Here is a Warm Thank You To My 153 Followers on Photos That Inspire Words!

I just wanted to thank you all who regular tune into this site to see what interesting and unique photos are being uploaded & what stories are being posted by me.

I have never thanked you before, but make regular habits of doing just that on my award winning site called “Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.” Since I created it, about two years ago…amazingly, it has over 40,000 views..and is growing in readership daily.

This one has about 4000 views for all time, but was created after.

Originally when I got the idea to create this site, I wanted the photo posted to inspire a story, poem or other written work.

So far only one person has written anything.

What can I do to create more reader participation?

Ideas?

Anyhow, I just wanted to stop and thank you all.

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Image of Paulette Motzko taken by Leonardo Valencia
Photo Editing by Paulette Motzko
Coppyright July 2014

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright July 31st, 2014

What Can Take You To Distant Lands Without Moving?

I am can take you to exotic, faraway places you have never been without having to buy a plane ticket..

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I can inspire you to write poetry, a song or a novel…

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I can make you smile, make you sad, put tears in your eyes, or make you laugh…

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I am as powerful as the most well-written speech and can move people to action…

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I am for all time, immortal…

What am I?

I am a photograph.

Images taken by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Copyright July 2014 (c)

Beautiful Bioluminescence

Newbie Science

Bioluminescence is one of those beautiful and intriguing processes that few people are lucky enough to see in person. But what is bioluminescence? The Merrium-Webster encyclopaedia defines it as:

“Emission of light by an organism or biochemical system (e.g., the glow of bacteria on decaying meat or fish, the phosphorescence of protozoans in tropical seas, the flickering signals of fireflies). It occurs in a wide range of protists and animals, including bacteria and fungi, insects, marine invertebrates, and fish. It is not known to exist naturally in true plants or in amphibians, reptiles, birds, or mammals. It results from a chemical reaction that produces radiant energy very efficiently, giving off very little heat. The essential light-emitting components are usually the organic molecule luciferin and the enzyme luciferase, which are specific for different organisms. In higher organisms, light production is used to frighten predators and to help members of a species…

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Lows & Highs: Road Trip

Stories from the Stairs

Welcome to Lows & Highs, a Stories from the Stairs weekly-ish feature! Feel free to join in by posting your lows and highs from the week in the comments or by posting a link to your own lows and highs blog post.
Low: About thirty minutes into our four-hour road trip, I broke the bow clean off my sunglasses and had to make do as best I could, alternating between squinting and holding up the broken shades for the rest of the drive.
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High #1: Brian and I took Cola on her first long road trip and she did wonderfully! We timed the road trip to start after an energetic play session with lots of running, and during her normal two-hour afternoon nap. Cola obligingly laid in her kennel and slept most of the way except when we stopped for walking breaks. By the time we arrived at my parents’ house, she was…

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Painted Sunset

Reminds me of when I was a kid in Tucson, AZ.
Thanks for sharing!

Paulette L Motzko

Into the Canyon

To debut the cultural section of Into the Canyon, we will be showcasing the wonderful photography of retired PUHSD teacher, Maryann Watkins, who was kind enough to share her art with us. Make sure to check out the analysis of her photograph Painted Sunset below. She may be contacted at: mwphotos@azboxer.com .

Remember to support our local businesses and artists! Enjoy!

Painted Desert“Arizona sunsets never cease to amaze me. No two are the same and they change in a heartbeat. I was enjoying a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and happened on this incredible view of the desert – just as the sun was nearing the horizon. It looked like an artist had splashed a variety of her paints on the canvas in an effort to find the perfect color for the sky. Thirty seconds later, the colors were gone. But tomorrow, as the sun sets once…

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