Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. -Edgar Degas
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Two months ago, the world looked a little different. Everything was bare and covered in snow. When we rolled out of bed at my father-in-law’s house, it was -27°C (without the wind chill). Even though the sun was shining, we were worried our car wouldn’t start. Living in the city several hours west and closer to a major lake meant we didn’t have to worry about things like plugging our car in, so we didn’t the parts in place to do so.
But his flowers inside were happy.
Yesterday, it was 7°C at his house, and the snow is mostly gone. What a difference a couple of months can make! Spring is coming soon! Happy Wednesday!
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.
– Anne Lamott
Frequently on family outings, Dad & I will take photos of the same things, but different angles (usually his are better)! Sometimes I just focus on Dad!
I like taking photos of photographers in action, not just to see what the photograph is about, but to see the process and thought behind it. I’m usually too shy to take photos of a stranger or in a crowd, but family is fair game!
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Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?”
― Sam Gamgee, The Return of the King, Peter Jackson from J R R Tolkien
See more sweets here.
[T]he blush of Spring, the blossom of Summer, the flame of Autumn, the sparkle of Winter, and the violet-softened refulgence of every waking moment yield a never failing succession of delights. ~Horace Fletcher, Menticulture, 1895
For more Variations on a Theme.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversations. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
…shimmering and white as it falls…The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. – Frederick Buechner (Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy and Fairy Tale)
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Perseverance is the courage to ignore the obvious wisdom of turning back…
…and perhaps the courage to not worrying about looking like an idiot doing it!
My parents really enjoy their bird feeder, just outside the kitchen window over the sink. (that last detail is important because I once caught my Mom gazing dreamily at the feeder…with a carton of ice-cream discreetly hidden in the sink. Sorry Mom. In her defence, she was hiding it from my kid, who didn’t need more ice cream…) 🙂
I’m pretty sure my Dad snapped this one quick, right before my mother stormed out the side door with a broom. If it was morning, she might still be in her jammies. Just like the bat story, I really wish I could draw!
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