Spirit of Discovery

We live only to discover beauty.
All else is a form of waiting.

— Kahlil Gibran

Silent Sunday

Tears in the Rain

All those moments
will be lost in time,
like tears in the rain.

– Rutger Hauer


Les véritables secrets d’un être
lui sont plus secrets
qu’ils ne le sont à autrui.

A man’s true secrets
are more secret to himself
than they are to others.

– Paul Valéry 

A Shadow Fleeting

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind
a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind
the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.

— Christopher Morley

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

No Dogs Dancing?


Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you’re  riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!

– Bob Marley

The Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says. Well, I’ve always wondered about this one…

In the Background

Let a man get up and say,
Behold, this is the truth,
and instantly I perceive a sandy cat
filching a piece of fish in the background.
Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
– Virginia Woolf

Looking at a rather untidy photo I was suddenly struck by the shapes made by the space around the flowers and the shadows.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background.

Silent Sunday

Art Is Pattern

Art is pattern
informed by sensibility.

Herbert Read

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

Alles neu, macht der Mai

Alles neu, macht der Mai,
Macht die Seele frisch und frei
Laßt das Haus, kommt hinaus,
Windet einen Strauß!

May renews all things,
Refreshes and frees the soul.
Leave the house, come outside,
Bind a bouquet!

– Hermann Adam von Kamp

After several false starts, I hope Spring is here to stay. It has brought another unknown flower…

A Myriad Blossoms

Break open a cherry tree
and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze
brings forth myriad blossoms.

Ikkyu Sojun

Some kind of Rosaceae, but what kind? Cherry? If any one knows, do leave a comment. Else I’ll have to wait for the fruit.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Up. Once I started snapping it was hard to stop…


There are no lines in nature,
only areas of colour,
one against another.

– Edouard Manet

The CBBH Photo Challenge: Multicoloured.

Update: Sorry, I missed the “blog-love”. A lovely dog-blog, and whimsical nature photography.

Catkins Galore

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.

Wayne Dyer


Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Snow Globe World

Snow flurries began to fall
and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats.
It was magical, this snow globe world.

― Sarah Addison Allen

And this morning everything was covered in fairy dust.


Someone I loved
once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this too,
was a gift.

Mary Oliver


The true secret of happiness
lies in taking a genuine interest
in all the details of daily life.

William Morris

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

Winter Buds


My old grandmother always used to say,

Summer friends will melt away like summer snows,

but winter friends are friends forever.

― George R.R. Martin

Silent Sunday


Embrace the Future


The future
belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward.

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl 1

The meeting of two personalities

is like the contact of two chemical substances:

if there is any reaction,

both are transformed.

― Carl Jung

Boy Meets GirlTwo different crops of the same image. I find the first more interesting, the second more intimate, but maybe a shade … clichéd? What do you think?


Home is where the heart is.
– Proverb

Outside my window in my parents’ house. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Home.

Silent Sunday