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5 Things of Beauty

  1. Honesty
  2. Refraining from gossip
  3. Helping someone else, just because.
  4. Warm summer rain
  5. The innocence of children

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The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.   ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer near Grande Prairie, Alberta serving all points in Alberta and northern BC. Visit Diane Schuller Photography.

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Roberta - June 26, 2009 - 10:08 am

Man, I could add a thousand things to that list. Lovely picture too.

Marcie - June 26, 2009 - 11:50 am

And your images is just one more thing of beauty to add to the list. Love the dof..the detail..the light. Very creative image!

Terry H. - June 26, 2009 - 12:01 pm

Here in Texas any Summer rain is a thing of beauty. Really like the dof and focus of the shot.

A. Jarrett - June 26, 2009 - 7:04 pm

Such beautiful words to accompany a beautiful image. Thanks so much for sharing.

Gayle - June 27, 2009 - 9:26 am

I love your post of beauty!

Toni - June 27, 2009 - 5:49 pm

They are indeed things of beauty – love your list. When your image opened up, and before I scrolled down to see all of it, I thought I was seeing drops of water. This is good, too! You do good work.

Steve - June 28, 2009 - 2:43 am

Nice shot.

elk - June 29, 2009 - 10:30 am

i am glad to visit today ~this is a magical list and image1

sherri - June 29, 2009 - 10:36 pm

I like your list of 5 things. At least one of them is something the average person would never think of, but I shall refrain. Your capture is superb and the quote is so very thought provoking. It hit close to home.

shelli - mama of letters - June 30, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Wonderful list and photograph.

Candace - June 30, 2009 - 11:01 pm

That photo is great and so is your list. Simple things are the best.

I have to say–I don’t know which Nikon you shoot with but I was surprised you don’t have a “high-end” camera with the quality of the photos you shoot.

DesignTies - July 2, 2009 - 9:47 am

Cool shot!! Mmmmm, scones!!!!

I’d add sunsets and animals to your list of beautiful things 🙂

Kelly