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A Stroll in the Garden

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

Lily of the Valley

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Lily of the Valley

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris and Spurge (Euphorbia)

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Iris

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Candytuft and Veronica Waterperry

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book

Ajuga

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” ― Albert Schweitzer

Peony

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

Blue Flower

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ” ― Frederick Buechner

Lilac

“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
― Bonnie Myotai Treace

Iris

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” ― Louis C.K.

Iris

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of content, The quiet mind is richer than a crown… ― Robert Greene

Iris

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Columbine

I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least. ― Bob Newhart

Veronica Waterperry

If talk is cheap, then being silent is expensive. And many people it seems, can’t afford to buy into it. ― Anthony Liccione

Iris

She liked the life she had. She loved habits. She craved a day with nothing in it, a long, quiet stretch of hours in the studio.― Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Iris

“You’re very perceptive for a guy who can go a whole day without talking,” she said, peering up at him. “That’s why I’m perceptive.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

Iris

I have both the violent turbulence of the storm and the quiet promises of God in the storm. And what I must work to remember is that something is not necessarily stronger simply because it’s louder. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Iris

I am a believer in silence. The value of silence. The power of silence. The space that isn’t an absence but a presence. A pause that is bigger than the noise that surrounds it. A gap that is a mirror. A gulf that is a bridge. The emptiness that is rejuvenating. The space that is full of more than it could ever contain. ― Helen Rickerby, How to Live

Marguerite Daisy

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle

Iris

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Iris

I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing. -David Cameron

Euphorbia

Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift! -Joyce Meyer

Lamium (Dead Nettle)

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. -Greg Anderson

Phlox

The focus is what is right before you – to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow. -Kiran Bedi

Veronica Perry

Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. -Peter McWilliams

Veronica Perry

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.
― Leo Babauta

Iris

Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!
― Jeff Dixon

African Daisy

Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear view mirror. ― Colin Powell

African Daisy

I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn’t about the finish line but how I got there that mattered. ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

African Daisy

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

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 – Macro Practice

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. -Isaiah 58:11

Caterpillar

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Peony

Veronica Waterperry

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. -Isaiah 61:11

Black Cohosh

Burning Bush

Chives

You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. -Song of Songs 4:15

Ants/Caterpillar

*For all of you caterpillar lovers out there…this caterpillar was alive when I found the ants dragging it away.  I rescued it after I took the photo.

Veronica Waterperry/Bumblebee

Coral Bells

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.  -Isaiah 40:8

Burning Bush

Geranium

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. -Luke 12:27

Tulip

Chives

Flower

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  -Ecclesiastes 3:11

Red Twig Dogwood

Columbine/Caterpillar

Marguerite Daisy

I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me, and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. -John 15:5

Peony