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“If reality fails to fill us with wonder, it is because we have fallen into the habit of seeing it as ordinary.”
“Even the most miserable life is better than a sheltered existence in an organized society where everything is calculated and perfected.”
– Federico Fellini
“To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.”
– Auguste Rodin
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
– Albert Einstein
Love the title of this post and it’s so very true. When I look around at nature and my loved ones, I don’t see anything ugly either. When we look with love, nothing can be ugly. 😀
Love the quotes and as always your shots are filled with mystery and wonders and it makes you think a lot. Thanks for sharing. 😀 ♥
Same here, Sonel. I see beauty all over, every day. That’s so true- when we look with love, nothing can be ugly. 😀
So glad you enjoyed the wee quotes and photos. Thanks so much for visiting. Your words are always such a delight. Thank you for fluttering by. Jubilant cheers,
Sophie L. said:
Like especially the last one with the spider.
Thank you! That one is my favourite, too. It had just rained and everything was glittering as evening began to bruise the heavy sky with a somber blue. A burst of sunlight suddenly spilled through in a final wink of golden glory before the coming night and the spiders began to dance all over. It was lovely. Thank you for drizzling by! All the best,
If you look too hard for beauty. you will miss the most beautiful things
YES so true Feral Cat, so true indeed!!! Thanks for oozing by! Ebullient cheers and happy weekend to you,
have a good one too, it will be Monday soon enough 😀
Love how you paired the quotes and photos!❤️💛❤️
Thanks so much!! I tried to write something but well, the words wouldn’t come, so I took refuge in the wise words of many others before me. Luckily, there is quite a wealth of wisdom out there to dip into. Thanks so much for sluicing by and for the deeply kind words. All the best and happy weekend,
I love quotes – in fact, I consider myself a quote hoarder. I rather like that title. Thank you again for creating amazing posts – enjoy following your blog! 🙂
Kari Jeppesen said:
…so right…so true…
Aye aye. Thanks so much for your lovely visit and having a look. All the best,
I’ve missed you! Wonderful post .. Love your images
Thank you so much Julie. I’ve missed you too and am looking forward to a long jaunt through your garden! Thanks for swimming by and having a wee glisk about. I so enjoy your visits. Joyous cheers to you and happy weekend,
so true love the accompanying images
Thank you so much!!
There is plenty of ugliness when we take a broad overview of a scene, but when we get close and look for it, beauty is there. I’m not so sure about blodied bodies. I think one would have to be a bigger artist than I am to see the beauty in that. Love your pictures, and accompanying thoughts, as usual. 🙂 Happy holidays AJ 🙂
I am not such an artist either. I cannot see anything of beauty in the sight of a mangled corpse, or in a jaggy landscape ravaged by war…even the most “vicious” deed committed by an animal or a force of nature has some course of beauty running through it, but the worst of man…I find it difficult to divine any sense of beauty in that…except, perhaps, the beauty in those who come together to help. Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful words. I am delighted that you visited. Your comments are an absolute thrill. Thanks so much. Happy and joyous holidays to you! All the best,
Autty Jade Toad
Once again, you have created an outstanding post with absolutely gorgeous pictures! I love this! The quotes you chose were absolutely perfect! As you know, I’m a big fan of old Albert there. Such a strong and powerful quote. I am anxiously awaiting your next post!
Thank you very much, Heather!!!! Been an especially happy time for Albert, lately!!!! And YES he was an endless fountain of potent wisdom. Myriads of quotes from him that just obliterate me 😉 Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such an awesome comment! All the best,
Olde Gran Babs
Dalo 2013 said:
This is a beautiful way to bring in the New Year ~ a great post and best to you with your writing and photography in the New Year, inspirational stuff. Cheers to a great 2016.
Thanks very much, and, though atrociously belated- happy New Year to you!! Thank you for the wonderful comment and for having a wee glisk around. Jubilant cheers,
Belinda Broughton said:
love all of this, especially the spider
Me too. I fell in love with that spider! Thank you so much for sweeping by and having a look! All the best,
This is a great series of images and the quotes just enhance the quality of the photographs–I am enjoying your work very much! Thank you for visiting Move the Chair too-I appreciate you taking the time to look-
The pleasure is all mine. I am absolutely enchanted with your work. It is such a joy to visit your blog. Happy to have found you!
Thanks so much for the kind words and for drizzling by! All the best, with smiling cheers,
The artist is looking to the world with other eyes.
Great photos and quotes 🙂