T Mesick Photography Inc: Blog http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T Mesick Photography Inc tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT http://www.tmesickphotography.com/img/s3/v43/u892742915-o948455336-50.jpg T Mesick Photography Inc: Blog http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog 76 120 Leaves Of Change http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/leaves-of-change Leaves (1 of 1)Leaves (1 of 1)

It's that time of year up North when the leaves change color. It is a sign that the days are getting longer and the weather is cooling down. In life we run across our own "Leaves of Change". It could be when we move to a different area, the school year ends, we get a new job, or a family member moves away. Change also occurs in our history. Empires and Countries rise and fall, just think of who we consider friendly countries and look back some 80 years ago and how different it was back then. Change has and always will be in our mix of life. We should always count on and expect the "LEAVES OF CHANGE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) change fall leaves http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/leaves-of-change Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Gator Undercover http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/gator-undercover Gator (1 of 1)Gator (1 of 1)

An alligator goes undercover with weeds from the pond. If fact no one on the walking trail, even knew it was there. Only when it moved was the alligator noticeable. We face a lot of things undercover in life. Those little dark secrets that come out from time to time. We feel protected when we are undercover and are not vulnerable to the many forces in life. However, sooner or later we tend to give ourselves away in our journey in life, when we try and move to another spot. It is in this "movement" in life that we go from protected to vulnerable. Things just seem to come out from the cover it was hiding behind. Just be aware, that chances are you cannot go thru your entire life as a "GATOR UNDERCOVER!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) alligator dark secrets gator undercover http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/gator-undercover Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Somebody Has To Listen http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/somebody-has-to-listen Talking Birds (1 of 1)Talking Birds (1 of 1)

It would appear to us humans that two Boat-Tailed Grackles are in a heated conversation. When we talk there has to be somebody or something that listens to us or it becomes pointless. Even if it means we talk to ourselves. There are schools of Psychology where all the therapist does is simply listen to the patient. People have to express themselves and talking is a mainstay of self expression. Ask the yourself this question: Are you a talker or a listener? Listening is something we all should develop. We learn by listening, we stay out of trouble by listening, we build relationships by listening. Does the talker really hear themselves or does the listener hear them. Remember: SOMEBODY HAS TO LISTEN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) listen listening talk talking http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/somebody-has-to-listen Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Awake With The Dawn http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/awake-with-the-dawn Wetlands (1 of 1)Wetlands (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Sunrise at Dawn at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach Florida. Arriving  at dawn before sunrise, it was almost as nothing was happening, there was no life, then as the sunrise began to rise, the wetlands awoke with life at the sunrise. Birds flew in, insects became active, fish went to the surface, and life awoke.  Everyday we awake to a New Day, we should be cheerful, excited, and appreciate the fact that we are alive. No matter what horror lies ahead, no matter how bad the day may go, or what problems we face, appreciate the gift that you are alive. "AWAKE WITH THE DAWN!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) awake dawn new day sunrise wakodahatchee wetlands http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/awake-with-the-dawn Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:45:44 GMT
Dangers Lie In Wait http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/dangers-lie-in-wait Barracuda (1 of 1)Barracuda (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Barracuda, which sits still in the water and waits for prey to come close, then suddenly it strikes quickly without warning. Life's dangers are like the Barracuda, it seems they just lie in wait and suddenly, without warning, they will strike. It could be an illness, an accident, a sudden event, a life altering event that turns our world upside down. We so often do not see these dangers before they strike us. Now just because danger may be lurking nearby, we cannot live a life of fear and panic. We must avoid putting ourselves in harms way by living our lives with foresight and always looking to see what's ahead or on the horizon. Life has it dangers, but be aware of the 'DANGERS LIE IN WAIT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) barracuda danger fear panic http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/dangers-lie-in-wait Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Where IsThe Peace? http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/where-is-the-peace Lighting Bud (1 of 1)Lighting Bud (1 of 1)

There is so much violence in the world today and what is worse is it is senseless violence. There is no purpose to it, there is no rationale, and there is just no sense to it all. The world has always asked the question, "Where is the peace?" History shows us, we have always wanted peace, but have found none. Even those whose message was "Peace", met a violent death. So still today we ask, Where is the Peace? Today, also happens to be the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, who made the prayer, "Lord make me an instrument of your Peace." Yes that is the answer, Where is the Peace? Peace begins with "ME."

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) peace st francis of assisi violence http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/10/where-is-the-peace Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Fall Is Here! http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-is-here Fall Leaves (1 of 1)Fall Leaves (1 of 1)

Fall is here! The time of year when the leaves turn color, the days grow shorter, and a time of harvest. It is a good practice to pay attention to the changing of the seasons. It brings a different outlook to life when we notice how the seasons change. Our lives do change with the seasons. Things you would have done during the summer, you would not do during fall and things you do in fall, you would not do in the summer. The meaning is just not the same. Seasons change our way of living and we have to change with the seasons. "FALL IS HERE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fall leaves season seasons summer http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fall-is-here Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Promise Of A Rainbow http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/promise-of-a-rainbow Rainbow (1 of 1)Rainbow (1 of 1)

Wow! Another Category 5 Hurricane on the loose. It seems there has been storm after storm after storm. The bad weather just keeps coming. There are hurricanes, tornados, floods, fires, and earthquakes. One wonders if we will ever get a break. That is where the Rainbow comes in, for it is a promise that better weather is here and the storm has past. Whenever we face a storm, whether it is the weather or a storm in our lives, there is always the Promise Of A Rainbow. The storm will not last forever, but will be ending soon. So no matter what we face look for the Rainbow and remember the storm is almost over, that is the "PROMISE OF A RAINBOW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) hurricane promise rainbow storm weather http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/promise-of-a-rainbow Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Seeds Of Renewal http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/seeds-of-renewal Seeds (1 of 1)Seeds (1 of 1)

Nothing lasts forever, so the saying goes and for the most part it is true. However, there are always the "seeds of renewal". Whatever withers and dies, or is destroyed comes back not as it was, but with seeds that renew and allows a new life to begin. We see this everyday in plants and we see this after people suffer from a disaster. New life or rebuilding takes time and it does not happen overnight. It starts small, the seed sprouts or stone by stone life builds slowly.  We have witness so much destruction lately, fires burning huge forests, hurricanes decimating large coastal areas, and floods covering cities with water. All the destruction can lead to renewal, but it will take time, it will take the "THE SEEDS OF RENEWAL!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fires floods hurricanes renewal seeds http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/seeds-of-renewal Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Power Is Back! http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/power-is-back Power GridPower Grid

The Power is back after the ravages of Hurricane Irma. It is funny we never lost power during the storm, but the box that powers our Internet and TV did. We were blessed to have lights and air, however, we had to go cold turkey on Internet and TV. It is funny how so many things we take for granted and become dependent on without realizing our dependence on everyday things. It is this self realization that the simplest of things are what is really important in life. "THE POWER IS BACK!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) hurricane irma internet power tv http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/power-is-back Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Hurricane Irma http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/hurricane-irma Calm Morning (1 of 1)Calm Morning (1 of 1)

A beautiful Morning Sunrise to begin another day here in Florida. However, as Hurricane Irma bears down on this area, the beauty will give way to nature's destruction with wind and rain. The calm is filled with tension as to where and when the storm will actually hit. The whole state of Florida will lose power and life will be disrupted by the storm. The Blog will return when the power returns and life gets back to normal here. However, the storm will come and go and only time will return the ravaged areas back to the peaceful calm of a Morning Sunrise.

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) hurricane irms morning sunrise rain storm wind http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/hurricane-irma Sat, 09 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Paradise Lost http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/paradise-lost Boston Bridge (1 of 1)Boston Bridge (1 of 1)

In Florida we often say "This is Paradise" with our sunny skies and warm weather. However, with Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, it seems the Paradise is lost. The sunny skies and warm weather is about to give way to an intense tropical storm. Our power might be out for days and supplies at the store hard to find, but Paradise will return after "PARADISE LOST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) florida hurricane irma paradise http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/paradise-lost Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Be An Arch Of Support http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/be-an-arch-of-support Boston Bridge (1 of 1)Boston Bridge (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a bridge on the St. James River in Boston. Arches give support to the bridge so in can withstand a heavy burden. We need support and we need to support to others. There are times when Life does not  go our way and we hit a patch of bad luck. It is support from others that can encourage us thru these times. Also, it is important for us to support others in a time of need as they go thru tough times. "BE AN ARCH OF SUPPORT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) arch boston bridge st james river support http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/be-an-arch-of-support Sat, 02 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Facing Our Fears http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/facing-our-fears Hawk (1 of 1)Hawk (1 of 1)

Nothing strikes more fear at the Birdfeeders than the appearance of a Hawk! The Birds will scatter in a panic when the Hawk lands on the telephone wire above the feeders. We all have fears of some kind, whether it is the fear of public speaking, the fear of heights, the fear of spiders, the fear of bridges, or the fear of flying. The List of fears we have can go on and on. No matter who we are, we have a fear of something. How we handle our fears is of great importance. If we panic, the outcome may not be good, just ask the birds at the birdfeeders. If we face them, the fears still may remain, but they may be overcome. Fears must be faced with sound judgement and the assessment of the situation. Not everything we face with fear will have a bad ending. There are times when it is wise to run, there are times when it is wise to face our fears. Sound judgement and assessment of the situation is key. Avoid your fears when they will lead to life threating harm, face your fears when you with sound judgement can overcome your fears. Whatever you do, do not fear "FACING OUR FEARS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) being afraid birdfeeders birds fear hawk judgement http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/facing-our-fears Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Photo Session Off The Road http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/photo-session-off-the-road
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Above is an image from a Photo Session from about 2 weeks ago. Hunter is 4 years old as the sign says. He is on his ATV ready to go off road. The session took place at the Loxahatchee Wetlands and it was a great session with lots of poses on the ATV and the surrounding area. There is nothing more fun than Environmental Portraits in the areas where we live, grow up, and will always remember!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) children portraits hunter loxahatchee wetlands photo session http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/photo-session-off-the-road Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Resting On Calm Water http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/resting-on-calm-water Steam ShipSteam Ship

Above is an image of a Steamboat resting on calm water. Water which covers most of our planet, gives us a wide range of different reactions. High waves makes us fear water for its power, but calm water attracts us with feelings of calm and peace. When we see calm water we are invited by its presence. Think of this analogy as you interact with the world and people, if you act like high waves, storming, angry, and full of rage people will fear you but people will shun your presence. If you act like calm water, calm and peaceful you will invite others to your presence. Just ask yourself this question, would rather be out on a high sea or "RESTING ON CALM WATER?

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) calm water high sea resting on calm water steamboat http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/resting-on-calm-water Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Gift Of Walking http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-gift-of-walking Deering EstateDeering Estate

Above is an image of a path that by walking on it will lead to a journey. Walking is a Gift, for not all living things can walk. Some crawl, some swim, some fly, and some cannot move at all. Our bodies were make for walking. One may run but that is hard on our joints and we can run only so far. However, we can keeping walking forever in a day. Today find a path, take a walk, and you will feel better about Life, for that is "THE GIFT OF WALKING!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) gift life path walking http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-gift-of-walking Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Old Camera http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/old-camera Old CameraOld Camera

Above is an image of an Old Camera on display. Cameras have come a long way since their beginning over a 100 years ago. Back then this Camera used a simply technique to expose an image on a plate using light. Today's cameras are mini computers as photography has gone from plates to film to digital codes to capture images using light. One thing has remained constant in Photography and that is the LIGHT! All the camera really does is capture the light. So no matter what camera you use, the old camera above, a fancy digital computer camera, or even the camera on you phone, it is all about the light. What is important is how you see the light. You want to take a good picture: see the light and if you do, you can still get a good picture using an OLD CAMERA!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) camera light old camera http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/old-camera Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Looking For Answers http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/looking-for-answers Boat Tailed GrackleBoat Tailed Grackle

A Boat-Tailed Grackle looks underneath some pond algae for an answer to its hunger. We humans have always throughout our history have been looking for answers. Science is built on our quest for answers to the questions our world poses to us. The funny thing is so many answers are not the answers we expected to find. Some of mankind's greatest inventions were an answer that was not suppose to be the answer. Answers are not always what we expect them to be. Look at how many people enter college with the answer they wanted to be and are doing something entirely different. Ask the questions, but be prepared for an answer you did not expect, that is "LOOKING FOR ANSWERS!

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) answer grackle question http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/looking-for-answers Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
An Overcast, Rainy Day http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/an-overcast-rainy-day Cloudy BeachCloudy Beach

An overcast, rainy day at Estero Bay. This is not the kind of day one wants on vacation on a sunny Florida beach, but not all days are sunny. We have rainy days and we have overcast days. It is funny how sometimes the day's weather is used to describe our moods. A sunny day evokes a bright, happy energetic day, whereas  an overcast, rainy day evokes a more gloomy, depressing, and less energetic day where all you want to do is sleep. Yet, all the days of sunny, overcast, and rain has a purpose. The Sunny day allows things to grow and be energized and an overcast, rainy day blocks the heat and the moisture also allows things to grow. They in their own way balance each other out. Cannot the same be said of our moods, that in the end they balance each other out. Be thankful for "AN OVERCAST, RAINY DAY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) beach estero bay overcast rainy sunny http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/8/an-overcast-rainy-day Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT