Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thematic Photographic - Dirty can be Beautiful

Good morning!

Our theme this week is


"When you're older, you will realize the only thing that matters,
 the only thing, is that you had courage and honor.
 Lose those things and you won't die any quicker,
 but you'll be less than the dirt on your boots. 
You'll still be dust,
 but you'll have wasted your short time in the light."Conn Iggulden

Very often the dirty
 waters within our days
will always, hold plenty
of beautiful things.

Even when you spend your day
 on the edge of darkness 
the light always finds its way to you.

"Tell me to what you pay attention 
and I will tell you who you are."
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Take time to see the little joys
 during this fast paced season around us,
Take good care of you
and thanks for being here.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, thank you for taking the time to snap these beauties. I love the swans, beautiful birds. The first old truck is awesome, great finds. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Gail said...

Oh, I love them all!!! Where was the dirt?

Merry Christmas.

Sandi said...

Beautiful swan, beautiful ancient auto...hey, there is beauty everywhere, if you know how to look! :)

RedPat said...

Love the swan!

Christine said...

Great vintage vehicles & your quotes are Brilliant!

Elephant's Child said...

Good, clean dirt.
And wonderful photos and quotes. Including yours.

Cloudia said...

Such a nice time together with you Karen

Alexia said...

They don't look dirty at all! Great photos.

Bob Scotney said...

Superb photos Karen. The first van pulls you up short. Swans are such majestic birds.

Gilly said...

I think the first car has definitely seen better days! Great shots, Karen, and the swans are lovely. Have a really good Christmas!

sage said...

I love the old cars and the problem with swans, is that they are beautiful and they leave a mess behind (there's probably a lesson there). Good photos.

carmilevy said...

You always find those little joys through your lens - and more importantly ensure we know how much they matter. The patina of those old vehicles is beyond sublime, as if they're reminding us to capture the beauty while we still can. Love this series, Karen!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That's a very cool dilapidated car, Karen. The swans make me go, "what dirty water?"