Monday, January 10, 2011

(2011.JAN.10) - Dragonfly Dreams

Today's messenger came in the form of a visual, rather than physical presence. I came across the images of dragonflies taken while on a visit to Warm Creek in the summer of 2009.

I enjoy chasing dragonflies, and I find them among the most challenging of insects to photograph. Before photography, I never really paid attention to the wide diversity of colors and body types among dragonflies.

Now, as for the "message"; the past couple of days, I have been in a state of consternation, since the discovery that a few of my images have been "borrowed" by someone I know well. We shoot together quite often, so I think that I must have emailed them to her, and they got mixed up with her photos from the same outings. My filing system would never allow such a mistake to happen, but apparently, my system is not universal.

I'm 98% certain that this is an accidental borrowing, and not particularly important, given that those few images are not among my best. Are, in fact, somewhere on the lower fringe of mediocre. It's just .... unsettling, in a way.

An accident like that can't really happen again, since these days, I only email images with my watermark on them, and in December, began including my signature on finished works.

So .... do I mention these ... accidents?
Or simply hush and hope there isn't anything malicious in the intent.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

(2011.JAN.08) Ojo de Dios

There are days when .... it's just nice to look up and suppose that Somebody may be watching .... affectionately, and with a kinder point of view.

There is something about Nevada skies that, no matter how blue I may feel, lifts my spirits and reminds me how fleeting are the days, and little storms that ripple the quiet sky.

"This, too, shall pass." - Chinese Proverb

Friday, January 7, 2011

(2011.JAN.07) Like Attracts Like

7“Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and
these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize
with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”   --
Napoleon Hill

 Black-tailed Jackrabbit - Cherry Creek, Nevada – USA

Thursday, January 6, 2011

(2011.JAN.06) Three Rabbits

The first thing I saw today, was this little fellow browsing for stickers outside my window. Mocha brought it to my attention, and we quietly watched for several minutes. Rabbit felt us watching, but continued eating.

The medicine of Rabbit is "Fear".   Rabbit calls to itself, the things that rabbit fears most. To put that into New Age speak; "That which we concentrate upon, is drawn to us." All negative thoughts are born from fear.

I took several photos. Intentionally, some contained the shadow; some were framed to exclude it. It wasn't until I opened the files to edit them, that I noticed the small animus - a leaping lepus - sandwiched between the physical rabbit and its shadow. 

Today's messenger is telling me to be mindful of my thoughts, for the vibrations upon which I dwell, will dwell in me - and multiply like rabbits!