Change your perspective!

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What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them ~
John Lubbock (The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live in)

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You have the ability to choose your reactions ~ Steve Maraboli ( Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

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It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack ~ Germany Kent

Lens-Artists-Photo-Challenge   &  Friday Fun: Fabulous

Sunday Trees : Nostalgic

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Crystal Palace, madrid

“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant~ Paulo Coelho (Eleven Minutes)

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Crystal Palace, Madrid

I am nostalgic to many places and events but for now I decided to combine Sunday trees theme and Lens-artistis-photo-challenge theme.

These images are taken at the El Retiro park in Madrid during our recent visit. I would love to visit Madrid again and spend a day in this beautiful park.

El Retiro Park : Covering over 125 hectares and comprising more than 15,000 trees, El Retiro Park is a green oasis in the heart of the city. In it you’ll find all kinds of interesting monuments and gardens, including the Jardín de Vivaces, the Jardines de Cecilio Rodríguez (Andalusian-inspired classicistic gardens), the Jardines del Arquitecto Herrero Palacios, the Rosaleda rose garden and the Parterre Francés.

A note: When we came out of the metro station El Retiro, I wanted to take street shot, only to realize that I forgot to insert battery in the camera. Which was still in the charger at the hotel near Opera.  😦 😦 😦  One possibility was to explore the park and take pictures using our mobile phones but looking at my face, my husband suggested that we get back to hotel and bring the battery. Due to some maintenance work on the tracks between Sol and Opera it took almost an hour and half to get back to the same place.

Peacock and the eye of man!

Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.
The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.
The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity too great for the eye of man.

William Blake’s  [The Marriage of Heaven and Hell , published 1793]

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Luxury

Every state of society is as luxurious as it can be. Men always take the best they can get.  ~ Samuel Johnson

I find luxury in every small moment of positivity!

  • First and foremost is some Sunshine …Next
  • Watching buds every seasonfunfoto_14may19_5
  • Capturing a good reflection. 

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  • Going on a hikefunfoto_14may19_4.jpg
  • Staying at a comfortable place while travelling ( these images are from Madrid trip).

After all it’s “luxury” to be alive and contended.

For Kate’s Fun Foto: Luxury