Blogging U Photo Challenge: Water

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Charles River, Waltham, MA

– Written for WordPress Blogging University, Photography: Developing Your Eye I, Day 3: Water. Photo ©2016 Leara Morris-Clark.
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On My Way

White clouds swirl in the vibrant blue sky, painting a backdrop.
Doves coo and sparrows chirp, creating a symphonic soundtrack.
Backlit silhouetted trees line the sidewalk pointing the way.

– Written for Day 28 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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Summertime Illusion

Fluffy, white clouds hung in the sapphire sky, motionless despite the light breeze I felt. They reminded me of cotton strategically placed on a Christmas village to resemble snow. In the car with air-conditioning and the snowy clouds above, I almost forgot it was scorching outside.

– Written for Day 18 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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Artwork

The sun shines through the leaves and makes its way to my window. The breeze moves branches and clouds casting playful shadows on the windowpane. I watch through blinds, safe from the heat, and I appreciate innovative invention. My window is a frame holding the artwork of nature for my enjoyment.

– Written for Day 14 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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An Overcast Bear Hug

An overcast sky looks like it holds secrets that it is busting at the seams to tell. It’s waiting for just the right moment.

The sun has hidden away, finished with its work for the day and the overjoyed clouds fill the sky. They are thick, gray, and heavy like a blanket covering everything protectively.

Under the clouds, a slight breeze moves the trees and cools the air after a humid day.

Some days a bright afternoon is relaxing and some days, like today, a gray sky feels like a bear hug.

– Written for Day 13 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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Sunday

It was bright and overcast at the same time. The sun dominated half of the sky, while the other half yielded to dark threatening clouds. It was still hot and bright, enough so that I was cheering on the clouds and wishing for rain. It never came, but it was a beautiful day regardless of my momentary discomfort. I was secretly grateful for it because I know winter is coming to New England sooner than I appreciate.

– Written for Day 7 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.

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