“The heart of vision is shaped by the state of the soul. When the soul is alive to beauty, we begin to see life in a fresh and vital way.” John O’Donohue
“I should not make any promises right now,
But I know if you Pray
Somewhere in this world –
Something good will happen.”
― Hafiz of Persia
“Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life.” – Hafiz of Persia
Not sure what this flower is. It could be a cone flower, a daisy or a black-eyed Susan. Makes no difference to me cuz I think it’s beautiful.
My new fountain pen is a white Pilot Prera with a medium nib and filled with Diamine Ochre ink. The ink is a nice milk chocolate color and I think works will with my cream colored pages in my Moleskin journal. Not that there are any special words in this pen but the desire to write more is there. Oh, and included in this image is a favorite of mine, a mocha latte, which matches the ink also.
Took my camera for a walk yesterday. All images taken with the Fujifilm 35mm f2.0 lens and handheld. Both images are 100%, or greater, crops.
“Every human being needs a contemplative practice, perhaps gazing at nature in wonder, with a camera or paint brush, taking time.” Thomas Moore
“A shadow cannot ignore the sun that all day creates and moves it!” Rumi
Fletcher’s a 12 week old puppy. His beautiful color and curiosity were an instant attraction for me. He was alert to everything around him through both sight and sound. His ears were always perked in anticipation to the next new sound and the wonder it would offer. And, those eyes of curiosity were constantly scanning, wanting to know and understand this enticing new world. I wondered, was it the color, the shape or the movement that drew his attention?