IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #583 – The light of peace falls simply on a flower.

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“Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes?  These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man’s thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production.  One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.”
–  Father George Schoener (1864 -1941)

I sometimes work too hard in an attempt to make the light the way I want it to be, rather than looking and waiting for it to just all fall into place. So it is in my photography, so it is in my life.

Find your peace in waiting for the light today! ††† en theoes ††† jimwork