Thursday, November 13, 2008

Enchanted Forest in Sierra Club's "Daily Ray of Hope" Feature

My photo "Enchanted Forest" is being used in today's Sierra Club "Daily Ray of Hope," along with the following quote from Sandra Day O'Connor:

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.

This beautiful ornamental kale caught my eye late one early-winter afternoon when my husband and I were on our way to meet friends for dinner. Since my husband cannot stand to be late, I had to hustle to take this shot. It was one of those lucky times when I just happened to have my camera with me.

The kale, in a planter outside a store downtown, was so delicate and just glowing in the afternoon light. I felt I HAD to move up close on it. Looking through its leafy arms was like looking into an enchanted forest.

My thanks to Cara at Sierra Club for using my image. I love nature and want to see it preserved, so I'm very happy with this kind of usage (with my permission) of my photos!


My thanks also to Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage for the gorgeous set of cards and envelopes she gifted me with! Here's the pomegranate photo she sent, which I had admired on one of her posts.

All her photos are beautiful, and her site looks just great. If you haven't visited Cindy, go on over for a look at her work and to read about her gardening and kitty escapades! Her love for nature and life come through in everything she does.

If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind, where you can choose from several sizes and paper types or buy my prints plain or matted and framed.

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  1. Oh Lynda! Thank you so much for the sweet kind words, my friend. I am so happy for you that your photo is being used in such a positive way to promote change and love of the world around us. I have an affinity for decorative kale too. I think I'll have to plant some this winter.


  2. Kia ora Lynda,
    Beautiful photo and congrats. I love the quote as well. Seems very apt for this form of connection and learning, and keeping hope and beauty alive with so many far away people. Have a lovely day.

  3. The kale is is truly magnificent. We see lots of them here for winter color in the gardens. Beautiful capture Lynda. Congrats as well!

  4. Cindy, thank YOU for being such a kind and generous blogging friend! You were actually the first person I met on the blogosphere, and I'm so glad you introduced yourself by leaving me a comment!

    Love to you and Brent and the kitties.

    xxxx Lynda

  5. Robb, thanks for your kind words. Keeping hope and beauty alive is what we artists and nature lovers are all about. (It's not money that motivates us, that's for sure. And I'm glad of it...)

    Be over soon to see ya! :)

  6. Julie, thanks for coming by!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Janice, thank you, my dear. I've just yesterday written a poem because your posts always inspire me, and I intend to post it and more writing generally, as time passes. Thanks for inspiring us with your love of nature!

    I'm always surprised when you tell me that this or that plant grows so far north, up where you are!

  8. beautiful colour Lynda...and the quote is wonderful...
    congratulations on being featured
    I'll pop over and have a look at Cindy's photos too :)
    hope all is well with you :))

  9. hello Lynda..
    I don't think my other comment went in as my net dropped out...
    beautiful colour and the quote is wonderful ..hope all is well with you...I'll pop over and check those links :)

  10. Oh my I am sorry to be dropping by so late. I missed this.

    Congratulations Lynda. It is a beautiful image. but, then again all of your work is fabulous!!

    Happy day:-)))

  11. Lynda:

    Really breathtaking images. It's hard for me to understand how someone can consistently take as many beautiful images as you do. I love your work and am very envious. Well done.


    I'm also one of those men who can't stand to be late.

    Happy trails.

  12. very beautiful artistic work as usual.

    for bigger photos, first of all you have to change the width of your blog. i need your mail in order to sent you some info about this

  13. Good for u Lynda and the quote goes really well with ur pic too! Love the shade of purple! :)

  14. Lana, thanks for stopping by. Greetings from your old stomping ground!

  15. Kim, nice to see you. How are things Down Under? Is it getting hot there yet? It's freezing here, and quite a shock after coming home from 90+ dgrees in Arizona!

  16. Jackie, never worry about being late to comment. I'll be here. And we're all late much of the time. Thanks for your kind words. xxx

  17. Swubird, your visits mean a lot to me. Don't be envious; you are great at telling us stories of your youthful escapades and they are as colorful as any photo!

  18. Evlahos, thanks for visiting. I'm in the process of getting my blog template re-designed. After I see how it looks, I might consult you on this issue of image size. Thanks for your kind offer of info!


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