Monochrome on Monday

in monochromemonday •  14 days ago  (edited)


""Your mind is a garden,
Your thoughts are the seeds,
You can grow flowers or
You can grow weeds"


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Oh, yes… it started as a mind game between us, but it was quite disconcerting to see how many of those tiny seeds were negative thoughts fated to grow into something that would bite me back… How does your garden grow?


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Today is #MonochromeMonday initiated by @Old-Guy-Photos! Let's get those monochrome pictures up! Don't forget to drop a link on the old guy's post! It's in the rules his wishlist.

Be as eclectic as you like. Check out my post. Could it get any more eclectic? I think so too! :)


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My view of the Civil War Battlefield as I take a quick run around the periphery. It is peace and quiet all around, my favorite time of the day. I take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.


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"Cree craw toads foot, geese walk barefoot"



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And of course, there must be a flower. Always. I dedicate this flower to #MondayRed #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra... For this colors my world today.



Thank you for visiting my post 💖 Because of you, I come back to post, again and again, I am encouraged by you, for the time you take to visit, comment or even upvote. For all of these reasons, I am eternally grateful. Don't ever forget what a wonderful world we live in, people. Let's hold hands around the globe and make this earth really spin. Some days, it is not as easy to see, how wonderful it really is. Kindness counts. Wherever you go, whatever you do.




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they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire




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Oh look at you! Not good internet and you still got in a Monochrome Monday! and I did not

Gee I want you to teach me the flower/house shot. I am totally serious. I love that one. Fess up you! Dont be holding out on the Old Man!

Oh you dont have any weeds. I know you to be sugar and spice and everything nice! Dont you even try to deny it :)

  ·  12 days ago (edited)

Seriously! You run circles around my photography!

Hey, I go to extremes to support you! Lol You going to use a sick kid as an excuse?

The house flower shot is just water lilies in the pond with the house reflecting in the water. Simple as that. No holding back! :)

Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind.

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Oh that is a cool shot. Very dreamy. I thought maybe there was motion involved, but I could not figure it out. I can do the reverse, like blur the near and clear on the far, if the near is moving though like this.

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You had me stumped lol.

The first two of flower took my heart along with the duck/goose, and always you have written some beautiful words.

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Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful words!

Those are Canadian Geese and they live the lake near my house.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words behind! Have a great day!

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You can choose to grow flowers or weeds...very true! Reminds me of what my father said to me when I graduated from college. He pulled me aside and said: “Congratulations, son. Your life is what you make it.”

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How true his words were! And you are doing exactly that. It was very exciting starting a new life all of my own, but scary thinking I was in charge of it! :)

Thank you for being so supportive, especially while I am in South America without time to reciprocate right this moment!

Much appreciated! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words behind!

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Our mind tries to sought the good from the bad but we always end up with at least one bad seed that we need to attend to and if we don't the rest goes rotten along with it.

Haha! I never thought of it that way? Tell me, im out of the news loop here in South America. Is Thailand affected by any of the ongoing corona virus? Even travel?

Spooky stuff.

Thanks for being so extraordinarily supportive! Appreciate you stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind.

Have a great day!

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South America now ohhh....you are getting around enjoy my friend and yes unfortunately that Corona Virus is over here also because 80% of tourist are Chinese i am keeping away from crowds at the moment if that's going to help who knows it is scary shit because this one is more contagious then Sar was 🤔

Yikes!! That is scary! Definitely take good care of yourself and be safe, my friend!

You to my friend it seems to be spreading everywhere 😣

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Oh yes, our mind is a garden. That's why we need to be careful what we sow in our minds. 🤔

I love the geese!!! 🦆🦆 They are soooo cute!

But I love the 2nd flower most. Is it a lotus? The angle of the shot, with a lake in the background, makes it look so serene and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it my dear @dswigle.

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Have a pleasant evening. 😘

The second flower is a water lily Which I find extremely beautiful and delicate. Thank you so much for your always kind and wonderful words.

I cannot thank you enough for such a heartwarming post that you wrote! It was such a surprise and I am only sorry I didn't see it first! I am away still in South America and have intermittent internet and cannot access my place on dicord. My Ginabot was unavailable! But, I am so happy to see this post! You are an amazingly gracious person!

Love to you!

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Whew! You're on vacation again, Denise?!? Wow, wow, wow! Enjoy! 😊😍

We limit ourselves to travelling nowadays because of the nCov. 😢 Keep safe always.

I've been gone since the beginning of February and will be gone another few weeks. I was pretty worried for a time as there are so many people mixing here, but I am taking extra precautions.

Thank you so much! You too!You and your family keep safe!

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Perfectly true, @dswigle, thoughts are seeds ... be welcome in this world of white, black and gray! I start with monochrome when I am more inclined towards pessimism ... I know you don't know what pessimism means, so others are your reasons(maybe friendship?).
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That is too funny, Dan! @bluemoon

The posts you call uninspired end up being classics!! They are much loved by many of us, but I do understand being uninspired.

I pull out a liitle musing (your favorite!!) when I am stuck.

I think you were thinking of Market Friday when you were posting! :) To know you had intent makes my heart happy, just remember there is always next week! Or the week after. Whenever it works for you!

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I hope to make it this week although Friday I go back to Iasi for a few days. Like I said, I don't like writing on the run, if I don't have enough time then I'll postpone, as you said ... it's another week ahead.

Absolutely!! This supposed to be fun!! :) No stress!

Have a good time!

Thanks! The same for you.

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Thank You, Denise!

My pleasure!

hello pretty girl who delicates the flowers, the ducks make me laugh so together passing the road that this duck mama haha proud
Happy Tuesday
besos guapa

My beautiful friend- your words are so sweet, laced with kindness always.

The geese cause traffic jams when they decide to sit in the middle if the road with their babies! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, leaving your words behind!

Besos!

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Amiga,buenas,esas fotos bellisimas,digame los gansos o patos decimos aqui,y no faltaba mas que la flor roja para contrastar el blanco y negro,todo muy lindo

¡Muchas gracias! El monocromo es una etiqueta llamada monocromomonday y la mayoría de las imágenes son en blanco y negro. Gracias por besarte y decir hola, dejando atrás tus palabras.

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Such beautiful mono shots

*"Your mind is a garden,
Your thoughts are the seeds,
You can grow flowers or
You can grow weeds"

I love that saying it says so much and if not for the fact I only have a little less than three weeks to go at work, I would add it to a photo print it and hang it inmy office

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Haha! Isn't it the truth though? Omg!! Three weeks. You will be so happy, even if it is a little scary to step out into the wilderness?

Thank you always. You are so very kind and truly thoughtful. I appreciate you very much.

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monochrome fun day it is truly mesmerizing :)

Thank you for your support and stopping by and leaving your words.

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