Archive for September 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Toadstool (Solitary)   2 comments


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Toadstool in cow pie by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

It is said that some people don’t know the end from the beginning. That’s not the case with this toadstool, which found its new beginning in the ending—the ending being a cow pie from the end of a cow.

Beauty is where you find it and sometimes you find beauty in places where you would least likely expect to find it. There’s no telling what one may find while wandering around in a field with a camera hung around one’s neck.

Sometimes you get lucky. Other times you make your luck. Such is true for life itself.

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Posted September 21, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Missouri, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Ready to Collapse Revisted   4 comments


Back on February 4, this year, I posted a weekly challenge, “Ready to Collapse.” You might remember it as follows:

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Old Red Barn by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Early in July I was again traveling down this same road and noticed the same old barn but in a different state. I came back on July 9 and took the following photograph:

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Collapsed barn by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

You’ll notice the difference in color. The original was taken in the early dawn just at the sweet spot of morning when the colors appear much richer in the red department. Also, it’s due to the fact that what you see here is the roof, or what’s left of it.

I hate to see old things disappear, but sometimes, due to lack of care and upkeep, they, like human beings, just run out of gas. This poor old barn undoubtedly had much better days, but in the end, like all of life left to its own, has gone on to a better place and will soon, likely, be removed, analogous to being buried.

So far (6/9/2013), the roof remains the same.

Posted September 21, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remember, Remembering

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wandering (Free Spirit)   4 comments


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Hand-in-Hand by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

Some of you may be old enough to remember the song by Andy Williams, then later by Gerry & The Pacemakers called “Walk Hand in Hand.”

“Walk hand in hand with me through all eternity
Have faith, believe in me, give me your hand
Love is a symphony of perfect harmony
When lovers such as we walk hand in hand.”

What is love if not walking hand in hand through not only this life, but throughout all eternity? In the words of Michael Martin Murphy,

“So what’s the glory in living?
Doesn’t anybody ever stay together anymore?
And if love never lasts forever, tell me what’s Forever For?”

Let love enter your heart and you will become a free spirit like you’ve never known before. It will change your life forever. Then you’ll know that love does, indeed, last forever!