Monica@monicarenees

Traveler•Wanderer•Writer• Photographer •Lover of Art and Creativity•All Photos are My Own💗

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Sometimes I just gotta scratch my head and move on....
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As a photographer you have a deep love for light, life and yourself. You know that the eyes of love aren’t blind, they are wide open. Only when your eye, heart and soul shine brighter than the sun, you realize how ordinary it is to love the beautiful, and how beautiful it is to love the ordinary.
Marius Vieth
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Hopefully Monday flies by....
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“The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky....”
From Caged Bird by Maya Angelou .
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Magical moment from Jasper...
“ If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”
Steve Irwin
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Oh Shit....It’s Monday again .
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Within each of us dwells a higher order of consciousness created with a possibility far greater than to merely appear and disappear as some form in the river of passing time. Guy Finley

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Ravenna Park, earlier this year
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Jim Morrison
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#perfect_birds


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Good Morning...
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant
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#wildandfree #wildhearts
#animallovers #wildanimals


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Remembering this beautiful trip to Panther Creek Falls...
“What can I do to drive away
Remembrance from my eyes? for they have seen,
Aye, an hour ago, my brilliant Queen!
Touch has a memory. O say, love, say,
What can I do to kill it and be free...
How shall I do
To get anew
Those moulted feathers, and so mount once more
Above, above
The reach of fluttering Love,
And make him cower lowly while I soar?...”
From What can I Do To Drive Away by John Keats
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Facing Monday like a boss....lol 💗
No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#perfect_birds #wildlifelover


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Soaring through the weekend....wish it was a few days longer.... _______________________________________________
Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds...may then, with the fair white wings of imagination, hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live. Ada Lovelace
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#birds_captures #birding_photography
#your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds
#pocket_birds #kings_birds #thebirdingsquad #bird_brilliance
#ig_birds_of_prey #allmightybirds
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#animalelite #feather_perfection
#birdinglounge #birdextreme #birdnerd
#perfect_birds
#live_love_wildlife


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California Dreaming....can’t wait to go back to Bolsa Chica....
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Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith
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#birds_captures #birding_photography
#your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds
#pocket_birds #kings_birds #thebirdingsquad #bird_brilliance
#ig_birds_of_prey #allmightybirds
#photoarena_nature #natureprimeshoty
#animalelite #feather_perfection
#birdinglounge #birdextreme #birdnerd
#perfect_birds


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Cell shot of sunset on Tuesday...
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
A. P. J. Abd ul Kalam
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The Stairway to Heaven:
Three mysteries surround the spiral staircase in the Loretto Chapel: the identity of its builder, the type of wood used, and the physics of its construction.

When the Loretto Chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above. Carpenters were called in to address the problem, but they all concluded access to the loft would have to be via ladder as a staircase would interfere with the interior space of the small Chapel. Legend says that to find a solution to the seating problem, the Sisters of the Chapel made a novena to St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters. On the ninth and final day of prayer, a man appeared at the Chapel with a donkey and a toolbox looking for work. Months later, the elegant circular staircase was completed, and the carpenter disappeared without pay or thanks. After searching for the man (an ad even ran in the local newspaper) and finding no trace of him, some concluded that he was St. Joseph himself, having come in answer to the sisters' prayers.

The stairway's carpenter, whoever he was, built a magnificent structure. The design was innovative for the time and some of the design considerations still perplex experts today.

The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support. It is said that the staircase was built without nails—only wooden pegs. Questions also surround the number of stair risers relative to the height of the choir loft and about the types of wood and other materials used in the stairway's construction.
Also, note that the railing was added later 👀
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Take me to Church .....day 2 of BNW challenge
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Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
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Beautiful New Mexico near Camel Rock ...
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Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that's lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.
O Never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.
W.B. Yeats, In the Seven Woods: Being Poems Chiefly of the Irish Heroic Age
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#shotzdelight #earth_shotz
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#creativelive #everything_imaginable_
#WonderMore #alive_photo
#TheBest_Capture #theevergrey
#marvelshots #adventurethatislife


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This was my only sunset in New Mexico that had some color! Those skies were BLUE most of the week. Then I barely had time to snap a few pictures as I was stuck behind the slowest driver on the planet 😜
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I walk slowly into myself, through a forest of empty suits of armor. Tomas Transtromer
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Something to brighten your day...Albuquerque balloon fiesta❣️
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For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
Christina Rossetti
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I just failed the black and white challenge 😂
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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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This is the home where I received a blessing and I felt so welcome. My heart keeps wandering back here to Taos. ❤️ .
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Let me go so my heart can wander
Let me go where my soul is free
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I nominate @mcschumanphotos
To do the seven day black and white challenge ❤️

Taos, New Mexico
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Home on the range....Carson National Forest...I just had to wander on this road ...
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It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. Robert Louis Stevenson
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The U.S. Forest Service-Carson National Forest
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Taos Pueblo was never conquered and the Pueblo people still live on their tribal lands. The houses were built around AD 1000-1450 and have been continuously inhabited. It is a sacred place and the people who live and work there are incredibly kind. I have to go back and explore the area more and spend more time with the people of Taos.
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Looking back at this past week, I can't wait to share my adventures in the land of enchantment! New Mexico has always held my heart and now that bond is even stronger....I have to go back more often 💛 For now, here is a tbt to San Juan Islands from June
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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Every once in a while, I meet a slice of pure joy....the perfect fella 💗
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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings
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#dogsofinstagram #doglife #fetch #dogsofig #mansbestfriend #doggos #itsadogslife #dogslover #doggie


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San Juan Island 🦊 ...dedicated to Tom Petty
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock
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#thecanidproject #animalelite #foxesofinstagram #foxes #fox #redfox #visitsanjuans #sanjuanislands #tompetty #ourthoughtsarewithyou


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