Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lantern in the Garden

This Chinese lantern stands beneath a pear tree, offering a perch for passing pigeons.

I had fun trying to shoot the lantern and a pigeon feather in the grass. Good thing I'm pretty bendy for a big girl!

It amazes me how such softly colored flowers can survive intense heat and sunlight...

When no one is looking, who blows this trumpet? Some fairy or elf? A pixie or sprite? Who gives voice to the garden's song? Who unleashes the call for the moon to rise and give light to the fay folk's play?

Another soft-hued bloom. Three, three, three, triple trines, lovely to behold.

If sunlight were to take shape as a flower, were to reach up to rejoin its source, I imagine it would look something like this.


cinner said...

love the flowers, my lilies are really short here this year. that pink is beautiful.Take care

Kyddryn said...

I thought the pink one was quite lovely, too.

The only lilies I have here at Casa de Crazy planted themselves - they're vivid orange, bloom in the spring, then fade away.

Thanks for popping by!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Beautiful shots...
A little familiar looking :)
I hope you had a great day..it looked spectacular!

Peace - Rene

Kyddryn said...

Why Mizz Rene, whatever could you mean?? :::blink...blink:::


Yes, it was a lovely time all around - beautiful flowers and congenial company were the order of the day. I'd love to go back and wander around that park for a few days - the front entrance alone is worth a day and a few memory cards in the camera.

Thanks for popping in!

Susan said...

Beautimous. I love the sunlight one - what is that????????

RachelW said...

Please light the lantern for me, my far-away friend. I think I'm lost.

Kyddryn said...

Susan, I think it's a Cana (sp?) Lily, but I'm not certain...

Rachel...I hope you're finding your way a bit better, now...but I'm here to help you through the dark bits if you find you need it...