A simple trio of lilies shot on a warm summer day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It seems that I like to shoot these flowers on my birthday.
“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.”
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
–Henry David Thoreau
An autumn path on a cool October morning in Mirror Lake State Park.
Now that October is upon us, the leaves have started changing colors.
“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.”
—Helen Hunt Jackson
These small containers of washable paint belong to my son. I noticed the complementary colors when I was cleaning his painting supplies and I thought, ‘I have to shoot those!’
“To believe in luck, you must believe that the universe is a roulette wheel and that instead of paying out to us what we have earned, it pays out only what it wishes. But it is not a spinning wheel of chance, it is a work of art, complete and framed by eternity.”
–from “Innocence” by Dean Koontz
“Something aches at the very core of me, something ancient and deep and stronger than words: the filament that joins each of us to the root of existence, that ancient thing unfurling and resisting and grappling, desperately, for a foothold, a way to stay here, breathe, keep going.”
–Lauren Oliver, Delirium