the last of the summer flowers


Finally we had a night of frost. Up to now, to the 24th November, there were late summer flowers blooming in the garden: dahlias and gladioles, next to the  roses.

The photo is the last gladiola, which started to bloom after I returned from Mallorca. Now it feels, summer is indeed finally over.

And some flower quotes:

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

nothing & the ocean


That is me, a month ago. Standing at the shore of Alcudia Bay. Such a good memory. To go with it, 2 ocean quotes for our troubled times:

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
– Mother Teresa

sky fridays


It’s friday. So I am going through the recent sky photos i took, for sky friday. and am glad for them. Here’s what I wrote about them, while mailing a friend:

“…the skies are amazing these days, and each time I think: Oh come on, not another sky picture. And then I look at the sky and think: but this is special. It’s today. Here. Now. This sky. This moment. So beautiful.”

The photo above is a sky collage, the single skies are online here:
sky diary / sky friday rituals.