11.03.2010


Rustling

Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us
all but the things that cannot be torn
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
~Arthur Golden

200/365

click to enlarge....I think it's worth your time.

17 comments:

leavesnbloom said...

I think hydrangeas are just wonderful to photograph at this time of year. Your composition is lovely Chasity.

Still praying for Shauna.

justine said...

you have made these hydrangeas look so truly beautiful, I love the light on these, another work of art.

Jamie said...

Today two separate songs about learning to bend came on in my iPod - now I read your post. I wonder if the universe has a message to me. Use my roots to stand firm but let my limbs free to swing in adversity - it just may make me stronger.

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful - who'd have thought dead blooms could look so soft and attractive. I love the soft tones in this photo.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Another work of art, and I liked the quote you used, Chas. Adversity can define us. It truly can rip out the things that are not important and hopefully makes us grateful for the things that are. Sometimes, for me at least, I forget to focus on the latter, but this serves as a good reminder. Thanks!

XO,

Sheila :-)

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful pic and such a wonderful quote. I needed this very much this evening. Thank you!

SouthernSass said...

And, I am praying for Shauna!

Rick said...

Beautiful image Chas. And a great quote to go along with it.

I hope things are looking up through the adversity !

RedWillow said...

wow. . I love the image and the quote but this is one of my favs you have done.
Have a great night. Im off to sleep finally.
xo

Bernie said...

I do love your beautiful pictures Chas but your quotes are wonderful as well. Many prayers for dear Shauna......:-) Hugs

Leah C said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite of the season:)

Scott said...

Another true beauty. You just keep them coming, don't you. You've inspired me to try to add some texture etc. to some photos lately. Haven't posted them yet, but soon I hope.

lisaschaos said...

Most perfect! Love the gentle browns, vintagey. :0)

lisa said...

Amazing texture! Just love this photograph.

darlin said...

I absolutely adore this photo Chas, what an amazing shot! I'd say frame this one... and send it to me! lol Just kidding but it's a framer for sure!

Tracy said...

LOVE the fragile yet stoic beauty of this image, Chas! And not least the quote... Some strong winds and health issues have challenged me lately...keeping standing though...trying to! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Siddhartha Joshi said...

love it...