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Below is the picture I selected for this Week’s Photo Challenge: Solitary. I was sitting on a bench on the other side of a lake and spotted this woman looking so peaceful in solitude.  I hope you enjoy!

To find out more or to participate in this week’s challenge, visit The Daily Post at WordPress.com.  Thank you again for stopping by.

Please check out some of the other photograph’s submitted below:

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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: solitary « Movin’ on
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary | Creativity Aroused
  8. Photo Challenge: Solitary « Detours by Deepali
  9. Last Thoughts: Solitary (the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge) « The Positive Page
  10. The Solitude of the mountains…

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Lessons from a Dragonfly

A dragonfly accepts it’s brevity of life
With its gossamer wings feeling the breeze
Full of freedom it watches our joy and our strife
Its wisdom learned flitting from water to air to trees
With wings that shimmer showing purpose and duty
Obedient to all of life’s changes in flight
Modestly it shows us its outer beauty
Always gracious, mindful and full of delight
So whether what life gives you is good, bad, or sad
Show others that inner beauty counts and matters
Make your actions amount to many smiles and be glad
For the dragonfly knows it lives a brief life this way
So I learn from this creature to live wisely each day
And make every minute special to those that you love
As the dragonfly watches our actions from above

~Ruth O’Neill

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“The little caterpillar creeps

Awhile before in silk it sleeps.

It sleeps awhile before it flies,

And flies awhile before it dies,

And that’s the end of three good tries.”

~David McCord

“The Gulf Fritillary is named after the colorful, orange-red fritillary flower.”

“The reference to the Gulf is due to the fact that this species is common in the states around the Gulf of Mexico.”

“The Gulf Fritillary is a Native of Florida.  They fly year round in southern Florida and recolonizes in northern Florida after cold winters.”

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.


Emmel, T.C., & Kenney, B. (1997).  Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies. Tampa:  World Publications.

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The Land of Liberty
~ Author Unknown

I love my country’s pine-clad hills,

Her thousand bright and gushing rills,
Her sunshine and her storms;
Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear
Their hoary heads high in the air
In wild, fantastic forms.

I love her rivers, deep and wide,
Those mighty streams that seaward glide
To seek the ocean’s breast;
Her smiling fields, her pleasant vales,
Her shady dells, her flow’ry dales,
The haunts of peaceful rest.

I love her forests, dark and lone,
For there the wild bird’s merry tone
I hear from morn till night;
And there are lovelier flowers, I ween,
Than e’er in Eastern lands were seen,
In varied colors bright.

Her forests and her valleys fair,
Her flowers that scent the morning air–
All have their charms for me;
But more I love my country’s name,
Those words that echo deathless fame,
“The Land of…

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