Friday, February 3, 2012

Solitude

"One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude."
Carl Sandberg

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"Without great solitude no serious work is possible."
Pablo Picasso

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"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous-to poetry."
Thomas Mann

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"When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death-ourselves."
Eda LeShan

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sol-i-tude (n) the state of being or living alone

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"People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve."
John Miller

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"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Mark 6:31

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Being a wife and mother of five, I am rarely alone. I have to find solitude where ever and when ever I can. I experience solitude through photography and my faith.

"It is in ordinary, fleeting moments when I am able to recognize and embrace the graces and blessing that are showered on me every second of every day that I find solitude and peace."
Tiffany

Thank you for visiting and thank you for letting me share just a little about myself today.


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29 comments:

Kim Stevens said...

Absolutely gorgeous images Tiffany!! I've been wanting to get poppies to shoot, I've been thinking of changing my blog header....have a wonderful weekend!

tiarastantrums said...

GORGEOUS! love those flowers!

alicia said...

Absolutely beautiful photos! Love the colors and the simplicity! I wish you were here yesterday when I was trying to photograph some cookies. I thought of you...

Ashley Sisk said...

I love all this color - your composition is beautiful.

satakieli said...

These are beautiful, I love the colours and the composition!

Thanks so much for taking part in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next week :)

Rebecca said...

The return of the ranunculus!
Absolutely lovely.
I think my fav is the single yellow in the gold Chinese bowl.

R :)

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

So many beautiful images! I especially love the LeShan quote. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration with us. Adding you to our Pinterest Board! :)

Thanks so much for joining us in the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge. I hope you remembered to grab the free texture over at my place! Next week's theme will be Warmth. Have a great weekend. :)

Tish said...

What a lovely series, the quotes, the photos, all of it. You captured the very beauty of each flower perfectly.

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

LOVE the photos! I'm a mother of just one and even I know how hard it can be to get a minute to yourself.

Nessa Bixler said...

Love the flowers - and the words more.

alicia said...

P.S. I had to come back to visit when I had more time to really explore and read your words. I can't imagine how hard it would be to find solitude with so many people around all the time, but so glad that you have found it through your photography and faith! I love these captures! Thanks so much for joining the Poetic Winter Challenge!

Gina Kleinworth said...

So beautiful Tiffany!!!!! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Mira Crisp said...

So pretty! Especially the last shot!

Faith said...

every single one of these shots are beautiful!! I love them all :) I really like the quotes you picked too. Wish I had some of these when I was trying to get my blog post ready :) Thanks so much for linking up with the Poetic Winter photography challenge.

Melissa Rich said...

Gorgeous. Love, love, love the colors and compositions. So beautiful!!!

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous!!!!

Suzi said...

Color & simplicity = Perfection

http://suzi-doodles.blogspot.com/2012/02/fridays-photo.html

onerainyafternoon said...

gorgeous shots. I love ranunculus and I love your quotes that are spot on. My mum always told me that enjoying being by yourself is an important life skill - something that I hope I am teaching to my children too - not easy when you have a houseful but important none the less.

Elisa said...

It's a must- my place is at the gym. Or the bathtub. Those pics are amazing. Sending you positive house vibes!!!

john said...

Wow, you've managed to make these gorgeous flowers look even more stunning. You must be proud of your work.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Gorgeous flower shots. I love how crisp and colorful they are.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Those flowers are so lovely. Thank's for sharing those quotes:)

Visiting for Favorite Photo Friday! Hope you can stop by:)

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elizabeth said...

I so so need my quiet time.
I get ugly when I haven't had it in a while
Enjoying your photos and blog

Danelle said...

Love this post! :)

Julie said...

I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-your-stuff-9.html

Susan W said...

Beautiful!

CĂ©line said...

BEAUTIFUL pics
bravo !!!

Tricia said...

Oh, these are beautiful! They look so clean and crisp. What lens are you using? I want a new one so I'm on the hunt :)

Pam said...

love the clean simplicity and warm colors of your pictures - they, along with your quotes create such a feeling of peaceful solitude. i love that verse in Mark you shared too - it's perfect!