Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Connetectedness

  


This weeks eDition in Texture Tuesday is Let's Celebrate. In the aftermath of the dramatic explosions in the Boston Marathon, I thought we could celebrate the connectedness between people and nations ...

The social media is filled with expressions of feeling with and praying for the citizens of Boston, the wounded and the involved. 
In one way we're all involved ... being each others fellowmen - sharing this time and moment in history together.


Selfabsortion in all its forms kill empathy, let alone compassion.

When we focus on ourselves,
our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large.

But when we focus on others, out world expands.
Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller,
and we increase our capacity for connection -- or compassionate action.
Daniel Goleman



Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand
is the beginning of a journey.
At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
Vera Nazarian
Linking to:

  
Textures by Kim Klassen
P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent WeakleyInspired Tuesday

Floral Love

45 comments:

  1. What a lovely Gerbera Daisies post.

    My prayers will be with all the wounded and involved citizens of Boston.

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    1. Thank you Barbara - the gerberas have a lovely, deep color! Both Boston and the whole country must be in chock after the bombs ... needing prayer for hope and healing!

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  2. Nina, we may be on the other side of the world but we are all affected by the events at the Boston Marathon - so random, so horrible. Thinking of all my friends in the US today.

    PS Lovely pic and quote - so appropriate

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    1. Thank you Carole! I'm learning a whole lot and using the tips from your blog, thank you for sharing from your experience!

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  3. Thank you so much for leaving such kind comments on my evolving gallery. It means so much. My threaded replies are not working! Have a wonderful day. Sarah Carletti

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    1. Hi Sarah, I'm happy I found your new website :)

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  4. wonderful quotes to live by and your flowers are stunning!

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    1. Thank you Jill - I'm learning to apply the textures with the help of Kim Klassen's online course Texturize :)

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  5. Lovely images and thoughtful words, Nina. xo

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    1. Thanks Patrice, Greberas are my kind of flowers ... they keep long time, both in the sun shine and in the shadow ;)

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  7. Stunning words during this time and beautiful images to match. Great job, Nina!

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    1. Thank you Robyn! It's lovely to pop by your blog and see the nature and your sweet calves! Hope you'll get sun shine and the real spring greens around you soon :)

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  8. Such lovely thoughts and beautiful images.

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  9. Gorgeous- and thought inspiring words.

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    1. Thanks Terri ... I enjoyed viewing your peaceful, misty pond - you must have enjoyed your early walk by the pond!

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  10. Really interesting angles.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn! I was greatly inspired by the creative photo-editing you've done to celebrate the graduation of your granddaughter - beautiful!

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  11. Love the shot of the yellow daisy! So very pretty.

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    1. Thanks Debbie - the flowers brought a bit color and sun shine inside :)

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  12. Thank you for sharing such beautiful words. Your pictures are lovely as well, I love the different perspectives you used to capture the flowers.

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    1. Thank you April! Ans congratulations on your photography carrier - such a fine web-site you have - and the sweet newborn-pictures on your FB-site!

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  13. Fine and truthful words and lovely Gerber daisies.

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    1. Thank you Gracie! I popped by your blog and fancy your creative workplace - just by setting down by your desk must be so inspirng, having all what you need at hand!

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  14. Wow wee -- the red color of the first image - my my -- I just love that image..perfect words to with that image.. All the images are beautiful and the different shots got my mind thinking.. thanks for the ideas.. I get forgetting to shot under the flowers and other object.. thanks for the photo reminders..
    Thank you for a very meaningful post today..
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, So happy to be of inspiration :)

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  15. Beautiful colors and textures on these daisies.....I love the angles from which you took these photographs; it really gives them an added interest....

    Thank you for your kind words about the tragic events in Boston...

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    1. Thank you Nancy, I do not often have daisies, but these colors, the brigt red and the beige / white, called me to get a few of them :)

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  16. Beautiful photos. Nicely done.

    Earl

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  17. Wonderful quotes and thoughts and beautiful photos.

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  18. These photos are beautiful Nina :) Bravo!

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  19. I have not read that first quote before.. I really love it.
    This is an inspiring post in troublesome times.

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    1. So sometimes the crises can make us see that it could have happened to any if us ... Identifying with one another and realizing we are all in the same boat ... Wonderful to witness people reaching out to one another.

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  20. Ihanat kuvat! Tekstuurityöskentely sinulla onkin jo ihan hallussa :)
    Todella kaunista ja inspiroivaa. Vikan kuvan kuvakulma on valloittava!!!

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    1. Kiitos Mona - siinä gerberoita kuvatessa ne niin kauniisti kietoutuvat yhteen, siinä tuli sellainen runollinen tunnelma :)

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  21. What a lovely yellow Gerbera!
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. So Beautiful gerbera, the softness and colour!!

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