Nature

Easter Sunflower Service

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” — S.D. Gordon

A sunflower appeared in my back yard several weeks ago; I can only presume a bird dropped a seed because it was not intentionally planted. The bloom opened a few days ago, beautiful and new, tender and unspoiled — perfect symbols of renewal and life for Resurrection Day.

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A Floral Abstraction

“God is an artist.”
–Pablo Picasso

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“A Floral Abstraction”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 62.4 mm

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Every Day I Love You

“I can’t use my intellect to figure out how to bypass my intellect. Love lies through the spirit, not the mind, and love never lies.”
― Jarod Kintz,
This Book is Not for Sale

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For James, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/6.4 at 1/250th sec., 38.9 mm

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Creation’s Glory

…every earth lover must keep saying with all the sincerity and affection we can muster, “May God make this world as beautiful to you as it has been to me.”
― David James Duncan

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“Tilt-a-Whirl”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 62.4 mm

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Sanctuary

“Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.”
— Helen Keller

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“Sanctuary”

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Strangler Fig

“In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.”
—Paul Eldridge

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“Strangler Fig”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 1600, f/5.3 at 1/125th sec., 66.2 mm

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Dalton Dogwood

Dogwood trees are really beautiful, but for me, that beauty comes with a heavy price: severe allergies. I was traveling in the area of Dalton, Georgia a couple weeks ago, when some really beautiful light caught my eye. I also caught a really nasty attack of sinusitis and upper respiratory issues. Yes, we sometimes suffer for our art… and hope that every so often it’s actually worth it.

"Dalton Dogwood",  Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/2.8 at 1/320th sec., 180mm

“Dalton Dogwood”, Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/2.8 at 1/320th sec., 180mm

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For Love

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”
–Alfred Tennyson

"For Love",  Nikon D700, ISO 400, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 200mm

“For Love”, Nikon D700, ISO 400, f/2.8 at 1/200th sec., 200mm

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Echinacea Imaginarium


“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”
― John Lydgate

Today’s photo is a color interpretation of the B&W photo I used in yesterday’s post, Echinacea Monochromis. Having learned that at least one of my readers didn’t care for monochrome flowers, this is my effort at reconciliation. I hope you like it!

"Echinacea Imaginarium", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Imaginarium”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Echinacea Monochromis

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”
— Og Mandino

"Echinacea Monochromis", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Monochromis”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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