Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lillies of the field

 I carry my camera with me wherever I go in case there is a moment, like this one, where the day's beauty is found at my feet. Brilliant and shimmering on the path I am walking, I pause to consider how fleeting is life- both in those things beautiful and ugly and it is not something to take for granted.     
 Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.  ~Benjamin Franklin
Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured
From the evil which never arrived.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.  ~Wendell Berry, "The Peace of Wild Things"
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Also! A must read letter from the Coffee Party posted on my blog Meanderings of a Wandering Mind on the budget and the economy: "Let's get the facts about taxes and the debt"


  1. Wow - that red is unreal! Gorgeous.

  2. Those flowers are beautiful! Great photos :)

  3. Beautiful photos, Danette ! And great quotes too....

    I want to get a new camera and start carrying it with me at all times, too ! Thanks for reminding me of this with this post; there are so many opportunities each day to capture the moment.

  4. Pretty, pretty flowers!! Hope you're having a lovely weekend my dear. ;-)

  5. BEAUTIFUL! Such vibrant reds. The quotes really speak volumes.

    Thanks Danette for an amazing post.

  6. Lady Fi: I'm not sure what kind of tulips they are but they are stunning!

    Trisha: Thanks! The flowers were in front of the courthouse downtown just waiting to be in a photograph.

    Zella: Having a camera at all times really gives me a motive for noticing the beauty around me. It was the best thing I've ever done for myself! I highly recommend it!

    Talei: Thank you! Hope you are too!!

    Hi Michael! Thanks! The flowers were inspiring and just calling out to be posted so it was an easy one.

  7. Beautiful photos, Danette. I keep kicking myself for not having a camera with me like you do. I see so many things that take my breath away, whether it is a rare sight of the Coast Mountains hovering on the horizon on a clear day, or the parades of cherry blossom lining the city right now. I'm glad you shared these moments with us.

  8. Thanks Botanist! It is a pleasure to share them!

  9. Beautiful flowers their coloring is so brilliant. I love the quotes too.

  10. They are a more brilliant color tulip than you generally see. Not sure what kind they are but I was also amazed at their brilliant red coloring.

  11. I'm glad I didn't get here until today because this is exactly what I needed at this moment.

  12. Lovely pics. as one who lives in the flatlands of East UK I can say your scenery is amazing - but as one who loves walking on the flatlands I can also say I am not envious!!!!

  13. The red is overwhelming. Simply gorgeous.

    I just quoted your comment about the Glutton of G'Henn in response to my post of about a week ago. I'm home now from helping my youngest daughter after her neck surgery. I so appreciated your comment. She's doing very well, thank you.
    Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

  14. HI Mary: I'm glad you found this refreshing or insightful or whatever it was you needed it to be! Thanks for dropping by!

    Alberta: Thanks! The mountains are lovely to take pictures of. And fortunately there are plenty of flatish spots to hike on as well.

    Ann: Thanks! I'm glad your daughter is doing well!!! The glutton was interesting! I'm glad you posted it because it was fun looking it up.

  15. Gorgeous pictures! I have some of these growing around my house. Rain, shine, or snow - the blossom every year like clockwork. One of the best things about spring - all the lovely flowers!

  16. Thank you very much for sharing those beautiful pictures.

    I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!


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