Photo of the Day – August 20, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 20, 2012

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Black Post,” Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Photo of the Day – August 10, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 10, 2012

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.”
Daisaku Ikeda

Entrance to Chinatown,” Portland, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Photo of the Day – August 9, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 2012

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu

Fern Rock,” Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland Oregon. Copyrights belong to the Photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – August 7, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 7, 2012

  “Friendship is love without its wings”
~ Anonymous

“Under the Spotlight,” Lily, Favorite Produce of Oregon, Orenco Station Farmers Market, Hillsboro, Oregon, Copyright belongs to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images, © 2012 All rights reserved.

Photo of the Day – August 4, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 4, 2012

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”
~ Betty Friedan

Curiosity,” Old Work House, Camp 18, Elsie, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Lloyd Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images, © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – August 2, 2012

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Flower of the Day – August 2, 2012

“Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”
~ Lydia M. Child

Candy Canes in the Summer

Candy Canes in the Summer,” Dahlia. Orenco Station Farmers Market, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All rights reserved.

Photo of the Day – July 13, 2012 – Friday the 13th

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Photo of the Day – July 13, 2012 – Friday the 13th

I’ve heard that men are like fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
― Jill Shalvis, Get A Clue

Kaleidoscope of a Grape Bunch.” Patton Valley Winery, Dayton, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards.

Photo of the Day – June 26, 2012

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Photo of the Day – June 26 2012

It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world…on a windswept ocean beach. There was nothing but the soft roar of the waves.”
~ Anne Rice, Interview With the Vampire

“Ripples in the Sand“, Capricorn Coast, Queensland, Australia

Flower of the Day – June 20, 2012

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Flower of the Day – June 20, 2012

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“White Pearl,” White Rose, Hillsboro, Oregon

Photo of the Day – June 16, 2012

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Photo of the Day – June 16, 2012

“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.”
~. JoyBell C.

The World in its Entirety is but a Mirror” Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon.

(Image taken with permission of the Japanese Gardens, copyrights belong to the photographer.)