Kaleidoscope #1005


Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.
Ray Bradbury

 

 Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up some of my window screen adding a geometric texture. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1004


Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
Nora Roberts  

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. These pretties were arranged in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1003


It wasn’t that long, and it certainly wasn’t the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever.
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

 

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 #1002


Be an encourager. Scatter sunshine. Who knows whose life you might touch with something as simple as a kind word.
― Debbie Macomber

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1001


To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.
― Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

 

 Below is the original photo used to create this image. Now that I’m working from home, this is a part of my new office view. I like how rain brings out the color and richness of stone and my camera picked up some of my window screen adding a geometric texture. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #1000


I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses…the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life…to lie in your arms as I take my last breath.
― Lisa Kleypas, Again the Magic

 

Wow! 1,000 kaleidoscope posts! Thanks to everyone for following my little blog!
Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a royalty-free image Image by Helena Sushitskaya  from Pixabay.

 

Kaleidoscope #999


I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
―Edgar Allan Poe

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is a view out my living room window. The diffuse light on this fresh spring foliage made the room glow and it caught my eye. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #998


For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.
Stephanie Perkins,  Anna and the French Kiss 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. Found this beautiful blooming tree on a walk through my neighborhood. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

Kaleidoscope #997


We have eyes, and we’re looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.
Eric Carle 

 

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.