Bee Flower

Mikawoz Bee Flower

Bee Flower

I look this image of the bee in the flowers in Freeport, Bahamas. What I like about this photograph that I took is the fact that the flower is in various stages of development just like people from baby to youngling to adult. I find the spiky nature particularly appearing which I guess would be like the teenage years.

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Water Lilies in Colour

Mikawoz Water Lilies in Colour

Water Lilies in Colour

I took the photograph of the water lilies in Freeport, Bahamas. I then decided to give it some colour and give it some darker features using filters and effects. The result is like a painting which I hope you like as much as I do.

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Stained Glass Floral

Mikawoz Stained Glass Floral

Stained Glass Floral

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I really like the photograph and added a stained glass effect to it. It is not an ordinary flower but a special one found at Hotel Beatus in Cambrai, France where I found it outside the rooms in the adjoining patios. Philippe Gorczynski found and made a museum around a World War I British tank, Deborah, the Iron Lady, near Flesquieres.

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Golden Fields

Mikawoz Golden Fields

Golden Fields

I took this photograph in the fields around the Interlake area of Manitoba. I really enjoy the pattern of the bales of hay on the prairies with its golden tone. I took this image and put a variety of filters on it to make it look more like a painting effect with fibers.

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Goal Mapping Book Review

Goal Mapping Book Cover

Book: “Goal Mapping: A Practical Guide to Turning Your Dreams into Reality,” Brian Mayne, Watkins Publishing, 2020

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

Book available: May 12, 2020

I read this book awhile back when the Corona Virus was taking root in North America and we started lockdown in many areas of the world. It was a good book and I am sorry I have not reviewed it sooner but felt I needed to give it some more thought.

I am encouraged by the personal story of Brian Mayne and the things he had to do to overcome his educational problems and learning difficulties. That itself, is an inspiration.

Brian puts a number of good and appropriate quotes throughout the book, however, I read it on a Kindle and so there was just a jarring of quotes in a haphazard format that intruded on the flow of the actual text of the book. I do not know if the physical book is formatted differently. It is do-able though. You just need to read and remember where you were at and what the last point was.

If I were to glean the main points of the book are, I would have to say that it is important to use your left and right sides of your brain. Brian Mayne has developed a way to write words from the logical, left side of the brain and then incorporate images or drawings by using the right side or creative side of the brain. It is a way of reinforcing goals in a way that makes it more impactful. In this regard, the author provides some drawings to explain his point, however, I would have appreciated more drawings with accompanying explanations of what they meant to illustrate and really bring home the point of how the goal mapping system works. It would have added so much more to the book.

You can try your own by going to Brian Mayne’s website at https://goalmapping.com

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 for effort and for his explanations. It is a good starting point for someone who would like to reinforce their vision with words and images.

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Blue Domed Beehives

Mikawoz Blue Domed Beehives

Blue Domed Beehives

Usually beehives are made of wood but in this case, these beehives were made of a blue plastic shaped into a dome. I took this photograph near Stonewall in the Interlake area of Manitoba. I kept the blue colour to emphasize how unique and outstanding they are in the fields they pollinate.

According to Wikipedia, “Bees feed on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients.”

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Decay

Mikawoz Decay

Decay

I was walking along the sandy beaches near the ocean at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia when I saw something interesting. It was this embedded tree in the sand. It had been decaying because of the elements of sun, wind, water and sand. It has become integrally part of the Earth once more. I like the interesting divots and features in the wood.

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Rejuvenation

Mikawoz Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

I took this on one of my hikes and found beauty in the decaying of trees in the forest. From the old and death, comes rejuvenation and regrowth. It is a positive way of looking at life as we all have seasons that come and go as winter is to spring as to summer and to autumn.

I like the various states the wood is in and also the way the flowers have come to fruition amongst the rotten state of affairs.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Mikawoz Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

This is a photograph I took of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inside, I saw a beautiful corona around the statue of Mary.

According to Wikipedia, “The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is known locally as La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Catholic place of worship that is located in Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.”

I like the magnificence of the church and also the way the clouds highlight and bring attention to the church itself.

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Turtle and Fishes

Mikawoz Turtle and Fishes

Turtle and Fishes

This is a photograph of a turtle swimming amongst fishes. What is interesting to me is that although it is in water the top of its shell is completely dry! What a great swimmer that it can be in water and bask in the sunlight and still not get wet!

I took the photograph in Freeport, Bahamas.

According to Wikipedia, “Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.”

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