Photo of the Day – July 17, 2012

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Photo of the Day – July 17, 2012

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Japanese Red Maple Leaves

“Japanese Red Maple,” Portland Japanese Gardens ( with permission), Portland Oregon; Copyrights belongs to the photographer: Louise Edwards

Flower of the Day – July 14, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 14, 2012

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. “
Plato

“Blue Water Iris” Portland Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (with permission). Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards.

Flower of the Day – July 4, 2012

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Flower of the Day – July 4, 2012

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.”
~ Charles A. Beard

“Water Iris,” Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon, (with permission)

Photo of the day – June 29, 2012

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Photo of the day – June 29, 2012

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.”
― Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley : An Autohagiography

Magical Tree Of Wisdom”, Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (with permission of the Japanese Gardens)

Photo of the Day – June 15, 2012

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Photo of the Day – June 15, 2012

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Waterfall and the Flower,” Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon
(Photo taken with permission of Japanese Gardens, Copyright belongs to Photographer: Louise Edwards)

Photo of the Day – June 12, 2012

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Photo of the Day – June 12, 2012

You are one corrupt, perfectly white flower, yearning for its own reflection, in the calm waters.
~ Die

Casting Shadows From the Sky, the Lily Emerges to its Pad,” Japanese Gardens, Portland Oregon

(Photo taken with permission of the Japanese Gardens, © Louise Edwards 2012)

Photo of the Day – May 31, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 31, 2012

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
~ W.B. Yeats

Magic Lantern in the Water,’ Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon                     (with permission Portland Japanese Gardens Louise Edwards ©)