8.08.2010


Mums the Word

Self-respect cannot be hunted.
It cannot be purchased.
It is never for sale...
It comes to us when we are alone,
in quiet moments,
in quiet places,
when we suddenly realize that
knowing the good, we have done it;
knowing the beautiful, we have served it;
knowing the truth, we have spoken it.
~Whitney Griswold

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30 comments:

Rachel Roushey said...

I love the lighting and contrast in this photo. It's wonderful.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautifully said and illustrated. Thanks!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Well said.This is a beautiful soft look.
Blessings,Ruth

sherri said...

Beautiful the way it feels like it's reaching toward me. The light is fantastic.

Chesney said...

WOW....absolutely stunning!

A.J. said...

Chasity, My wife and I were married after a terrible snow storm in Denver, in December of 1982. With Denver was snowed in the florist couldn't make their delivery so we used the flowers left on the Beema (pulpit) after Friday Night Services. They were Mums, and they hold a special memory for me. AJ

Bernie said...

Chas I'm not sure where you find these beautiful quotes and sayings but I truly love them. Your picture in gorgeous as always, sending many prayers for Shauna. I think of her every day especially this time of night......:-) Hugs

Kala said...

Lovely details and tones in this image.

Carletta said...

You have us looking right down into the heart of the mum - lovely!
What wonderful light.

Elaine @ Commotion said...

The detail is amazing and the way the light and dark is....perfect!!

fini said...

Beautiful!! It's picture perfect. And those beautiful quotes complete everything!

Jay said...

That's the most beautiful post I've read so far today! A gorgeous picture, and I love the quote too. So very true!

S/he could well have added that no kind of respect can ever be bought, either. If you try to make someone respect you by force, respect is not what you get for your pains.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Simply stunning...and such an artful photo.


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Hope your Monday is treating you well.

Tracy said...

Fantastic image, Chas! I love "spider" mums... and love how you've captured this floral moment. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

faerwillow said...

~gorgeous mum...and these words if you don't mind i will be printing off...to keep as a daily reminder and also to share withthose in my life...you couldn't have found a more precious piece to go along with your photo...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Naquillity said...

this is a beautiful photo. and your words compliment well. have a great day.

JMS* said...

Tout au cœur de la beauté !

lizziviggi said...

The light is exquisite!

Rosie said...

Love this photo and the words that accompany it - just perfect :) Rosie

Jenn said...

LOVE this one!!!

Maaike said...

very pretty

Lena said...

beautiful!

michael said...

At 100 degrees, I'd miss the rain too. Glad you got some good raindrop photos when it was around.

lisaschaos said...

Gorgeous lines! Lovely shot and thought provoking quote.

T. Becque said...

This is beautiful.

Rick said...

Exquisite. Love the light on this pure flower!

Leah C said...

Love this photo...so pure and peaceful. And mums make me a bit nostalgic; my aunt & uncle{they were florists} used to own greenhouses where they grew tons of mums:)

Linda Robinson said...

Your photo are wonderful.. I just love all the little inspiring quotes under some of your photos. This is a blog I will definitly come back to....

Hugs, Linda

Gena D said...

This reminds me, that I took a number of similar shots early this year, and have not published them .....
Gena D

simplysandi said...

This is gorgeous. Stopping by from SITS