Kaleidoscope #735


Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Ring of Endless Light

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. A soft blue sky, taken before leaving for work one morning No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #734


Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this vibrant flower bed. It was hard to focus in on just a few blooms, so you’ll probably see more of these in future posts. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #733


Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
― Voltaire

 

 

 

 

 Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #732


Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives.
― Roy T. Bennett

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This photo represents only part of my Mom’s hillside fairy garden, getting lush and green in early summer. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from her digital camera.

 


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Kaleidoscope #731


Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #729


Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
― Audrey Hepburn

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It was sent to me by a good friend who happens to spend his days outside as a postal carrier. These lovely mimosa blooms were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #728


The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.
― Lauren Kate, Fallen

 

 

 

 Below is the original photo used to create this image. Caught these glorious crepe myrtles backlit by bright morning sunshine heading out to work. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #727


Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
― Mae West

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I was in heaven when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA and found this vibrant flower bed. It was hard to focus in on just a few blooms, so you’ll probably see more of these in future posts. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #726


There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see.
― Vera Brittain

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lush azaleas on a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.