Dream Weaver

Let us begin today with a couple of superb images from two fine photographers.

First we have one of photography’s best know photographers, Jim Zuckerman. I still have a great old book from Jim where he published his powerful images and penned descriptions of both the circumstances in which they were made, and the technical and artistic considerations he made when he created the photos.

This image was made in a Louisiana swamp.  A telling and atmospheric photo that is capped off with a Great Egret bursting into flight.

Moody, beautiful, artistic, and information given all in one image.

Next we have a great shot of a beautiful white Kingfisher doing what they are born to do, eat fish. The perfect moment due to the pose of the subject, and the photographer’s composition.

Carla DeDominicis captured this incredible image.

After those two fresh and powerful images I will add four somewhat stale and tired ones of my own.

A string of pearls? Not likely, if out of my pocketbook. Having said that, nature provides us with many different “gems”.  Some are worth money like pearls, and others only carry value to a photographer and maybe a future viewer or two. The kind you have to look for to enjoy.  They cost nothing but a little time and effort.

Dewy web.

The Red Fox (not the old comedian, the canine), has long been a favorite subject of mine. This adult male was “on the hunt” when I clicked the shutter. Panning is never easy with a long lens but it is worth the effort to try.

Me and falling water. I actually wonder just how many photos I have made of water falling, as in a waterfall?  It seems to me that this one was created in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula but I am actually not sure.  This image is just as much about the forest home of the waterfall, as it is the actual waterfall.

Next we have an image of a brief moment. The moment when a day more or less begins. Sunrise, two trees, a lake, and the rising sun. Life can often be simple, elegant, and inspiring. Following a moment like this, the day that is just ahead, can be nothing but special.

Dream Weaver

Way back about a million years ago, a singer songwriter named Gary Wright wrote a song called Dream Weaver. It was sort of a surrealistic set of notes and lyrics. When we are young we can let ourselves be carried away with the mood and atmosphere of both music and words. The truth is, I still can. I would imagine it might be a great slow dance number but alas, I do not believe I ever had the opportunity to do so to this song.

The lyrics are simple and repetitive, but combined with the music (unfortunately I cannot share here) they spoke to the teenagers of that time. 

I’ve just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the Dream Weaver train,
take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

[Chorus]
Ooh, Dream Weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooh, Dream Weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

[Verse 2]
Fly me high through the starry skies
Or maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today’s pain

[Chorus]
Ooh, Dream Weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooh, Dream Weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

[Verse 3]
Though the dawn may be coming soon
There still may be some time
Fly me away to the bright side of the moon
And meet me on the other side
[Chorus]
Ooh, Dream Weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooh, Dream Weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

[Outro]
Dream Weaver
Dream Weaver

God Bless,
Wayne

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