Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

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........ John Muir

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........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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Caine says:

Pretty! I like the tomatoes and the third shot, whatever they are. :)

25th Jun 2006, 02:54

paintist says:

envious of your toms, and yes those curly little red flowers are gorgeous......

25th Jun 2006, 08:31

Dhamaka says:

thank you all
I don't think I've ever had tomatoes this early before. They were deliciously sweet :-)

The red one is the second flowering of my bottlebrush. I think the white are Lantana.

25th Jun 2006, 09:18

JokerXL says:

Lovely stuff up ther D, do you have one of them "watering systems"? with the hoses leading round to everything? or have you got the time and patience to go round with the watering-can twice a day?

25th Jun 2006, 09:45

Dhamaka says:

I do Joker, but haven't used it this year because I think it probably counts as a hose pipe for the water ban. I don't have the time to do the watering can stuff but I do it anyway (and it's giving my hands blisters :( )

25th Jun 2006, 12:02

paintist says:

this where all the gentlemen should say "oh no, do not hurt those pretty little hands, i will come and do the heavy lifting for you" ( well its worth a try.. :-) )

25th Jun 2006, 12:30

yoshiko says:

congratulations! and what a beautiful flowers! I suppose that you were carried away by the fragrance of the flowers..

25th Jun 2006, 12:58

FilbertFox says:

them toms look tasty

25th Jun 2006, 14:20

Dhamaka says:

FF - they certainly were. I had eaten 2 before I thought of blogging them :-)

Thank you Yoshiko-San. The cottoneaster (which isn't in the photos) has the nicest smell

Paintist - yeah, right..

25th Jun 2006, 18:45