Just to love! She did not ask to be loved.
It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence,
alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine…
~ L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle
(Summer Snail Fest – Day 8)
and so my snails say goodnight & goodbye – for now.
If a tree falls in the forest …
this snail will be sure to hear it.
(Summer Snail Fest – Day Seven)
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken.
~ Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
(Summer Snail Fest – Day Six)
To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Summer Snail Fest – Day Five)
When it’s time to sink or swim,
take a deep breath
and plunge into deeper waters.
(Summer Snail Fest – Day Four)
That sinking feeling one gets
upon realizing one’s gondola is slowly filling with water …
(Summer Snail Fest – Day Three)
How felicitous to float in one’s gondola on a lazy summer afternoon
upon still gleaming waters that dazzle the eye into deep reveries.
(Summer Snail Fest – Day Two)
Summer Snail Fest is here!
Join me for a new snail image every day for the next 8 days.
Why are snails worth celebrating?
Because they’ve got tons of whimsical personality, sweet spiral shells, funky eyes,
- and after all the snail wrangling they’ve endured, my models have earned the extra exposure.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s all about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…
I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way you see them.
~ Elliott Erwitt
I see Your face in every sunrise
The colours of the morning are inside Your eyes
The world awakened in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say
~ Phil Wickham
Myrtle congratulated herself on finally finding the perfect hiding spot. “Bertie will never find me under here!”
Sadly she had no idea her big rear end was sticking out.
My people will live in peaceful dwelling places,
in secure homes,
in undisturbed places of rest.
~ Isaiah 32:18
Get fresh with some sweet cherries!
~ they’ll taste even better if enjoyed with a friend.
Summer is here!
Time to go barefoot in the grass, soak up the sun,
climb a tree, jump in the lake, and have all sorts of outdoor adventures!
When you wake up in the morning, before your feet hit the floor,
crack a smile and put your sunny side up;
it will make everyone’s day a bit brighter.
I met this tireless feathered friend while he was hard at work one afternoon.
Persistent and methodical – he has peppered the entire tree with holes of opportunity.…
In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.
tread lightly in the garden of my soul
for there is beauty as fragile as a whisper underfoot
Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily,
suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night,
and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.”
~ Charlotte Bronte, in Jane Eyre