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Summer Views

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.


—Julia Cameron

All of a sudden, I found myself surrounded by wings. The Swallowtail butterflies floated on soft, invisible breezes everywhere I turned. I quickly reached for my camera. 


The sun in my eyes made it difficult to see—I simply pointed the camera in the general direction. I hoped to avoid my usual picture of blurry wings disappearing off the top of the photo!

I was definitely surprised when I saw the picture. The light obscuring my focus made the butterfly's wings glow like stained glass. I loved seeing all the beautiful details and lines.


I'm sometimes unsure when I sit down to write. Temptation sits down right next to me. It insinuates I should surf the internet (for a few minutes, ha!). If I just get started and point the words in the right direction, I'm often surprised by how things turn out.

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