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Peace and Joy In Pictures

Updated on December 28, 2015

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Flowers dancing with the bumble bees
Flowers dancing with the bumble bees | Source

Hiking, Walking, Holding Hands

“Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.” Brenda Ueland


Hiking, walking, holding hands strolling side by side, down by the river or on a beach. Going for a train ride, especially over mountains. Love to watch new homes being built before the inside walls are up, imagining the finishing touches. Picturing where the rooms will be. With our camera there is so much to see.

Going for a motorcycle ride in the summer breeze. Every single one of these things we love to do, has a picture waiting to capture it. Like anything else in this world, only if we take the time and use the camera to shoot it. The depth of range our eyes can capture still hasn't been matched my the modern day camera. Yet anything that can preserve a moment in time like a photo does, keeps the image alive.

A romantic dinner anywhere, in a foreign country would be splendid, especially at a secret hideaway. Spending all day out in nature makes it much easier to believe in illumination. Especially when we look up to see the patterns in the clouds, always different, wind softly blowing away the rain. Lucky are most of us in this society to also have a camera with our cell phone. Some amazing pictures are captured there. Videos can be recorded and sent to friends or YouTube. Amazing what the world of photography can now do.

We stop to catch our breath and in that moment to notice the bumble bee getting fed from the daisy’s sprouting everywhere. That gives us the power to achieve a state of contentment for the day. To point and shoot the camera in just the right instant to see nature so alive, that is the challenge of photography.


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Joyful Photography

Sometimes I get a glimpse of what it might be, usually they are a pleasant surprise to me. I feel excitement and wonder growing as I saw the most awesome mountain and water views yesterday with the sun bouncing off the trees.

Peace and Joy In Pictures

Taking pictures is just one of the things we like to do to bring in peace and joy. Some others are painting furniture and flower pots to spruce them up like new. Our love for the nature of trees eco

Doodling with markers on a sketch pad, making childlike stick pictures, of course with sunshine, trees, grass, clouds and flowers.

Photography holds the top creative spot. It is challenging to learn the best lighting techniques. Digital cameras give us so much more freedom to explore and capture a perfect shot. Colors are crisper, distances are easier to bring in sharper. The excitement of owning one lingers with me every time we select another shutter view.

We often find ourselves walking with camera in hand just because it does calm us down to look around, stand under a tree, and take a picture upside down.


Pink Joy, Caught Us By Surprise, Peace.

What We Can Imagine, DO
What We Can Imagine, DO | Source

Pictures and Words, Peace and Joy

Today we hope to catch sun breaks again so that we can snap some more photo’s out the car window. We have no control how they’ll turn out that way, that is the fun and mystery of it. Sometimes we get a glimpse of what it might be, usually they are a pleasant surprise to see.

We feel excitement and wonder growing as we saw the most awesome mountain and water views yesterday while the sun went bouncing off the trees.

To just take the camera and shoot, trusting God and his messengers to capture something worthy of view. Such a sense of exhilaration.

To experiment. That is the true gift of photography. Yes, if you are not quick on the shutter the prize your eyes connected with you might miss. Yet the thrill of anticipation of what the camera saw that you missed is an awesome dedication to the art.

Nature pictures seem to capture this essence of ever changing existence. Taking pictures of the same things in nature always seems to change. Different animals emerge. Clouds change faster than anything. Every season the trees show us their many different ways. Even the evergreens if we pay close attention.



Water and Trees, Joy and Peace

Joyful Skies
Joyful Skies | Source
Peaceful Views
Peaceful Views | Source

© 2012 Maree Michael Martin

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    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      Baby ducklings out by the lake always take my mind off things. So earnest in their quest for food and mother.

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thank you! He writes awesomely.

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      fibo777 6 years ago from UK

      The quote from Waldo Emerson summed it up really well.

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      I thank you my friend, I love the way you look at things, thanks for voting a hub of mine awesome!

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      Deb Hirt 6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Voted awesome. The true epitome of beauty: water and a living being...

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Good to know I am not the only crazy one, Fennelseed! Taking pictures of everything has sure proved valuable around here! Thank you so much for your loving comments. Makes my world brighter and worth the learning curve of this Hubbing world!

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thank you so much, sgbrown! With spring budding everywhere I get excited about photos. Thanks for sharing.

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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      I love what you love, Ruby Rose, call me crazy, but I take photos though the car windows too, even from the bus on my way to work. I'd miss those beautiful everchanging clouds if I didn't!! Like you, I take my camera everywhere with me. I love your hub and relate to every word.

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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderul article. I love to go exploring with my camera. You never know what Mother Nature may place in your path. Even the smallest of things can be beautiful when you make them the main focus. I enjoyed your hub. Voted up and interesting. Have a beautiful day! :)

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