Kaleidoscope #367

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
― Madeleine L’Engle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #366

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Kaleidoscope #365

I loved a maid fair as summer, with sunlight in her hair.
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

 

 

 

 

 

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 #364

You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearthfires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal that burns a long, long while.
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 

 

 

 

 

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 #363

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.
― E. Cummings

 

 

 

 

 

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 #362

Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 #361

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.
― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Kaleidoscope #360

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
― Joan Crawford

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #359

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.
― Nicholas Sparks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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