Kaleidoscope #605


Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
― William Jennings Bryan

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. A lovely summer sky, taken in a parking lot after shopping. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #604


Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
― Aristotle

 

 

 

 

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.

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Kaleidoscope #603

We are the choices we make.
― Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these lovely and unusual flowers in a small garden near my parking deck in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #602


We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Kaleidoscope #601


You always have a choice. It’s just that some people make the wrong one.
― Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian

 

 

 

 

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.

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Kaleidoscope #600


Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I’d decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.
― Donald E. Westlake, Two Much

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. My front yard is only good for growing two things, mushrooms and moss… At least it’s green! No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #599


You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and this fantastic flower box. It was Mom’s favorite, so Mom, these flower-box kaleidoscopes are for you! No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.


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Kaleidoscope #598


All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.
― Johnny Cash

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found a great moss and lichen bespeckled brick wall on an afternoon walk near Forest Hill Park, in Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #597


I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. A lovely summer sky, taken in a parking lot after shopping. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #596


The fate of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote.
― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

 

 

 

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.

 

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