WPC: Optimistic

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: This week show us something that helps you stay positive and hopeful.

That would be sunrises, sunsets, furry friends, trees, and Beethoven. (Well, I can’t show you Beethoven but I’m taking this in the spirit in which it was intended.)

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  1. looks & sounds optimistic, MK!
    paul simon sang
    hope is an island in the setting sun 🙂

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    1. I do enjoy Paul Simon, but my heart belongs to Beethoven. 😉

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      1. i play simon’s songs on my folk guitar,
        & get to listen to my partner play chopin, beethoven… on her grand piano 🙂

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        1. And her heart belongs to you! A perfect world.

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  2. Sukanya Ramanujan January 23, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I love all of them too- especially sunrises and furry felines!

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    1. 🙂 What’s not to love?

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  3. Nice photographs and I will be listening to Beethoven as I look at other challenges. 🙂 Nice choice for the challenge.

    If you like, you’re welcome to come visit my challenge at:
    https://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/weekly-photo-challenge-optimistic/

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    1. Thanks Cris. And, I enjoyed your entries also – especially the last photo! Reminds me of a lotus.

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      1. Thanks. It reminds me of a crocus, which also is an early bloomer, often peeking its head up from the snowy ground.

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        1. Not sure I’ve ever seen either one here in Southern California. But, I did see a crocus once when I visited Boston.

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  4. Regarding the above performance of Beethoven: to play another’s work well is great; to write your own is even better. Lest we forget. 🙂

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    1. I’m grateful for the performance as well as for the music performed. (I can do neither)

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      1. You and me both, although I used to write songs, some of which actually got published, and one recorded. I haven’t followed up for over 35 years. I really ought to check on it. LOL

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  5. Beautiful pictures and music MK. They are all so positive.

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    1. Thanks Karen. It’s so natural to experience a grove of redwood trees as a cathedral, and the love coming back from our sweet pets, and the awesomeness of the sun. And Beethoven transports me to someplace deep, deep within.

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  6. Aw, Ginger-sweetie! ❤ XO I love sunsets and redwoods, too, but I am a Mozart girl. 😉

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    1. I love Wolfgang too – there’s more than enough for all of us!

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      1. 🙂 Isn’t it wonderful?

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  7. My brain is not wired for music (or math and the two seem to go together) so I don’t appreciate music the way many people do, but I do appreciate the visual of the angle you used on those tree trunks. It really highlights their majesty.

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    1. I would like to claim artistic credit for the tree trunks, but — since they’re giant redwood trees, and I’m only 5’2″, this is how they look to me.

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  8. Wonderful images. I particularly like the tree one. So majestic! This is such a great photo challenge. Everyone’s post is so upbeat and positive.

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    1. A nice challenge, I agree. Thanks for your comment!

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  9. I’ve always felt spiritually uplifted when in the Redwoods. But then the colors of sunsets or rises are soothing. What’s not to be optimistic?

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    1. Yes, especially the redwoods, Gunta. Is it because these trees are so astonishingly tall, or is it because they’re so ancient? For me, when I am in the redwoods, I feel that I am instantly back in my real place — just another creature of nature, all of whom are beloved, none of whom are more prized than the others.

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