Beauty Suspended: Blog https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog en-us All images and content (C) 2007-2015, Luna Jade ~ Beauty Suspended. All Rights Reserved. info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:16:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:16:00 GMT https://shop.beautysuspended.com/img/s/v-12/u93884282-o261020679-50.jpg Beauty Suspended: Blog https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog 120 90 Mother Nature’s Drive-in Show https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/9/Mother-Nature-s-Drive-in-Show Mother Nature's Drive-in Show... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

A stop light becomes an opportunity to pause and drink in the beauty.

We were all ready to go to EarthDance Lake Worth yesterday, then the skies opened up. It rained long and hard, so we went and had a nice leisurely dinner at Sushi Simon instead.

Lucy was back from her visit to China (we missed her the last few dinners we had there)… we got to catch up with her and hear about her trip. And of course she tried one of her new cocktail recipes on us ;)

This was the view that greeted us on the way home: The sun was just setting, creating a dramatic visual display for all as we headed west. A perfect evening.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Florida Nature Sunsets iPhone sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/9/Mother-Nature-s-Drive-in-Show Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:35:21 GMT
Hibiscus Magnificence https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/9/Hibiscus-Magnificence Hibiscus Magnificence... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

A glorious bloom, up close and personal.

Did you know that some species of hibiscus are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp?
(I didn’t either!)

I think I’ll just enjoy this one for its beauty.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Flora flower hibiscus macro Nature https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/9/Hibiscus-Magnificence Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:54:19 GMT
A Job With A View https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/8/A-Job-With-A-View A job with a view... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

A pretty nice way to spend your days...

The Lifeguard Station right by the Dune Deck Cafe at Lake Worth beach…
now that’s a job with perks.

Shot from the Dune Deck Cafe as I enjoyed my birthday breakfast… Lobster Eggs Benedict with a side of Nova.
(yup, it was pretty decadent ;)

Yummy food… heavenly view.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Seascape beach Dune Cafe Lake Worth lifeguard ocean shack waves https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/8/A-Job-With-A-View Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:04:07 GMT
Gone… https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/8/Gone- Gone... Luna Jade ~ Visual Poetry ~ BeautySuspended.com

Visceral loss...

~ ~ ~

Gone

words by Luna

I awoke to find you Gone.

Lying there
my ears straining for just one sound
just one small sign of your presence

but there was none.

I could feel the silence like a viscid web
entangling my mind and limbs
threatening to bind me to this spot
this state
this middle dimension
between what was and what now must be.

If I just lie here and never move
maybe I can hold myself suspended in time…

Never having to face the emptiness.
Never turning to see the vacant place beside me.
Never feeling the unceasing pain.
Never needing to greet the new day alone.

Better yet,
to fall back into the comforting arms
of perpetual, nepenthean slumber…
lost in the forever dream
of the sweet memories of yesterday.

But my arrested existence could never bring back yours.

So I rise
and move through my days,
feeling your absence keenly…
like the ever-present phantom ache
of a missing limb.

© 2007 Luna Jade

original post… backstory

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets Visual Poetry coping with loss Nature poetry sunset words https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/8/Gone- Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:54:33 GMT
Heavenly Pas de Deux II https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/7/Heavenly-Pas-de-Deux-II Heavenly Pas de Deux II... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Soaring in tandem...

Let’s stay adrift within this
flight of fantasy
We’re here inhaling heaven,
right where we should be.
~ “Flying Through Fairyland

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets Clouds flight Nature sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/7/Heavenly-Pas-de-Deux-II Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:08:57 GMT
Moon in Blue https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/7/Moon-in-Blue Moon in Blue... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Ode to a Summer's Eve

“Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne.”
~ Barry Cornwall

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Moon Florida full moon Loxahatchee Nature Preserve Nature https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/7/Moon-in-Blue Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:11:30 GMT
Duckies In Love https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/7/Duckies-In-Love Duckies In Love... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Whispering sweet nothings in her ear.

The courtship rituals of Muscovy Ducks… sometimes adorable, often amusing.

This was one of the more tender moments. As I watched these two, he continued to poke and nibble at her while she primped and preened… doing her best to ignore him. She finally tired of his amorous overtures and flew away, with him following in close pursuit.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Beautiful Creatures Beauty in my Backyard backyard ducks home muscovy Nature wildlife https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/7/Duckies-In-Love Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:59:39 GMT
Sunset Suspended https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/3/Sunset-Suspended Sunset Suspended... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Getting hung up on the way down...

This was a very lucky shot that I didn’t realize I got until I uploaded them this evening.

I was running late and didn’t want to miss the sunset completely, so I seized the opportunity when the light turned red. I was still in motion, rolling to a stop, when I took the shot.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets Florida Photo on the Go sky sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/3/Sunset-Suspended Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:31:02 GMT
Super Moon 3/19/11 https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/3/Super-Moon-3/19/11 Super Moon 3-19-11... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

and super it was!

You can’t really tell from this shot (there’s nothing to compare it to), but the moon was HUGE last night!

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Moon Sunsets Florida full moon March 2011 super moon https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/3/Super-Moon-3/19/11 Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:11:58 GMT
Houston, We Have Lift-off… https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Houston--We-Have-Lift-off- Houston, We have Lift-off... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Timing is everything... that, and a little luck :)

I watched… I waited…
and clicked at just the right moment.

A Great White Egret in take-off.
Majestic peace… Poetry in flight.

(I love those spur of the moment detours that bestow unexpected gifts. Very glad I brought my Lumix with me when I headed out for an appointment today. Grateful for spontaneous inspiration :)

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Beautiful Creatures birds everglades Florida Great White Egret Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve Nature https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Houston--We-Have-Lift-off- Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:50:09 GMT
Shimmer In Contrast https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Shimmer-In-Contrast Shimmer In Contrast... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Glimmering Drama in Panorama

Taking it all in… the shimmering light from the sun’s brilliant descent fading to a more subtle luminescence.

This was the view as captured on my iPhone… as you can see in the panorama, there was SO much more to the scene!

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Panorama Sunsets everglades Florida Loxahatchee panorama sunsey https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Shimmer-In-Contrast Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:50:13 GMT
Shimmering Down (iPhone) https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Shimmering-Down--iPhone- Shimmering Down... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Sometimes the magic happens just before sunset...

The light in this scene had a shimmering, almost magical quality.
The sun – low in the sky, but not yet setting… its rays beaming forth from behind cloud cover, reflecting off the beautiful stillness of the water. It was as if everything was glimmering with fairy dust.

I felt blessed to be there.

(ps… this was just what I captured with my iPhone… the pictures from my Nikon and Lumix reveal even more of the loveliness!)

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets canal everglades Florida Loxahatchee reflections sunset water https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Shimmering-Down--iPhone- Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:33:59 GMT
Gator in the Gilding https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Gator-in-the-Gilding Gilded Gator... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

♫ "Golden Gator, Golden Gator, I'd like to go there..." ♫

OK, so that’s not the lyric… but it’s what pops into my head when I look at this photo :)

It was quite a dramatic scene… the setting sun turned the waterway into molten metal just as the gator glided into view.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Beautiful Creatures Sunsets alligator gator lake locahatchee sunset water waterweay https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Gator-in-the-Gilding Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:33:38 GMT
The “IT” Girl… https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/The--IT--Girl- The IT Girl... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

as in Cousin IT (if Cousin IT was a photographer ;> )

A windy day-before-Valentine’s Day at Loxahatchee… but so nice to be out there, shooting and serenading the local wildlife.
http://beautysuspended.com/wp/2011/02/valentine-sunset-cruise/


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A Perfect Hang https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/A-Perfect-Hang A Perfect Hang... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Mmmm... what an afternoon I had...

It was a gorgeous day yesterday!
Hanging out on the overlook, playing my Risa and singing… with a few feathered buddies dropping by to throw their voices into the mix… lovely :)

There weren’t many clouds in the sky, so I just relaxed and drank in the beauty; picking up my camera if the spirit – or view – moved me.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Landscape everglades Florida Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve Nature waterway https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/A-Perfect-Hang Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:46:07 GMT
Wax On, Snow Moon… https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Wax-On--Snow-Moon- Wax On, Snow Moon... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

But let's hope you don't live up to your name :)

According to the Farmers’ Almanac Full Moon Names, February’s full moon is also known as the “Snow Moon”.

Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

A couple of days away from full moon in this shot, but still very beautiful.
Let’s hope it doesn’t herald another coming of the white stuff… I think everyone’s had enough snow this season :)

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Moon Sky Florida Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve moon https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Wax-On--Snow-Moon- Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:55:29 GMT
Heavenly Flight https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Heavenly-Flight Heavenly Flight... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Birds and Beams... beauty on high


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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets birds Clouds Florida Loxahatchee Nature sky https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Heavenly-Flight Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:29:23 GMT
Prism Cloud https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Prism-Cloud Prism Cloud... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

refracting a rainbow...

The sky is always full of surprises.
I’d never seen this type of rainbow effect… a ribbon of clouds refracting the spectrum.
Beautiful.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets everglades Florida Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Prism-Cloud Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:16:07 GMT
Valentine Sunset Cruise https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Valentine-Sunset-Cruise Valentine Sunset Cruise... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Gotta give him points for quick thinking and seizing the opportunity :)

This was very cute…
It was Sunday – the day before Valentines Day – and Keith and I were on the dock at Loxahatchee… He was playing the ukulele while I was photographing the sunset and singing.

We saw this couple approaching in the canoe and when they came close to the dock, she called out to us to share that her husband told her that he had hired us to serenade her as a Valentine’s Day surprise. LOL!

We laughed… and then performed a couple of love songs for them ;)

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Holiday Sunsets Florida Everglades Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Valentine-Sunset-Cruise Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:32:25 GMT
Lava Lamp Sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Lava-Lamp-Sunset Lava Lamp Sunset... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended

Psychedelic Sky

Man… Mama Nature must have been trippin’ that night!

;)


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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets everglades Florida Loxahatchee sunset waterway https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Lava-Lamp-Sunset Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:39:17 GMT
Gator in the Clouds https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Gator-in-the-Clouds Gator in the Clouds... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Mama Nature sure knows how to set the scene...

The beautiful cloudscape, set aglow by the setting sun and reflected in the perfect stillness of the lake…
dramatically framing a gator as he glides by in the water.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets alligator canal. waterway everglades Florida gaor Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve Nature sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/2/Gator-in-the-Clouds Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:33:24 GMT
Towards The Light https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Towards-The-Light Towards The Light... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

the beckoning glow...

Oh, to be a bird in flight
soaring ever towards the light.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets bird flight Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve Nature sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Towards-The-Light Mon, 31 Jan 2011 06:57:23 GMT
Vibrant View Times Two (iPhone) https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Vibrant-View-Times-Two--iPhone- Vibrant View Times Two... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Mirror, Mirror on the lake...

A Richly hued sunset, reflected in the perfect stillness of the lake. Exponential beauty.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) iPhone Sunsets everglades Florida Florida Everglades lake Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve reflections sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Vibrant-View-Times-Two--iPhone- Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:50:36 GMT
Birth of a Butterfly [video, music] https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Birth-of-a-Butterfly--video--music- Birth of a Butterfly... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Birth... or re-birth?

Does a caterpillar dream of being a butterfly as it sleeps in its cocoon, visualizing its transformation?

Our dreams give us the gift of flight, planting the seeds of our own metamorphosis…
if we just dare to dream them.

~ ~ ~

A Monarch butterfly emerges from the confines of its cocoon…
the video captures its move through the last stages of metamorphosis from earthbound caterpillar to delicate creature of flight.

Video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mza6dj2OjUY



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Music: “Dream” by Luna Jade
http://ReverbNation.com/LunaJade

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Beautiful Creatures Music Video backyard birth butterfly home metamorphosis music transformation video https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Birth-of-a-Butterfly--video--music- Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:51:21 GMT
Muscovy Ducky Peanut Frenzy [video] https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Muscovy-Ducky-Peanut-Frenzy--video- Peanuts – THE favorite treat for our local wildlife… even the muscovy ducks and ibises go NUTS for them… literally!

Watch video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8TCXEk5uA

Peanut Time with the duckies is a favorite part of my day… it’s as much a treat for me as it is for them :)

These are wild muscovy ducks who live on our lake… and have adopted us :)

Nibbles

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Video backyard duck ducks home muscovy Nature https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Muscovy-Ducky-Peanut-Frenzy--video- Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:47:21 GMT
One Last Shot (iPhone) https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/One-Last-Shot--iPhone- One Last Shot... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Last Shot Before Leaving Loxahatchee

This is always my last shot of the evening when I’m photographing the sunset at the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve Waterway…
looking up the hill from the parking lot, capturing the last remnants of Mama Nature’s light show.

It’s just so hard to leave when there’s still so much beauty to be seen.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) iPhone Sunsets everglades Florida Florida Everglades Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/One-Last-Shot--iPhone- Sun, 16 Jan 2011 09:12:24 GMT
Flocking Home https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Flocking-Home Flocking Home... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Vying for a spot at home tree...

Even once they arrive at their home tree for the evening, the birds do quite a bit of jockeying for position as late-comers arrive. It’s quite a sight to see when they all rise up, scatter, then regroup.



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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sunsets everglades Florida Loxahatchee Loxahatchee Nature Preserve photo sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Flocking-Home Sun, 09 Jan 2011 18:26:06 GMT
Peaceful Reflections (iPhone) https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Peaceful-Reflections--iPhone- Peaceful Reflections... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

There's no place like home :)

The view across the lake from my backyard… as sit on the park bench under the shade tree… mmmm :)

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Beauty in my Backyard South Florida backyard Clouds Florida home lake reflections https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Peaceful-Reflections--iPhone- Sun, 09 Jan 2011 09:15:34 GMT
Clouded Majesty https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Clouded-Majesty Clouded Majesty... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Lighting the way.

Though the darkness may encroach…
Where there is light, there is hope.

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info@beautysuspended.com (Beauty Suspended) Sky Sunsets Clouds sky sunset https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2011/1/Clouded-Majesty Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:27:22 GMT
A Warm Holiday Greeting https://shop.beautysuspended.com/blog/2010/12/A-Warm-Holiday-Greeting Warm Ice... Luna Jade ~ BeautySuspended.com

Golden Light to Warm the Chill

May your heart and your home be filled with joy, peace, and love…
this holiday season and always.

Wishing you and yours a blessed, happy holiday.

With love and light,
Luna

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