5
September

Sunrise This Morning

Sunrise

Sunrise This Morning
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Photo: Richard Stephen 5-Sept-2013

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8
August

New Blog Photo Gallery Finally Implemented!

photogallery

A protracted search to find just the right WordPress plugin to redo my photo gallery has finally come up with a winner! OK, it really wasn’t so much protracted as I was just too lazy to get around to it! But I got it done. I did resort to buying a premium plugin but it was affordable and had all the features I required. Not that you care about any of that. My old photo gallery had become unwieldly and fragmented making the task of browsing more trouble than it was worth. The new gallery, I trust, will be much easier and quicker to navigate.

I also took the opportunity to add additional photos to the main gallery and to add a separate gallery for my panoramic photos. I hope you will enjoy browsing my work in this much easier format. I am looking for feedback, i.e. do the photos take too long to load, should I break the photos into smaller themed galleries, any problems you may experience, etc. Like any project, it will evolve and hopefully your feedback will help that evolution occur more quickly.

A few quick tips:

  • enlarge your browser to full screen in order to enjoy larger images
  • you may click on any image to enlarge it or your may browse through them all
  • you can navigate forward or backward by clicking the arrow buttons (< or >) but it’s easier to use the left and right arrow keys
  • you can share a photo on social media sites by clicking on the “+ share” button in the upper right corner
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    5
    August

    A New Haiga by Sannel Larson

    Almyrida Beach

    Almyrida Beach, Crete
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    Photo: Sannel Larson - 3-Aug-2013

    My dear friend, Sannel Larson, is currently vacationing on the beautiful Greek island of Crete. The island’s beauty and charm have conspired to inspire her to create a new haiga which you can read on her blog, “Sannel’s World of Poetry“.

    I was quite tempted to post her lovely haiga here but she is deserving of the traffic. It is her haiga, after all! But I have decided to tempt you to visit her blog by using her very own gorgeous photograph here. It seems Sannel is also quite a talented photographer as well. Hopefully, she will bless us in the future with more of her lovely haiga like this one. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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    1
    August

    Snowy Egret

    Snowy Egret

    Snowy Egret
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    Photo: Richard Stephen 30-July-2013

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    31
    July

    A Bee About His Business

    Busy Bee

    A Bee About His Business
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    Photo: Richard Stephen 30-July-2013

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    29
    July

    Shasta Daisies

    Shasta Daisies

    Shasta Daises
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    Photo: Richard Stephen - 1-April-2013

    The Daisy – On Finding one in Bloom on Christmas-day
    by James Montgomery

    There is a flower, a little flower
    With silver crest and golden eye,
    That welcomes every changing hour,
    And weathers every sky.

    The prouder beauties of the field
    In gay but quick succession shine;
    Race after race their honors yield,
    They flourish and decline.

    But this small flower, to Nature dear,
    While moons and stars their courses run,
    Wreathes the whole circle of the year,
    Companion of the Sun.

    It smiles upon the lap of May,
    To sultry August spreads its charms,
    Lights pale October on his way,
    And twines December’s arms.

    The purple heath and golden broom
    On moory mountains catch the gale;
    O’er lawns the lily sheds perfume,
    The violet in the vale.

    But this bold floweret climbs the hill,
    Hides in the forest, haunts the glen,
    Plays on the margin of the rill,
    Peeps round the fox’s den.

    Within the garden’s cultured round
    It shares the sweet carnation’s bed;
    And blooms on consecrated ground
    In honor of the dead.

    The lambkin crops its crimson gem;
    The wild bee murmurs on its breast;
    The blue-fly bends its pensile stem
    Light o’er the skylark’s nest.

    ‘Tis Flora’s page, – in every place,
    In every season, fresh and fair;
    It opens with perennial grace,
    And blossoms everywhere.

    On waste and woodland, rock and plain,
    Its humble buds unheeded rise;
    The Rose has but a summer reign;
    The Daisy never dies!

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    8
    July

    Veronica Speedwell

    Veronica Speedwell

    Veronica Speedwell
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    Photo: Rick Stephen - 3 July 2013

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    25
    June

    Metropolitan

    Metropolitan

    Metropolitan
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    Photo: Rick Stephen - 7-JUNE-2013

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    19
    June

    Above the Clouds

    Above the Clouds

    Above the Clouds
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    Photo: Rick Stephen - 19-June-2013

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    11
    June

    Mission Sun

    Mission Sun

    Mission Sun
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    Photo: Richard Stephen - 7-June-2013

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