from a "click and hope" photographer

12/02/07

brave anemone


“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go;
it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”
- Alice M. Swaim -

9 comments:

Sheila said...

Is this a pansy struggling to pop up out of the snow..?
They are so determined aren't they.
The ice crystals look like diamonds..!

RUTH said...

Hi Sheila; it's a anemone blanda...now if those ice cyrstals were diamonds?

Libbys Blog said...

Amazing!! Now what I want to know is what comes do you find first, the photo or the quote????

RUTH said...

Hi Libby; it seems to be the photo.....though sometimes I will come across a good quote and see if there is anything in the house I can relate it too.

Allotment Lady said...

Fandabydosy - brilliant Ruth

Suzi-k said...

wonderful as always, love how the words and images come together to form more than the sum of the parts!

talj said...

I love the way a simple quote can get a person thinking about allsorts of things! Thank you for sharing this :o)

Petunia's Gardener said...

You captured the sparkles too! This will be a nice one to revisit on a hot day.

Audrey said...

This is lovely Ruth and the qoute so true,

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche