"There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward
Nice birthday gift
The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else
Cactus flowers are some of the prettiest blooms there is, IMHO. You have to be quick or you miss them.
"We the People ......"
When I was a little kid, under age 5, my dad raised rare cactus as a hobby. I remember three things about it: 1) It was in our yard in San Bernardino, CA, 2) The blooms were fantastic on some of them---they even impressed a 3-4 yr. old, 3) In the winter dad would go out at night and put tents over the plants so they would not freeze.
My dad would say something like, "Honey, you don't have to be out here in this cold." I know what he said, but I think he really liked having me out there. I know I had to be out there with my dad.
Thanks for a great memory.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
Good photo, Don!
I know what you mean about being there at the right time when cacti bloom. Can't tell you how many times I'd see a bud starting to form one day, tell myself to remember to take a photo the next day, then forget until the following day!!!
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