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Each week there is a Sunday. For many people this is still a day of rest though, increasingly over the years, it has become just another day of the week. In many ways this is good but in many ways it was good to have a day of rest. A day when things stopped. The month of August, is basically the year's Sunday. It is the month when most holidays are taken. I guess I'm talking about the Western world here as it is Summer whereas that is not the case in other parts of the world. So let's say I am just talking abut the part of the hemisphere that I inhabit. You will all have your own 'August' wherever you are.
August was the month when things stopped. All the workers had a break, usually at the same time. It was like a scheduled break in the industrial year. I believe New York used to empty as the people went away for their holidays. Because of the school year it is still the case in England that August is the month where things slow down. London is quieter in terms of workers but is busier in terms of tourism. 
Holiday time becomes more important I think as people seem to work harder and longer than before. I'm not going back to the Victorian age here where there were no working conditions and employers could do what they wanted. I'm talking recent history. More is expected from you at work and often for less reward. So holiday time has become very important again. A time to step away and clear your head. Get those batteries re-charged. Everyone should have a time in their year when they can stop from their labour. I am well aware that the amount of holiday time you have from work can vary from country to country and also from your own circumstances. 
"The benefit to be derived from vacation is a mental benefit mainly.....It is well that he (sic) should for a space breathe another mental atmosphere..."  Alexander Smith 1912
New, fresh air to breathe, new sights to stimulate you eyes and mind, new ideas and experiences for your mind and brain. 
I remember from my childhood only a couple of holidays when we went away. Most holidays were spent at home with my brothers and friends playing in the nearby fields on long Summer days that seemed to have no end. This is because I come from a poor family. Poor in financial terms anyway but very wealthy in all other respects. We did go the seaside twice I think. Once we stayed in a caravan at a holiday resort and played on the beach and on the pier in the amusement arcades as the rain lashed against the tin roofs drumming like a steel band. I have seen some old b/w photos which my brother looks after from when we were very small and were at the seaside in Wales I think. I don't remember that holiday at all though. When all is said and done though, the thing that it is the real reward on a holiday is that you can try to have in your head that for a short while......your time is your own. I am self employed and there are many days when I enjoy my work but even on those days...... I am fully aware that my time is not my own and, to me, that is one of the great gifts of holiday time. . As time went on and I went through school and into the world of work holidays became more important. The reason for them became more obvious too. Without them I'm sure I would go mad :lol:
I have now found a situation where I have some places I go to because they are familiar (and I love them),  and a desire to explore new places. My need to fill my mind and heart with new experiences never fades and I just wish I had more time available to do both. It is true though that my next trip is always my next target. I do find happiness at home and I do find it in the small things in life as well as the large. The excitement comes from getting in my car or getting on a plane to begin a new adventure. I have some short trips planned for the rest of this year and then I am looking to next year. I am having great fun planning my next trip to Iceland and wondering where else I will venture. 

Now let me share with you some wonderful treasure that I have found in the last few weeks. I thank you all for your creations, you are an inspiration to me in all that you do and in your constant support of my own pictures. For this I can never thank you all enough :heart: 
But enough of this rambling. Let's get to the main event. Your pictures.

Little houses by HendrikMandla   Butterfly Nature by MCN22   Just Hints of Things SNAPSEED by richardcgreen   Floral Skirts by Nikki-vdp   Whimsy by JenFruzz   

Diamond Ring Solar Eclipse by MaciejKarcz   Sleepy Stormy by Scooby777   Dolomites pt. II by TheChosenPesssimist  Asian gum automat by Ivoryia  

Robin by TanyaSimoneSimpson   Fall In Love by Lora-Vysotskaya    I believe I can fly... by Omoidenoki   No Macro ~ Butterfly Admiral ~ Vanessa atalanta by AStoKo    layers of comfort by Rona-Keller  

   Untitled by Nikoletta-Kolozs   A sweet slice of Summer by dashakern   *** by marrgit  The End. by OliviaMichalski 

Engpaesse by Woman-of-DarkDesires   Blue Fireworks Fetes de Geneve 2017 by artamusica     Frozen World by Pajunen  What once was by SilverMixx  

Out of the Blue by AnnMarieBone   Dawn Jewels by TanyaSimoneSimpson   Les promesses de l aube by Annabelle-Chabert   As seasons come and go by Morgan-Lou  Island Sunset 2 by Crannogphotographic  

Night is coming by dashakern   The Mysterious Journey by MagicLaDyCharm   daria( by marta syrko) by MartaSyrko   Wild by RawPoetry   Lost In The Dark IV by JoannaRzeznikowska  

Acrylic: Sisters by LewisKocher   View From Zugspitze by DominikaAniola   Black and white world by VesnaRa014   Filling The Void Of Emptiness by Trippy4U   Tales untold - The pearl of the ocean by SecretDarTiste  no one else but two of us by monstermagnet  

   Jokulsarlon by SkylerBrown   Margerite (II) by Tb--Photography  close to serenity by Eerieseelie  Before The Sun Goes Down by Crims0nPhotography  

Solar Seeds by borda   I'm on my way by arbebuk   What A Difference A Day Makes.. by AlicesPlace  Game over... by bindii   Corn on hot days by VesnaRa014  Sommerland II by Bodhisattvacary 

L E A V I N G ~ by Nikonfinest   The Meadow by dashakern   The Church, the Bridge, and the River by Zoomer1958   Spirit Bird by Yuukon    Seelenmomente. by OliviaMichalski  

Magic Tuscany 7-5:38 AM by CitizenFresh  Surreal alps by HendrikMandla  Lago di Sorapiss and Dito di Dio by JamesRushforth   Dancing with moon... by WhimsicalBlue  Nevermore by jennystokes  The Cuillin by EyeOfTheKat  

c l o s e l y by ColorfulLadybug   White headed vulture in flight by Maria-Schreuders     Admiring the View by Tessasa   soft beauty by Ingelore  Try To See It My Way by Mouselemur   

It is found.. What? The eternity. by Milomeiko   Phare de Ploumanach by Milomeiko   When The Comet Returns . . . by DouglasHumphries   Laboratory by Juanilla   Enjoy the Silence by justeline  

B-Side by LidiaRossana   Destination unknown... by ansdesign   PASTEL COLORS by IME54-ART  Tree Study - Broad Leaved 18 by TheUnconfidentArtist   A little life by VesnaRa014  

Just Another Day at Work by EvaPolly  The Parasol by EmMelody   Steampunk Town Square by GrimDreamArt  Dunrobin Castle by Enlothien  Rally Mountain by BWilliamWest  

Art of Imagination by WhimsicalBlue   Mt St Helens by MaciejKarcz      Bukowe Berdo by Tindomiel-Heriroquen  My day by gigi50  

The Human Umbrella by IdaBarracuda   SORCERESS by MartaNael  Bow Fiddle by Pistolpete2007   Create Unity by IvanAndreevich  

Rivendell by Unkopierbar  flowers i drew by NIEHKOL  Towards Rondane by Morgan-Lou   Happy Birthday Olga by 1001G  Break by MaaykeKlaver  

Asclier by Annabelle-Chabert   Castle by isabelledeliro   Beautiful America by KarinClaessonArt  little diamonds by IreneHorvath  Whisper of Grass by DalfaArt  

Retro Car by WhimsicalBlue   Elfin lake in July by dashakern   Coimbra I by Arte-de-Junqueiro  Scenes from a Memory: Home by Pajunen  

1111 by Nigrita   Hazey by Alannah-Hawker   Portal by EvaPolly   Emerge from the darkness by thedaydreaminggirl  Clouds and shade of trees by flitart  

Butterfly summer - acrylic by Ayumidragon   Moody Lofoten by streamweb  One Afternoon with Jill by bwaworga   Secrets up the Stream by da-phil   Cooling by LAlight  

'Niht is y-comen in by WhimsicalBlue          Waiting for you by dashakern          Waiting for mom II by AlejandroCastillo 

  Before The Night Falls by SvenMueller   Golden Myst by Addran  Podere Belvedere in the mist- 5:52 AM by CitizenFresh  

Remote Norway pt. XI by TheChosenPesssimist   lago di braies by roblfc1892   Trio by IndigoSummerr  Yavanna by EKukanova  

The little house of nowhere by Annabelle-Chabert   Room to Breathe by only1second   Waterfall by Metal-Bender   Swinside by scotto 

Blue Mirror by nehab16   Desert Folds by Metal-Bender  Scenes from a Memory by Pajunen  Woodlands by JonasDeRo  

Anomaly by Friis     SKY AND WATER by Badusev      going to the cloud road by Alina-Kurbiel      ~Day Dreamer~ by Fajralam

That's all folks :D
I hope you enjoyed looking through these pictures. These have all been created by special people. People like me and you. People who love creating their art whether that be pretty and floral or dark and moody. I love all of these pictures and all of these artists :heart: Please let them know if you have enjoyed one of their creations. I'm sure they'd be very happy to hear from you :D
Thank you so much for everything. For reading this and looking through the pictures. 
I wish you all happy travelling or just happy time off from your work. Enjoy all the moments of your life that are yours with all the people who are yours. Your friends, your family your partners. Enjoy it all and enjoy each other. Spread the love and keep creating from your hearts. :heart:
Much love to you all :heart:
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thedaydreaminggirl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017   Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:D :huggle:
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EyeOfTheKat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Lawrence,

I am late as I was all of 2017 with my comments and I apologize for that.
I just re-read your journal and it amazed me as always how similar thoughts we have and how much we feel the same in many ways.
I am honored as always you showed some of my artwork again and I am very happy to have met you here on dA.

Much love and happy travels!

Kathrin
:huggle: :love:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Kathrin :huggle:
Its lovely to know we feel the same about many things :)

It is always my pleasure to share your beautiful pictures :hug:
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EyeOfTheKat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:huggle: :love:
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Juanilla Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Dear friend,
I'm sorry if my comment is so late...I can't watch my favourite deviants all the time I'd like so I miss lots of events, comment or faves.
Thanks for sharing all these wonderful artworks amd I'm really proud to be mentioned by you.
Much love to you all Love 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It is my very great pleasure :hug:
It is lovely to see you :D
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Juanilla Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Thanks so much for all! Time is always too short  for everything and...duties too many! ...But I always come back and enjoy all my favourite artists!
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5-6-8-3 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017   Photographer
Thank you, Lawrence. It's very kind of you to include one of mine. :hug:
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's always my great pleasure :hug:
I hope all is well :)
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5-6-8-3 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017   Photographer
Hi Lawrence! I hope you are well too. I'm ok, but I had an operation on my right hand in July and there were complications. I just haven't been able to use my camera, and I'd been in physical therapy for it. It's mostly better now. Thanks for asking! :hug:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
That sounds like good news though it has probably not been very enjoyable :)
Its good to see you :hug:
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5-6-8-3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017   Photographer
Thank you. :hug: Good to see you too. :heart:
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Mocris Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Mocris Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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artamusica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much, Larry, for including my Fireworks photos in this collection. My goodness, there are some amazing photos and art here!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure Julie :hug:  :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you know how much we all enjoy seeing the results of your adventures :heart:

Thank you very much for including one of my photos in this stunning collection :aww:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
That's very nice to hear :D

its my great pleasure I assure you :hug:
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Tb--Photography Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure :)
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ColorfulLadybug Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for always making me feel better. :huggle:
Every time I read your entries and see all the amazing pictures of others I feel more positive ♥

:love:  
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: thank you Sarah :hug:
Im so happy that you enjoy my journals and features :D
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the mention, dear Lawrence. It's much appreciated. :huggle:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my very great pleasure my dear Ans :tighthug:
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Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Student Photographer
Wow thank you for the feature, I am so honored!
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure of course Cody :hug:
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Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Student Photographer
I really appreciate it!
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WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Interesting story about your life, it's so emotional and soul stirring..!! You're a very good writer Lawrence:heart:Thank you so much for including my work in this wonderful feature:rose:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure Hazel :hug: It's lovely that you enjoy my writing :)
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WhimsicalBlue Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome anytime Lawrence!!:heart:
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1001G Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
u really are a wonderful writer sir lawerence...u should consider writing books and ty so much!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you Edie :D
its my pleasure of course :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017
:heart:   but Im serious about u writing books.......your good
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Bodhisattvacary Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including me in this feature! :)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I always feel so out of place in these features :o nonetheless, thank you for including me in such a stunning collection! :D
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
There's no need to feel out of place :) it is my pleasure to include you :)
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OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure Olivia :)
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Milomeiko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
Sweet thoughts, thank you for sharing these treasures, I found new inspirations. Nod Clap 
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Im glad you found some pictures to enjoy :)
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Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017   Photographer
Thanks for the feature :)
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure :)
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including my work in this lovely feature, LJ!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure Sheri :)
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Thank you for the feature.
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure :)
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Ingelore Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
What a beautiful selection of artwork! Thank you so much for including one of my photos, dear Lawrence! :hug:
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