Solitary Sentinel by Rhonda Strickland


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Solitary Sentinel a poem by RestLeSsD

The solitary sentinel
Surveys the cerulean sky.
Basking in the sunlit warmth
As clouds move slowly by.

The sky has just now brightened.
The wind is calm and mild.
So different from a moment ago,
When a tempest blew in so wild.

For her tis’ a brief moment.
Time to relax and to renew
But only for just a moment
For family duty calls anew.

Back to work right away,
She will fly off by and by
This solitary sentinel,
Up into the blustery sky…

a rhonda original© 2011

Beautiful Piano Music

4-2-12 Image Writing

12-29-11 Raven Heart

Original photo shot with a Kodak EZS Z915.

Just a little digital painting of a shot I took of the same tree in my neighborhood, this time a single crow is sitting there. I wanted this to have a sketch feeling to it.

Original shot with a Kodak EZS Z915. Edited in PSCS2 using layer blend modes & desaturation. Used a DAP layer along with a highpass layer.
PS Brushes from Falln_Stock @ Deviant Art

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When I sit on my front porch this tree is there across the street & I just love how many different birds come to sit there. This is a lone crow perched on the high branch….

Same tree, different birds

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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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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful. He looks very intent.

  • He does Bunny, I think he is calling is buddies in from a day of searching & scavenging.
    Thank you…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic work Rhonda!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 3 years ago

    twice this week..hehe, beautiful poem!!! and your bird way up there in that lovely tree waiting for spring to come along again and get dressed in his pretty
    have a great week and good day today

  • Hello dear Sherri…. I’m so happy that you stopped by. Thank you for your lovely comments. . .
    I think this was a crow… He was calling & calling; it must have been time to come home for the evening after a day of scavenging…
    My week was great, thank you….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful work, Rhonda, and lovely words to accompany it. Very nicely done!

  • Thank you very much Mike… Such a great thing to say….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 3 years ago

    STUNNING!! I love it – especially in B/W.

  • Thank you so much Anna… Different birds sit in it at different times of the day. Lately it has been empty though. The weather is cooling & the birds are finding shelter in trees with leaves I think…
    I can’t wait til spring to see what comes back…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    A wonderful contrast in this excellent capture!!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill… this tree just intrigues me. . . Different birds sit in it at different times of the day. Lately it has been empty though. The weather is cooling & the birds are finding shelter in trees with leaves I think…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 3 years ago

    I love this picture Rhonda!

  • Eeva, forgive me my late reply… this one got by me but I ALWAYS, ALWAYS appreciate it when you stop by for a visit…. Thank you, I’m glad you love this…. :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • MidnightMelody
    MidnightMelodyalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful picture accompanied by beautiful piano music!

  • Thank you so much… I had to change the music because the owner didn’t want it to be embedded here… I was only trying to share it… It really was beautiful. I found something different but still beautiful….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant work Rhonda!!!!

  • What a great thing to say, thank you Carol!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©over 2 years ago

    Raven Hearts Group

  • This is fabulous Lisa!!! Thank you for the honor of featuring this!!! I am thrilled & very proud!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

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