Inspired by Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63: Magical


Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.

Nora Roberts


During two visits to Vermont’s Shelburne Museum this summer, I kept gravitating back to this pond. One of many beautiful spots on the 45 acre campus. I’d walk by and then double back as the light shifted throughout the day. I took photo after photo, each shot just a bit different from the one before.

At one point, as if out of nowhere, a family of ducks glided across…and then…disappeared.


magical pond

A few years ago I felt the pull to another favorite place…the ocean’s edge…late afternoon. In November when the beach was nearly deserted. The sun sinking.

I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.


hampton beach magic


23 thoughts on “Magical

  1. These are truly magical…and I can easily understand why you returned to this pond over and over again…I can almost see the little family in the shadows, gliding by. The oceans’s edge is such a place too – magical. Thank you for sending us some of your magic!

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  2. I was so very impressed by your opening paragraph – the writing is beautiful. Then I saw it’s a Nora Roberts quote LOL. Just the same it’s the perfect opening for your post and its beautiful images. The richness of the emerald green is wonderful

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