The New York City flower district, between 26 and 29 st. and jut of 6 Ave. a large concentration of both wholesale and retail florists. The flowers, trees, accessories can be found lining both sides of the sidewalk creating this little path.
One of the small districts that isn’t featured in many of the travel books, and just a small taste of some of the different things you will see when walking the streets of New York City.
“The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible.”
-Arthur C. Clark
Arthur C. Clark wanted to inspire us; don’t set goals for what you think you can achieve, set goals for the impossible, dream big.
I picked up the quote on the Truly Twisted Marketing blog. I just recently started reading recently.
We are kicking off the weekend, and we will have two days to do what we want to do, what blissfully wonderful things are you going to be doing? Not sure, take a few moments, gaze at the beautiful pink tulips and dream.
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers but for the wide world’s joy” Henry Ward Beecher
The florist at the Calgary Farmer’s Market has beautiful flowers and arrangements. We were there on Sunday, the very rainy Sunday. Today Environment Canada has let us know the sun is going to shine what a wonderful change. With a little sunshine the plants and flowers should be popping out of the ground and blooming, we won’t have to go to the florist to enjoy the flowers.
One of the books I look at regularly “A year in Art” published by Prestel, it has a picture and quote for each day of the year from a famous artist. I have had the book for a couple of years now, but because I don’t get an opportunity to look at it everyday there are images and quotes I haven’t read seen, or maybe don’t remember reading.
Today the image and quote is from Paul Cezanne “I could paint for a hundred years, and a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing”
I could pick up my camera everyday, each day the world is revealed to me in a new way. Each day the light changes and everything I thought I saw yesterday is different, I could send everyday for a thousand years and still be inspired to pick up my camera and wander the world. My camera reminds me to see.
Have you walked by something a dozen times before you noticed it?
In a wedding that truly reflected their personalities and their style Karen and Jon were married on the 5th anniversary of their first date! Karen and Jon were married at St. Patrick’s Church where Jon attends service regularly, and Karen worn her mothers wedding dress, just slightly altered. And then there was the candy – jolly rancher candy, something they shared on their first date, and when Jon proposed to Karen he hid the ring in the candy for her to find!
I remember meeting Karen and Jon to talk about their wedding, and first hearing their story, and of these details. As they recounted them they would often look at each other and smile. These details have meaning for them, the memories and the feelings that go with these memories are part of their story, and bind them together. May they continue to add detail, happy memories and stories like this to their life together, that is my wish for them.
Saturday afternoon was spent with family and friends – siting on the back deck painting “Moroccan tea lights” visiting and catching up with everyone’s news! It was a great way to spend what was a lovely afternoon, the weather could not have been better. I decided that my “tea light” made a great little vase, flowers provided by my wonderful husband!
It was not into my ear you wispered but into my heart, it was into my lips you kissed but my soul.
No there is nothing especially romantic going on in my life right now, but I have been working on some bleeding heart photos, trying different styles, and finishes, seeing what appeals to me and checking to see what feedback I might get. It seemed appropriate, at least to me, that this image was accompanied by a romantic quote.
Judy Garland is also credited with saying, that it is better to be a first rate version of yourself then a second rate version of someone else. Advise I hear from time to time, as others suggest we work on our own personal style; our work is or should be a reflection of who we are, not a copy of someone we admire. That said, art and photography students are encouraged to study the masters; learn from the masters; by trying to replicate their work we learn and grown, and find our own style.
I have this glass ball hanging in the garden on what looks like a spring, when the wind turns the spring it looks like the glass ball is moving up and down, it is an illusion! The glass ball also mirrors the world, but the image in it is upside down and backwards. It is, at least for me, quite fascinating to study the view and I was reminded again how things aren’t always as they seem, our personal perspective shapes what we see, and is shaped by how we look at things, and I should try to look at things from more that one perspective occasionally.
Here is the little hummingbird one more time. To learn more about hummingbirds and some of the best places to see them head over to the “Talk about Wildlife” pages. according to them hummingbirds are in the Calgary area between Mother’s day and Fathers day, gone for a while and returning after the Calgary Stampede until Labour Day. I guess they like a quieter Calgary!!!! If you haven’t yet put a feeder out, you can put one out next week, one might pop by for a visit. If you are considering putting out a feeder there it would be a good idea to check out the website for helpful hints, and considerations. I hope you have as much fun as I have had watching them. Let me know if you spot any in your area.