Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

Leaves all winter long   6 comments


leaves-in-window

Every day as I look out my window, I marvel that it’s still Autumn and leaves are still falling. I love Autumn, which is more than I can say for winter.

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Posted December 26, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Fantasy, Leaves, Photography, Sunset

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify   7 comments


It’s amazing what a little bit of saturation can do—okay, maybe a LOT of saturation can do.

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Posted October 31, 2016 by Cris in Beauty, Fantasy, Missouri, Nature, Photography, Sunrise

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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind (Trip to Oregon)   8 comments


Nothing like a visit to the most beautiful part of the United States, the northwest, to improve one’s state of mind. IRC friends from New Jersey, Utah and Oregon met for several days of beachcoming, crater viewing and get-together fun. I’d love to go back and relive those days, not only for the beauty and fun of it all, but because one of us has gone to the great divide and others are no longer together. But for all the sadness, the memories are priceless and forever.

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Marsha & Linda Crater Lake_edited-2

Over 40 years had past since the last time I had visited Crater Lake National Park. No hand-feeding of chipmunks on this trip, but plenty of hand-rubbing, as it was plenty cold. Still, the drive was beautiful and the lake was stunning.

Linda on pier-1_edited-2

Contemplation was the order of business during this post-sunset scenario at a place I can’t even remember where. It was still cold.

Sunset_edited-2

And this was the sunset that greeted us at this unknown place.

Brachen Ferns & Redwoods_edited-2

A brief stopover at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park resulted in plenty of greenery. There were some mighty tall timber that day on our way to the Pacific Ocean.

Birds & Pacific Surf_edited-2

I was trying to get a shot of the waves breaking over this rock aways off shore when this darn flock of birds got in the way and ruined the whole thing. You can imagine how upset I was. The funny and sad part about it—I was. LOL Now I look at it and think to myself—wow! How cool.

Mt. Shasta_edited-2

The western United States has its own version of the Twin Towers in the twin volcanoes of Mt. Shasta, northern California. Fortunately, these twin towers are still there. I’d hate to think what would result if these two blew their tops.

This one didn't make it_edited-2

This photograph didn’t appear in the local newspaper, but one like it did, along with an article talking about our IRC get-together. What a time it was. It will always be remembered. I actually like this one better.

Posted March 3, 2016 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Nature, Photography, Remembering, Sunset

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The ABCs of LOVE   23 comments


There’s not a lot of ABCs out here in the country, so I had to come up with a little ingenuity in order to meet this week’s challenge. I hope I passed the audition. Love to you all. Have a great day!

Comments are always welcome.

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Love

The ABCs of LOVE

 

Posted January 18, 2016 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Uncategorized

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A Study in Contrast   4 comments


Here is a little piece of Smithfield Reservoir north of Kansas City, Missouri. I wanted to do this in black and white, which is something I don’t normally do, because color just didn’t do it for me. I beefed up the contrast 100 percent and cropped out the extraneous part of the photograph that I originally thought more highly of. I believe I sharpened it just a bit also. I hope you enjoy it.

Smithfield Reservoir, north of Kansas City, Missouri

Smithfield Reservoir, north of Kansas City, Missouri

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy (Ghosts of Children)   42 comments


Ghosts of Children

 

Wherewith hath come

The screeching wind

That withered frame

And emptied rooms,

That sent mice racing

To their holes,

While ghosts of children

Play in the grass?

 

Oh, the times they change

But life moves on,

Yet their skeletons

Stay behind

With stark remains

Of joy and pain

While ghosts of children

Play in the grass.

 

Cris Coleman

August 15, 2015

 

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 The night has been unruly: where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say, Lamentings heard i' the air; strange screams of death, And prophesying with accents terrible Of dire combustion and confused events New hatch'd to the woeful time: the obscure bird Clamour'd the livelong night: some say, the earth Was feverous and did shake. (Macbeth, 2.3)


The night has been unruly: where we lay,
Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say,
Lamentings heard i’ the air; strange screams of death,
And prophesying with accents terrible
Of dire combustion and confused events
New hatch’d to the woeful time: the obscure bird
Clamour’d the livelong night: some say, the earth
Was feverous and did shake.
(Macbeth, 2.3)

Weekly Photo Challengs: Angels, Symbol of Goodness   4 comments


Angels symbolize all things good to me. While typically thought of as female in the modern age, and even in the middle ages, they were male in the Bible. At least, I’m not aware of any female angels in the Bible. I could be wrong, however, as I haven’t read the ENTIRE Bible yet.

If there is anything honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, hopeful, virtuous, lovely, of good report, praiseworthy, we may attribute these qualities to angels — male or female. It is these qualities we must strive to obtain if we are to reach our highest reaches of humanity.

Angels are also protectors and providers of and for those who seek to do God’s will. At least, there are many examples of this in the Bible. And we certainly hear of many contemporary anecdotes of angels coming to the assistance of people in need in many different ways.

“Thou madest him [man] a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.” (Hebrews 2:7.)

Now, what it means to be “a little lower than the angels” I am not prepared to say, only that with a little effort and a lot of help from God, we can perhaps obtain these qualities that would put us in the presence of angels and make them our friends.

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Angels we have heard on high

Angels we have heard on high

Posted July 11, 2015 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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