Tag Archive | photography

Beauty

LakeMemorial

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. Wallace Stevens

 

LocalJungle

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh

 

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Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. Annie Leibovitz

 

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

 

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The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi

 

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

 

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He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

 

 

 

 

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Life and Death

Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions. Andre Breton

 

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Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it’s a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of. Emmylou Harris

 

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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Khalil Gibran

 

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Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then to go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle. Aiden Wilson Tozer

 

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Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. Lao Tzu

 

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Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how. Gloria Swanson

 

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‘m very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What’s most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever. Hugh Hefner

A Walk in the Woods

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From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu

DeepIntoNature

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. Edgar Allan Poe

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Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. Vladimir Nabokov

Feel The Sun

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence. Theodore Dreiser

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There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened. Charles Baudelaire

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We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains. Anne Sullivan Macy

AlongTheWireThereBeTrees

One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying. Morris West

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The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore. Cyril Connolly

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It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid. Susan Hampshire

LightBeyondTheTrees

Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. Vladimir Nabokov

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The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Matter is, in its constituent elements, the same as spirit; existence is one, however manifold in its phenomena; life is one, however multiform in its evolution. Annie Besant

 

The Beauty of Mushrooms

MushroomClusterAnd this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare

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We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. William Hazlitt

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The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony. Ruth Bernhard

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In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. John Fowles

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I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Wendell Berry

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There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. Annie Dillard

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Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold

Nature: The Beautiful Network

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part self, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of opticaldelusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison forus, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for afew persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”― Albert Einstein

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” George Santayana

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air,mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves ofstrength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

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“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”― Gary Snyder

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“Nature is my manifestation of God.I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”― Frank Lloyd Wright

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“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy”― Isaac Newton

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“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of beinguseful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not  accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”― Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

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“Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountainand the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”― John Lubboc

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“Going to the woods is going home.”― John Muir

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” George Santayana

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air,mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves ofstrength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is somethinginfinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance at dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

 

Nature is Kin

FlowerAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

SnakeThe good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi

Frog & FliesNature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. Henry David Thoreau

SwampLook deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  Albert Einstein

Preying MantisOne touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

The Elegance of Nature

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran

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“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs

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“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” William Shakespeare

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“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

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“When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Khalil Gibran