Autumn sky before the night

Autumn sky before the night

There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono

At full moon when mysterious things happen ….

 

Full Moon Stork

…and wishes come true.

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way” – Carl Sandburg

Before the darkness of night

Bloom before the night

In the night air, in the night air


“Don’t accommodate complains in your chamber, else you have a sleepless and restless night. Keep them away and fall in love with actions for solution!”   ― Israelmore Ayivor

Willow Tree. Bending in the wind

 

The willow which bends to the tempest

The willow which bends to the tempest

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Reflecting the sunny blue sky – clear perspective

naked branches

clear perspective

“I know that mirrors give us a false sense of confidence.” I continued. “The reflection that we see everyday has nothing to do with how others see us. The glass lies.”  ― Rasmenia Massoud

When I get lonely….

when i get lonely

own unfulfilled yearnings?

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

I change and I am the same

Make a choice

Make a choice

From the day we are born, our bodies change and develop; each day our minds transform themselves when we think a new thought or gather new knowledge. So I change daily and am the same, though no longer the same boy that I looked at in the mirror 50 years ago. Perhaps the most astonishing change is the gain in humility I did not ask for.

First frosty morning

erster-frost

Wide open space, wide open soul

Ready for takeoff

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Must do it. I Can’t Help it.

White Butterfly

Busy at Work

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
Zhuangzi

This afternoon I was going out to get some pictures from a nearby baroquesque garden. This little fella was so busy on the flowers, flitting from blossom to blossom, seemingly never still, that I wondered if I could even get a good shot. I guess it took me almost a hundred trials to get this halfway decent picture. If I only wouldn’t hold my breath while pushing the trigger, the whole affair would have been a lot more relaxed.

alte-jetzel-hitzacker

Alte Jetzel at Hitzacker

More water photos: Fine Art Prints and Cards

 

“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.”

Laotze

Prolonging the Holiday Feeling

Home Decoration

Expressing your Feelings and Longings

Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.

William James

First Morning Rays

First Rays

When the sunny rays gives a sign for a promising day

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.

Scott Adams

You Just Get Better

See yourself as a Master

IT NEVER

GETS EASIER

YOU JUST 

GET BETTER

 

See yourself as a Master of Determination and Persistence. Change strategies if you are not getting results. Reward yourself when you achieve something howsoever small.

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Lovable Cornflowers at Sunset

sunset blue

A quiet and peaceful evening

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Single trail swimming undisturbed

single trail

Floating undisturbed

Deep blue sky

april-sky

Deep blue

At the Elbe River