
Where you belong

Yet darkness and night
Produce their own fine bright light,
As fireplaces burn
and conversations churn.

Summer is just gone for a rest,
It's all for the best!
In winter the blackbirds can frolic
And the snow for children is like magic.

When finally the cold wind despairs
Spring will be in the air!

And the flowers once again will bloom.

I love the light that the season affords
Sleighbells, poinsettia and Christmas returns in turn
Seasonal changes have nearly begun
Soon they will be in an out and out run

I makes me sad to have to admit
You may be right
But, I cannot resist
To put up a fuss
Just a little bit

Oh, thank you!!! You know that is not necessary! Especially in light of the fact that mine was terrible! LOL

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Thank you, Victor! @wwwiebe

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Wonderful shades of red in the flowers, Denise. A lovely photo of you by the stone wall. Looks like a dangerous stairway. Love the butterfly dress. 🦋

As always you have wonderful phrases.

”Humming the tune that makes me slide into childhood again”

I’m humming,

“ Merrily we roll along. my honey and me
there's no one half as happy as we. Merrily we roll along, life is but a dream.”

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"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change." -Buddha

Each of your floral images is
a miracle -- a masterful work of art!
Truly beautiful...
Thank you for brightening up Steemit
with your beautiful flowers!
@dswigle

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Thank you so much, Nina! @ninahaskin

You leave me such beautiful words always. It is so nice to have you back where you belong. I wish you a most beautiful day! Always.

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You're such a sweetheart, Denise! Thank you for the lovely compliment, and it's great to be back. My words pale in comparison to yours, as you are the master of eloquence! @dswigle Appreciate the tip⚘

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Thank you so much! Very kind of you!

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thank you very much for your support @dswigle

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Oh wow! Those colours are just fantastic!

Thank you, sir! I bow down to you! A most wonderful day to you in France!! Bisous!

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@dswigle beautiful words to go with beautiful flowers

Thank you very much. Your words are very kind. Have a great day!

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A very interesting monochrome approach! Beautiful!

Hehe! Yes, that may be one way of putting it. I guess when I don't have a folder full of monochrome or the internet or time to put one forth, I am happy to be able to hold one up in dedication, yes? :)

Hi, Dan!! @bluemoon

A good day to you! May we both have a pleasing outcome to our days!

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Thanks. That is what I wish and hope for as pleasant a life as possible ... as long as it remains. I wish you all the best. You were on vacation or going to go?

I went to the Shore House for a few days here and there in between work and life. I leave on vacation next week!!! For a month! Yay!

O-ho-ho !!! A whole month! Wonderful! This is also a dream of mine ... maybe next year.
I am very happy for you!

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Thank you very much! You're too generous.

It is always my pleasure!

Those incredible (and really colorful) flower photos make me wish I had a better camera. This was a really nice read :)

Well. now you made me run back to your profile and look at some of your pictures!

What a most pleasant surprise! I read through a good amount of your top stories and not only must I say, why have I never seen you, but, seriously, why have I never seen you? And your pictures were awesome. I loved the tasteem review and the shots of the whole fish all beautifully plated. Surprisingly, the cell phones of today work better than a lot of cameras, in my opinion.

I want to thank you for taking the time to come over and say hello. I wish you a most wonderful evening over there!

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Thank you! Very much! You are always a pleasure!

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Loved the story behind the bronze statues. Our country is heavily influenced by the Spanish due to more than 300 years of occupation. We also have a lot of legends in which religion played a big part. Aside from the bronze statues could there be other forms of art about the Procession?