Old Mr. Pelican by Rhonda Strickland

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A Poem by RestLeSsD

Old Mr. Pelican
He’s lived a great long life.
He’s survived many a storm,
He’s survived times of strife.

Old Mr. Pelican,
He sits & he contemplates.
Has his time finally come?
Is it death that he awaits?

Old Mr. Pelican,
He’s nearing his end of days.
His instinct sent him here,
No pull to the season’s flyways.

Old Mr. Pelican,
He knows his death is near.
He knows it’s natures way.
He does not fret nor fear.

a rhonda original© 2012

Vangelis ~ Memories of Blue Music is not owned nor was created by me





7-9-12 Art Universe

7-1-12 Altered by Imagination

This guy spent several hours sitting in this one spot on the beach. He stood up a few times as if he was going to leave but sat down, as if he was very tired. We came to the conclusion that he was either sick or was dying. He did eventually leave and we didn’t see him again so, hopefully he was just resting up for a long trip.

Originals shot at Church’s Trestles on Camp Pendleton, CA., USA on a recent camp trip.
Post-processing in PSCS5.5 with a DAP layer, layer masks & blending modes.
Overlay Textures from Shadowhouse Creations

As of 15-5-14
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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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  • MarieG
    MarieGover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work…!

  • Thank you so much Marie :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    You did a beautiful job with old Mr Pelican :)

  • Thank you, such a nice thing to say Maree!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work.

  • Thank you Bunny… He was quite a cooperative subject :O)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Jill Hyland
    Jill Hylandover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Jill….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • IgorMarinovsky
    IgorMarinovskyover 2 years ago

    Fine poem and picture!

  • Thank you so much Igor… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • polly470
    polly470over 2 years ago

    I am in love with this Pelican! I love the colors! Rhon…this is just fab!

  • Thank you so much Pols… He was such a handsome fellow. . . I love how the blue brought out his eye :O)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Awesome work Rhonda!! :)

  • Thank you Keith… appreciate your kind words.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • What a great thing to say, thank you so much Vitta!!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • polly470
    polly470over 2 years ago


    Your work can be seen HERE

  • Thank you Pols… I am very honored & so glad you like this enough to feature it.. :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • vic321
    vic321over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!

  • Thank you very much Vic… :O)

    – Rhonda Strickland

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