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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Alien



















Like Alice in a strange beautiful wonderland

light licked the perimeter of every leaf

I wandered feeling large small

 alien

awed --weeks ago before
underbrush and brambles thickened,
closed.  It will remain a lush secret until

the gracious spaciousness of autumn
leaves meander to earth
patiently waiting for
the portal to open
once again.





If you are wondering, yes my lens was smudged with pollen and water droplets, and that created some interesting "alien" effects, although these birthing plants were pretty mysterious all on their own. 




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60 comments:

  1. fun photos. i like alien, from a distance.

    you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Wonderful light in some of those photos!

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  3. Amazing that you captured how I feel this time of year with words and photos...this is beautiful Laura...hugs.. Michelle

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  4. Wonderful photoes, Laura - I like how you use the light ♥

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  5. I love the dazzling POV from earth to sky through the treetops!

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  6. I felt like that little bug traveling in a sort of wonderland.

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  7. A great post for "Himmelsk"! Nice serie of photos!

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  8. Great collection of photos viewing nature's beauty from many angles, so much to see and enjoy

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  9. Great use of light. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Wonderful post and great choice for Himmelsk!
    :)

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  11. Hvilke fine og specielle billeder du har taget;-)

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  12. Such a variety. Beautiful.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/05/31/himmelsk-87/

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  13. Marvelous captures and definitely a great use of light, Laura! Gorgeous! Happy SWF! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  14. Gorgeous images and lighting, Laura! Have a lovely day!

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  15. Thinking of you and enjoying the images.
    The dreaded Beatles have arrived in my garden.
    More then ever
    and devouring my beautiful plants.
    Guess they have to eat :)
    A good weekend wished for you....

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  16. Very beautiful and artistic sequence of shots.

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  17. Very artistic and beautiful shots.

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  18. The first two photos are great with the lighting.

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  19. Beautiful macro, I think you get more beautiful than reality. Greetings.

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  20. Beautiful selection of seasonal photos. The miraculous everyday!

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  21. Thank you for sharing the beauty you experienced and were able to capture in your gorgeous photos!

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  22. Enjoying your pics, Laura. You really have good eyes. All are beautifully captured. Have a great weekend.

    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  23. Such beautiful shots - love the magical light in these pics.

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  24. Laura, These are all lovely photos--the bokeh is beautiful in each one. Hope all is well with you. I have been lax in getting around to everyone's blogs lately. I missed out on some "good stuff". Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

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  25. Nice set of pictures - for alien I think you need to point your lens at fungi - now they really are from a different world!

    Cheers Stewart M.

    PS: a little bit of wife rescuing is always good for the soul!

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  26. Wonderful series, Laura.
    I love the way you have been plaing with the light.

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  27. beautiful, laura. we are strangers and aliens in this world... perhaps this is why we can recognize beauty in strange and lonely places.

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  28. Hello,

    wonderful photographs and now we know, where the phantasy of the alien-movies is based :).

    Regards Senna

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  29. I love the "special effects" and the lovely meditative poem. But I just have to ask, from a practical standpoint, were you lying down on the ground to take those pictures of the trees and sky canopy? If so, way to go! If not, let us know how you did it.

    A great series.

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  30. Captured so beautifully!

    My Sky Shot, have a great weekend.

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  31. Thank you for taking me so close to this world.

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  32. Positively out of this world!

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  33. Love the poem, Laura, and the twined branches and leaf hands. Beautiful post.

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  34. Beautiful light and shadow on the petals. Have a great weekend!

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  35. Very creative and beautiful photos !

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  36. Beautiful photos and words.

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  37. light indeed transports us...
    + i'm so taken w/those
    intertwining branches.
    xox

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  38. Stunning shots all, but I love the "up" angles! Have a great weekend, Laura.

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  39. Oh I see magic in your pictures!
    They are gorgeous. Thank you for your
    lovely comment on my blog :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  40. Oh I see magic in your pictures! They are
    gorgeous :) thank you for your lovely comment
    on my blog. Have a wonderful day!

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  41. Beautiful photos Laura!!! I like them!
    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Regards from Barcelona.

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  42. Ah Laura ... what magic you wield with your eyes and your words. I love seeing the world coming to life through your eyes.

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  43. the photos are magnificent and the post so inspiring. How true it is that even in our form of self-expression we can then create judgement. I think you are doing the most important thing about it, which is to be aware.

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  44. Ok the last one looks like a woman shaking a sheet in the wind! Lovely pictures!

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  45. These are so lovely. I adore the way you capture light.. smudgy lens or not.

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