Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!!

Beacons of Light and Truth ... A Father is pillar of strength looking out for those he loves, the lights of his life. He makes the path easier for his children to tread, with his strength, leading by example and with a heart overflowing with love. ♥ 

Happy Father's Day to ALL of the wonderful Dads out there!!  God Bless one and ALL!!

"Sepia Angel" ... Bass Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Starry Night" ...

Van Gogh paintings, among them the timeless vision of "Starry Night", set to the music of Don McLean also by the same title "Starry Night." This song was inspired by Van Gogh's famous painting and is a poem set to words about the artist and his life.

Beautiful ... thought provoking ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I need to FLY today!!

This young man has found a way to FLY with his bicycle.  I love it ... So uplifting!  And what talent ... fearlessness.  Danny MacAskill is truly an inspiration.  Enjoy! 

Peace & LOVE!!  Pass it on and together we will change the world ♥


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Scary Eye-Opener!!

[ Hmmmm ... Want to watch your blog sputter, spiral and plunge to the abysmal depths of the blogspheres' lower levels?  Then just mention the name "Glenn Beck" in your post. ; )  ... Ah what a world, what a world!!  Free speech is m-e-l-t-i-n-g .... I honestly think that the ONLY WAY "free speech" will survive during this administration is if the American people WAKE UP and put some genuine effort into their search for truth and information instead of just sitting back, while lazily being spoon fed by the egnimatic "Big Brother".]

I have not been watching a lot of Glenn Beck these days.  His gloom and doom, ranting, raving and tears on air were just getting to be a bit much for me.  Today, however, I have been down with a bad headache, so I decided to listen to his show during lunch  and I have to say that today's show was a real eye opener for me. 

I find the study of various religions, their history and beliefs, to be fascinating.  I like to think that I have a fairly good grasp on various world religions, but I heard something on the Glenn Beck show today that sent chills down my spine ... something that made me realize that while we all share a belief in the same Creator there are still fundamental differences in our religious beliefs that perhaps may never ever be able to be reconciled.  I will have to do more research to verify the information presented on the Glenn Beck show today, but if it bears even an ounce of truth then it is a wake-up call indeed!

So what was this religious belief that sends chills down my spine, makes me stop dead in my tracks and think:  a belief among religious scholars of Islam that a man can forgo the sins of adultery and fornication if he owns a sex slave and uses her for his satisfaction.   The show even ran a clip where a Muslim woman was shown speaking for ... condoning ... the selling of slaves into the sex trade as a viable alternative to POW's being put to death.  This woman further believed that use of sex slaves would in fact exempt her sons and husband from sin should they seek to have sexual relations outside of marriage. 

I am sorry, but I cannot see ... especially in this day and age ... any religion openly condoning the selling and owning of slaves, especially for the explicit purpose of sexual assault!!  God our Creator is fundamentally about free-will and LOVE:  slavery and assault are polar opposites to His way.

I have to say watching this show was LOUD wake-up call for me today!  I will look further into the matter for myself, but my eyes are wide open now.  May God Bless women and children everywhere and protect them from such crimes.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Gone Fishing ...

It was a "free fishing" weekend this past weekend, here in Washington, so we tried our hand at fishing.  Didn't catch anything, but the kids had fun being outdoors and exploring new places ... a local river and a lake. We wrapped with dinner at a nice local seafood restaraunt since we didn't catch any fish of our own.  : )

Here are some of my photo captures from the weened:  Lazy clouds drifting by and some unusual tri-log fixtures standing in the river.  Don't know what they were for?  Maybe part of an old boat dock?

"Dreamy clouds floating by with the river"
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@Isabelle Black Smith.

"Riverscape in IR Black & White"
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"Shadows on the River"  ... This one turned out nice.  Looks like a painting to me : )
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"River Clouds, Drifting By Black & White"
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Hope you and yours had a fabulous weekend!!

Peace & Love,

Monday, June 06, 2011

Storm Clouds Unfurl ...

"Storm Clouds Unfurl"
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(clarification:  "to shoot" below means as refering to photography ... "to shoot photos"!!)

Okay ... So update on working up to photograph actual peole in my photography.  Still haven't quite gotten there yet.  I have lots of ideas, but just haven't found it in me to start yet.  I don't get my hang-up on trying to shoot people?  But I'm working on it.  I'll get there ... I've pushed myself places harder than this.

Friday, June 03, 2011

A Walk on the Urban Side ...

A Walk in Seattle ...

"Urban Lines" ... Gasworks Park, Seattle,Washington
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Urban lines

Jungle of metal vines
Sprawling endless sea of rhyme
Subtlety sublime

@Isa Black Smith 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

"Running with Scissors" ...

An old photo ART render revisited.  Don't recall ever posting this one?  Well, this is me in a nutshell ...

"Running with Scissors"
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"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
~Henry David Thoreau

Peace & Love to ALL ♥

... Have so much reading to do to catch up with other blogs.  Please be patient.  I will get there : )