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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word for Wednesday: Illumination

No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around.
 ~ Paulo Coelho

 








Donna over at Garden Walk Garden Talk is hosting a new meme called Word for Wednesday. Each Wednesday a new word is defined. This week it is illumination. Join the fun and see other inspiring gardens full of light.

 

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos showing illumination. I particularly like the first one. Hope you have time to stop by and see mine.

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  2. Karin, that quote is perfect. It really says it all. I too love your first photo. Out of the darkness comes light, detail and beauty. All your photos say it so well in different ways. The back lighting showing what you would not notice otherwise on the green leaf. The selective lighting on the orange flower - an example of looking and studying and seeing texture and color too. It is framed as such, I am at a loss what flower it is and I still keep looking. The little bee so happy with himself to make a shadow, and the fern literally reaching out into the light. So glad you joined. I even updated my post to say how many others have images with story and meaning. Even more than I have in my own post. Yours, included. Thank you for posting.

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  3. Craft Gardener, thank you!

    Donna, thank you for your kind words of encouragement! The orange flower is Canna and this particular one is a pass-a-long from my in-laws. I love the orange and yellow on the bloom and it is a great late summer and fall bloomer in my garden.

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  4. Inspirational illumination from the quote to the bees to the blooms...beautiful!!!

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  5. The illumination of the grasses is perfect. Grasses can be difficult to photograph, but the dark contrasting background sets off the seed heads perfectly. I'm also enchanted by your bees, but that's probably not a surprise ;)

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  6. Beautiful photos. The grasses is my favorite. They look like music.

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  7. Wonderful images of light Karin..I love the grass which is just shining...

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  8. Karin, these are beautiful. I realized we have almost the same plants! Upon seeing your photos i thought that Donna should bring back Illumination once more! With the many posts i can get more illuminated photos. Maybe One should follow-up and have Kiasu posts on Illumination. LOL. thanks.

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  9. Karin, the quote is so perfect, and so wise! My favorite is the green leaf. I like all of the photos you chose but the texture on that leaf is simply amazing. I love your interpretation!

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  10. These are beautiful, Karin. I love the theme! I hope to join in next week. Cheers!

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  11. Hey! I have the same canna. But I do not have such cute furry bees. Your bee looks more like a mammal than an insect. LOL! Let's do more stretching exercises through photography.

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  12. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    Hi Karin, These are all beautiful examples of Illumination. I like the first shot like most other commenters, but my favourite is the simple leaf. I like the way the sunlight illuminates the structure of the leaf.

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  13. I'm really enjoying everyone's illumination photos this week. Watching light play on the surface of a plant is really satisfying to me.

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  14. I love the illuminating shots of the bees! Beautiful.

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  15. All the photos are great. I especially liked the bee and the goldenrod against the blue sky.

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  16. Great quote. I'm with Carolyn. I like the goldenrod, too. It looks so fluid and dancer-like.

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