oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Inspiration!

Itty Bitty Teeny Tiny

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What I see are a bunch of pretty little flowers. What I know is that entire stalk was as big as my thumb.

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If you cannot do great things,

do small things in a great way.

– Napoleon Hill 

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storms that didn’t come

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What I see is a brilliant sky. What I remember is this is all that became of some ominous looking clouds. What I think is that sometimes we spend so much time preparing for the worst that we don’t take the time to enjoy what is actually in front of us.

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If you spend your whole life

waiting for the storm,

you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

– Morris West  


beauty is a light in the heart

What I see is a great sky…with a bunch of ugly trailers in front of it. What I thought when I saw this in person was, “What a shame that I can’t get a better shot!” What I think now is those trailers don’t change the fact that the sky above them is lovely.

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Beauty is not in the face;

beauty is a light in the heart.

– Kahlil Gibran


Flowers

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What I see is various pictures of flowers that I have taken this year.
What I think is that I like sharing them with you.

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Happiness held is the seed;

Happiness shared is the flower.

– John Harrigan


Don’t Wait Too Long

This was a window display for a kitchen supply store, back in the dog days of summer when the temperatures made you feel almost as desperate as this guy. What I see is what remains of someone who almost made it. What I think is that you shouldn't wait too long to go after what you need to make life worth while.

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Fortune helps those

who dare.

– Virgil


entrances leading out

I took this picture in downtown Fredericksburg, where there are many of these entrances leading out to little courtyards or small restaurants. What I see is a doorway to a very inviting space. What I think is that doorways were meant to be gone through.

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Look on every exit

as being an entrance somewhere else.

– Tom Stoppard


growth medium

I took this picture in the summer, but it reminded me a little of New Years and resolution making. What I see is a row of hydrangeas, ranging in color from light purple to dark blue. Did you know that the color of the flower depends on the soil they're planted in and how the plant is adjusting? What I think is the success of the resolutions we make rely on much the same thing: the soil we plant them in and the attitude with which we face them.

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Our beliefs about what we are

and what we can be

precisely determine what we will be.

– Anthony Robbins