Tag Archives: Calendula

A Stroll in the Garden

“All you need is love and a cat.” – Unknown

Iris

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Iris

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” – Bill Dana

Goat's Beard

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” – James Herriot

Verbena

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” – Sigmund Freud

Geranium

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” ― Albert Schweitzer

Geranium

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” ― Charles Dickens

Snow in Summer; Cerastium

“Never try to outstubborn a cat.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Snow in Summer; Cerastium

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ― Hippolyte A. Taine

Calendula

“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.” – Unknown

Floral Reflections, Kallie

Kallie

RIP

March 01, 2017 – June 21, 2021

A Stroll in the Garden

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner

Calendula

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Calendula

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Calendula

“Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

Creeping Groundcover

“I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga

Cohosh-Racemosa Cimicifuga

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Cohosh-Racemosa Cimicifuga

That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. -William Wordsworth

Purple Coneflower

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

Purple Coneflower

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

Purple Coneflower

“Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander

Purple Coneflower

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy. It’s all that matters. -Audrey Hepburn​

Lily

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Saint John's Wort

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa​

Delphinium

Happiness is the best makeup. -Drew Barrymore​

Daisy

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln​

Phlox

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are. -Goldie Hawn​​

Delphinium

Independence is happiness. -Susan B. Anthony​​

Delphinium

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo Tolstoy

Astilbe

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. -William James

Calendula

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like. -Unknown

Calendula

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.  -Albert Schweitzer

Clematis

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

Peony

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Calendula

Rose

Rose

Lily

Lily

“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
John Greenleaf Whittier

Rose

Rose

Rose

Phlox

Phlox

Rose

Rose

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

Macro Practice

“You will never get better with the macro lens unless you use it!”

So says my daughter (and my daughter-in-law, and my niece).

They are right.  This post is for them.

I almost always shoot with my 55mm lens.  I have a macro lens and I whine to them that I have trouble with it.  

They are unsympathetic (Actually, they are sympathetic, but not enough to let me off the hook.).  Smart girls.

So the following photos are my practice…trying to overcome camera shake…trying to focus properly…trying.

Showing my girls that I am practicing.  I am using the macro lens.

Veronica Waterperry

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Phlox

Phlox

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Petunia

Lavender

Lavender

Lily

Stay healthy!  Stay safe!