jemspark.

Original photography, poetry & digital art devoted to observing beauty everywhere, even in often overlooked everyday places.


Think about how many messages, how many connections this small section of pole has facilitated…I’m impressed.  

(Plus I think it just looks cool!)

Think about how many messages, how many connections this small section of pole has facilitated…I’m impressed.

(Plus I think it just looks cool!)

— 14 hours ago with 5 notes
#electrical pole  #staples  #messages  #fliers  #nails  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography 
 
 
You Are Not Alone

Even though this moment
Your moment 
Is truly unique
And what you feel
Can never be perfectly replicated
Or maybe even adequately explained
Hundreds
If not thousands
If not millions of others
Have gone through this
Their moments
Their feelings
Extending back 
Across generations
And expanding forward
As certainly many more
Will go through this again

And even though 
They are not seated by your side
In this moment
Your moment
To lean against literally
They are undoubtably with you

You are not alone

Ground on that
Wrap yourself up in it
And allow yourself
At least a fraction
Of peace and comfort
In recognition and honor of
This timeliness 
Of shared human experience
Of our humanity*

You are not alone
You will persevere
As they did
As they will



 

* Or in the case of this little guy:
amphibian/amphibianity

You Are Not Alone

Even though this moment
Your moment
Is truly unique
And what you feel
Can never be perfectly replicated
Or maybe even adequately explained
Hundreds
If not thousands
If not millions of others
Have gone through this
Their moments
Their feelings
Extending back
Across generations
And expanding forward
As certainly many more
Will go through this again

And even though
They are not seated by your side
In this moment
Your moment
To lean against literally
They are undoubtably with you

You are not alone

Ground on that
Wrap yourself up in it
And allow yourself
At least a fraction
Of peace and comfort
In recognition and honor of
This timeliness
Of shared human experience
Of our humanity*

You are not alone
You will persevere
As they did
As they will






* Or in the case of this little guy:
amphibian/amphibianity

— 18 hours ago with 7 notes
#you are not alone  #my poetry  #my poem  #spilled ink  #tree frog  #tupperware  #frog  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography  #poetry  #poem  #shared human experience  #humanity 
 
 

Things got a little dicey on the road…

— 2 days ago with 4 notes
#Storm  #clouds  #storm clouds  #on the road  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography 
 
 
Wrap around porch on one of the many antique shops up north…

Wrap around porch on one of the many antique shops up north…

— 2 days ago with 1 note
#wrap around porch  #antique shop  #up north  #vintage  #refrigerator  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography  #cute  #minnesota  #antiques 
 
 
Despite attempts to encourage potential customers to “PUSH…PUSH HARD” this small business eventually had to close due to people not being able to actually get in the door…

Despite attempts to encourage potential customers to “PUSH…PUSH HARD” this small business eventually had to close due to people not being able to actually get in the door…

— 2 days ago with 5 notes
#small business  #shop  #small town america  #closed  #push  #push hard  #crosby  #minnesota  #up north  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography 
 
 

Crosby, MN is the trail head for Cuyuna Lakes Trail and boasts some really cool mountain bike trails. They also have a mine park, but that was only open on weekends through Labor Day… :(

— 2 days ago with 6 notes
#Crosby  #minnesota  #cuyuna lake trails  #mountain biking  #croft  #mine  #woods  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography  #up north 
 
 
I inadvertently discovered what it would be like for a mushroom, if it, you know, had eyes, as I lean in for a close up…

Intense.

I inadvertently discovered what it would be like for a mushroom, if it, you know, had eyes, as I lean in for a close up…

Intense.

— 3 days ago with 9 notes
#me  #accidental  #selfie  #going in for a mushroom close up  #my photography  #iphonography  #photography  #black and white  #woods  #lol