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A Stroll in the Garden

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” -Lucia Capocchione

Daisy

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Daisy

“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” -George Dorsey

Daisy

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lily

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” -Brian Sutton-Smith

Lily

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan Watts

Lily

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

Poppy

“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…” ― James A. Murphy

Poppy

“The true object of all human life is play.” -G. K. Chesterton

Clematis

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” -Charles Schaefer

Phlox

“Play is the exultation of the possible.” -Martin Buber

Phlox

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Moth

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! 

A Stroll in the Garden

“But flowers feed our soul in a different way. They remind us of a God who creates beautiful things and takes notice of the tiniest detail”
― Tricia Goyer, A Christmas Gift for Rose

 

“Buying flowers is not just a way to bring home beauty. It’s an expression of confidence that better days are coming. It’s a defiant finger in the face of those naysayers who would have you believe your fortunes will never improve.”
― Pearl Cleage, Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do

 

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Lily

Lily

Liatris

Liatris

Hosta

Hosta

Transparent Apple

Transparent Apple

Pear

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia and Liatris

“I’m on the side of whatever keeps the flowers growing.”
― Marty Rubin

A Stoll in the Garden

“You’ve got to plant flowers in the center of your soul if you want to bloom.”
― Melody Lee, Vine: Book of Poetry

 

“Everyone wants the scent of flowers, but few dirty their hands to cultivate them.” ― Agusto Cury

 

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Lily

Lily

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

Cosmos

Cosmos

Liatris

Liatris

Liatris

Deer and Transparent Apple

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed. They’re meant to be loved & admired.” ― Anthony T. Hincks