Sunday, November 28, 2010

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, 
places to play in and pray in, 
where nature may heal and give strength 
to body and soul. 
John Muir 


  abstract in water, sky, and stone


crimson-dipped jasmine


ivy impressionism


and a message of love in craggy bark

12 comments:

Dianne said...

Beautiful photos... some people, like you, have a gift of seeing hearts in every day things... I wish I had it... Maybe if I looked a little deeper...

Elizabeth said...

The bark heart is awesome! Happy Sunday to you --

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the first photo. It looks like an abstract maple leaf. The other three photos are lovely, but the first one really speaks to me.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

B. Meandering said...

The first is my favorite. It looks like you made a clear glass flower with silver or steel rims to hold the glass in place. I love the layers underneath and the texture of the straw.
You outdid yourself on this one. :)
The others are really good also, and I'm especially fond of hearts, so the tree heart grabs at me, but the 'steel tipped' glass flower still 'wins' this one.

Rick said...

A great quote Leslie - yes, we need more than just food for the body to have life. Beautiful photos - the jasmine is my favorite (note American spelling ;-) I want to buy a jasmine plant for its fragrance.

I hope your week goes well.

Noelle Renee said...

These photos are incredibly beautiful Leslie. "God, I can push the grass apart. And lay my finger on Thy heart! ..." do you recall that line from Renascence by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Leslie. That is what you do here with these photos--you reveal the heart of the creator in water, leaf and bark. "And God saw that it was good" :-)
xoxo,
Noelle

LauraX said...

I LOVE these images and the quote too Leslie.

I love to look deeply at ordinary things and find something extraordinary hidden...waiting to be noticed!

Elisabelle said...

i wish i could pray like you do... it must give you a lot of peace...

Jodi said...

Leslie, it's not everybody that can see the beauty of God speaking to us all in the quiet ways like you do. Thank you for capturing those moments and sharing them with us. I have so much respect for you, for your gratitude in spite of your physical pain. Glad you're my friend. Oh, and I'm stealing your John Muir quote for my Facebook. Love you.

deb said...

so so wonderful , Leslie.

ELK said...

the
texture
of
life
here
.
blessings

Debbie D. said...

Leslie, you have eyes to see what many of us don't. Keep the pictures coming...they are inspirational!