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International Earth Week – by Susannah Friis

This photo was taken at sunset just up the road a few minutes from us. It’s not been changed in any way…that actually was the colour!

This photo was taken at sunset just up the road a few minutes from us. It’s not been changed in any way…that actually was the colour!

Susannah is an aspiring writer who currently owns and runs four community publications with her husband. After aSusannah Pic recent humanitarian aid trip with the organization Destiny Rescue, Susannah joined their volunteer writing team and has also formally become an advocate, speaking at various clubs and groups about the work Destiny Rescue is doing to free girls trapped in the sex slave industry.

When not working, speaking or writing, or mothering her three children, she loves to enjoy a good wine, great friends, delicious food and hearty conversation.

She also likes to look at life sideways and enjoys speculating on the ‘whys’ of how we behave as humans. You can join in the speculation by stopping by her blog here.

This tawny frogmouth (they are not actually owls, as many believe) and his family visit our home often. My husband snapped this photo just near our washing line. The bird stayed there nearly the whole day supervising our laundry 

This tawny frogmouth (they are not actually owls, as many believe) and his family visit our home often. My husband snapped this photo just near our washing line. The bird stayed there nearly the whole day supervising our laundry. 

Beach at Frazier’s Reef, east coast of Australia in New South Wales.

Beach at Frazier’s Reef, east coast of Australia in New South Wales.

Taken by Charlotte, 15 years old. Gum leaves in our back yard.

Taken by Charlotte, 15 years old. Gum leaves in our back yard.

This was the view from our spa on a weekend away a couple of years ago. Needless to say, we stayed in the spa quite awhile!

This was the view from our spa on a weekend away a couple of years ago. Needless to say, we stayed in the spa quite awhile!

Nine year old Lily recently snapped this photo of a water dragon. While this one was at a park, we frequently have them in our yard and around our pool…if we’re quiet enough!

Nine year old Lily recently snapped this photo of a water dragon. While this one was at a park, we frequently have them in our yard and around our pool…if we’re quiet enough!

This is a waterfall at Mount Fraser National Park. It’s only about an hour’s drive from home. Beautiful!

This is a waterfall at Mount Fraser National Park. It’s only about an hour’s drive from home. Beautiful!

The kookaburra! This large male (the males have blue on their wings) sat in this tree quite close to our house for about an hour. As they eat small mammals, among other things, we kept our little dogs inside!

The kookaburra! This large male (the males have blue on their wings) sat in this tree quite close to our house for about an hour. As they eat small mammals, among other things, we kept our little dogs inside!

Iluka, east coast in New South Wales, is our favourite family holiday destination. Endless beaches of white sand, crystal clear water and, usually, not a soul in sight.

Iluka, east coast in New South Wales, is our favourite family holiday destination. Endless beaches of white sand, crystal clear water and, usually, not a soul in sight.

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International Earth Week – by Angie Ledbetter

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Angie Ledbetter is a Co-publishing Editor of Rose & Thorn Journal. Angie

She enjoys doodling and dabbling in various creative arts, writing poetry, editing, photography, cooking, and napping.

Ledbetter is currently revising her women’s fiction novel.

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International Earth Week – by Jean Michel Leclercq

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Jean Michel Leclercq lives in Paris, France.

Jean Michel Leclercq

Jean Michel Leclercq

After working for many years with silver-emulsion cameras, the rise of digital techniques has been, for him, the start of a new photographic era.

The pleasure of instantly processing images, and the almost infinite possibilities of lenses and cameras, allows him to let go his creativity.

Curious and a traveler, his photographs display the wide range of experiments and inventiveness of this self-taught photographer. Keen on black and white, his city shots are true portraits. Appealed by HDR and selective colors, he will bring up dreams from his cameras.

An old medium format cameras collector, you may see him in Paris or Amsterdam walking with one of his old-timers around the neck. “There is nothing like going back to the source to keep the passion alive!”

Blue Umbrella

Blue Umbrella

Honfleur

Honfleur

Coconuts Sunset

Coconuts Sunset

Venice

Venice

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

Rest on the Beach

Rest on the Beach

At the End of the Earth

At the End of the Earth

Times Square

Times Square

For more of Jean Michel’s wonderful photos, please click here for his website.

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International Earth Week – by Kathryn Magendie

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Kathryn Magendie is a novelist, Publishing Editor of Rose & Thorn Journal, former personal trainer. Her published novels

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Kathryn Magendie

are: The Graces Trilogy: Tender Graces, Secret Graces, Family Graces; Sweetie, and novella Petey in The Firefly Dance. The Lightning Charmer will be released fall 2013.

Connect with Kathryn on Facebook, Twitter, on her blog, on Pinterest, and on her Amazon author page.

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