Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Nature…Leaves

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Nature, Phoneography Challenge, Quotes
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After an infinitely long (two week) break while our hostess-with-the-mostess went on a well-deserved vacation (hope you had a great time, Sally), the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge (aka Phoneography Challenge) is back.  As we’ve entered a new month, our first-Monday theme is “Nature.

Nature will bear the closest inspection.  She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
~Henry David Thoreau

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Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.  There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree,the trembling of a leaf.
~Albert Schweitzer

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I believe that a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
~Walt Whitman

A leaf fluttered through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun,
a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
~Anais Nin

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Comments
  1. Both are delicately lovely, especially the ginkgo. Happy Photo Challenge.

  2. Angeline M says:

    The second photo is a work of art. Beautiful!

  3. The first one is ginkgo leaf, right? I had no clue that they grow on you place. I always try to raise one, but they dislike our wet climate. Have a super monday and a great cinco de mayo.

    • It is a ginkgo. I didn’t know they grew here, either. In fact, I didn’t even know what they looked like until someone posted about them and then I saw the leaves around here. Enjoy your Monday and Cinco de Mayo, too.

      janet

  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful post, Janet! Love the quotes. Inspiring indeed!

    • Thanks, Amy. I love finding appropriate quotes and it’s so easy with the internet. One of the sites I’ve used has changed something so that you can’t copy from the site, so I have to go back and forth and put the quote in myself. How rude! 🙂

      janet

  5. Loving those pics Janet, and great quotes too! 😀

  6. FireBonnet says:

    The quotes you found for those beautiful images are perfect. I can’t decide which shot I like best, so I’ll just love them both!

    • You’re allowed to love them both, Meghan. I can’t choose between them either. Looking up quotes is so easy with the internet and so much fun, although there are some pretty weird ones, too.

      janet

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful choices – especially like the Schweitzer quote!

  8. Suzanne says:

    These are interesting – I love the quotes you have found to go with them and the way you have observed the small details of life so accurately.

  9. Indira says:

    Beautiful photos and lovely quotes.

  10. Steve Lakey says:

    Love the second photo especially. And the quotes!

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