Unusual (hai) Verse (ku)~

In a paper frame
the maiden still, for all time
remnant of her self~

Good weekend Googlies!

One of my current obsessions is up-cycling found objects with beautiful Japanese papers. Each page is quite expensive so I've taken to photographing & layering them … totally hooked & can't wait to create a series working with the idea.

Spending less time online as things manifest in the physical world but still enjoy checking in on your lovely images, original songs, tech updates, goings on & works of art. Thank YOU all for keeping G+ an inspirational place to hang out 🙂

If you're in Sydney during the month of May feel free to stop by my exhibition in conjunction with the #headonphotofestival. More details
will be posted at www.gretchenchappelle.com or you ca join the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1554385481493691/


Happy Birthday +William Mazdra

linkWrapper”>+William Mazdra. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful words & images with us. Wishing you a world of endless treasures on the journey ahead. 

thoughts & +1's to his original post 🙂

Reshared post from +William Mazdra


I remain uncertain
as to how it all happened
how you came upon
anyone as solitary as me
for it was to remain a mystery
as I calmly stood off from shore
I sought  to limit the perspective
to never need tell all of the story
for the story into which I was written
is a novel less of fairytales than whys
and yet I must gratefully accept
that at last  I have been understood
recognized not only for my virtues
but for the places I have stood
and though my body grows tired
there remains this unnatural beauty
to  my just laying in your arms

#lakemichigan   #silence   #poetryiwrite   #poetry  

Read the words & live just a little more today than you did yesterday – just…

Read the words & live just a little more today than you did yesterday – just because you can! Right then, I'm picking up the phone … dinner's at my place this weekend, it's appropriately messy – faded sofa & all 😉

Reshared post from +Robin Griggs Wood

If I Had My Life To Live Over 
– by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she had cancer)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick
instead of pretending the earth would
go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose
before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if
the carpet was stained, or
the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room
and worried much less about the dirt
when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather
ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television
and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
'Later… Now go get washed up for dinner.'
There would have been more 'I love you's,
more 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life,
I would seize every minute;
look at it and really see it;
live it and never give it back.

Immediately, I'm going to go and burn my rose petal candle (that I've had in the drawer for, like, six years!) … then I'm going to throw away my "practical clothes" that I never wear.
After that, I'll get started on the rest.

Wild geese at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, for #WildlifeWednesday with thanks to +Mike Spinak & +Morkel Erasmus
#BreakfastClub with huge thanks to dear +Gemma Costa and +Breakfast Club
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World / #10000photographersaroundtheworld  with thanks to +Robert SKREINER

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins, Carra Riley, paul t beard, Ke Zeng, David Heath Williams and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #digitalphotography #naturephotography