Arches. Bars. Cracks. Colors.
Welcome. Stay out.
Trip date: April 2013
I feel incredibly grateful to have woken up to such sights on this lush Monday morning.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. Rachel Carson
For more quotes on the healing power of nature go to THE 44 BEST QUOTES ABOUT NATURE
As we were walking away from the Blue Mansion (scroll down for pictures) on the streets of Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia, my mother signalled me to look down.
Look. A shoe for your collection.
I looked down with that excitement I get when I see an abandoned shoe. There’s something about them seems to make the world a smaller place. To find out more about what I mean, check out my Random Shoes page.
I looked back at her.
Every time I see a shoe on the road or beach, I think of you.
She smiled and kept walking.
At that moment, I couldn’t tell mame how much I was touched by this small gesture. Hopefully now she knows.
Thank you for this, mame. Every time I see an abandoned shoe now I will think of you too.
This was an entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Photo Challenge: Abandoned. Join in!
For this week’s challenge, we are supposed to share three shots of the same subject. I took these candid shots between nephew and uncle during the Lunar New Year holidays.
Hard to get angry with that face.
If you’re interested in joining this week’s photo challenge, click here.
When I woke up to the snow on Wednesday morning, I knew I’d have to work quickly to photograph the magical scene. As soon as I stepped out the door I could hear the snow melting. Yeongcheon isn’t dealing with the heaps of snow my friends in Gangwon-do are dealing with. Actually the snow was mostly gone by Wednesday afternoon.
The following pictures are descriptions of what the snow revealed to me.
Samsoon waits patiently as I get the right shot.
The moss woke up for a moment.