Through the Lens Week 57 ~ Beginning May 2nd 2015


'The quieter you become, the more you can hear.'
~ Ram Dass




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Found the lines and textures of this tree very beautiful for Black and White Weekend





There is something about the marsh that is scenic and beautiful ~ for Scenic Weekends





Beauty in nature shining at you ~ for Our World Tuesday





Beauty in Simplicity for Black White Wednesday





My very own Yard Stick ~ for Y for Alphabe Thursday





A haiku to remind myself 'answers lie within' for Haiku Friday





The Yin and Yang Sky for Sky Watch Friday





'The Best for Last.'




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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness- adorable little kiddo! I like your black/white also- neat!

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  2. Hari OM
    Delightful lights and then the light of a Yorkie smile to round it off... luvverly! YAM xx

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  3. Beautriful mix of textures in the tree trunk and yes, wetlands have a unique beauty. You r lettle dog always look so beautiful. Great little pose.

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  4. I love the texture of that tree trunk - so beautiful.

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  5. Hi Carol
    I have been catching back over the last few posts - it is lovely to be in the same season Daffs are out here too! Art Muse dog always looks so clean (and adorable!)
    Have a happy weekend.
    Wren x

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  6. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely photo. Each photo tells a story.

    Your quote is really true. If we are quiet we will hear more and understand more. I remember the saying AN EMPTY VESSEL MAKES THE MOST NOISE. When we understand more we judge better, talk wisely and act with precision.

    Most of the time we interrupt people when they are talking and fail to understand what they are trying to convey. This leads to friction and misunderstanding and needless animosity.

    I agree peace is within but disquiet is also within. It all depends on what we focus our thoughts. If we think of all the blessings we have and have a grateful heart, if we think of the many things we have achieved in life, if we think of all the happy moments we had, if we think of the innumerable times we overcame difficult situations, then we will surely be filled with peace, calm and quiet and needless to say happiness.

    Best wishes

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  7. Love your sky shots and of course your little partner!

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  8. Beautiful photos and quotes, Carol! The last photos is of an exceptional creature :)
    By the way, I loved the quote by Ram Dass. Did you know there is a retreat this weekend and is viewable online? Check Ram Dass's website, if interested.
    Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  9. Great series of shots. The monochromes are especially beautiful.

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  10. What a lovely collection this week Carol. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  11. Lovely series of photos! Especially I like the third one ... beautiful light!

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  12. Beautiful series as always Carol. The little boy with the stick , so intent, makes my heart smile! It's so good to see kids enjoying the things kids have always enjoyed ... No electronics or noisy toys in sight. Your pictures are always a sort of poetry. And they look like spring today!

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  13. Great post .... so many great captures!

    Irene

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  14. Lovely set! And that Ram Dass quote is excellent.

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  15. All of your images are beautiful. That bark is especially photogenic.

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  16. a lovely collection of photos and writing as always-but oh my-that third photo- breathtaking!! But then again, you DID save the best for last:) Hugs!

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  17. Lovely sunset scene Carol and, of course, your adorable companion! Joseph shares some common sense observations too.

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  18. Another great post! You not only have an artist's eye to see the beauty but also the ability to capture that beauty in a photo. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I love the view of the marsh, but your assistant stole the show as usual. Have a great week!

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  20. Hi! Nice series of beautiful photos. I like the marsh photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That black and white shot shows the tree bark texture very well. And nice sunset photo too!

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  22. Great series. I love that tree too - it's got character.

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  23. Lovely series, Carol. I love the reflection shot.. And the cute little one.. And your doggie is always adorable..Enjoy your day!

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  24. I always laugh at your best for last. But of course it is!

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  25. That tree is fascinating! Love it. Love that reflection on the water too. Beautiful.

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  26. These are nice pictures, Carol. I am glad that you saved Art, the best, for the last. She is very alert, a cute doggie.
    The picture of the yardstick so close to the tyke's eye made me wince. I poked a stick like that into my eye several years ago. After the bandages came off and my sight began to straighten out I discovered that I no longer needed to wear glasses. It was the eye that needed the most correction.
    ..

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  27. I can see why you like the textures and tones on that tree.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  28. Oh my what a cutie with the "yard stick" :)
    Love the marsh shot -- very peaceful.

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  29. Great photos and post. Artmuse dog steals the show!!

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  30. Beautiful, beautiful offerings Carol ♥

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  31. Hello dear Carol! So much texture in these photos and love the little one with that yard stick measuring the world... your haiku rings true in me. Thank you for these gifts. Have a great weekend. XO

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  32. May your journey within yield much peace!

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  33. Love 'answers lie within' haiku.
    namaste

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  34. I'm happier with colour these days. It was such a long winter!!! Lovely shots!

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  35. I always link in expecting to delighted and am never disappointed , have a good weekend

    Much love...

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  36. The tree looks like it's standing on its head for you. :-) I can't help thinking -- where is the snow?
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  37. You did save the best for last! I wish my dog would stand still long enough for a photo.

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  38. I agree with you about the texture of that tree in b/w....and LOVE that quote! thanks for linking up!

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  39. Ms Zoe sure is captivating - what a delightful little companion!

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