Originally posted on Carol's Originals:

Like this twisted hazel, family life is never as simple. This weekend was a momentous period in our home as our eldest left the nest for university. We took her down to Sheffield on Saturday the car packed to the gunnels with crates and bags of stuff for her new flat in the halls of residence where she will be for the next year at least.

Sweetpea, a very independent individual for quite sometime, flits in and out of home like a butterfly so in many ways she cut ties sometime ago. I’ve been trying to anticipate how it would feel once she finally went to university. We slipped down the ranks of relative importance over several years. Consequently I was not really prepared for the sudden wave of emotion that swept over me as we departed yesterday morning. I don’t think she expected her own response either. She is…

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Originally posted on In my viewfinder | Max S. Volonté Photography:

In my defence
In my defence what is there to say
All the mistakes we made must be faced today
It’s not easy now knowing where to start
While the world we love tears itself apart
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between
With a fading dream
In my defence what is there to say
We destroy the love – it’s our way
We never listen enough never face the truth
Then like a passing song
Love is here and then it’s gone
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
For just a singer with a melody
I’m caught in between
With a fading dream
I’m just a singer with a song
How can I try to right the wrong
I’m just a singer with a…

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Originally posted on Donald Reese Photography:

This is a photo I took after putting on the hip waders and going out to about mid stream. The creek is a little lower than normal right now,so I was not worried about getting knocked over by the current,and it provided a nice vantage point during a slightly foggy day. Depth was anywhere from 8 inches to about 2 feet,which allowed me to navigate anywhere on the stream I needed. I carried only one camera with lens on my tripod and brought a polarizer,which helped with the reflection.

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Originally posted on Without an H:

I’ve been shooting just in black and white for a couple of months now.  I wanted to do something different for my trip to Dalat, so a couple of weeks before leaving, I began my self-imposed black and white challenge, and have continued with it on the few occasions I’ve been out with my camera since coming back to Saigon.  I’m naturally drawn to colour when I’m out with my camera, so shooting with the intention of creating black and white images has made me more selective about who and what I take pictures of.

Much as I’ve enjoyed this black and white phase, I’m also looking forward to going back to colour for a while.  At the weekend, I’m heading north for a couple of weeks.  I’ll be spending most of that time in the hills in Lao Cai province, so you can expect to see lots of green on…

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Originally posted on Everything Under the Sun:

Miscellaneous Jokes :: #2627
By ***Brittney Harrell*** from USA.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. As they lay down for the night, Holmes said:” Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?”

Watson said, “I see millions and millions of stars.”

Holmes: “And what does that tell you?”

Watson: “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorogically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?”

Holmes: “Somebody stole our tent.”

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