A Few Cows and Trees

This was taken when I drove back from Melbourne to Sydney earlier this year during Autumn. The image was taken in the same location as these ones.

I feel as though this would’ve worked better had I not worried about the cow farthest to the left, but I still like that I got it and the bare tree in one shot.

I think there’s a dullness to this image that, combined with the cloud cover out of the frame, helps to make the area feel a little more dry than it might actually be. Still, it was a pretty dry-looking area when I drove through.

This is my submission into the one hundred-and-sixty-seventh Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

The theme for this one is “Colors of Autumn“.

I’m not sure as to how traditionally autumn this image appears, but it is an image of this particular area as it appears during autumn. Then again, this area might look a lot like this during most of the year, but there are plenty of areas in Australia that don’t appear much like a traditional autumn during autumn.

The challenge is hosted by four people and cycles weekly:

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

This one is curated by Amy. The next one is curated by Tina. Tina’s theme has been announced in advance, and the theme will be “Seen Better Days”.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re enjoyable and allow room for interpretation of the theme without straying too far. If you don’t participate, then I recommend that you at least check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.

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This was done a few hours ago.

I was streaming some lazy sketching this afternoon and decided to try and sketch a photo I took of a silver gull a few years ago (here’s another photo of the same silver gull).

I feel as though this looks more intense, which probably has to do with the slightly altered proportions. Maybe. No idea really.

I hope you enjoy.


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One Thousand Word Challenge 134: Gloomy, yet Nice

Alright, so here’s a thing that comes forward on a cloudy day where the clouds threaten to rain.

They reign over the sky and then rain over the land as they move and shrink, then reform as some other formation somewhere down the line. Such is the way of things, I suppose.

I’m sitting here and I’m safe from the rain and for that I feel fortunate, but I also feel as though the day is being wasted ever so slowly. Perhaps that is a good thing, though perhaps that is a bad thing. I do recognise that it is important to have days off, but right now I feel restless. I could be productive, and I guess I am by doing this bit of writing, but I want to be productive outside and not inside.

Alright, so it is not raining at the current moment, but I don’t feel like going outside. I desire to go outside, but I don’t feel like it, and that’s not really important anyway. What is important is getting things done in a timely manner, and making the most of the time I have regardless of what I am doing.

Still, despite it being a gloomy day, today feels nice to some extent. It is slow and relaxed and perhaps in riding that there may be things that see themselves completed in a manner of acceleration, as they say. Maybe it won’t feel like some sort of acceleration, but the plus side is that stuff will get done and there is every possibility it will get done quickly. Then again, maybe nothing will happen at all, and perhaps that also is okay. There are other things out there far more important to deal with and so if this all goes by the wayside today, there is little in terms of worrying that will prevail.

Well, I say that, but of course there will be plenty of worrying and stress and a series of other things, but right now it’s all about basking in the glory of the relaxation and taking it easy, even though I am trying to race against a timer at the present moment. Still, this feels pretty laid-back in a manner of speaking. There is a pressure, but right now I’m not feeling it. I’m just doing my thing and taking it easy and all of those other things.

Would prefer to use a different keyboard, however. Still, worse things out there.

The room is warm and that’s nice. No air conditioning unit used and it’s just a nice and small time in the room, I think. Usually it’s the worst room in the house when it comes to any temperature, but right now it’s okay, and that makes me happy to some extent; well, maybe not happy, but content at the very least. Content is good, but I still remain restless and so in that restlessness I keep on banging away on the keyboard in the hopes that something comes forward and that something has some relevance to anything at all rather than nothing at all.

It does, but that’s neither here nor there at the current moment. Perhaps at a later moment when said later moment takes over as the current moment, that will be the case, but right now it isn’t and that’s fine by me.

So now that I’ve reached this point I might have a sip of my TEA and then get on with other things. I know that soon this will need to wrap up, but I almost don’t want it to. Almost. There certainly is much of me that does want this bit of writing to end as the sooner it ends, the sooner I can do other things and the sooner I can do other things the sooner I can move onto the other, other things that are out there that require my attention.

There was meant to be some gardening done today but I jammed one of my fingers in a ladder yesterday and so there is no gardening to happen today. Maybe not for a few days, but eventually there will be gardening again and that will be a day where there is some gardening done. It will be more than none. Besides which, it’s gloomy outside and even though I want to do things outside I don’t want to be outside in the gloom. Sure, it’s not that big a deal, but I feel like being delicate and demanding at the present moment. Besides which, I’m almost snug and for that I’m feeling quite fortunate.

Perhaps in the afternoon the clouds will clear and the day will reveal itself as a lovely one. During that time then maybe there will be more strength in the desire to go outside, thus leading to me going outside and experiencing the world that is out there once more. However, for now I will sit here and bang away and hope for the best and then do a bit of this and a lot of that, and slowly, yet surely something will reveal itself as a series of thoughts that loop a little too much, but at the same time not enough at all. Such is the way of things and such is the way of getting the things done, I think.

Well, maybe not right now, but maybe also. Who knows right now?

I don’t.

I think I’ve said all that I can at the moment and so I think that it will now come time to wrap this all up. Time to do other things and see where those other things take me. Perhaps they will not take me anywhere on this relaxed day, but that’s fine right now. There are other things that are more important and a lazy day is not always the worst thing to happen, so long as I don’t let the pressure take over, of course.

Then again, maybe I will. For now though, who really knows?

The time it took to write one thousand words: 11:22:94

Somewhat fast writing.

Not exactly great writing, but it feels mostly relaxed, I think.

Written at home.

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Flight Through Fog

I thought I’d shared this one but I hadn’t, so here it is now.

A lot of space in this one, which kind of makes the gulls look scattered, though I don’t imagine that they were.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1000: A Movement; A Motion

Stretch legs, then get running. Need to get moving. Not sure as to where, but it will find me, somehow.

There will be a movement; there will be a motion. There will be the feeling of the sensation of a breeze as it seems to hit the body as it moves through air and resistances are felt in a manner that they often are felt. That will lead to some sort of reaction as I move through the atmosphere and I move through the air and my feet hit the ground at a level of force that I do not usually employ, for I am not one to often run, if ever really.

Keep on moving. Look forward and rarely elsewhere. Need to make sure that I am moving in the right direction. Need to make sure that I stay on the path and do not lose it. Need to make sure that I do not end up floating away due to a lack of paying attention. Might cause some issues as I’d need to get back home sooner or alter and being at the mercy of air currents is not something I ant to do, if I a to be honest.

Might get caught in a tree though and then if that happens I’d be able to climb down and be more attentive due to the consequences of my mistake. But I digress.

There would be only the moving of forward and no locomotion in the reverse direction, for the need would be to move forward and not backward. There would be speed of variation, but hopefully it would not vary too much as I’d rather keep steady and moving where I can over where I cannot. That is what I would most prefer.

I will follow the path and I will go forward and I will move at an accelerated pace, for the need to move at an accelerated pace is one that I need to satisfy for various reason related to the motion involved in running and how that motion takes part in the act of running and all those other fiddly things.

Perhaps there would be sweat that would come out of my glands and as that would happen I’d cool down a bit which somehow would allow me to go that little bit further that I would need to go in order to complete the running that I would do, as it would be in a loop and that loop would form the suggestion of a closed track, or maybe something else entirely.

I will need to make sure that I have water with me so as to be able to stay as hydrated as necessary during this journey of journeys. Perhaps it might not be necessary at all, but it is better to be prepared than it is unprepared, so therefore I will make sure that the preparation is prepared. Then I shall run and I will feel the breeze as I move onward.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 05:38:54

Fast, but perhaps not fast enough.

A little more focused than a lot of my recent writing and that may be a good thing.

Written at home.

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A Poem About Long Work Days

This wasn’t what I was initially going for.
I was hoping for something more about fatigue making days longer, but instead this became about work.

Oh well.

I hope you enjoy.

Drawing out days
To fit into hours
Whilst each heavy blink
Moves things forward

Yet all remains static
And stretches over eternities
Whilst changing in instants
In new forms of the same

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Some Visible Water

Taken around the same time as this photo.

This almost looks like a bit of water among land. I think it might have to do with how uniform whatever it is that is covering the water is, as it’s rather consuming.

This is my submission into Leanne Cole‘s “Monochrome Madness” for this week.
I suggest checking out Leanne’s photography, as well as checking out what other people submit.

A lot of what people are submitting will likely end up here.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 999: Most Awarded Person

I really need to stop doing these when time is limited. It’s not good for the idea of creativity to be pursued and represented in a form that may not express any creativity whatsoever. Still, I do this on many an occasion, though it has been rather less frequently as of late and so that is sort of victory in a way. Maybe not the victory that I would like, but it is a victory… somehow.

Anyway, it is warm outside, cool inside and there is no conditioning of the air going on. This might be the way that it should be right now, and it is, so that too is a victory in a manner of expressing. Not sure if it will be the same later, but at least right now that is indeed the case and so I can consider myself a victor of sorts. I won’t do so later, but right now I will and I will take advantage of that so I can get all the rewards that I think I deserve.

How many rewards do I think I deserve?

Why, all of them of course!

I will get all of the rewards and then I will proclaim myself the most awarded person in the world. Then I will aim for greater than the world. I want top be the most rewarded person ever. I will need to collect them all and I will collect them all, for that is what I intend to do and through the magic of things happening that is what will indeed happen. There is no stopping me or my mission to get this done.

Of course I need to think about what I will do once all the rewards that allow me to be the most rewarded person ever in the entirety of everything are all mine. They will take up a considerable amount of space and there is a chance that I won’t have a place to put them all. Maybe I could look at constructing structures out  of them and then going from there. Maybe some sort of large connected series of structures that show how great I am and all of those other things that I wish they would do with minimal effort from me.

However, would that really be a fulfilling endeavour?

I believe the answer should be no and likely is no, but I don’t want to explore that. Wait; I do.

It would be no. That would be the answer. What I could do with those awards is turn them into something that would somehow provide something to the community and then I would work to better the community, as that would be a far better use of my time than setting up monuments to the greatness I feel is entirely something I deserve, or something.

So there was meant to be a point here but I think I lost it, so I’m not sure how to end this.

Probably through using written words.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 05:43:50

Not sure what I was going for here, if anything at all.
Perhaps expressing my ego more than usual.

Written at home.

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Eye Ball

This was done some time within the last few hours.

It took a fair bit more effort than I thought it would and I can’t say for certain that it was worth it, but it was fun to work on.

I hope you enjoy.

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