Posts Tagged ‘water’

The Imperial Yacht Reine Hortense

November 5, 2009

Gustave Le Gray image


The Imperial Yacht Reine Hortense, Le Havre 1856

(photograph by Gustave Le Gray)


Under the Berkeley Pier

September 27, 2009

Under the Berkeley Pier









© PatrickSmithPhotography



Separation Anxiety

September 27, 2009

Separation Anxiety









© Extra Medium



April Snapshot 2

September 27, 2009

April Snapshot 2









© u n c o m m o n



International Orange #2

September 27, 2009

International Orange 2













© PatrickSmithPhotography


Note: Patrick Smith has a nice resources page at his site, 

and you can sign up for a free weekly e-mail newsletter

from him there.


Click on the link for that page: #mce_temp_url#


And here is the link for the above picture: #mce_temp_url#

Poem: Meeting

September 25, 2009


clipart for Meeting


                       On the bridge, he sips her breath,

                       seals her back, is of her shape


                       what she is not. I am already that

                       which they abhor – my unintentioned


                       place in their sun, intrusive. If

                       those waters could keep their gaze,


                       I’d slip into shadow, retrace my

                       own false steps, turn up elsewhere –


                       though when I first began, this path

                       was mine. They notice me – and


                       part. Half a step beyond, I am

                       tempted by their love to try again.  


                                                                         © Diane Beaty

Thunder on the Plains

September 20, 2009

Children’s Poem: Sandman Dan

September 13, 2009

Sandman Dan --


image & poem

© Diane Beaty



Daniel Frog I am often called,

though you can call me Dan. I live

within a lily pond; I’m working

for ‘the man’. I jump and sweep

the waters deep for a special

type of sand which helps a sleepy

little one travel to Dreamland.


I’m not well-known by anyone –

my secret’s meant to keep – even

you will forget me soon when you

drift off to sleep. So off you go

to Wonderland, and before your nap

is through, I shall slip back to my

lily pad, collect more sand for you.


                    © Diane Beaty

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

September 11, 2009

Gasparilla Pirate Fest












Every year, Tampa, Florida gets invaded by pirates.

Click on the link to learn of the mischief and mayhem

planned for 2010: #mce_temp_url#

Once you’ve clicked on the link, hover your

mouse pointer over the ship icon at that official site

for a bit of cannon fire 🙂

Quote of the Day

September 11, 2009


ship on ocean image



If you want to build

a ship, don’t

drum up the men 

to gather wood,

divide the work and

give orders.



Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  (1900 -1944)

French Writer & Aviator