“Your ability to follow instructions is not the secret to your success.” -Seth Godin
Harriet Beecher Stowe, born on this day in 1811, on perseverance:
Almost Dahlia Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
The first fifty #siestadoors Even though it's been over a year since I left Spain, I enjoy revisiting these photos & remembering the many afternoons I spent walking the streets of Valencia to find them. I still have hundreds to share, & it won't be very long until I'm back in Spain wandering aimlessly, waiting for tiendas to close, documenting hundreds more. It's a museum that's open when everything is closed...& a tribute to noticing. You never know where and when you may find beauty…
Anne Frank, born on this day in 1929, on beauty and gratitude:
Baby Gifts – Krazykabbage
Milky the little cow amigurumi pattern
Benedict the Bear Amigurumi Pattern
Happy 77th birthday to Chick Corea! Thank you for your many years of creating beautiful music!
Rebecca Solnit on the beauty of getting lost:
For Jacques Cousteau, who was born on this day in 1910: “Sometimes we are lucky enough to know that our lives have been changed, to discard the old, embrace the new, and turn headlong down an immutable course.”
Sunset at Oryukdo Island Busan, South Korea
Profile - Dahlia Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Strawflower (Xerochrysum bracteatum) Gardens by the Bay, Singapore http://saeah.com/portfolio/flowers/
The Art of Im(perfection) XLI - African Daisy (Osteospermum) San Diego, California, USA
The Art of Im(perfection) XL - Oakleaf Hydrangea Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Alabama, USA ************ "Blue Hydrangea" by Rainer Maria Rilke "These leaves are like the last green in the paint pots—dried up, dull, and rough, behind the flowered umbels whose blue is not their own, only mirrored from far away. In their mirror it is vague and tear-stained, as if deep down they wished to lose it; and as with blue writing paper there is yellow in them, violet and gray;...."