Mother crow,
What do you know?
What lessons learned
Would you bestow?

Your natural instinct
Of being succinct
With nature’s way
Always in sync.

What would you bestow
That man should know,
To stop our dealing
Mother Earth’s death blow?

Mother crow,
What do you know?
What lessons learned
Would you bestow?

a rhonda original© 2012

Nature is Ancient ~ Bjork

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2 photos combined in PSCS5. Post processing to create a HIGH KEY B&W digital painting using blending layers & masking.


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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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  • Yvonne Emerson
    Yvonne Emersonabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you Vonne. . . my crow spirited friend… thought of you when I was working on this…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you AnnaMaria. . . the B&W seemed to be the only way to bring out the beautiful features of the one. . . Glad you enjoyed the poem too. :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • polly470
    polly470about 2 years ago

    Absolute 100% favourite..I love the stark simplicity and the poem is just glorious!

  • OH Pols, what great things to say… thank you so much…. I have been so fortunate to capture these images of the clever birds. I think the high-key effect brings out the fine details better than color can.
    Glad you enjoyed the poem too.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 2 years ago

    I love crows ! This is wonderful :)

  • As do I… I could watch them all day. We have several that hang out all around us. When I hear then cawing I know something is going on… Usually a hawk trying to aggravate them… :o)
    Thank you for stopping by Renee…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonabout 2 years ago

    Your blending of layers and choosing B&W… perfect!!!
    Very nice image. Your words as always… wonderful :)


  • Thank you so much Rog, I think the B&W brings out the details so much better than color for these gorgeous birds. Glad you agree.


    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Cool Rhonda!! :)

  • Thank you Keith :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 2 years ago

    LOVE your Pages!!!!! Again awesome capture Rhon…. and love the Originals, Poem and Music my friend!!!!! :))))xxx

  • Thank you to my Cookie!!! I always love it when you stop by….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 2 years ago

    so love the OUTCOME of this work GF…. marvelous ART!!!!! xx

  • Thank you again my friend….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you Vitta. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful in the B&W Restless, GREAT capture!

  • Thank you so much Maree. . . These birds have such character :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

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