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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kootenay Rockies

"Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that we live, if we do"   Elizabeth Bowen



Snow capped Kootenay Rockies in southwest British Columbia. AS beautiful as it is it's all an illusion.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Yellowstone Lily Pads

"Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise."   Marcus Aurelius

And beauty is many times to be found in the most ordinary places. To be sure there is nothing ordinary about Yellowstone National Park. However, I doubt the Twin Lakes rate that high in comparison to other places in this majestic park. Yet, that is where I found these lily pads that made this exquisite "painting".

PS: this is not the by-product of Photoshop or any other major manipulation program.




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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Kiss

" The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even."     Ralph Waldo Emerson



If you let your imagination reign I think you will see what looks like a woman kissing the icicle next to her. A cold lover to be sure. Nature surely does create the most intriguing designs! The image is naturally black and white.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Emperor Penquins

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."    Albert Einstein



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monet Aspen

"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly."    Claude Monet




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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nature: The One True Artist

"There is only one true artist and that is Nature. We human artists regale ourselves, strut about and bask in the praise and attention of others. We are nothing but posers worthy of none of it." -- Kinsey Barnard



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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friendship

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them. "           Ralph Waldo Emerson




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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Simplicity & Elegance

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit."
  Alexander Pope

"Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance."



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Friday, December 3, 2010

Eternity

"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror."

Kahlil Gibran




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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pond Palette-Impressionism

"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love." Claude Monet




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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wounded Fir


"This world is but a canvas to our imaginations." Henry David Thoreau
 




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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pt. Reyes Relic

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm." Henry David Thoreau

Old and rusting fishing boat rests on a sandbar in Tomales Bay, California.



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Monday, November 29, 2010

Rage of Waves

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned"      Buddha


 



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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Keep Me Close

"There is no bond so strong or so tender as that between mother and child. And for some of us more fortunate that bond never lessens. Treasure your mother for when she is gone there will be no other."      Kinsey Barnard




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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Butterflies Are Free

"The butterfly is a flying flower" Ponce Denis couchard Lebrun

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you." Jean-Paul Sartre 





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Friday, November 26, 2010

Ocean Aviator


"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air."    --Wilbur Wright




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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dante's Inferno

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."   Henry David Thoreau

Dante's Inferno nature's way.




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