Scent of a Garden (Mine Actually) 2

Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden. —- Thalassa Cruso

This week Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge is scent. I immediately thought of my garden, but I needed the perfect quote and photos. I found the quote fairly easily since I know the smell of my garden reminds me of helping my dad in the garden when I was younger.  I especially remember the smell of fresh vine ripened tomatoes. I should since my brothers and I seemed to spend all summer picking them. I’m so grateful that my dad had a garden and that he made sure all of his kids helped with it.

Now I just needed to capture the scent or more accurately scents.

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote: Desire (for Peace) 5

All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace. — Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

You can click on any of the photos for a larger view. Then you can click the arrow to move between the photos.

What’s your heart’s desire? Is it for peace too? If so, do you think a peaceful environment helps promote peace? I know it helps with my inner peace.

Today I’m grateful for places that help me find my heart’s desire for inner peace and joy, for Ese’s challenge that helps me to find many wonderful quotes, and that I see God’s love all around me especially in Mother Nature’s gifts.

Don’t forget to stop over at Ese’s Voice to see her post and to get links to other posts for this week’s challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns 5

Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to notice lines and patterns in the world around us, in nature and things man-made and then to share a photo or a gallery of shapes, lines, textures, or patterns. Be sure to click on the link to see what others are posting.

You can also go to this week’s Photography 101: Shape, Line, Texture, and Pattern for helpful advice from Evan Zelermyer if you need more inspiration. You might want to click on the link either way to see his photos.

This week I’m grateful for the challenge, for nature, and for the chance to see all of the inspiring photos I’m sure others are sharing.