Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Lone fisherman Reelfoot Lake Tennessee

I have to admit that I’ve seen the word “muse” used many times and although through context I was able to have at least a partial understanding of its meaning, I’ve never known its exact definition. “A source of inspiration” according to the dictionary definition. My muse, the source of my inspiration, is all around me. I see it in the green of the grass, the colorful leaves on the fall trees, the spring flowers blooming in the field, the warm glow of the setting sun; in a fisherman sitting in solitude on the bank of the river.

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corleyfoto challenge fray
I have to admit I had to look up the definitions of “fray”. I thought there were a couple but I wanted to make sure one of the definitions was what I thought it was. According to the Merriam-Webster on line dictionary, fray means “to wear (as an edge of cloth) by or as if by rubbing”. This photograph of the large bust of Abraham Lincoln in front of his tomb in Springfield, Illinois, shows many years of thousands and thousands of visitors who rub Lincoln’s nose for luck. The patina has been rubbed off showing the gleaming brass underneath.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Abraham Lincoln's TombAbraham Lincoln, United States’ sixteenth President Tomb in Springfield, Illinois. Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”