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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If you have any comments or questions regarding my work, or want to purchase,

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I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here.

This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…

Come further up, come further in!”

~ C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Posted on October 27th, in categories: all, misc, scenic.
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the rock

I call as my heart grows faint;

lead me to the rock

that is higher than I.

~ Psalm 61:2

Posted on October 20th, in categories: all, autumn.
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fig feast

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

I’m thankful for bounty – in all areas of life.

And to celebrate I’m indulging in a fig feast this morning.  Yum!

Posted on October 13th, in categories: all, food.
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forest light

From within or from behind,

a light shines through us upon things,

and makes us aware that we are nothing,

but the light is all.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted on October 6th, in categories: all, plant life.
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…. a door to the treasure room opened to me.

I was dazzled with the array of riches, the sparkling glittering strands of frozen pearls

and dew draped webs like bejewelled scarves

with which Earth had covered her head in an act of worship.

~ Joyce Sequichie Hifler  “When the Night Bird Sings”

Posted on September 29th, in categories: all, misc.
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ripe apple

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple,

but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

~ Robert H. Schuller

Posted on September 22nd, in categories: all, food, Uncategorized.
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abstract cedars

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

~ John Keats

Posted on September 15th, in categories: all, misc.

calla lily 2

When you have only two pennies left in the world,

buy a loaf of bread with one,

and a lily with the other.

~ Chinese Proverb

Posted on September 8th, in categories: all, flowers.
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Not all of us can do great things.

But we can do small things with great love.

~ Mother Teresa

Posted on September 1st, in categories: all, animal life.
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August forecast

August forecast:

Sunny with a chance of blackberries.

Posted on August 25th, in categories: all, food.
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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