away for the weekend: random five - whisper words of wisdom

Friday, April 26, 2013

random five - whisper words of wisdom

Finally - things are starting to bloom, here in New England.
And - I'm wrapping up my week of 200 mm -

which was a whole lot more fun than I expected it to be.
I'm not sure what I've learned, yet, but honestly -
limiting my choices was not a bad thing.

Often while I'm reading your blogs,
I enjoy the quotes that sometime accompany your images.
Then I think to myself,
why don't I know any quotes?

And guess what - I do.
They're like my own little mantras.
So today I will share five of my favorites - in no particular order.

"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1
(turn, turn, turn)

"There will be an answer, let it be" The Beatles

"Ob la di, Ob la da, life goes on" The Beatles

Hmmm, yeah - think maybe I'm a baby boomer?
And with these little words of wisdom,
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!


  1. The Ecclesiastes 3:1 is one of my favorites. I find a lot of good quotes on Great images this week. Are you using some skills picked up in Pic Process?

  2. i agree with the quotes that go along with your post - too fun!! great meshing. maybe "jive" is the right word there?! i love the Beatles. ( :

  3. Baby boomers rock, haha, literally and figuratively. ;)

    It's funny you posted the Ecclesiastes verse, that's the third time I've heard it and noticed in a very short time frame. :)

  4. Oh I LOVE your quotes I kind of have a thing for them:)
    Your photos are beautiful. Everyone has quotes stuck somewhere in their head:) Have a nice weekend you "Boomer" you:) B

  5. Such pretty blossoms Karen -- we are just a tad behind you and should have some fruit tree blossoms any day!

    I've never been much of a Beatles fan, but the lyrics from their songs often come to me at the strangest times. :) Thank for linking up today!

  6. Love those pics and LOVE those quotes. John Lennon had so many amazing quotes didn't he?

  7. 5 Random Quotes and beautiful spring blooms ... great post to start my day with. Thanks Karen!

  8. Aren't the blooms beautiful? Great shots.

  9. Lovely blooms and your mantras are great ... go baby boomers! :D

  10. Lovely photos! I wish I could produce such nice ones...

    You might be a boomer if....

    My music quote for the day...
    In the clearing stands a boxer
    And a fighter by his trade
    And he carries the reminders
    Of ev'ry glove that layed him down
    Or cut him till he cried out
    In his anger and his shame
    "I am leaving, I am leaving"
    But the fighter still remains
    (The Boxer, Simon & Garfunkle)


  11. I have turn, turn, turn, turn in my head o_O LOL.
    One of my favorites is "Let it Be."

  12. I see we have something else in common. We are both Beatle fans! These are wonderful quotes. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

  13. Your photos are lovely, especially the forsythia. :). Mother Teresa, wise and loving indeed.

  14. Lovely photos! And I love your idea of using one lens at a time for a period of time. I may have to try that little experiment. I used to wonder the same thing, where did all my blogger friends find great quotes. I query them on the internet then keep the ones I like in a Word doc until I need them.

  15. i love just about anything mother teresa had to say. :)

  16. So much combined wisdom in those quotes! I love the Beatles. "Let it Be" is one of my favorites. I admire Mother Teresa's wisdom so much. One of my favorite quotes of hers is "If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

    Love the photos, especially the pink buds. Have a great weekend, from a fellow Boomer!

  17. I've enjoyed your 200 mm shots. Also I identify with the quotes.

  18. I was never really into quotes until I started adding them to some of my images. I can spend too much time, some days, looking for the perfect quote! I think someone is a Beatles fan! :-)

  19. Your photos are beautiful and I love your quotes! I may be a tad older than the baby booms, but I can relate!

  20. Words of wisdom in those song quotes!

  21. Hey, you still have blooming forsythias? Ours are bloomed out now here in the Pacific Northwest. Nice baby boom sayings. I'm there with you. :) Have a lovely weekend Karen.

  22. Great shots. I am loving seeing your photographs while you are limiting yourself to certain lens....I do want to try this..... I have thought the same thing reading other blogs with all those wonderful quotes so I started a pinterest board to keep the ones I liked....

    Have a great weekend....

  23. Pretty bits of spring, there!
    We're coming out of our northern MN ice age.. a whole lot of melting going on in the past 24 hours or so! Many happy Minnesotans running around in mudboots & shorts!

  24. i love these quotes...i am proud to be a baby boomer, we had the best music!! (maybe not the best hairstyles)!!

    pretty spring images!!

  25. Love the photos and the quotes! I am a quote junkie :)


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