An Inspired Lens

an inspirational photoblog discovering beauty all around us

Posts tagged ‘macro’

ready for takeoff

ready for takeoff

I’m very proud to announce that I have a graduate in the house! 

(My second son has polished off his secondary school education.)

This one’s for all you graduates out there – of all ages and stages:

Brush off your wings and get ready for takeoff!




pluviophile  (noun)

1.  a lover of rain;

someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.


(especially when feeling warm and dry while the rain makes music on my roof)

mystery of spring

mystery of spring

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.

It is the source of all true art and science.

He to whom the emotion is a stranger,

who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe,

is as good as dead —his eyes are closed.

~ Albert Einstein

minuscule sprout

minuscule sprout

When I see that first, minuscule, curled, pale green wisp of a sprout

poking up between a couple of grains of vermiculite,

I hear God speaking.

~ June Santon, “Miracle in a Dixie Cup”

dreamy magnolia

dreamy magnolia

And Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast

rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”