Simple Pleasures (Art & Poetry) by Rhonda Strickland

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The simplest of pleasures are;
Low clouds across the sky,
Soft rustling of sea oats
Lazy as a dragonfly.

Settling upon a tall blade,
Transparent wings rest there.
Relaxing in the sunlight
As if he hasn’t a care.

The island is a haven
For nature at it’s best.
The sand & the sea a home
For all to come & rest.

St. George Island, Fl, USA.

a rhonda original© 2011

Relaxing Waves

Jun 22, 11 Nature in it’s Entirety

Jun 3, 11 Islands of the World

St. George Island, Florida. Original shot with a Kodak EZS Z915 set to manual to create a blurred DOF. Post processed in PSCS2 using native filters to create a duochrome image.

As of 3-8-13
Sales: 2
Comments: 59
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Uploaded 6-3-11

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.”
    {Lord Chesterfield}

    An excellent capture!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you & for sharing Bill… so very true. grasp as much as is possible for time slips by without a moments thought…. xoxo

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work of art. A feeling of Zen. True peacefulness. :o)

  • Thank you Bunny, glad that this feeling was conveyed in this..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • WeeZie
    WeeZieover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work. So much of the time we don’t take time to enjoy the simple things, what a great reminder.

  • Aw, thanks so much… yes, the simple things, they can mean so much.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 3 years ago

    Hi Rhonda, Where you been?? , a great shot, love it.

  • Aw Kel, right here on my favorite island…. Thanks for stopping by :O)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Absolutely marvellous work, Rhonda. What a lovely, tranquil feeling this image leaves. One can hear the soft susurrus of the waves and a plaintive call of a seagull in one’s mind, all enhanced by that beautiful video.

  • Thanks Mike… this was on a day where there was no breeze & the waves were the only sound you could hear…. Glad you have enjoyed this with me.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • Always my pleasure Sheila…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    (your votes are needed here and there, as well as here and there !!!)

  • Thank you Francis, I will be sure to check them out!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago


  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 3 years ago

    03 June 2011

  • What a fabulous Friday surprise Dayonda!! Thank you for this honor.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 3 years ago

    Very tranquil Rhonda, great work.

    David xx

  • Thank you David… it really was a peaceful morning… very hot & muggy but so still and beautiful… most other days were breezy. This was special. Glad you like it…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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