Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Went to the Woods


"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life. 

And see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

Thoreau

36 comments:

  1. as long as i can remember i've loved dandelions ... my Dad would probably dislike this but i would pick them & just blow the seeds away. seeing these here i want to do the same. oh the memories of a childhood. great view. so comical for me. thanks. big hugs. (:

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  2. Nice. Love that bokeh! Wonderful words by Thoreau.

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  3. I really love this unusual picture, and the Thoreau along with it is wonderful!

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  4. This is such a wonderful photo, Michelle. The dof is perfect!

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  5. Hi Michelle. I do love this photo. I can remember picking so many of these as a child....Blowing them in the wind, and waiting for my wish to come true..
    Have a great day.

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  6. Hello,
    Gorgeous picture! I can completely empathize - we live in a small southern town - actually downtown - my husband grew up here and we came back - EVERYONE knows all about us! It is so funny! I have enjoyed my visit and am your newest follower,
    Kathy

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  7. Sometimes I think about this when the noise and the dirty of the city almost overwhelms me...

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  8. What a beautiful post. The pic is just superb and words resonate in the air.
    Nicely compiled.
    Have a lovely day Michelle:)

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  9. Excellent photo, as always. Enhanced by Thoreau's words and your playlist.

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  10. very cool photo! makes me want to blow on those dandies!

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  11. You're right , troublesome but oh so lovely and fun to photograph. You got down very very low for this shot!
    V

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  12. Michelle -- one of my favorite quotes -- barbara

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  13. There are times when I want to run away to a cabin and do the exact thing as Thoreau did. Just to see what I'd discover about myself. I'm glad you're in touch with that reality.

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  14. This photo looks like a painting. Linda. Congratulations!

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  15. A forest is one of the most missed 'things' over here. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  16. I do love our woods. I hope I can say before I pass on, that I Have Lived. Lovely!
    BlessYourHeart

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  17. That's a good quote and you with nature on the ground with a wonder POV !

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  18. Perfect. I love dandelions, Thoreau, and Elton John :)

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  19. Your quotes reflects the dandelion.Love it.

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  20. Oh, my. Very nice shot, but you have pictured my mortal enemy. I haaate dadelions. The dandelion and I fight a constant battle...at least for the first few mowing sessions.

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  21. Sabia elección... (y preciosa fotografía)

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  22. beautiful image and words...dandelions are the quintessential childhood flower :)

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  23. Gorgeous! We cancelled our lawn care guy last year and this year it looks like we're the only ones who don't use him... Actually besides the dandelions and scant grass, it looks like we've sprayed Round up on it...
    Oh well. I love dandelions!

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  24. great combination.....picture and quote!! perfect

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  25. You have such a talent for putting the perfect picture with the perfect words. You always make me smile; quoting Thoreau is always a great way to an English teacher's heart! :-)

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  26. Did you find the hoe? Love the photo.. but I love all of your photos. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  27. YOU HAVE EYES FOR DETAILS!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Did you blow? :-) This looks like a sweet love affair!

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