Pride

“Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.” — Rumi “The proud peacock of today may be only a feather duster tomorrow.” — Rick Barnes *   *   * Proud as a Peacock — Photo at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Fla., by Ellen Franks © 2019

Refreshed

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” — Rumi   Captivated by the rolling mist and reflections on the glass face of the lake, we traded in our coffee for cameras and were rewarded with the unveiling of a whole world refreshed and dressed purely in beauty. *   … More Refreshed

Leaving

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” — Rumi *   *   * Bon Voyage  — Photo by Jan Logozzo  © 2017

Calm Down

“The sun rises every morning and sheds light, vanquishing the night’s darkness. The rooster also rises every morning only, unlike the sun, he simply makes noise. But the darkness of the night is dispelled by sunshine, not by the rooster’s crowing. The world can use more light and less noise. Wherever I can, I want … More Calm Down

Light

“You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself, enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. — Rumi “Light, that first phenomenon of the world, reveals to us the spirit and living soul of this world through color.” — Johannes Itten *   *   * The Chain … More Light

Breathe in the Sacredness of the Trees

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.                                                            – Rumi William Guion once was told that the way to make more powerful and personal photographs was to find something he loves and to photograph it—over and over and over. And … More Breathe in the Sacredness of the Trees