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Natural and Man Made Formations

Some arches or entrances to pathways are natural, and form with the environment.

Some arches or entrances are man-made.

I love the beauty of the natural arch formations, and I also love how the man-made ones are also lovely in their own right.

Each one serves a purpose. Some are for decorative reasons leading nowhere in particular, or decorative with a pathway intention in mind, and others are used as a gazebo of sorts…holding flower vines, while some just flow naturally, along a pathway, due to the age of a tree or vine.

The photographs above were taken at Descanso Gardens a few weeks back.

I am contributing them to Straight Out of the Camera Sunday.

There are also the archways and entrances within our minds, that lead us towards varied paths, paths which can enhance the course of our life.

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.
Louis Kahn

May 6, 2012 – 14 Iyyar, 5772

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Wednesday Wanderings

It’s Wednesday! That means you must visit Outdoor Wednesday and also Nature Notes Wednesday to see more photographs from around the planet.

March 28, 2012 – 5 Nisan, 5772

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Out and About

I spent a day at Descanso Gardens, this past weekend, to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival.

I rained in the morning, but the sun came out at about noon. My morning photos are rather dismal looking, what with the overcast skies. My afternoon photos were much more enhanced due to the sun.

The above photo with cherry trees in the background, was taken in the cloud-covered morning.

We were walking through one of the many paths when the sun came out, and the trees were almost bare looking, but getting some buds on them.

I loved the tones of these lovelies.

Why not go on over to Our World Tuesday and browse through the many photos on the meme.

More photographs of the gardens will follow throughout the next few days.

March 27, 2012 – 4 Nisan, 5772


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