Thursday, April 12, 2012

Petals, Wings & Other Things

I have a few photos of blossoms, birds and a little bit more. I hope you enjoy them.



blossoms2
"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." ~ Khalil Gibran

pine siskins
"Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody."
~ Eubie Blake




forsythia
"Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness of even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy." ~ Anne Lindbergh





goose
“He writes so well he makes me feel like putting the quill back in the goose” ~ Fred Allen




clinging on
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." ~ Lao Tzu




man watching sunset
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." ~ Rabindranath Tagore

More in a few days. Thanks always for visiting.

55 Perspectives:

christopher said...

Love the way you captured the light in those images...nice quotes too.

Tabor said...

Always inspiring to see what quotes you put with which photos. Very nice and thanks. Do wish that last photo of the man did not have him held back by the fence. it is like they were afraid he would fall in!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots - the flowers in the first one are stunning!

Robin said...

Beautiful shots all. But that last one has something special to it. Evokes many emotions.

Daryl Edelstein said...

the last shot, I would love to see that in b/w ... so evocative

Brian Miller said...

oo i really like that last picture of the man...and the goose one kinda made me laugh...

ellen abbott said...

always beautiful Hilary.

DJan said...

The forsythia is perfect, as is the Lindberg quote, but that last picture really got me. As always, I am humbled by your talent. Thank you for sharing. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

what a great sprinkling. really like the light in that first shot!

Linda in New Mexico said...

You have an eye for capturing magickal light. It is so beautiful and emotional. I just love what you do. Oma Linda

Red said...

These posts are always a favorite of mine. Great photos that go along with meaningful quotations.

Bossy Betty said...

Love the photos and the quotes. The last picture is just breathtaking!

Scott said...

Lovely, peaceful and relaxing images Hillary.

Linda said...

There's so much to see in the photo of the man on the bench. It's just a wonderful photograph. By the way, that Fred Allen quote about putting the quill back in the goose...that's just how I feel about my camera after viewing one of your posts. :)

TSannie said...

Forsythia makes me happy! Love that first photo.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Absolutely stunning photographs. I try to get macro shots myself but I've never mastered it properly.

CJ x

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I agree about the forsythia, but I am loving that goose! There is something happy about him/her...

Barb said...

I love the forsythia and the dead leaf holding on to the bud.

Frank Baron said...

Nice assortment. Love the finches (of course) but the bench shot is a real beaut. :)

Stephen Hayes said...

I love the combination of pictures and quotes. You always leave me with something to think about.

Bob Bushell said...

Refreshing time of the day, and I like your pictures and written bit under each photo.

Mage said...

As usual, you inspire me. Everything from the young in spring, to the Posts of the Week. Especially Skittles. I so hope he is better and home delighting you.

Country Girl said...

Beautiful beautiful ~ all of it.

messymimi said...

Of course i like them; i need more flowers in my life.

Rita said...

I love how the quotes go perfectly with the photos. Nice post!! :)

JillsyGirl Studio said...

that last shot is sweet! looks like a boat full of sunshine movin' in (or out)

Maggie May said...

Love to see your *different* birds. Wells different from ours, anyway.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Merisi said...

Beautiful all! The Light in the last picture is very interesting. Where did the light on the bench and the white birch come? If you used flash, I am in awe of your skill, amazing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures.

beth said...

i love how you quoted each photo....perfectly !!

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely pictures, I really like that last one with the sunset.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

"When I let go of what I am, I allow what might be..." Love that.

Pondering and pondering and pondering some more. Good one.
Lovely images, too.

That Janie Girl said...

Ah. Beautiful.

Dave said...

Nice pictures and quotes Hilary - Dave

Shrinky said...

Oh, what a beautifully evocative frame you've captured in this last shot, Hilary. Love, love love the suggestions/possibilities it conjours, (is that Frank sitting there?) who is this lone figure enjoying the sunset, what story does he have - sighhh.

wordsonmilife said...

Lovely pictures and the quotes!

sage said...

Beautiful as always. I enjoy Tagore's writings.

Kat said...

Wow. So gorgeous.
That last one actually brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful!

Anvilcloud said...

Great photos and quotes.

photowannabe said...

Love all the shots but that last one is gorgeous. I think I could sit on that bench forever and watch the setting sun.

lime said...

love the sky in that last one. the goose is lovely too but i am so twisted i want to give it some sort of far side type of caption.

yaya said...

What great quotes to go with those awesome pics! I love the one with "Be grateful for luck"...I always say if you have the choice between being lucky or being good...chose luck every time!

Barbara said...

I wish I was sitting on that bench in the last one...

Murr Brewster said...

I got to see Eubie Blake play when he was in his nineties. Pure joy. He made it impossible to hate anybody. You'd have to go away from him to even cultivate a snit.

Ruby said...

Wonderful quotes, love the one about clouds. I like the blossom picture very much! Cheers, Ruby

NitWit1 said...

Loved the quotes and the forsythia. Mine bloomed so early I barely got a photo.

I have missed a lot of photo ops with our busy renovating project and a very, very early spring in Arkansas.

EG CameraGirl said...

You've captured the essence of spring beautifully here.

Dianne said...

the light thru the blossoms is wonderful
the goose is sweet, looks like he's off on a walk
man and sunset is beautiful

hugs to Skitty

Friko said...

My favourites today are the last quote and the contemplative observer of nature on the bench. I like it when humans are added to the mix.

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: You brought back a memory with the mention of Eubie Blake from my 5th Grade Music Teacher. All of these images are so well wed to the quotations! lol!!!! :)

Christine said...

The first flower shot is so lovely <3

Madge Bloom said...

Love that fellow on the bench! The sky is lovely and he's enjoying it...

Jo-Anne said...

Beautiful photos. I'm not enjoying the black fence at East end of the lake - no longer have an unobstructed view and have been walking/sitting at the lake since early 90's! 3 separate people have given 3 separate reasons as to why the black fence was installed in the first place.

Geraldine said...

All beautiful but I like the last one most of all, what colors! So serene.

Happy Wednesday Hilary!

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Indrani said...

Great combo the quotes and the shots.