The Sun is Returning

Last night marked the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. A time of cold and dark has come.  For many this event serves as an astronomical marker and a metaphorical symbol. We are entering a period of long nights when darkness seems to define our sense of time.  The truth is that with the passing of each day moments of light will be added to the daily cycle replacing darkness with light.  The sun is returning.   With the return of the sun we are reassured night will not last forever.  Light will prevail. The energy of the sun will cast light into the places of darkness and shadow.  The light reveals what could not be seen in the dark.  The suns promise of energy, creation, light, warmth and rebirth is the hope showing us the way through the dark.   Take a moment turn your face to the sun and accept the reassurance from the warmth.

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Sun viewed above the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, Florida

Posted at sunrise 7:17 am 12/22/2016 Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.

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Return of the Sun

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Winter is Coming. It will be long, dark and cold and last for four years.

The Winter Solstice is the beginning of winter.  It is the shortest day of the year with the most hours of darkness.  This winter portends to be long, dark, and cold.  It could last four years.  Our hope is that beyond the dark is light, mysterious powerful creative energy.

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Winter is Coming

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Parrot-Tulip

I love the feeling of this image.  It is as if I am small and moving among the tulips looking up at the sun coming down through the petals and leaves.

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Among the Parrot Tulips

A view from within the tulips.

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I looked down at the edge of the driveway and noticed an inch worm making its’ way into the dirt.  When I examined it I wondered, is an inchworm really an inch long?  When I placed it on a ruler I saw it was three-quarters of an inch, at least this one was.  As I photographed the inchworm it lay still and looked more like a twig, a rather effective camouflage.  Enjoy the up close and personal look at this intriguing tiny creature.

Inchworms are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Lepidoptera, family Geometridae.

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Inchworms lack appendages in the middle portion of their body, causing them to have a characteristic looping gait. They are also called loopers.

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This inchworm proved to be three-quarters of an inch.  It was very effective at looking like a twig.

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Seems animals and insects, like humans, cannot resist getting into each other’s business.

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Three-Quarter Inch Worm

Looper, Inchworm on my property in Sarasota, Florida

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A guest brought these tulips to a tea party my mother-in law Reba was having at our house.

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” processed as a black & white image

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” raw image as captured in camera.

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” processed via Lightroom to produce this beautiful but a little disturbing image.

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Bi-Color Standard red & yellow tulips “Leen Van Der Mark”, at the end of their bloom.

 

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Tea Party Tulips

Standard tulips you can buy at the grocery store.

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Amazon Lily outside my Studio in  Sarasota, FL this morning.

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Amazon Lily outside my Studio in Sarasota.

 

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucharis (YOO-kuh-riss) (Info)
Species: grandiflora (gran-dih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Synonym: Eucharis amazonica
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Amazon Lily

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Exhibition “Flower Essence”

A collection of 26 images expressing the essence of flowers: design, beauty, grace and sensuality, is on exhibit Feb. 4 through May 2016 at the Flour Parlor in Sarasota, Florida.

The variety of print sizes and frames in the exhibition illustrate ideas for displaying photographs in homes and commercial spaces.  The prints are for sale at the Flour Parlor and through Wayne Eastep studio website.

boutique bakery, Cafe, Sarasota, Florida,

Flour Parlor, 128 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

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White Rose, print 42 x 62 5/8″ frame 48 x 68 3/8″

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Parrot Tulip:  Large print 29 x 40″ floating frame 29 3/4 x 40 3/4.” Medium size prints  10 x 1/2 x 13 1/2″ frame 18 x 22.” Small prints 9 1/2 x 7 1/2″ frame 16 x 13″

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Sunflowers:  Large print 24 x 36″ frame 26 1/2 x 39.” Medium prints 10 1/2 x 13 1/2″ frame 18 x 22″

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Amaryllis buds, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″

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Southern Magnolia, print 12 1/2 x 9 1/2″ frame 20 x 16″

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Snapdragons, FL and Feather Grasses, Kazakhstan: print 16 x 24″ frame 20 x 30″

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Amorphophallus Titanum, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″

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Giant Stapelia Cactus, print 13 1/2 x 10 1/2″ frame 22 x 18″

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Framing (white rose & large parrot tulips):  MetroFrame                                                          Design and Installation:  Polly Johnson                                                                                          Curators:  Faye Foster, Layla Eastep                                                                                     Installation:  Diederik Tamson                                                                                                            Design Consultation:  Sven Mohr                                                                                                      Editor, Creative Co-Conspirator:  Patti Eastep                                                                              Gallery, CadCam Design, Promotor:  Amy Nichols                                                                      Exhibition Vision, Promoter:  Irina Shtarkman

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