Thought Dreams Nature

Thought dreams nature
into beautiful images
of its reflection.
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With mindful meditation
on nature through art
Nature-Artist_Paintmy spirit recalls
the mystical beginning
and ending of all.    ~ms
Reflections_Paint-2tent-caterpillars

Mushrooms_paint

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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23 Responses to Thought Dreams Nature

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Beautiful photos! I especially like the last photo of the fungi. It’s wonderful.

  2. Beautiful – both words and pictures. I love what you’ve done with the photos.
    Alison

  3. Tiny says:

    Great nature shots and poem, Mary! Love the processing too.

  4. Wonderful words and images.

  5. magical photos and words Mary.

  6. Jet Eliot says:

    Such a lovely tribute to nature, Mary. Your photos and artwork are lovely here, I espec. like the first one with the reflection.

    • Good eye! The first one is a true product of nature’s ability to create its own reflection.
      The other 4 photos are also nature photographs, but I was fooling around with Photoshop…and I am nowhere near as talented as Mother Nature!!

  7. Sherry says:

    Very beautiful!

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  9. vanerpaddel says:

    Lovely pictures, what kind of special application do you use here?

    • Since I said I was meditating on nature through art (and I had some extra free time), I decided to try to make the photos look more like paintings (using Adobe Photoshop).
      I simply applied the “Oil Painting” Filter. Doesn’t make the photos look like real oil paintings, that’s for sure–but it is fun to alter reality from time to time. 🙂
      I used Photoshop on 2 other posts, because they were about dreams and I wanted to give the photos a more unreal “spooky” look. Not sure if I was successful or not, but it was fun playing with it.
      One was about hiding in a dream from “No Thing.” I inverted the colors (like a negative) of a perfectly normal photo, applied the oil paint filter, and then framed it: https://storieswithnobooks.com/2013/01/29/something-about-nothing/
      The other post was about “Dreaming Eyes.” All I did with that photo was invert the colors to create an eerie unreal look. https://storieswithnobooks.com/2013/01/12/dreaming-eyes/
      I just noticed that both of those posts were done in January, 2013. I must have been in a strange mood that month.
      OH and I just remembered…I made the header for this blog by combining 5 of my photos. I wouldn’t have been able to make a header like that without Photoshop. I want to make a new header, one day when I have enough time.

  10. Beautiful renditions Mary.

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