Shelley Lake Park | Raleigh, North Carolina
“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”
Alice M. Swaim
“Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree”- William Faulkner
Historic Yates Mill County Park | Raleigh, North Carolina
"Be like the bird who, halting in his flight on a limb too slight, yet sings, knowing he has wings. "
:: the risk ::
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
“Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.”
~ Winston Churchill
:: breaking the girl ::
"Twisting and turning
Your feelings are burning
You're breaking the girl"
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
:: untouched ::
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown
:: love's canvas ::
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
:: autumn's jewels ::
“On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .”
- Charles Dickens
:: the gesture ::
“Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree”
- William Faulkner
:: be the poem ::
"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. "
Pullen Park | Raleigh, North Carolina
“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head”
Pilot Mill | Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina
2009 North Carolina State Fair | Raleigh, North Carolina
Held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds