Nature Quote #245

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

“He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments  is the rich and royal man.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Yesterday morning walking in my backyard this plant caught my attention. Getting on my knees I noticed the delicate fresh water droplets all over. The diagonal composition, the light coming from the back enhanced the brilliance of these brilliant droplets.

Soldier Quote#244

War and peace

War and peace

“Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.”

ULYSSES S. GRANT

I visited the local war college festival and exhibition the other day. I had seen this young soldier dressed in time period uniform. Asked him to pose for me. Did post processing using PS to get the impression of a photograph showing a soldier of a remote era.