In the last couple of months I’ve had a few presentations to prepare and it has been blessedly wonderful to draw down on the incredible images that one can find on Unsplash!

I’m a relative newcomer to Unsplash. I love it.

My dear friend, photographer and all round fab human, Sharon Pittaway, first mentioned it to me a year or so ago – a few  of her own images are there at @sharonp.

This post is simply to express gratitude to the site innovators and hosts – and deeply, deeply, very much, to the photographers who so generously make their beautiful work available.

They have saved me so much time. So much! And so much late-at-night hassle.

Their work makes it so easy, through the visual beauty the artists have supplied, to add a rich, positive, emotional valence, to ground and complement informational content.

We cannot do without our artists. Their work shores the foundations of our best human selves.

My gratitude in a truck!

Well… in a blog at least. And I want to shout-out my thanks to the individual photographers whose work I have recently used. 

For adults unable to read and write, life may feel like parched ground.

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Find more of Clay’s work here.

But with warmly relational, knowledgeable support… the fields can green.

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More of Guido’s work here.

With the right tools… change and growth can be fashioned.

Sue-hughes-z7oocusaJcw-unsplash – more from Sue here.

Annie-spratt-5JDfwOQfIqg-unsplash – more from Annie here.

And life swells to the strum of a warm and magical new tune.

De-an-sun-b57RqS-nQ1c-unsplash – more here.

This image contributed to a presentation titled Tilling New Ground with Familiar Tools: Adult Literacy & the Speech Language Pathologist. It represented the goodness of the soil that is every human… offered with hope.

Gabriel-jimenez-jin4W1HqgL4-unsplash. 

Find more of Gabriel’s work here.

And there is much in our world to inspire us to hope.

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More from Roger here.

And in the light of hope and respect-filled planting and working together, beautiful new growth will surely begin.

Thank you, julian-hochgesang-pPmGGFByaos-unsplash.

More from Julian here.

 

And a new world of expression is opened.

Jess-bailey-ycTvvg1mPU4-unsplash – more here.

My very many thanks.