Saturday, May 21, 2011

...keep to the simple...

in dwelling, live close to the ground.
 in thinking, keep to the simple.
in conflict, be fair and generous.
in governing, don't try to control.
in work, do what you enjoy.
in family life, be completely present.
~lao tzu
doesn't get much
simpler than a single
rosebud shadow.
so far,
this morning.
it is gorgeous.
much to do in the way of an open house.
will i steal some time to just sit and enjoy.
because that is the only way i will
get anything done.
light + objects = shadows.
enjoy your moments.
just BE.


Sylvia K said...

And superb simplicity it is, Robin! And I love Lao Tzu words! Perfect! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


cieldequimper said...

Oh so pretty, sweet and tender.

Paula Scott said...

Agreed-it doesn't-nor the the unspoken beauty tire. Exquisite image. Embodies 'vanitas' all the way through. The transience of life.
have a great open house!

Anonymous said...

A very good quote - and a fabulous shot of the rosebud. I hope you get some time to just sit ....

Millie Price said...

this is lovely. i like the rose against the deck, feels rustic to me.

Catherine said...

that is indeed a lovely simple shot...

Ralph said...

The single rosebud seems forlorn by itself. Yet the pastel pink looks lively when set against the weathered wood. The wood shows the experiences of age, the pink the promise of youth. Combined, they give us a nice look at subtle extremes!

Sarah said...

So lovely! These colours together are beautiful.

Kay L. Davies said...

Simply beautiful.
— K

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

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The poor, neglected blossom...and yet you found it. Or perhaps it found you...


A shadow’s an odd sort of thing;
It might have a nose or a wing,
A tail like a dog,
A bump like a log,
But one thing it has not is bling!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in Solitude

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

Oh this is glorious...I will be eating the first of my broccoli tomorrow for dinner, then the rest goes in the freezer. I love the harvest almost as much as the you think this will be the last of the cold, now let the thunderstorms tornadoes PLEASE!!!

I'm gonna haul the woollies back upstairs for the last time Tilda...I'M OVER IT!!!

fairchildstreet said...

stunning photos and such true words as always. Enjoy your weekend. Charmaine

Leanne said...

Very simple & pretty shot, nice shadow.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful sense of quiet round the last beauty of this little bud! Gorgepous photo!

whizkid said...

yes, truly simple and gorgeous. Have a lovely week.

(and as usual, i flipped on your header photo again! :))

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love it so simple yet speaks heaps. I love the quote, I have another from Lao Tzu that I love it is :

"Being loved deeply by someone gives you strength
While loving someone deeply gives you courage"

Have a great week.

Jeanette said...

Great picture. Lovely little rosebud all alone. Thanks for sharing!!

Antonella said...

I love your rosebud! Yes, it is very simple, and beautiful in the simplicity of it! Glad to have stopped by while checking out everyone's Shadow Shots. Hugs, Antonella :-)

Light Trigger said...

Amazings picture, lovely shadow

Anonymous said...

Agree. I try hard to live my life this way. Not always easy. :)
A very pretty photo.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Really love the colors & textures of this - simple is the best somedays :) Hope you enjoy the week ahead Robin!