Kaleidoscope #763


I never in my life argued with a piece of cake or a bowl of ice cream.
― Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these incredible purple and yellow pansies. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #762


I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA on a rainy afternoon, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and these remarkable and unusual flowers. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.


Kaleidoscope #761


Simple pleasures are best.
― Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these lavender petunias. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #760


Happiness isn’t complicated. It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty.
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Taken on.a summer afternoon, while on an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these purple petunias. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #759


These are the little things that people should really appreciate, simple pleasures.
― Julianna Baggott, Pure

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

Kaleidoscope #758


A nice warm shower, a cup of tea, and a caring ear may be all you need to warm your heart.
― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these deep violet and vivid pink flowers. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone

 

Kaleidoscope #757


Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They don’t. They just want the fun of eating it all over again. The matron doesn’t want to repeat her girlhood, she wants to repeat her honeymoon. I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these lavender petunias. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #756


Rejoice in every aspect of life—big or small. Let nothing pass you by. Appreciate everything—whether it is perceived as good or bad. You have the power to turn any experience into a pleasurable one. Challenge your preconceptions and luxuriate in the simple things of life.
― Jennifer L. Scott, Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Taken on.a summer afternoon, while on an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these purple petunias. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #755


There is pleasure from learning the simple truth, and there is a pleasure from learning that the truth is not simple.
― Wayne C. Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking a walk around Floyd, VA on a rainy afternoon, my parents and I came across a farmers’ market and these remarkable and unusual flowers. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.


Kaleidoscope #754


One must be prepared to fight for one’s simple pleasures and to defend them against elegance and erudition and all manner of glamorous enticements.
― Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. While taking an afternoon walk around Floyd, VA in the rain. Hanging baskets with a beautiful variety of flowers seemed to be outside every shop. I couldn’t resist these incredible purple and yellow pansies. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.