Kaleidoscope #694


In the days that follow, it’s movement, not stillness, that helps to keep the grief at bay.
Veronica Roth, Allegiant 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #690


sounds of life and movement, people getting ready and people giving up, the sound of hope and the sound of hanging on, and behind them all, the quiet, deadly ticking of a thousand hungry clocks…
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #686


A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs, and the waist.
― Coco Chanel

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #680


If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

 

 

 

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.

Kaleidoscope #679


Bad is not an absolute, but a relative term. Ask the robber who used the cash he stole to feed his infant; the rapist who was sexually abused as a child; the kidnapper who truly believed he was saving a life. And just because you break the law doesn’t mean you have intentionally crossed the line into evil. Sometimes the line creeps up on you, and before you know it, you’re standing on the other side.
― Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #678


You don’t make art out of good intentions.
― Gustave Flaubert

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found these bright redbuds when I took a lunchtime walk around the capital grounds in Richmond, VA. These lined the wall of the Governor’s Mansion. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #677


I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.
― Angelina Jolie

 

 

 

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 lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #676


The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.
― Bob Marley

 

 

 

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 #675


A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.
― Daniel Wallace, The Kings and Queens of Roam

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this interesting bush in the decorative planter outside my office building in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #674


Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.
― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

 

 

 

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 lovelies were found along his delivery route. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from his smart phone.