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This is my third account here on DeviantART. I came here as Raph1966 since February 5, 2007. (more about that one in that respective account's journal).
My interest started in being on that account, just doing art. But then, for some reason I can't recall, I became a shutterfly. Leaving expensive camera film behind for newer technology, I sought out interesting things to photograph, particularly nature. The less human influence, the better. Being out in nature brings me joy, and calms me. We all have stress and problems (self-induced or not), I have more than my share. I just love natural beauty, and searching around this site, I found an abundance. I was (and am still) thrilled to see nature photos and arts here.  When I'm down, and can't go outside, I can roam through my Faves here and it's wonderful. It's like an escape.

No matter how "corny" this sounds, that's my story. I'm hoping to stay here with the DeviantART family for years to come, trying to share my best photos and artwork.
I will not be telling my DA story as BlueSolitaire, as the story is the same. There's not much more I could add to that...except that account has more candid cat and dog photos (my pets over the years) which I love to share. If it makes just one person smile...my mission is complete. :aww:

Just a few of what I do:

Fancy Daylily by FlowerFreak  This lily, there's just something about it. It's made quite a few friends here on DA.

How Can't You Love Me by FlowerFreak  Sassy lil' bird is a hit here, and on Shadowness, where she became a Daily Inspiration. That's quite an honor for me...up against such competition.

A Subtle Kick of Lavender by FlowerFreak  I just LOVE these chives. Humble vegetables yet lovely to look at (color and texture-wise).

Bleh by FlowerFreak Another sassy lil' bird. I try to capture animal images to show the goofy side of wildlife (or pets). This little guy is still around here, courting the ladies. He's a real "hot stitch".

Pink Fragility Daylily for Prints by FlowerFreak  I have a thing for lilies. I guess that's plain to see. :D  I like the delicacy of this flower. Sadly it couldn't come home with me. So I had to content myself with an image. Wish I knew the "cultivar".

The Visitor II by FlowerFreak This is probably the BEST shot I ever took with a Kodak EasyShare "Point & Shoot" digicamera. Luck had a little to do with the scene though.

Lake Hebron Sunset for Prints by FlowerFreak I love the colors of this restful lake in Central northern Maine. I wish I could go back.

Jellyfish Shadows by FlowerFreak  Sometimes, you don't "see" what's there until after you upload the images onto the PC.  The "jellyfish" shadows are a bonus.

Love the Unexpected... by FlowerFreak I am a SUCKER for Morning Glories. This was a pleasant surprise, as this cultivar of MG was not supposed to look like this. I love it even more.

Spook by FlowerFreakBack Off and Let Me Dream.... by FlowerFreakHalt Who Goes There? by FlowerFreak  Wouldn't be complete without candid pics of three of our "boys". :D 
Left to right: Spook (formerly "Spit"), Snuggle Bug aka Bugsy, and PITA (and those letters mean what you THINK they mean ;) )

Symphony in Red, Gold and Green by FlowerFreak  This shot begged to be taken. What a set-up. Who don't love ladybugs? :D

Down Here Looking Up by FlowerFreak Often, perspective is everything. Getting down and dirty with your subject is all part of getting "The Shot". I'm almost more of a fungi freak than a flower freak. :lol:

In the Land of White Bells... by FlowerFreakRed Moreno Beauty by FlowerFreakIndigo Glow by FlowerFreakCherry Glory by FlowerFreak  Can't pick just ONE flower shot to share. I have a treasure trove of flower/nature shots in my FlowerFreak Gallery and BlueSolitaire gallery.

Color Blast by FlowerFreak  I like a riot of color and patterns. It's just how I am. I am totally a visual creature. ;)

Hope you enjoyed the photos. This is a TRIFLE of what is in my galleries.

Which do you wish you had more of? (no "both" option). See Comment 

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Fancy Daylily by FlowerFreak

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July 30, 2014
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Chris Earle
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm not on here like I used to be, so I don't often answer "thank yous" anymore. Please don't be disappointed by this. You can still stop on by and say Howdy. I'll take a spin around your gallery, which would be nice, yes? I like to see new and different things, when I take the time. Health issues don't allow me to sit long.

So, you're welcome in advance. :heart:

Current Residence: York, Maine
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL (and SHRINKING!!)
Favourite genre of music: Folk, Pop, Classical
Favourite photographer: Denver Bryan, Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Fantasy (realistic centaurs!)
Operating System: Windows 7 Premium Edition
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player, iPod Touch
Favourite cartoon character: Alucard, Portgas D Ace, L, Stinz Lowhard, Once-ler
Personal Quote:It's mind over matter: if you don't mind, it don't matter.
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Book Available on Lulu.com

Rose Dancer by Christine A. Earle
Rose Dancer Cover Redone by Raph1966

Newer printing version, more storyline/characters, newer illustrations. Available as paperback book or downloadable.

Book link: www.lulu.com/product/paperback…

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

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Stamp-I'd Rather Be Hated by Jazzy-C-Oaks:art stamp by fallieRIP, my Good Friend by BlueSolitaireBipolar Awareness by KittyBluesImagination Stamp by sun-lvr242Bathroom Stamp by StampMonkeyI Love my Bamboo Fun Stamp by rlhcreationsDigital Photographer by OrangeRoomI Heart Morgans Stamp by thebrokenhorsenever read Twilight by digiNinAI Talk to Myself Stamp by Latias-FlyerKindness by LostKittenAristotle Stamp by revengedmadnessI Love Ladybugs by ChazagirlStamp: I love NATURE by silsadoI Support Creativity Stamp by BackAlleyScrapper.Photography Love. by PixieRiotdigital-artists stamp by CookiemagiKThey're NOT TRASH stamp by Raph1966Nobody buys my prints by HCShannon - I think too much - by YuhonI love colors by OribeqirajNikon D60 Stamp by CroWelshArtemis Fowl Stamp by NestlydA is not Photobucket by MaruLovesStampsIt's still theft. by jocund-slumberI Support Maine Stamp by D-is-for-DuckNew Hampshire Stamp by LordOnisyrI Support Drachea by LillumSamaApples are the New Chocolate by BlueSolitaireWe IS Traffic by BlueSolitaireAnti art theft stamp01 by annie252Better in my head by fear-the-brillianceOrganic Food by SedmaNote Stamp by SoVeryUnofficialChamilin Freak Redo Stamp by Raph1966The power of flight by prosaixAnd cue my watch number decreasing now, lol. by The-Legend-Of-Burai

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Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for the fav!
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maya49m Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks Chris!  :heart:
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Returning from Spain with intermittent internet access, hence the  late reply for which I apologise. Thanks for faving 'the lazy old boy' in "Lazy marmalade cat..."  

Glad you enjoyed it Chris   Orange Cat Luvie      Please do keep on watching???
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Placi1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you for the fave!
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Bewitchedrune Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding my Mary Poppins cosplay! Hexentanz 
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