It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Magic of Now

"Always say “yes” to the present moment.

What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?

what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now?

Surrender to what is.

Say “yes” to life —

and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you." ~Eckhart Tolle~


Brian Miller said...


love the textures of that first shot...and the flowers...oh wow...

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Yes to those gorgeous dahlias!

Suz said...

oh my love your photos..especially the caterpillar...I haven't seen one like that since I was little...on our cherry tree
we are kindred souls
now I have to go and be aware of my breathing

Debora said...

This set of photos is earthy! Especially fond of dahlias!

Madeline's Album said...

This is very true. Great post and again great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great bee shot!

Whosyergurl said...

These are beautiful!
xo, Cheryl