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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

"A picture is worth a thousand words" is a proverb that refers to the idea that complex stories can be described with just a single still image, or that an image may be more influential than a substantial amount of text. (Wikipedia)

Thought you might like to see what I've been photographing the last few weeks. What do these say to you?


david mcmahon said...

Leslie, that third shot has the swirls of an oil painting.

Beautiful work. More, please!

Country Girl said...

Never mind what they say to me; it's how they make me feel when I look at them. Calm. Happy. Serene comes to mind. And David is quite correct about that 3rd one down. That's the ticket. Simply divine!

And I like your new profile pic, too.

jmb said...

It says you have some very nice flowers in your garden. Good shots Leslie.

Denise said...

Leslie, a song I sang as a child by Jan Struther,

1. Daisies are our silver,
Buttercups our gold:
This is all the treasure
We can have or hold.

2. Raindrops are our diamonds
And the morning dew;
While for shining sapphires
We've the speedwell blue.

3. These shall be our emeralds
Leaves so new and green;
Roses make the reddest
Rubies ever seen.
4. God, who gave these treasures
To your children small,
Teach us how to love them
And grow like them all.

5. Make us bright as silver:
Make us good as gold;
Warm as summer roses
Let our hearts unfold.

6. Gay as leaves in April,
Clear as drops of dew
God, who made the speedwell,
Keep us true to you.

AphotoAday said...

What do they say to me?
A bright and sunny "Hello", that's what...

Jo said...

Leslie, what these photos say to me is that you are an excellent photographer, and all you need is your eye and your camera. Period.


Daryl said...

Pretty .. and I wish I could sniff them


leslie said...

David, coming from you that's quite a compliment. Thanks!

Kate - I'm so happy they make you feel calm happy and serene.

jmb - actually only one of those flowers are in my garden. Can you guess which one?

Denise - thanks so much for sharing that song and I'm so happy my photos reminded you of it.

aphotoaday - and and big quacky Hello back to you! :D

Jo - I am getting better, eh?

Daryl - the ones in the first photo smelled absolutely divine!

GranmaL said...

Beautiful pictures and flowers.

Liz said...

Do you know, I've lost the plot this week as regards visiting blogs. Blame it on husband being home and poorly.

Lovely flowers. All beautiful but I was specially touched by the purity of the rose.