“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”
All life is of a past nature, photography enhances this fact. – Patrick Summerfield
Mooky playing in the snow is from a past snow as we’ve had no snow yet this year. Mooky’s going to be drifting over to Leanne Cole’s blog later on today for Leanne and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness week 42 photographic exhibition. Next week will be the special one color holiday edition. Thanks to everyone for their continual collaboration in contributing to the weekly Madness. ❆
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Monochrome Madness – Week XXXXII
“Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can. ― Little Engine That Could
Dumbo – Casey Junior.
We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. — Marilyn Monroe
Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle
“Percy, the puny poinsettia is hanging his bloom in dismay.
If they had just kept him wetta, he’d be a houseplant today.” – Percy, the Puny Poinsettia
“In Mexico the plant is called La Flor de la Nochebuena or, Flower of the Holy Night and is displayed in celebration of December 12th, Dia de la Virgen. Use of the plant to celebrate Christmas in Mexico dates back to the 17th century. The flower connects to the legend of a young girl, distraught about not having anything with which to honor the Baby Jesus in a Christmas Procession. An angel tells her that any gift given with love is a wonderful gift. Later the weeds she gathers by the roadside to place around the manger miraculously transform into the beautiful red star flower we think of as Poinsettia.” — Happy Poinsettia Day!