A few months ago I started a travel blog… not my own travels, but travels others have made, beautiful videos and photography from many places round the world… take a trip across the globe at The Virtual Tour.

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Come see the cherry trees of a water constellation
and the round key of the rapid universe,
come touch the fire of instantaneous blue,
come before its petals are consumed.

Pablo Neruda

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Bruno,a baby boy ready for cuddles

La Chulona Dolls

This little guy was born in the fall when the air starts to get chilly but not too cold to wear a coat. He enjoys sleeping in the hammock near the window when the sun hits. He looks so comfy in it I sometimes want to join him. He likes to be warm and cozy but is not a fan of big thick jackets.

Bruno is a sleepy head, but he does love to cuddle and let me tell you, he might be the cuddliest baby I know. Little Bruno was expected to be a preemie size toy doll. However, some things don’t go the way we plan and this baby boy was just not ready for preemie clothes yet. Bruno is a little 15 inch toy doll a little too small for preemie clothes but his heart is as big as can be.

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When I planned this baby boy…

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Everything Passes

“Everything passes, but nothing entirely goes away.”

Jenny Diski

7 SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS & TRICKS

THE ART OF DROWNING – BILLY COLLINS

I wonder how it all got started, this business
about seeing your life flash before your eyes
while you drown, as if panic, or the act of submergence,
could startle time into such compression, crushing
decades in the vice of your desperate, final seconds.

After falling off a steamship or being swept away
in a rush of floodwaters, wouldn’t you hope
for a more leisurely review, an invisible hand
turning the pages of an album of photographs-
you up on a pony or blowing out candles in a conic hat.

How about a short animated film, a slide presentation?
Your life expressed in an essay, or in one model photograph?
Wouldn’t any form be better than this sudden flash?
Your whole existence going off in your face
in an eyebrow-singeing explosion of biography-
nothing like the three large volumes you envisioned.

Survivors would have us believe in a brilliance
here, some bolt of truth forking across the water,
an ultimate Light before all the lights go out,
dawning on you with all its megalithic tonnage.
But if something does flash before your eyes
as you go under, it will probably be a fish,

a quick blur of curved silver darting away,
having nothing to do with your life or your death.
The tide will take you, or the lake will accept it all
as you sink toward the weedy disarray of the bottom,
leaving behind what you have already forgotten,
the surface, now overrun with the high travel of clouds.

Billy Collins

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(Book Review) The Edge of the Earth ~ Christina Schwarz

I don’t usually read historical novels, but I was eager to read The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz because I have always had a fascination for lighthouses, and the cover of this book drew me to it immediately. The book tells the story of Trudy, a young woman who abandons the life that […]

via Book Review: The Edge of the Earth — Kristah Price

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Atop of the World, Mom! (two)

Rantings Of A Third Kind

Posted in the Daily Post: Atop

“Climbing to the top demands strength,
whether it is to the top of Mount Everest
or to the top of your career”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Atop of the World, Mom!

Fully glass plated houses
All the way up to the very top
This is no place for louses
Nothing hidden, nothing secret
But soon enough, some regrets
As the gazes will never stop

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An easy way to start learning about food photography

Cooking Without Limits

I wrote some posts about food photography on my blog, but they are not in the normal order. For a person who just starts learning is a little difficult to look for it, so I made a list with all the posts in the proper order. It will be easy to read them all or just the ones that you need.

We start with the basic ones some summary about food photography, tips and types. Then we go in details about white balance, depth of field, light, props, etc.

Learning about photography

For food photography you can use any camera you have or you like. In this post you will read about some of them and see if you like the one you use or you want to upgrade it.

Smartphone, compact camera…

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8 DIY SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS