“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon
“The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.” — Eudora Welty
“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”~Bob Hope
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” — Jack Layton
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse
I just noticed this it the 100th post. My how time flies when you’re having fun! You know the best part about writing this blog? Our followers. You guys are great! Thank you for following.
“Why not learn to enjoy the little things – there are so many of them.” — Author Unknown
“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.” — Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905
I like to follow the Daily Post Challenges. This weeks writing challenge is called A Splash of Color. Wave color in front of an artist and there is no telling what might happen.
The photo today is of one of my favorite fabric art pieces called Solar Storm. I could go into great detail about my use of color in this piece and what it means to me — but I don’t do that. If I tell you what I did and was thinking as I created this work I am telling you to see it the way I do. You don’t have to do that. I’m more interested in what the work says to you.
Is Solar Storm whispering anything in your ear, or maybe screaming? Do you find the color warm and comforting, overwhelming or even threatening?
Several years ago Bob and I drove to Iowa to take a scenic ride on a train to celebrate our anniversary. Autumn in the Midwest can be spectacular and that year Mother Nature outdid herself. Some of the shots of fall leaves you have been enjoying and will continue to enjoy for at least a few weeks to come are from that trip. Bob took some excellent shots of fall foliage on this trip. Some of these photos have “special effects” courtesy of shooting out the window of a moving train. So take a few minutes to sit back, relax and enjoy autumn from a train.
“Summer is already better, but the best is autumn.
It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows
moderately and not frivolously … It cools down,
clears up, makes you reasonable …” —Valentin