happiness is

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Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

– Thomas Merton

 

* I took this photo of expired clematis blossoms in my backyard in Iowa. (Here is a photo of them when they were in full bloom.)

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the gift of your attention

47_the gift of your attention

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

– Jim Rohn

 

* I took this photo in the Lake District of England, near Keswick.

 

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where the fruit is

48_where the fruit is

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

– H. Jackson Browne

 

* I took this photo of an Cedar Waxwing on the tree in my backyard in Iowa.

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clarity comes

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Clarity comes from knowing what you want and from moving in the direction of it.

– Sue Krebs

 

* I took this photo in New York City of a flower in a bouquet at a street market.

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a fire to be kindled

49_a fire to be kindled

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

– Plutarch

 

* I took this photo of a fire in our backyard pit on a crisp fall late afternoon in Iowa.

 

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only the curious

39_only the curious

Only the curious have something to find. 

– Nickel Creek

 

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Mexico.

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with wings

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I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

Gustave Flaubert

 

* I took this photo of the skies over San Agustinillo, Mexico at sunset.

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