Art in reflection 2 : A Hobby

In time and with water, everything changes. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

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Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. ~Dale Turner

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Lens Artisits Photo challenge: Pastime

Sunday Trees

 

Soaked in happiness…

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La Jolla Cove, San Diego

There is no script. Live your life. Soak it all in ~ Dick Costolo

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La Jolla Cove, San Diego

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.~ Robert Lynd

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San Diego Zoo

You can’t shower happiness on others without getting few drops back on yourself.~ Israelmore Ayivor

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Taken from the Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Ghirardelli Square

Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
~ Fulton J. Sheen

Stay safe and healthy…

For Lens Artist Photo Challenge

At Home – 5:15 am

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Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.~ John Ruskin (The Two Paths)

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Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.~ Haruki Marukami

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I’d come to see that home wasn’t just about the place where you lived or the memories within the walls. It was the love you saw reflected in the eyes of the people around you, and the strength of your own feelings that made a place home.~ R.E. Butler (A Flash of Fang)

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Morning walk

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Be the morning in everyone’s eyes and make their day turn into a thing of beauty.~ Anthony T. Hincks

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The scent of the morning is prepared by the night; the scent of the night is prepared by the day; everything helps everything~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.~ Roy T. Bennett

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Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.~ Epicurus

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Kate’s Friday Fun Foto

Stay safe and enjoy!

An evening in Stockholm

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It is always the same. Whether you are walking or going by train, the way always seems shorter the second time than the first. (And that is true of distances that are not to be measured in miles and yards.) ~ Erich Kästner

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We’re constantly changing facts, rewriting history to make things easier, to make them fit in with our preferred version of events. We do it automatically. We invent memories. Without thinking. If we tell ourselves something happened often enough we start to believe it, and then we can actually remember it.~ S.J. Watson(Before I Go to Sleep)

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“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.~ Haruki Murakami (South of the Border, West of the Sun)

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I think that’s what we all want, in the end.
To know that we left footprints when we passed by, however briefly.
We want to be remembered.
So remember us.
Please.
Remember us.~ Mike A. Lancaster (Human.4)

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During our visit to Stockholm, we walked around certain areas many times and enjoyed it thoroughly. I sincerely hope to get second chance to visit this beautiful city again. I would love to take some better pictures.

Friday Fun Foto: Waiting

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

 

Simplicity

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“When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lampost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *acedemical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care. ”
― Brenda Ueland, (If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit)

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Becca’s Sunday Trees

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Everything in excess Is opposed by nature ~ Hippocrates

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius

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Friday Fun – clarity

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These are photos taken during my walk yesterday morning. Temperature was 0C but it very pleasant. I decided to go early when people were either in bed or having their first coffee in that way I didn’t met many.

Jo’s Monday walk

Weekend 88 : Distance

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For Becca’s Sunday Trees

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There is a silent deference for one another, a distance that is kept, and lines that aren’t crossed, but in their sharing, they each try to pay tribute to the bond in their own way. As often as possible, they open up a little and give what they can.          Dan Groat

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Friendships – and indeed most relationships – are measured in the closeness of hearts, minds and soul ties… not in the distance of physical miles or even the passing of time. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

Jo’s Monday Walk

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Friday Fun – New normality

 

 

A river: Different seasons

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What do we call the river? Every moment the water is changing, the shore is changing, every moment the environment is changing, what is the river then? It is the name of this series of changes. ~ Swami Vivekananda

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A winter message from the river: Never surrender! Life can try to stop you, but somehow find a way to flow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself ~ Saint Francis de Sales

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Becca’s Sunday Trees &

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Stay safe.

Organised chaos…

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I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can’t protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.~ Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason. ~ John Mayer

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She had a wild, wandering soul but when she loved, she loved with chaos and that made all the difference. ~ Ariana Dancu

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Becca’s Nurturing Thursday &

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