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Nature's Imagination
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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity . . . and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
William Blake

One cannot but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein

The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.
John Ruskin

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::Joanie
04/29/08 12:04 AM GMT
Beautiful greens and scene John! I really love how your mind works and thinks too! You read some wonderful pieces and they reflect in your art remarkably! Excellent on both!
Joanie
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Life is the pits sometimes, but God and your friends are always there to help you through it.
::tigger3
04/29/08 12:06 AM GMT
John, You set this one up perfectly in my eyes. For what its worth I think it's a mighty fine image. Seems to have alot of depth to it and the lighting works so well. sandi ♪ ♫
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.
::100k_xle
04/29/08 12:27 AM GMT
Amazing how most of your Images set some type of Mood.
The composition and lighting are just Great.
Thanks for sharing as Always.
Faved !

E J
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.Genver
04/29/08 12:52 AM GMT
Very nice view and light,it's a lovely photo.
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::0930_23
04/29/08 1:43 AM GMT
There is nothing so contemplative as a poet with the eye of a camera, unless it be a poet with a camera.-Tick Gorgeous shot John and I agree with what has been said. Especially your great use of light and the moods you set with you work. It is nice to call you my friend.

Tick
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I'll meet you at the edge of the sunlight, just behind the shadows. The Ghost
::cynlee
04/29/08 5:54 AM GMT
Oh this is beautiful, John, and has the look of a classic scene. The lighting is perfect. The three voices you quote tell me you are a fan of good literature. I think I like Einstein's remarks the best.
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You may lose the rights to your own art. Read MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
::solita17
04/29/08 6:20 AM GMT
Beautiful use of light and shadow... This is just plain gorgeous. And the quotes, each one, are perfect.
mary
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"If I dream I shall be real, or really myself..." Robert Penn Warren
::nigelmoore
04/29/08 6:46 AM GMT
Aha!! I see you've put Blake to good use - I love that poem as you can tell ;-) This is certainly a great illustration of it. Looks so English this landscape, with that manicured lawn and the perfectly shaped trees. I think you took this at dawn because the light is spectacular - rays all fanning out from the right and that beautiful clear sky. Blake would be proud John, I like this shot a lot.
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"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others merely a green thing which stands in the way." William Blake
::verenabloo
04/29/08 7:56 AM GMT
There are few people who know about William Blake, you are one of the very few. I have a book of his works and love it. Your quote is fantastic to see.I shall have to take it off the shelf now and read a bit of his writings. Thanx for reminding me. And I love this photo, it is for sure fitting of the poetry and the drama portrayed here is magical.The shadows are awesome. VErena
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My part is to improve the present moment.
::casperkate
04/29/08 9:42 AM GMT
A beautiful scene...love that soft light you have captured. Wonderful poetry and quotes as well.
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“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man” - Benjamin Franklin
::Jimbobedsel
04/29/08 11:51 AM GMT
I love the scene here, especially the sun and shadows. Good work, and nice words. I must admit that I have never heard of William Blake, but I have heard of Casey Blake.

Jimbob
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I'd rather be here, than where I'm at
.Roseman_Stan
04/29/08 1:13 PM GMT
Excellent work John. Just the right mixture of shades and shadows. Really nice work.

Stan
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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
::rp64
04/29/08 1:27 PM GMT
Hard to tell lately who's narratives I'm enjoying more, yours or Tick's. Another excellent capture John and a thought provoking narrative.

Rich
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"'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! What a ride!"'
.RAPH
04/29/08 8:15 PM GMT
A wonderful morning scene John. This place seems to be so peaceful. A very great job.
RAPHAEL :)
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.raquel10
04/29/08 9:00 PM GMT
in my favorites. thanks for this one, it's amazing
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Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
.TheWhisperer
04/29/08 10:12 PM GMT
I simply love how you have caught this magical part of the day. Often I see it but never able to capture it. You have done just that John. Your narrative sets the scene wonderfully too.
Fav'd and thank you for sharing!
Ann
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