Photo of the Day – August 24, 2012

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Photo of the Day – August 24, 2012

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”
Khalil Gibran

Autumn Rain,” Dawson Creek, Hillsboro, Oregon. Copyrights belong to the photographer: Louise Edwards, L&L Photography, L&L Images. © 2012 All Rights Reserved.

Flower of the Day – May 27, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 27, 2012

“The earth laughs in flowers.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.”  ~ Kakuz Okakura. ‘The Book of Tea’

A Little Thing For Pink,‘ Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (Image shot with permission)

I apparently have a thing for pink, as my past several choices for flowers have been pink! It is true, I do! I love pink! It is my favorite color, since black and white are not considered to be colors. That said, it is likely that you will see a lot of pink in this blog. Prepare yourself, especially those out there in cyber-land, who hate pink. But, seriously, who could hate pink. It is so pretty. Everything looks beautiful in pink. Have you not heard – Pretty in Pink?

I also have a difficult time periodically (alright, often) trying to make decisions between things (generally girl things i.e., clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, etc.). It could be anything really. It never fails whatever it is, it always comes down to two. Doesn’t matter what it is, never fails, the magic number is two, hence we have two quotes today as I merely couldn’t decide. I would have also added a red flower but, made the decision on this flower. I also love red. Red is perfect for accessories i.e., flowers, handbags, shoes, cameras, phones, important items you want to pop that pink doesn’t really capture, just saying.

Cheers!

Flower of the Day – May 26, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 26, 2012

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

In Pink,‘ Poppy, Hillsboro, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 25, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 25, 2012

“My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.”
~ John James Audubon

Watercolors after a Spring Rain‘, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

Flower of the Day – May 24, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 24, 2012

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
― Albert Camus

Multicolored‘, Freesia, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

Flower of the Day – May 23, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 23, 2012

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won’t come true.
~ Ray Evans

“Tears From the Heavens,” Hillsboro, Oregon


 

Flower of the Day – May 22, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 22, 2012

“We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all ‘rose.’
Francois Hollande

Kissed by Rain‘, Pink Rose, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

Flower of the Day – May 21, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 21, 2012

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
Anne Brontë

Rain Kissed‘, Pink Rose, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

Photo of the Day – May 19, 2012

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Photo of the Day, May 19, 2012

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Dusk Reflection“, Dawson Creek, Hillsboro, Oregon


Photo of the Day – May 18, 2012

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Photo of the Day, May 18, 2012

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Majestic Mt. Hood”, Mt. Hood, Oregon

32 years ago today, Mt St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted. We in Portland, Oregon have our own sleeping giant, the majestic – Mt. Hood. This image of Mt. Hood is posted In remembrance of those who lost their lives on Mt St. Helen’s, May 18, 1980.