Kaleidoscope #113

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
–Roy T. Bennett 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gorgeous sunset taken outside of Mesa, Arizona in November, 2008 at my grandparents’ 50th anniversary party. If you look closely, you can make out saguaro cacti. A simple snap from my Kodak Share camera.

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Kaleidoscope #112

You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
–Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. All I can say, is sometimes you have to look down to see a rainbow.. I caught this oil-slick rainbow at dusk after a rain just outside my office building with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #111

 

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
–Laura Ingalls Wilder 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. This one came out of the archive. It’s a stormy Atlantic Ocean from a trip to Nags Head, North Carolina in the late 90’s. I had one of those awesome film cameras that took panoramic shots. Film negative saved to CD.

 

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Kaleidoscope #110

 

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.
–Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bush from the front of my house that has its winter berries going on. Taken on an bright morning with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

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Kaleidoscope #109

 

Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing…
–Elizabeth Gilbert 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed roots from my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

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Kaleidoscope #108

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
–Amy Tan 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room table using the curtain as a drape. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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Kaleidoscope #107

 

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
–George Bernard Shaw 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone pavers in my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

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Kaleidoscope #106

 

It doesn’t matter what it is. What matters is what it will become.
–Dr. Seuss 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken in 2016 on a bright fall afternoon, no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my Kodak Share digital camera.

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Kaleidoscope #105

We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.
–Walter Mosley, Blue Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a recent trip to Illinois. No special lighting or retouching, simply a snap from my smart phone. Yes, the sky really was that blue…

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Kaleidoscope #104


The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.
–Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room table using the curtain as a drape. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.

 

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