Black and White: Hope and Despair

The weekly quotation inspired image from Debbie at Travel With Intent

    “Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”       Robert Frank


In the sky

Debbie from Travel With Intent quotation inspired image: Looking Upward

  “I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
Charlotte Bronte

Up there
in the sky
Can you see?
So high
soaring on
invisible currents


He is there
look again
Can you see?
can he
see us?


almost gone
glad you saw
Wings spread
so happy
you looked upwards.





VJ’s Weekly Challenge # 56: Language

“We need language to tell us who we are, how we feel, what we’re capable of – to explain the pains and glory of our existence.”      – Maya Angelou

He talked
to me
I knew at once
our language
was different
I gave him
what he wanted
he thanked me
He talked
to me
I understood
such a different
Many times I
gave him
what he wanted
this pleased
I tired though
he asked again
I couldn’t
the language
it was in
his eyes
Would you?

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Looking into the past

Debbie from Travel With Intent’s quotation inspired image challenge

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”   Diane Arbus

I had a few photographs in mind contemplating this challenge. While trying to find the photo I had in mind I came across this one. Do you think it fits the quote to be the inspired image?

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What is taste?

Debbies quotation-inspired image challenge

“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”
Pablo Picasso

Taste is a matter for the individual. Have the following images been subjected to being the enemy of creativeness?

Not to my taste but someone loved this lamp base once

Not too sure I want to hear this record – available on Spotify if you are game
From The Stacks: ‘Anna Russell In Darkest Africa’

The kids just love this
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Awaken the Sleeper

The Inspiration Quotation from Debbie at Travel With Intent

“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert (1920-1986), author of Dune, and much more

The back story
Benny the cat was a ferocious cat. A feral parentage was found alone at a friends place and was bought home as a tiny kitten. He was hand fed by my daughter. Benny used to chase the girls as they played, but could be sweet. He was a real killer. Nothing in the garden was safe. A neighbour used to visit with his dog until one day Benny clawed him in a surprise attack. From that day on Callum the dog never came with Geoff. He would walk as far as the front gate and then turn back home. Benny has been gone for a few years now and the birds have returned to the garden, the skinks have tails and the neighbourhood dogs still are scared to come down the drive.

One day I came home to find Benny with his “dog” which he had a as kitten. This dog used to be dragged all over the house turning up in unexpected places. I don’t think Benny wanted his photo taken with him cuddling his dog.
“The sleeper must awaken”

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