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Header # 21 – Vermont, Lake Champlain, Summer 2015

22 Jun

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June 22, 2015

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Vermont

Almost a year, since late last summer, since I changed headers.

Immediately below is last year’s summer view of Lake Champlain here in Vermont.

And beneath it, my new current banner image and its original.

We’re staying just a touch further north along the bike path here in Burlington, and we’ve been able to reach some observation decks and other places to view this marvel of land and sky and water.

My follow up thriller novel, to One Night in the Hill Country, entitled Queen, is set in Vermont and uses the bike path in the last major portion of the book. I’ve begun the final write-read-through, and hope to have it out by end of summer / early fall.

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Last year:

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This Year:

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Adan at Thompson Park Bridge Vermont

Me at Thompson Park near Stowe, Vermont, Fall of 2012.

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Story Sample plus Links : Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Photo-Memoir Vol 2 #BVT

12 Oct
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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Photo-Memoir Vol 2

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October 12, 2014

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Sample Chapters & Links – My Blog Series

Though each digital outlet usually has a preview capability, what is previewed to the reader varies tremendously.

Some outlets have pre-determined unalterable percents, and some allow the writer to set the percent, which then is passed on to where the book is distributed. But even then, the receiving retailer may have their own set limits.

What I want to be able to present to a reader, is at least 10% of the actual content.

Of the story. Or photo-memoir. Or photography. Or poetry.

This new series on my site allows me that.

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Vol 2

Synopsis

10 original images.

Photo-poem photo-memoir set in Burlington Vermont.

The images work their way from tight close items of interest – an underwater tree rocks, a snow flower, wisps of sea grass by a pond – broadening out to vistas of a winter landscape as the book progresses.

Unique commentary perspective. Initial commentary when first published. Second commentary added nearly two years later, giving a new layer of meaning as seen by the poet-photographer.

Links to related places of interest are also included (no ads).

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Vol 2

© Felipe Adan Lerma

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Underwater Tree

 

1 tree on ice

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it’s in the winter’s icy reaching

that the light begins to cast

reflections

and

begins

to reach anew
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Broken, it’s as if the tree is reaching down to the source of its root, with its limbs. The once sky-touching tree tips dipped and frozen below the surface.

A whole other thought, of returning to one’s source, than when I first took and studied this image over two years ago.

Then, what caught my eye, remembering standing in an icy air I wasn’t used to being in at all, was how the light stretched as the short day saw the sun speed to the west. Though there’s a bit of reflection on the left side of the tree, it’s the tiny stretch marks of sunlight on the far left side I wanted to capture with the (relative) close-up of the tree and rocks around it.

As if the light was, even in the bitter cold, reaching out.

This is but one of many possible views on the bridge that connects Burlington to Winooski. In Vol 1 of this series (also now updated to a Second Edition), I try to show a few more.

A little more info can be found via the two links below.

Also, a quick reminder, I don’t use affiliate links in my books or website, ie, I’m not paid to suggest these. They just appeal to me – thanks so much.

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The Writer’s Life – 100114 : Pictures Are More Than What We See

2 Oct
Inspirations from Life - Thirty Three Years of Poems and Images

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The Writer’s Life –

100114 : Pictures Are More Than What We See

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Thirty Three Years of Poems and Images

Currently free and exclusive on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

Eighty-four (84) Original Poems

Thirty-one (31) Original Images

Three “Poetry in Fiction” Samples

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Pictures Are More Than What We See

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October 02, 2014

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Is this a New Series?

Yes, I know, I love to start new series. Most have continued, off and on, adding to the sum total.

But honestly, I have no idea.

This might be a one or two time thing.

It might be intermittent or steady, or both, in unpredictable waves.

And who knows, that very attitude might be what give this idea legs. (smiles)

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Where’s the Connection?

It’s almost unfair, to compare the two – Austin Texas and Burlington Vermont that is.

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Each with its own unique appeals.

And it would be more comparative, to use images of the senior center near our AirBnB in Vermont, to the one here in south Austin, SASAC. And of Lake Travis to Lake Champlain.

But this is about the writer’s life.

And what prompts what, in that regard.

The connection here, is bicycling. I guess I better explain (smiles).

 Bike Paths

Yesterday morning I was working on assembling the images that will make my wife and I’s new series, 5 Weeks in Vermont. And I needed to pause to drive to the Austin senior center to sign up for the member lottery.

The senior center’s lottery is the system where the members put their name in for outings that appeal to them. There’s limited space or capacity, and rather than first come first serve, which could be a disadvantage to any senior with transportation or health issues, we can put our names in, up to a certain date, to see who gets picked to go to which function outside the center.

Today we’re vying for a bicycling trip around Lady Bird Lake on Austin’s Hike and Bike Trail. Bike, helmet, and guide included, free. We’ll spring for the optional pay-for-a-meal downtown too.

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So this unpretentious building, with its huge parking lot, surrounded by more green than usual in Austin this time of year, is offering us a chance to revisit an activity we found so enjoyable in Vermont, bicycling.

In the next image, down below the power lines, among the trees, is Burlington Vermont’s Bike Path.

So today, my creative image work, merged memories past – with memories to come.

Not too bad (smiles).

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Connections

What’s really nice is, I’ve come to expect to find connections.

And when (if) Sheila and I do get to make a day of the Hike & Bike Trail outing, out of habit, I’ll be on the lookout for things. I don’t know what things. That’s “the thing” so to speak –

I never know til we do what we’re doing. Quirky funny challenging things happen.

Or at least I notice some of them (smiles).

Then they end up in a story….

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Header # 20 – Vermont, Lake Champlain, View From Our Window

13 Sep

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Vermont, Lake Champlain, View From Our Window

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September 13, 2014

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Vermont

Well. It’s been awhile since my last header change. Since February 6th of this year, it looks like!

Sheila and I are about end another wonderful stay in her home state of Vermont.

Seems extra hard to say good-bye this time around.

This image, taken from the upstairs bedroom window of our apartment, carries a lot of what I feel about this small state, one so much like my own, Texas. A ruggedness and strong sense of independence. A sincere attempt to be fair. Though my own state of Texas was a bit better at this in the more recent past, I think. :-)

There’s steadfastness in the mountains, and borders of living foliage changing with the season. Mist obscures yet softens the distances. A lighthouse stands guard, rebuilt upon protecting lines with a place to pass. And what seems to pass, day in and day out the most that I’ve seen? The playfulness of small sailboats upon a wide long stretch.

A nice thing to take away and put up as my next header. (smiles)

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Me at Thompson Park near Stowe, Vermont, Fall of 2012.

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Like Vermont? I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

22 Mar

Prop Master, Where's the Liqueur? medLike Vermont?

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My Scribd titles : http://www.scribd.com/adan1950_228525061

My currently available 56 titles of short stories and novels, and poetry and photopoems are now all easily accessible via Scribd’s subscription plan.

Below are my titles related to Vermont.

Other than a few larger works, most are small, some almost tiny, readable and viewable (many have images with verse) in short spaces of time.

I spent an extended stay in my wife’s home state of Vermont recently, a year and a half, and found the people and the area as unique and beautiful as herself.  So much of my recent photography has come from Vermont, rivaling that from Paris.  And recently, its setting have give birth to my first group of mystery suspense short stories.  Though my very first (light) crime mystery is “Dirty Sixth Street, Austin,” it’s powered by a protagonist from Vermont.  She features in all my mystery / suspense shorts to-date.

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They are located on my Authors Pages, and listed on the right side of each blog post.

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Love’s Travels – Vermont Paris Austin

Hello, Darling

Sound From Nowhere

A Month of Mornings Vol 1

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

PhotoPoems Book One Seven Volumes

American Robins Arriving in Vermont – The First Swoop of Spring, A Photo Memoir

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My free Vermont photography article on Scribd.

Vermont Photos

Leddy Park, Autumn © felipe adan lerma

Leddy Park, Autumn © felipe adan lerma

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Header Art # 6 (Photography) – 122411

24 Dec
Image-Poems, One Year of Images on Yoga-Adan

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New Header Art for Winter from Adan Lerma for Yoga-Adan.com.  First winter snow over red berries: Burlington, Vermont.

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Winter

being yesterday was the first full day of winter, thought it was probably time for me to replace my fall foliage leaves image

this is an image of my first snow fall here in burlington, vermont –

i got lucky ;-)

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Red Berries with Snow

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Original Image

the original is quite a picture, used it for my post, “First Snow – Original Inspirational & Places Poetry & Video

i guess i should qualify “quite a picture” as quite a picture for me ;-) since i haven’t since much snow in my life time ;-)

but i do really like the contrasts and patterns

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Text Tool in Photoshop

besides the obvious cropping, and a very tiny bit of lighting adjustment, the major thing i did was play with the “yoga-adan” text on the image

once i’d chosen the font size, placement, and color, playing with the text adjustment options was kinda fun

clicking on the shadow box effect brings up all kinds of adjustment options, lengthening the shadow, the shadow color (which decided i liked red rather than black), and the type of color overlay

from there, other adjustments included textures and gradients and such, none of which i used

i did experiment with the stroke option, liked the inside stroke effect, but eventually opted for adding a bit of the outer glow effect, with a reduced opacity

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Border

a reduced fill on the color intensity brought the right glow-ish pink i liked to the border

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i hope ya’ll enjoy the current winter header, and time will tell if it’ll hold all winter, or other enticing images prod me to do another ;-)

happy holidays everyone!

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Press Release – Poetry for and Celebrating Teachers Students & Education Specialties

12 Dec
Teachers Students & Educational Specialists

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“Poetry Celebrating Teachers Students & Education Specialties”

New self published press release from FelipeAdanLermaeBooks.

Available by subscription from Scribd and Oyster

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YOGA-ADAN PRESS RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 12, 2011, Burlington, Vermont

Six dozen original poems celebrating teachers, students, and education specialties rarely represented, chosen from nearly twenty years of creative work from Adan Lerma.

Elementary School Teacher * School Bus Driver * School Nurse

Assistant Principal * Graduation * College Freshman

A Yoga Teacher (beginner’s view)

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Teachers Students & Educational Specialists

“When my wife and I sold our writings in malls and art shows back in the 90s, people would tell us what they wished they could have as gifts for people, so we created them,” Adan smiles.

Adan’s poetry work includes many other occupations and concerns, and are also being published as eBooks.  Recently listed works include, “101 Sports Poems” and “Nurses Doctors & Medical Specialists.”

Adan added, “All our poems were positive in nature, kinda celebrating the person or profession.  We felt there was more need for this style of poem.”

More serious longer poetry pieces Adan has written, are posted on his website.  Among them are “Happy Father’s Day Dad” and “When It Ended,” the latter work written in 1981.

“Teachers Students & Education Specialists” is divided into sections, featuring poetry for each category.  A total of six dozen original poems are featured.

A small resource section with links to sites of interest is included near the end of the book.

More information about Adan, including his studies and degrees, can be found on his website’s About Page.

Adan’s eBooks page lists all currently available ebooks, with links to available Amazon Books and Google Books listings, plus press releases.

A new eBook featuring poetry celebrating love is expected soon.

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posting my own press release for some of the many exciting projects i’m working on has been a goal of mine for awhile, so i am happy to present these, my first in-house press releases! ;-)

thank you much!

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My First Snow – Original Inspirational & Places Poetry & Video

25 Nov
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New Inspirational & Places poem for 2011.  Focussed on experiencing my first snow fall in Vermont.  Augmented with photos and a video link.


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Red Berries with Snow

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First Snow

first snow

came thickly

quietly

blankets of white

across the lands and lawns

woven through a

winter night’s

length

woven wet

in waves

of whispered flakes

wafted in flurries

specks – streaks

wandering stitches

stretching

sidewalk edges to their

lawns

the grasses to their graveled ways.

first snow stayed several

days.

quietly

laid

expertly

by its architect

like white quieted birds lined

along all the wet dark branches

brightening them –

slipped

like

covers upon the roofs

with white trim along eaves

highlighting

where we live and play

outlining

with crystals caught in light

all our lives our

hopes anew in warmed quiet comfort.

© 2011 felipe adan lerma

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Snow Thru Window

Early Morning View of First Snow Fall in Burlington Vermont

Winter of 2011 – 2012

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My First Snow in Vermont Video

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Final Thoughts

first snow ;-) like a first kiss, you know there’ll be challenges ahead ;-)

but without that first beauty of a moment, well…

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“Across the Lake” – Original Inspirational Poetry & Video

25 Oct
Everyday Inspirations Vol 2

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The first four volumes of the series “Everyday Inspirations” are exclusively images from in Vermont.  All original by the author.

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Original inspirational poetry – video & text, a changing view with the changing seasons


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videography by sheila!

“across the lake” youtube video poetry reading, readers theatre style

i assume, since i believe in process, that i’ll get better at this as i go ;-)

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Across the Lake

In

the summer

when it was warm

sometimes hot

the hills

sat

pressed against the sky

in slate blues, blue-greys

cut-outs

in

shades of distance.

Now

in

autumn

the leaves have turned

the sun has shifted

and i see

grey-green shrubs and

a road cutting a slant

across

the nearest lake-hills.

i can climb the hills

with my eyes

now.

The air has

shifted.

The light cuts

the drier air more

sharply

setting the soft shrubs

into view.

I

could always

see across the lake

but i see

differently now. I see new.

 © 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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a gift from vermont’s move into fall weather

besides the fall foliage color of course ;-)

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there’s a sense of settling in now, by everyone –

even the large tailed grey squirrels are noticeably slower, large uncracked nuts and bits of bark held dearly in their jaws

back in my parts of texas, around austin, the length of houston to galveston, folk are just now being able to get outside again, breath unheated air, and let the kids out ;-)

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yoga’s good about that, teaching people to feel the changes in simply being

which is simpler said than done , i know! ;-)

emmanuelle, finding her own way on the roads between belgium and france, said as much, in asking, “is there such a thing as balance?” in her recent article On Balance

nature has a way of bringing that question to the fore…

yoga has an all-weather way of keeping it there…

stretch, breathe, and let the eyes smile ;-)

do you hear the winds moving?

can you feel the sun glow?

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Header Art # 4 — 101611

16 Oct
Creative Gratitudes Vol 2

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Pictured, “Creative Gratitudes Vol 2, Impressionist Style Edition”

Ten Vermont photos digitally enhanced to created impressionist rendtitions, each with an original gratitude verse.

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take from the full image below, this is the view (at an angle) from the front porch of our apartment house

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yes, we are truly fortunate

in austin, and even houston occasionally, i did get to see some fall foliage, maybe once every 5-7 years, for a bit, here and there

but in burlington, wow – this is all over!

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what’s the lesson here?

geez, maybe just be grateful and enjoy?

grateful i’m learning, enjoying i’m practicing ;-)

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