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A Stroll in the Garden

We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. -Yves Saint Laurent


*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!


True elegance for me is the manifestation of an independent mind. -Isabella Rossellini


Elegance is elimination. -Cristobal Balenciaga


The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it. -Diana Vreeland


Now, St. John could have been born into his elegance. It’s a dangerous kind of elegance—he doesn’t raise his voice, he lowers it. ― Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox


The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. -Mary Browne


If you are a kind and a peaceful person, you will see yourself when you look at an elegant flower! ― Mehmet Murat ildan


In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. -― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Favorite Poems


Etiquette teaches the distinct elegance of demeanor. ― P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar


I have a different idea of elegance. I don’t dress like a fop, it’s true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven’t washed away. I’m always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect. I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs. ― Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Sunday Picnic

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you.  If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” -Albert Schweitzer

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 Sunday was such a glorious spring day!

Hubby packed up a picnic lunch and we had a date!  We hiked up the hill behind the house, sat on the damp ground, and soaked up the sunshine.

Lunch was great, the view was great, and the company the best of all!

We took advantage of a gorgeous lazy Sunday afternoon, and practiced with our cameras.  I have a new pocket camera, and don’t know how to use it.

One of my first shots was this black and white of the Columbia River:

Columbia River

I have no idea how my camera was set on black and white display, but I like the results!

Another first shot was a photo of our feet; I thought I was turning the camera off, but pressed the wrong button.  I deleted that shot.

There is a lot of balsam arrowroot sharing their bright cheerful faces in my part of the woods.

Balsam Arrowroot

I don’t know the name of this delicate, tiny harbinger of spring:

Smallflower Woodland Star

*Update: The above is a Smallflower Woodland Star, or Prairie Star.  I found lots on Google; this link will get you started if you care to research it.

Continuing to practice the macro setting on the pear blossom:

Pear Blossom

And the apple blossom:

Apple Blossom

Love the moss living on the apple tree trunk!

Moss Living on the Apple Tree Trunk

I shall share more from this wondrous date when I have the opportunity. 

Relish the world around you!

*I suggest clicking on the photos for a closer peek.