Art

  • Kaleidoscope #331 - The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts. ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a close-up of a vibrant flowering bush taken outside our hotel in Mesa, AZ while on a recent vacation […]
  • Kaleidoscope #330 - So it always is: when you escape to a desert the silence shouts in your ear. ― Graham Greene, The Quiet American           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken on my last night in Arizona, just outside of Mesa during a recent vacation.  The […]
  • Kaleidoscope #329 - The world makes things for each place. Fish for the sea, Rocs for the mountain skies, and girls with sun in their skin and perfect aim for a desert that doesn’t let weakness live. ― Alwyn Hamilton, Rebel of the Sands           Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #328 - I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real. ― Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Grand Canyon during a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #327 - Wilderness. The word itself is music. ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, AZ during a recent vacation.  I was surprised and delighted to find this patch of royal-purple […]
  • Kaleidoscope #326 - No, life cannot be understood flat on a page. It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath… We get one […]
  • Kaleidoscope #325 - I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently. ― Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road            Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #324 - As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, “Pass here and go on, you’re on the road to heaven. ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road           […]
  • Kaleidoscope #323 - Water, water, water… There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount, a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #322 - We all have our own deserts. They may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free. ― Yeonmi Park, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom           Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #321 - If you have time to chatter, Read books. If you have time to read, Walk into mountain, desert and ocean. If you have time to walk, Sing songs and dance. If you have time to dance, Sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot. ― Nanao Sakaki           Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #320 - I have always hated crowds. I like deserts, prisons, and monasteries. I have discovered, too, that there are fewer idiots at 3000 meters above sea level than down below. ― Jean Giono, An Italian Journey           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #319 - I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams… ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Grand Canyon […]
  • Kaleidoscope #318 - On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don’t stop. ― Paulo Coelho            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become one of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #317 - Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. ― C.S. Lewis            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #316 - My mother named me after a miracle of nature: Waris means desert flower. The desert flower blooms in a barren environment where few living things can survive. ― Waris Dirie, Desert Flower            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a close-up of a vibrant flowering […]
  • Kaleidoscope #315 - “Don’t think about what you’ve left behind,” The alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. “If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like […]
  • Kaleidoscope #314 - The house, the stars, the desert — what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This gathering of saguaro and funky gourd-like cacti were part of the landscaping in front of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #313 - Maybe these desert birds could explain to him the meaning of love without ownership. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become one of my favorite […]
  • Kaleidoscope #312 - Everyone just keeps on disappearing. Some things vanish, like they were cut away. Others fade slowly into the mist. And all that remains is a desert. ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #311 - The desert, when the sun comes up…I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began. ― Tom Hanks            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken on my last night in Arizona, just outside of Mesa during a recent vacation.  The skies had been […]
  • Kaleidoscope #310 - Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question. ― Lao Tzu           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #309 - The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes. That’s the way it will be with our love for each other. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Grand Canyon during the tail end […]
  • Kaleidoscope #308 - A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never-failing spring in the desert. ― Andrew Carnegie            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This gathering of saguaro and funky gourd-like cacti were part of the landscaping in […]
  • Kaleidoscope #307 - From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her kisses on the wind hoping that the wind would touch the boy’s face, and would […]
  • Kaleidoscope #306 - You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. ― Mary Oliver, Wild Geese           Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #305 - The desert takes our dreams away from us, and they don’t always return…. Those who don’t return become a part of the clouds, a part of the animals that hide in the ravines and of the water that comes from the earth. They become part of everything … They become the Soul of the World. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #304 - “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #303 - For without you, I swear, the town Has become like a prison to me. Distraction and the mountain And the desert, all I desire. ― Rumi, Love: The Joy That Wounds: The Love Poems of Rumi            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at […]
  • Kaleidoscope #302 - Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving […]
  • Kaleidoscope #301 - They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.  ― Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #300 - He felt the urge to go into the desert, to see if it’s silence held the answers to his questions. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a close-up of a vibrant flowering bush taken outside our hotel in Mesa, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #299 - I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert. ― Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars           Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #298 - Without music and dance, life is a journey through a desert. ― Pat Conroy           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become one of my favorite spots to see when visiting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #297 - The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken on my last night in Arizona, just outside of Mesa during a recent vacation.  The skies had been almost crystal […]
  • Kaleidoscope #296 - I could not have known then that everybody, every person, has to leave, has to change like seasons; they have to or they die. The seasons remind me that I must keep changing. ― Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road            Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #295 - The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. ― C.S. Lewis           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become one of my favorite […]
  • Kaleidoscope #294 - Who’s to say that it takes something like a drug to mess with your perception of reality? How did Hitler deceive a nation? How can one group of people look at the world and see one thing, and another see something completely different? One sees a town, another sees a desert. One sees beauty, another […]
  • Kaleidoscope #293 - She laughed, and the desert sang. ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, AZ during a recent vacation.  I was surprised and delighted to find this patch of royal-purple irises. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #292 - Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom. ― Margaret Atwood            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at […]
  • Kaleidoscope #291 - For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since […]
  • Kaleidoscope #290 - One of the world’s most tiresome questions is what object one would bring to a desert island, because people always answer “a deck of cards” or “Anna Karenina” when the obvious answer is “a well-equipped boat and a crew to sail me off the island and back home where I can play all the card […]
  • Kaleidoscope #289 - I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we have the same soul. ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #288 - Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons. ― Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #287 - I feel I stand in a desert with my hands outstretched, and you are raining down upon me. ― Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt            Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at a scenic view and hiking trail outside of Sedona, AZ during […]
  • Kaleidoscope #286 - What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well… ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince           Below is the original photo used to create this image. This was taken at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, AZ during a recent vacation. This has become […]
  • Kaleidoscope #285 - Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear-the earth remains, slightly modified. The earth remains, and the heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break….I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun. ― […]
  • Kaleidoscope #284 -   I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them – there’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #283 - The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms. ― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out               Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #282 - You are my sunlight in the dark and the ground beneath my feet. ― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a glass sun-catcher that hangs in my office window. Taken on a bright morning with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #281 - I want something else. I’m not even sure what to call it anymore except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap. Probably not even real. ― Mark Z. Danielewski              Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #280 -   After every storm, there is a rainbow. If you have eyes, you will find it. If you have wisdom, you will create it. If you have love for yourself and others, you won’t need it. ― Shannon L. Alder              Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #279 - Lovers alone wear sunlight. ― E.E. Cummings           Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual flower in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #278 -  Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #277 - I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was […]
  • Kaleidoscope #276 - The sun sliced through the windshield, sealing me in light. I closed my eyes and felt the warmth on my eyelids. Sunlight traveled a long distance to reach this planet; an infinitesimal portion of that sunlight was enough to warm my eyelids. I was moved. That something as insignificant as an eyelid had its place […]
  • Kaleidoscope #275 - And even if they don’t find what they’re looking for, isn’t it enough to be out walking together in the sunlight? ― Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins          Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #274 -   Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. ― George Gordon Byron              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #273 - The sunlight isn’t the only thing that makes me happy anymore now that I can endure my storms. ― Alexandra Elle, Words from a Wanderer               Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #272 - Wine is sunlight, held together by water. ― Galileo Galilei              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush on a sunrise walk around my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   Save Save Save Save Save
  • Kaleidoscope #271 -   Just because I live in the sunlight, enjoy being blond, and wear a cheerleading uniform, that doesn’t mean I’m stupid. I’m so sick of that. ― Kelly Creagh, Nevermore             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #270 - O love, O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew. ― Alfred Tennyson          Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual flower in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #269 - He knew how she would love. He had not loved her without gaining that instinctive knowledge of what capabilities were in her. Her soul would walk in glorious sunlight if any man was worthy, by his power of loving, to win back her love. ― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South               […]
  • Kaleidoscope #268 - If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas’ touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they […]
  • Kaleidoscope #267 - The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain! — Dolly Parton              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #266 - Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. ― Gordon B. Hinckley              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #265 - Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth. ― Roman Payne             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, VA.  No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #264 - She dropped her shyness like a nightgown, and in the liquid glare of sunlight on old boards she held up her hands-as if, in the terror of the upcoming skirmish, she had at last understood that she was beautiful. In her own way. ― Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of […]
  • Kaleidoscope #263 - Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ― Benjamin Franklin              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap […]
  • Kaleidoscope #262 - Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us. ― Brian Jacques, Taggerung […]
  • Kaleidoscope #261 - The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me? ― Percy Bysshe Shelley          Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap […]
  • Kaleidoscope #260 - Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see, That without the dust the rainbow, Would not be. –Langston Hughes             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #259 - This is how I would die into the love I have for you: As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight. ― Rumi             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this flowering bush outside of a restaurant in Midlothian, VA.  No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #258 - Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them ― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #257 - Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what […]
  • Kaleidoscope #256 -   As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air. ― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver             Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #255 -   Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them. ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #254 - She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said. ― Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and unusual […]
  • Kaleidoscope #253 - Dare to love yourself, as if you were a rainbow, with gold at both ends. –Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.   […]
  • Kaleidoscope #252 - As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. ― John Muir         Below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #251 - I want to believe that I’m not wrong. I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me. ― Natsuki Takaya         Below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #250 - You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. –Charlie Chaplin         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #249 - I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from my Kodak Share […]
  • Kaleidoscope #248 - Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. ― Roy T. Bennett, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #247 - When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable. ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #246 - Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you. –Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #245 - Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder. ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe         Below is the original photo used to create […]
  • Kaleidoscope #244 - In times of storm and tempest, of indecision and desolation, a book already known and loved makes better reading than something new and untried … nothing is so warming and companionable. ― Elizabeth Goudge         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #243 - To create art with all the passion in one’s soul is to live art with all the beauty in one’s heart. –Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free […]
  • Kaleidoscope #242 - Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. ― Gordon B. Hinckley         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lovely sunset taken during a trip to Delaware in August, 2008. A simple snap from my Kodak Share camera.   Save Save Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #241 - Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do […]
  • Kaleidoscope #240 - The less you say, the more weight your words will carry. ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s engine, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save Save Save Save Save
  • Kaleidoscope #239 - Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it. –Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.    
  • Kaleidoscope #238 - The storm starts, when the drops start dropping. When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping. ― Dr. Seuss         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a glass sun-catcher that hangs in my office window. Taken on a bright morning with no special lighting or […]
  • Kaleidoscope #237 - The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay.
  • Kaleidoscope #236 - And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than look down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. –G.K. Chesterton         Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #235 - There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark         Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this blooming redbud on a lunchtime walk around the Richmond capital buildings. No special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #234 - Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. ― John Muir, The Mountains of California       […]
  • Kaleidoscope #233 - Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image from Pixabay.  
  • Kaleidoscope #232 - Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live. –Nora Roberts             […]
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