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I think many times in our lives we want nothing more than a sense of quiet 'Simplicity'....rid ourselves of the meaningless trappings we so often think are necessary for 'everyday life'....and just find some space to 'find' each other, connect, rejuvinate, and just 'BE'. Listen to the QUIET. Summertime offers so many times such as these. Nature is at it's prime. We can smell the earth, the flowers, taste the fruit of the vines, break bread with each other, feel the breezes on our faces, wonder at all the stars that decorate our night sky, and perhaps hear that far away lonesome cry of the Loon. Simple gifts, just waiting for us to take the time to 'untie the ribbon'. (thanks for dropping by, Gail)


Kallol R , June 30, 2011; 06:08 A.M.

Hello Gail,

Simple yet beautiful.Very nicely presented with nice tone & details.

My best regards.


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Gail Harmer , June 30, 2011; 06:30 A.M.


Good morning Kallol. Thankyou for those encouraging words, inspiration to start the day. Have a good one.

My kindest regards, Gail

Lester A. Garcia , June 30, 2011; 07:31 A.M.


Your interpretation of simplicity by way of this flower image combines with beauty, grace and delicateness. Beautiful rendition and presentation of this lovely flower shot. Best regards! - Lester

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Andrea Allison , June 30, 2011; 09:52 A.M.

Well done Gail!!

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Paul Pluskwik , June 30, 2011; 10:08 A.M.

Hi Gail, very Beautiful photo and processing and presentation. I always enjoy your work and your unique, creative, artistic photo expression. Take care.

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Maurizio Guarino , June 30, 2011; 10:34 A.M.

Beautiful comp! (6)

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niki barbati , June 30, 2011; 10:38 A.M.

great bohek, nice colors

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Ruud Albers , June 30, 2011; 12:38 P.M.

Beautiful work, very nicely composed too, Gail!

Best regards,



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Ricardo Maximo Lopez D'Angelo , June 30, 2011; 05:09 P.M.

Excellent & beautiful picture, Gail ... Wonderful edition work !! A hug ...

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Mike Palermiti , July 01, 2011; 12:58 A.M.

Hi Gail,

From the heart...................Gorgeous !

Best Regards,  Mike

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Grayham Allott , July 01, 2011; 04:18 A.M.

Hi Gail..................

........... a beautiful presentation......... well done. Loved your pre-amble and wish I could apply it to my garden...... parrots and other birds accepted (smiles) Silence, what is silence?

Best wishes

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Donna S , July 01, 2011; 04:49 A.M.

I enjoy reading your different thoughts behind posting of your photographs.  When I look at this, it seems anything but simple -- everything timed and designed for survival, but each living thing singing its song.  I agree that when things quiet down, there is often more awareness of joy

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roger sonneland , July 01, 2011; 05:47 P.M.

Gail, to be honest your image does not do much for me. but your words bring joy to my soul and warmth to my heart......xoxx roger

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Karolos Trivizas , July 02, 2011; 01:39 A.M.

The pale pink tones Gail, the beautiful light treatment and the vantage framing, all together work nicely to this wonderful romantic result....

Excellent....!!!.. 7 ... rate....

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Bobby Karimipoor , July 02, 2011; 06:55 A.M.

Dear Gail,

You showed everything in your simplicity!...Wonderful colours,details and unique BG!Take care!...Best regards(Bobby).

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Bora Benic , July 02, 2011; 11:45 A.M.

Colors,composition,frame are very good.Regards.

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Grigoriy A. , July 02, 2011; 09:48 P.M.

All in one... Excellent colors on top of water coloring style background!


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A.K. Sircar , July 03, 2011; 06:13 A.M.

Gail, I admire your prologue and the image. There is no alternative to simplicity. Take care.

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MJ Orgeron , July 03, 2011; 05:56 P.M.

Your prolog and the quality of the image are fantastic and the treatment of the shot is artistic. I think I like the feelign that it is ice blended water colour a technique where we use ice or salt to let the water colour create patterns and colour blotches and it is always impressive to me to see the formations.  The match of pinks and burnt umber also play well.  You have an artist eye for colour and tones.. Well presented and enjoyable to see...

Thanks for your recent comments on my simple design work it is appreciated.  Alway respected when you advise and comment and share.. MJ

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Maurizio Moro , July 04, 2011; 03:59 A.M.

6...from Italy!

A nice return to you: ciao, Maurizio.

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Patsy Dunn , July 04, 2011; 10:27 A.M.


  Beautiful image with wonderful colors & processing.  Take care, Patsy

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Linda Davidson , July 04, 2011; 07:30 P.M.

Gail, the colours are lovely, the composition is wonderful, another original and creative image from you. You must be getting out and doing a lot of shooting lately. It is so nice when the world is full of colour. Best wishes, Linda

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Vicente Concha , July 06, 2011; 04:13 P.M.

Hello Gail.

Very beautiful composition. Congratulations. Vicente.

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Gail Harmer , July 06, 2011; 07:58 P.M.


Your kind comments are most appreciated Vincente....best regards, Gail

Gail Harmer , July 06, 2011; 07:59 P.M.


Not as much as I'd like, the heat has been bothering me a bit, but just on certain days, (allergies are WICKED right now). Thankyou for your kind words Linda. So good to hear from you, Kindest regards, Gail

Gail Harmer , July 06, 2011; 08:00 P.M.


Thankyou Patsy for your kind words of critique, love that last image you just posted, FANTASTIC!!! love the vibrant colors, take care, Gail

Radu Carp , July 07, 2011; 02:35 A.M.

From long time I discover that simple things is what make our life to be better or worse,most of time I find around so many example of simple things so well balance by nature,simple thing that enjoy ours souls with colors,shapes,perfume or sounds but most of time we are blind and go every day for more goods,money,etc,forgetting the essential of life and when we find the true again maybe is too late.But I am optimistic and like to enjoy with this simplicity every day,maybe one petals or a color or something like this can be so good for soul,hope I don't bored you with this,is just what I feel and think about this flower you present here too,have a nice day Gail.


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Gail Harmer , July 07, 2011; 04:53 A.M.


Your lovely words about how you feel about life and how we often live it does not bore me at all. It is pretty much how I feel. This is a very different flower, not the prettiest with all the little curly things around the buds, but it was very different. The almost trumpet shaped blossoms caught my eye as it danced in the breeze, I thought it most unusual.

Sometimes it takes something so different, and unusual in it's beauty to catch our eye. It is not to everyone's taste I'm sure. But  I enjoyed what you had to say Radu, as I am sure other's will. We often get off track and the simplist of things can remind us  'just who we are' and what is important in our lives to keep us happy.

Thankyou for sharing those lovely thoughs with all of us. My kindest regards, Gail 

Sheila Lee , March 16, 2013; 12:01 A.M.

Love, love, love this!! Beautiful colors and love how your frame/overlay effect blends so nicely! It is absolutely dreamy!!

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