March 19, 2014

Behind every beautiful thing...


...there's been some kind of pain."
-Bob Dylan, Not Yet Dark






"Roses may say 'I love you', but the cactus says 'f*ck  off'."
-Jarrod Kintz, Seriously Delirious, But Not All Serious






"I've learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus.  On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside."
-Morris K. Udall (American congressman)




"The pain passes, but the beauty remains."
-Pierre Auguste Renoir

(all photos taken in the Sonora Desert in Arizona)






Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"

Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is the Three Dog Night's "One is the Loneliest Number".

26 comments:

  1. As abrasive as Dylan is, I love him. Maybe it is because we are both May Gemini (*lol*).

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  2. I have a love hate relationship with Dylan but not these images, they are stunning!!

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  3. absolutely gorgeous black and white photos!

    happy wednesday~

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  4. Bob Dylan and b/w pictures....perfect ! The second last shot is my favorite, the stings look so soft and velvety in the light.

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  5. Just great in black and white - I'm especially in love with the light in that second to last shot! Given a different context it almost looks like it could be a sea creature... And thanks for the laugh!!

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  6. Wow, the mixture of light and the black and white is just perfect in these shots.

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  7. I've always found cacti intriguing. Your photos are fabulous!

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  8. every image is stunning - for real -- great shots..and my favorite is #4 how you also captured the sun..
    Hugs

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  9. Love those cactus in b&w....they have such great texture. And btw I ordered that book you recommended from Amazon. Should be here in the next day or two! Thanks

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  10. You're making me miss Miraval something terrible! Love the cacti in B & W!

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  11. Awesome B&W's. I had a cactus....it died. So much for "it doesn't need much care and attention." Hope you are having a great week!

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  12. Brilliant idea to convert the cacti photos. That first photo is a wow factor.

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  13. These are quite fascinating in Black and whites. Know that you enjoyed the weather change.

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  14. Love that you choose the Black and white - really makes them just pop.
    Cactus is something I definitely don't see around here. I've wondered if I could grow them in my garden in the summer - but they would definitely have to spend our winter indoors.

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  15. The barbed grouping is spectacular♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/lunar-mode/

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  16. You definitely found the perfect quotes for these, and they work so well in black and white!

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  17. Hmmm, I am sure I just entered a comment here.... hmm, and now it is gone.... very suspicious :) Anyways, love your cacti, especially in b&w and you definitely have a way of finding the right (song) quote for your pics!

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  18. The pricks are just beautiful.. :) really they are. I once visited the desert and fell into a prick. haha.. but was sore and had a rash.

    Loved the images . Beautiful.!!

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  19. What a beautiful set of iamges and I love your "pricks" quote.

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  20. Such clear photography :) I love Morris U's quote.

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  21. Wonderful B&W cactus photos and loved the quotes, too.

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  22. Great shots! Love the black and white.

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  23. Love your black and white cacti photos. Makes them just pop.

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