Category Archives: Photography

Monday ~ Moments of Joy

The most wasted of all days is one without joy and laughter.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

be mindful and joyful

Moonlight Cherishes

The moon looks down upon us all with her kindly lovelight

Artemis, Cerridwen, Diana, Isis, Luna, Seline,

the brightest full moon should be enough

She keeps me safe in her celestial love

soft and white as some heavenly dove

yet unimaginably distant so far above

ordinary man with pain undreamed of

be comforted because you are loved

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the brightest moonrise

Dawn in the Enchanted Land.

The Apache called this the Enchanted Land.

Dawn in New Mexico, the mountains silhouetted against a colouring sky, and this dawn perhaps brings a new hope.

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a dawn for quiet contemplation

Haunted Abandonment

enchanted lust is as a candle under a dark moon

night soon

hard as stone

dry as a bone

far as the moon

she left me alone

the enchantress crone

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

dangerous women attract me

and yet

I suffer an abnormal fear of abandonment

Scenes on Sunday – California

I’m just a staid English guy being cool in Orange County

Today I am in sunny Orange County, where it’s still a balmy 80 degrees.  I like California, it might just be the nicest crazy place I know.

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Wednesday I fly out to New Mexico

at least I’ll be staying at a cool hotel

Getting what you want

Life is too short to waste and too long to endure.

Being on vacation gives one time to ponder deep thoughts, and right now I need to focus on the small steps I can take to improve my life.  Because, despite what you might think, not everything in my garden is sunshine and flowers.  Sometimes the flowers wilt, and often the sky is grey.

I’m pretty certain I know who I truly am and what I want, up to and including defining and fulfilling my life purpose, but how do I make it all happen in ways that are congruent with me and acceptable to the important others in my life?

It would seem to be about courage, having faith in myself, and really taking positive actions – however difficult the warrior’s path may seem that’s the way I need to go.  It’s time to get more clarity and investigate the important commitments in this present period in my journey.

I need to stop acting emotionally, because my emotions are seldom under control.  Instead I should act intellectually because I have, and can use, all the accumulated information / knowledge to get exactly what I want, need, and desire.  That’s not always going to be a comfortable process.

But, you know what?  I am much happier, and work better when I am well outside of my comfort zone.  For example I should have gone parasailing in Turkey, instead of just taking pictures of it.

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I will do this next year

Peaceful meme

Please feel free to copy and share.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Dreams of Inner Peace

Hold infinity in your soul, and eternity in your dreams

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haunting music of the wind, wave counterpointed, kaleidoscope echoed

wildly framed the seascape bowl with solitary figure slowly walking

alone against a world struggling, changing but ever the same

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

men, mankind, tide, and time change

but the sea is the ever the same

Scenes on Sunday ~ Desert Beauty

The desert holds its harsh beauty close in secret silences.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

in the desert there is no sense of scale

this natural rock stack is about sixty-feet tall

and some see strange things in these rocks

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Utah Couds

Grey skies are just clouds passing overhead.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

It’s a big country

 

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