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A Touch of Nature

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Touch

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

~ William Shakespeare

 

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Continuous

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Continuous

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

~ William Wordsworth

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Part of an ancient clock in the Castle of Hoensbroek, my home town.

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The water wheel of a mill in Maastricht. It is still used as main energy source for the bakery.

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Memories

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Memories

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains; another, a moonlit beach; a third, a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.

~ Diane Ackerman

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Intangible

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Intangible

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.

~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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Wind, intangible, blowing seconds of our lives away… live, breath, feel each and every one of them.

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Intricate

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Intricate

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.”

– Alice Childress

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Allure

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Allure

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.

~ Siddhārtha Gautama

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Ugly

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Ugly

It is better to be beautiful than good, but it is better to be good than ugly.

– Oscar Wilde

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– however ugly my sweet little troll is –
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