wpc: ascend


one, two, three, four… 

summer’s sky



truth & strength…together


…we were determined to speak the truth. Now I understand that truth and virtue must be joined by strength. When I first read the French author La Fontaine many years ago, I was disturbed by this statement: ‘The argument of the strongest party is always the best.’ …life has taught me more than once that his statement is at least partly true. Truth without strength cannot stand firm. Strength does not have to mean tyranny or violence, but one must be strong. Without strength, how could those with no more than a pen challenge powerful authorities? 

~Thich Nhat Hanh (Fragrant Palm Leaves)



flipped through

The pictures produced [in the 1950’s] were especially useful to the magazines, which were meant to be flipped through rather than lived with, and in which a picture’s first impact was seen as more important than its staying power.

Cited: J Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs, p. 180

Nikon D750   f/8   1/160 s   300 mm   100 ISO


3 day quote challenge (1st day)

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. ~Abraham Lincoln

Lumix GX85   f/7.1   1/250 s    32 mm   200 ISO

The rules of this three-day quote challenge are to post a favourite quote every day for three days, and pass on the challenge to three other bloggers. You can do this at any time you like – even next year – and you can also say, “No thanks.”

While I’ve enjoyed being challenged by others, I find it difficult to invite one blogger over another, so if you would like to join in please accept this invitation to share your favorite quotes.  Thank you Amy at The World is a Book for extending an invitation.  It eases all those times in the playground when I was among the last to be chosen to be on a team.  _()_

autumn with Soin

Beckoning me?

Surely not –

pampas grass

~Nishiyama Soin (S Carter, Haiku before Haiku)

Nikon D750   f/5.6   1/160s   45 mm   100 ISO