Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. – Langston Hughes
We finally received some much needed rain, but it just made it more humid outside. As if that was possible. I got caught in it, twice. But I wasn’t the only one…Someone was singing in the rain and taking a shower…
He sounded like a cardinal, but he looked like a wet rooster.
Some people feel the rain. Some people just get wet. – Bob Marley
It’s all about perception!
The art of the bird is to conceal its nest both as to position and as to material, but now and then it is betrayed into weaving into its structure showy and bizarre bits of this or that, which give its secret away and which seem to violate all the traditions of its kind. – John Burroughs
Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift and steady. – Bruce Lee
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love… – Pele
I shall always remember how the peacocks’ tails shimmered when the moon rose amongst the tall trees, and on the shady bank the emerging mermaids gleamed fresh and silvery amongst the rocks… ―
Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.
The day, water, sun, moon, night
– I do not have to purchase these things with money. – Plautus
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. – Plautus
Persevere in virtue and diligence. – Plautus
This post is for Cee Neuner’s Black & White Photo Challenge : In/On the Water
Friday may have been Fall’s swan song. It was sunny and warm…and since there was no power at work, I got to work from home.
Every year, I drive by a street lined with beautiful red maple trees, and every year I think, I must drive by with my camera some time. And I never do.
But since I was driving by on my way home, and feeling like a kid who just escaped sitting in a boring classroom all day, I seized the moment (along with my dying cell phone).
The unexpected surprise is always sweeter. – Anonymous
After I took my photo of the maple trees, much to my delight, I discovered not only a man-made lake, but one boasting a white swan.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. Isaac Asimov
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius
Don’t be shocked! On our last day of holidays, I was awake at 4:30. Big Guy and I headed to the dock around 6, to watch the sunrise. After a week of unsuccessfully photographing gaggles of geese flying up and down the river, imagine my delight at finding the whole flock right on my doorstep!
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
When I was younger, I used to drive up to a bunch of turkeys, roll down the window and say something. They’d all gobble back at once. – Levon Helm
I know there are plenty of “turkeys” in the city, and were I to roll down my window to “gobble at them”, they’d gobble back…in quite colourful language. I should be accustomed to that. What I’m not accustomed to literally seeing turkeys in the city!
Thanksgiving tip: Don’t let a Jedi carve the turkey.
Happy Star Wars Day!
More Unlikely Photos.