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Beauty Redeemed- Inspirational Quotations

Originally posted on Children Of Light:

Being overwhelmed by the news and the continuing ordeal of the Charlie Hebdo events, I took off to to the garden to take photos. I hope another post on the delights of the camera is not over doing it.

Often during the winter, photography is not an option. The sun is hidden behind dark, low clouds, all looks grey and listless. At least they do here. There is little hope, with such weather, to take even a decent outside photo. It’s only when the sun suddenly and expectantly peaks through the clouds, perhaps at lunchtime some days, when I can venture into the garden to see what’s growing. There is one beautiful flower that somehow thrives in the darkest winter months – that is the Hellebore. The flowers of the Helleborus are almost a threat to the darkness of winter, for they are one of the most beautiful of all…

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Faces I Love in Pushkar, India – Children Of Light

Originally posted on Children Of Light:


I look so much forward to this one week in Pushkar during the Camel Fair. Waking up early and leaving the hotel room before 7am so as to mingle with the colourful pilgrims arriving in town fills me with excitement and anticipation similar to the feelings when going out for an early morning safari drive in Africa. What will the photosession bring, what new, amazing images ? I think that being a woman photographer helps me alot. The women open up to me and and, as I mingle with them, they, too, sense my excitement and give me their best smile and acceptance .. the men are happy to be photographed by a woman!! I NEVER give money for a photo as I believe that then the ‘natural’ look is gone and the money exchange destroys everything. Instead, I…

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Man Is She Going To Blow

Originally posted on Living and Lovin:

I am sure if you live in the United States you are hearing all about our plight.  Yes it is winter and yes I live in New England but really a BLIZZARD come on two feet plus of snow in one dump and to top it off where I am to add insult to injury 60 to 70 mph winds.  It will be crazy in these parts so I cried uncle and hired a young guy with a new truck to plow here he will be worth his weight in gold.  I will still need to go up onto the roof but that will not be while those winds are around  though with high snow banks I won’t fall far :).I will say a prayer for all of those in her path forget it’s name what’s with all these foolish named storms this could out do our famous Blizzard of…

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The Arrow Parable From The Buddha – Myth and Legand


Hatred can never cease by hatred.
Hatred can only cease by love.
This is an eternal law. – the Buddha

Originally posted on Children Of Light:


Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”  – Gautama Buddha


“Imagine a man that has been pierced by an arrow well soaked in poison, and his relatives and friends go at once to fetch a physician or a surgeon. Imagine now that this man says:

“I will not have this arrow pulled out until I know the name of the man who shot it, and the name of his family, and whether he is tall or short or of medium height; until I know whether he is black or dark or yellow; until I know his village or town. I will not have the arrow pulled out until I know about the bow that shot it, whether…

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l’enchantement du soir – Camera Catches


Enchantment is my Camera and a beautiful evening!
“Every human is an artist, and our greatest art is life. Humans perceive life and try to make sense of life by expressing what we perceive with words, music, and other expressions of art. ”
~Don Miguel ruiz

Originally posted on Camera Catches - Photography:

“just got back from a beautiful eve of winter solstice snowshoeing. my heart was lost and enlivened by both the hush of the mountainous snow world and a very fun irreverence with friends. i shared a solstice quote but did not share this one.

so in the spirit of the year–happy solistice! may there be ever present and growing light in your life as nature unfolds the same in the upcoming months.

“sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive leap off the rim of earth across the dome. it is a night to make the heavens our home. more than the nest whereto apace we strive. lengths down our road each fir-tree seems a hive, in swarms outrushing from the golden comb. they waken waves of thoughts that burst to foam: you throb in me, the dead revive. yon mantle clothes us: there, past mortal breath, life glistens…

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