the photo blog of Shelly Wason Photography
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Welcome to my photo blog!

Make yourself at home and have a look around. This is where you’ll find my latest work ~ whatever has been inspiring me recently.

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Just to love! She did not ask to be loved.

It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence,

alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine…

~ L.M. Montgomery,  The Blue Castle


(Summer Snail Fest – Day 8)

and so my snails say goodnight & goodbye – for now.

Posted on August 12th, in categories: all, animal life.
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guardian of the forest

If a tree falls in the forest …

this snail will be sure to hear it.

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Seven)

Posted on August 11th, in categories: all, animal life.
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true love

 Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, 
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken.

~ Shakespeare,  Sonnet 116

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Six)

unsung hero

To be really great in little things,

to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,

is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Five)

Posted on August 9th, in categories: all, animal life, flowers.
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sink or -

When it’s time to sink or swim,

take a deep breath

and plunge into deeper waters.

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Four)

Posted on August 8th, in categories: all, animal life, Uncategorized, water.
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rude awakening

That sinking feeling one gets

upon realizing one’s gondola is slowly filling with water …

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Three)

Posted on August 7th, in categories: all, animal life, water.
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gondola reveries

How felicitous to float in one’s gondola on a lazy summer afternoon

upon still gleaming waters that dazzle the eye into deep reveries.

(Summer Snail Fest – Day Two)

Posted on August 6th, in categories: all, animal life, water.
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summer rain

Summer Snail Fest is here!

Join me for a new snail image every day for the next 8 days.

Why are snails worth celebrating?

Because they’ve got tons of whimsical personality, sweet spiral shells, funky eyes,

- and after all the snail wrangling they’ve endured, my models have earned the extra exposure.

leafy branch

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s all about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…

I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way you see them.

~ Elliott Erwitt

Posted on July 28th, in categories: all, plant life.
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morning colours

I see Your face in every sunrise

The colours of the morning are inside Your eyes

The world awakened in the light of the day

I look up to the sky and say

You’re beautiful

~ Phil Wickham

hide and seek

Myrtle congratulated herself on finally finding the perfect hiding spot.  “Bertie will never find me under here!”

Sadly she had no idea her big rear end was sticking out.

garden birdhouse

My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,
    in secure homes,
    in undisturbed places of rest.

~ Isaiah 32:18

Posted on July 7th, in categories: all, flowers, scenic.
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Get fresh with some sweet cherries!

~ they’ll taste even better if enjoyed with a friend.

Posted on June 30th, in categories: all, food.
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dewy grass

Summer is here!

Time to go barefoot in the grass, soak up the sun,

climb a tree,  jump in the lake, and have all sorts of outdoor adventures!

Posted on June 23rd, in categories: all, plant life.
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sunny side up

When you wake up in the morning, before your feet hit the floor,

crack a smile and put your sunny side up;

it will make everyone’s day a bit brighter.

Posted on June 16th, in categories: all, food.

daisy timelapse

………. he loves me!

Posted on June 9th, in categories: all, flowers.
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I met this tireless feathered friend while he was hard at work one afternoon.

Persistent and methodical – he has peppered the entire tree with holes of opportunity.

Posted on June 2nd, in categories: all, animal life.
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golden dragonfly

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.

~ Aristotle

pasque flowers

tread lightly in the garden of my soul

for there is beauty as fragile as a whisper underfoot

Posted on May 19th, in categories: all, flowers, spring.
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woodland path

Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily,

suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night,

and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”

~ Charlotte Bronte, in Jane Eyre

Posted on April 28th, in categories: all, flowers, spring.
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