Weekly Photo Challenge: Savoring the Sunset


This week’s photo challenge is “The World Through Your Eyes”. A good photograph   conveys the subject at the moment of capture through light, composition, angle, and imagination.

Have you ever wanted to preserve a beautiful sunset and save it for a rainy day or bottle all the beauty so others can see the world through your eyes?

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. ~ Maya Angelou

Sitting on my favorite beach at Playa Gigante, Nicaragua, while sipping a rum, through the miracle of photography I canned the sunset. Here’s to savoring the sunset! If you are experiencing a rainy day in your part of the world, I hope you enjoy my canned sunset because no matter how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow.

As for the lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights…well… you’re going to have to figure those things out for yourself. lol

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Weekly Photo Challenge: I Once was Lost but Now Am Found


Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

In our last trip to Playa Gigante, I got lost in the expanse of the beautiful desolate beach.
DSCN0727Yet, hidden beneath my feet and within the broad expanse, were wondrous details.
IMG_5433Ancient trees told tales of weathering storms and drifting among the high seas.
IMG_1740Their branches pointed to places they yearned to return, as they whispered harrowing tales of long ago.
IMG_5437Barnacles clung to a new life.
IMG_1738Flowers and gently sailing leaves landed silently in tide pools, floating peacefully.
IMG_5434Snails left trails of tears as they meandered through the sand.
DSCN0733The amazing grace of this wondrous miniature world saved me. I lost my place in this huge world, but found it again through the miracles beneath my feet.  I was blind, but now I see.
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