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In All Things Of Nature There Is Something Of The Marvelous

August 22nd, 2015

In all things of nature
there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle
(384 – 322 BC, Greek philosopher)


Single cloud in the sky hovering over a hilltop Ageing

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Nature Does Not Hurry, Yet Everything Is Accomplished

August 22nd, 2015

Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu
(5th or 4th century BCE , philosopher and poet of ancient China)


Closeup of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum also known as common ice plant, crystalline iceplant or ice plant An old palm leaf, red with age, and covered with water, provides the focus for this natural and colourful closeup.

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The True Sign Of Intelligence Is Not Knowledge...

August 21st, 2015

The true sign of intelligence is
not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955, German-born theoretical physicist)


Quote by Dalai Lama: Share your knowledge. It Aeonium haworthii, Pinwheel, houseleek - succulent plant and native to Tenerife with rough, woody stems and rosettes of thick, red-edged green leaves which are triangular or diamond- or spade-shaped

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Every Flower Is A Soul Blossoming In Nature

August 21st, 2015

Every flower is
a soul blossoming in nature.

Gerard De Nerval
( 1808- 1855, French writer and poet)


Viper Witches Brew - Hyoscyamus albus

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We Do Not Remember Days, We Remember Moments

August 21st, 2015

We do not remember days,
we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese
(1908-1950, Italian poet and novelist)


Sun Spots - Rays of Summer Oasis - Tenerife Ice Plant

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Look Deep into Nature...

August 21st, 2015

Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955, German-born theoretical physicist)


Tenerife Ice Plant Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum

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Thousands Have Lived Without Love...

August 21st, 2015

Thousands have lived without love,
not one without water.

W. H. Auden
(1907-1973, Anglo-American poet)


Distortion - Clear Waters Atlantis - Beauty of Stones and Water

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Simplicity Is The Ultimate Form Of Sophistication

August 21st, 2015

Simplicity is
the ultimate form of sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci
(1452-1519, Italian polymath)


Bastion 2 - Pylon Tower Inversion - Architectural Optical Illusion

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The Life Of The Dead Is Placed In The Memory...

August 21st, 2015

The life of the dead
is placed in the memory of the living.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106 BC - 43 BC, Roman philosopher)


Witches Brew 5 - Hyoscyamus albus Messengers - Seeds of Summer

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Truth Will Rise Above Falsehood As Oil Above Water

August 21st, 2015

Truth will rise above falsehood
as oil above water.

Miguel de Cervantes
(1547-1616, Spanish novelist)


Primordial - Dazzling Vibrant Water Ceramic Water - Shades of Blue

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The Most Beautiful Thing You Can Wear Is Confidence

August 21st, 2015

The most beautiful thing you can wear
is confidence.

Blake Lively
(*1987, American actress and model)


Majestic - Cirsium Purple Plume Thistle Magnificence - Departing Milk Thistles

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One Touch Of Nature Makes The Whole World Kin

August 21st, 2015

One touch of nature
makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
(1564-1616, English poet, playwright, and actor)


Jigsaw - Pine Tree Bark Sorrow - Amber Resin Drops

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With Pure Design - No Need For So Much Decoration

August 21st, 2015

With pure design,
you don't need so much decoration.

Jil Sander
(*1943, minimalist German fashion designer)


Isolation - Lichen on Volcanic Stone Martian Dance - Tree Bark Art

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Let Us Live For The Beauty Of Our Own Reality

August 21st, 2015

Let us live
for the beauty of our own reality.

Charles Lamb
(1775-1834, English writer and essayist)


Vipers Bugloss 1 - Echium vulgare Beautiful Flowers 1 - Blackberry in Bloom

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Develop A Passion For Learning

August 21st, 2015

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. D'Angelo
(American Writer)


Passion Flower 3 - Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa Passion Flower - Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa

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True Beauty Does Not Need Be Explained

August 21st, 2015

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images.
Abstract art will have been good for one thing:
to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.

Salvador Dali
(1904-1989, Spanish surrealist painter)


Pharoah Survivor

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What The Eye Sees The Mind Shapes

August 21st, 2015

…if you cast your glance
on any walls dirty with such stains
or walls made up of rock formations of different types…

…You can even see different battle scenes
and movements made up of unusual figures,
faces with strange expressions, and myriad things…

Leonardo da Vinci
( 1452-1519, Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect)


Oxbow Observant

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Nothing Is Softer Or More Flexible Than Water

August 21st, 2015

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.

Lao Tzu
(5th or 4th century BCE, philosopher and poet of ancient China)


Colourful abstract from a rock shelf on the seaside near Los Silos, Tenerife - textured mix of greens, browns and cream colours of different clusters of algae and other assorted slime Closeup of mossed stones, pebbles and water on a beach in Tenerife - clear water in the ocean, dark volcanic stones

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