A Quote – Degas – on art

“Art is not what you see,

             but what you make others see”.


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So – what do you see???

e.1 Lg orig Orange Daylily copy

It is a double orange daylily from the Gardens at Waters East

Be Still – – – and Know

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If you want more “inspirational” photos of nature and flowers and water, check out any of the past postings from the archive of: Gardens at Waters East    click on:   www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com

Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

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Take this opportunity to “teach” all of us who seek deeper truth in life.



Up Close and Personal

Did you really ever look at something? Really look? Get up close and personal? Here is an opportunity to get close – real close and see what can often be missed. Look now at the detail, the expression, the color, the texture – close but not too close so that the “thing” is still recognizable for what it is.

Looking closely at a thing, at life, at friendship, at one’s past; seeing the many fine details that make the whole, can give a new appreciation, a new understanding, a new perspective, a renewed purpose to move on and live again more fully, being whole again.

Here are some photos to bring you into contact with the more intimate parts of life. What is spoken here? Spoken to you? Spoken about intimate beauty?

View these photos as “stepping stones” into your life and the details of all you are.

What are the inner parts of you that make your life more whole?

Enjoy & Reflect

Eight photos for reflection & meditation

Be Still – – – and Know

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2.lg black feather 5.9.13 crop sq

3.lg crocus.1 sq 4.20.13

4.lg fern head.1 5.21.13 crop sq

5.lg frog on window 8.30.11 copy sq

6.lg crop sq sw.31 single rust stone 11.29.12 copy

7.lg but on coneflower.3 copy sq

8.lg siberian close 6.21.14

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If you like these photos and want to see more of nature from the private gardens where these photos were taken along the shores of Lake Michigan – check out:   www.gardensatwaterseast.blogspot.com


Quote – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“So you’re made of detritus (from exploding stars).

Get over it.

Or better yet,

          celebrate it.

After all,

what nobler thought can one cherish

than that the universe lives within us all?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hubble image of Messier 9

Your comments are always welcome.