I found the original image of bison on the move in Pixabay (where you can pick up free images) and it reminded me of the bison as part of our earth heritage and appearing at Standing Rock as the Water Protectors were standing up for clean waters. So it’s not just about honouring the earth, but also those who are standing up to protect the waters around the earth wherever action is needed.
My husband and I went out to dinner a couple of days ago at The Cabin, a restaurant close to us which is right by the Mediterranean sea. I saw a fishing boat out at sea and it looked almost mirage-like as the sea was very calm but with a slight haze due to a dust storm blanketing Cyprus. I only had my smartphone with no zoom (a reminder to carry my camera with me everywhere!) so I took a pic then fiddled with an edit on my smartphone, a couple on my Tablet app, Toolwiz, and sharpening with PicMonkey on my computer. Here are the results:
These images – particularly the one of the honeyeater – reminded me of remembering the magic of how sweet life can be, despite all the ups, downs and challenges. Around us is the beauty of the natural world – flowers, birds, grasses, rivers, puddles of rain, and so on. And friends, lovers, partners – all offer us the possibilities of love, hugs and kind words.
I picked up a packet of sea shells in our local do-it-yourself shop (called here in North Cyprus a Yapi Market). I found three beautiful shells, took a pic of them then fiddled with on Toolwiz. This is the result – it reminds me of the songlines of the earth and how we can align with them to harmonise with Planet Earth.
I created this image from a photo of Lake Eyre, in central Australia, in drought.
I used my Toowiz app, fiddled with a few features, and this image emerged. It reminded me not only of the wonderful land,elemental energies and rocks of Australia, but also of the water which runs through to Lake Eyre when heavy rains occur further north.
I have to be honest and say that Madonna of Compassion is one of my favourite creations. If I remember correctly, the original image was created with the FlowArtapp.And I added in some amendments with the help of my App of the Moment, Toolwiz.
I guess the Madonna of Compassion is something desperately needed in this wacko world of ours, so I hope some energy expands from the image to assuage in part the great suffering on this lovely planet of ours.