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The beauty of this world has made me sad
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The beauty of this world has made me sad
I was about to write something snarky about tulips and then I remembered some I've seen at a big estate garden in my area called FILOLI.  In my area most fancy tulips must be refrigerated for a while in dormancy and even then they aren't reliably as vigorous the next year.  At Filoli they dig up and discard many tens of thousands of bulbs every year and replace with new ones.  Not a model of sustainability for sure.  Still what they do with them is amazing.

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I took this one of my sister in law with her very young baby there. Sweet?

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"Talk nonsense, but talk your own nonsense, and I'll kiss you for it. To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's. 
F. D.
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The beauty of this world has made me sad
ohhh I love tulips, they are so unusual in shape and color..just amazing Big Grin Smile

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Elmyra- i'm gonna hug you and love you and squeeze you into itty bitty pieces...until you die!!!
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I'm the type of person who finds beauty in the darkness, in storms, in death.
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The beauty of this world has made me sad
Some random stuff I've seen?

Last February, the moon as seen from the top of Wittenham Clumps, right after sunset
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Not far, on the Abingdon lock, also by my phone, with some filtering by the automatic google assistant
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Somewhere over Europe, clumpy clouds below, slick clouds above and the sun setting in between
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Sintra, Portugal. Taken with a proper camera.
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Lisbon Oceanarium, taken with my Nikon
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Arundel's Castle gardens. Taken with the phone.
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Arundel Castle
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A flyby from the ISS
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(03-22-2019, 12:46 PM)Phaedrus Wrote: I'm the type of person who finds beauty in the darkness, in storms, in death.

Same here. I find beauty in both actually. Nature is fascinating, yet deadly. From sunsets to tsunamis.

I enjoy a good stroll through a cemetery. Quiet, peaceful. Surrounded by both, life and death.
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"When it's summer people say
winter is the better season.
Such is human reason."

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“We drift down time, clutching at straws. But what good's a brick to a drowning man?” 
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We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at trees...

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“We drift down time, clutching at straws. But what good's a brick to a drowning man?” 
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Refreshing Thread.
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Photographed this dog rose in bloom today... and found this "psalm" by critically aclaimed, albeit not that well known poet, Paul Celan to go with it...

"No one kneads us again out of earth and clay,
no one incants our dust.
No one.

Blessed art thou, No One.
In thy sight would
we bloom.
In thy
spite.

A Nothing
we were, are now, and ever
shall be, blooming:
the Nothing-, the
No-One’s-Rose."

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“We drift down time, clutching at straws. But what good's a brick to a drowning man?” 
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