Today's Flowers: Yesterday's Illusion

Carnival Glass

Here are some summertime flowers reflected in the dull and dirty mirrored glass of the arcade at Ocean Beach Park. I like this photo, though it's far from good. It reminds me things are not always what they appear and it's better to look on from afar, to play gently with what you see rather than be played by it.

Today's Flowers

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  1. Golden words. Very aptly said.

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  2. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Flowers are always beautiful,
    Gisela

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  3. Very wise words. I really like this photo, the colors are great and the blur gives it a surreal look.
    Through Squirrel Eyes

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  4. Your message is so appropriate with the nice framing of your shot, Sandy.
    Flowers always cheer me up!

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  5. your words and association of ideas are so true ......!!

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  6. I love this photograph. I think the way it was shot through the window gives it a dreamy quality. I would have guessed fog if you hadn't told us what it was. Wonderful words too.

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  7. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Entice, it does from afar
    Touch and you know, its fire

    Thought provoking words Sandy. Have a great Sunday.

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  8. loving the angle and combo sandy

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  9. Love it! Sometimes creativity brings out good results!

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  10. Well said, and I like the photo too!

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  11. True words, i liked it that way too...from a different POV.

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  12. Love the mystery and softness of the photo.

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  13. We agree! A flower is always beautiful anyway, anywhere, anytime you look at it...and mostly when the looker is happy!

    Lui & Bogart

    bogartinheaven.blogspot.com
    luiisinheaven.blogspot.com

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  14. Actually things are not always what they seem! But I liked the photo, Sandy.

    Good week for you, dear.

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  15. You know what, it looks to me that you dreamed of summer flowers, and somehow managed to take your camera with you. What a beautiful post for a grey November day!!

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  16. Tomorrow is already yesterday,
    gently, through ...

    Magnificent!

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  17. I agree, Sandy. Also in the photography it's better to "create" the image, to try putting in it our feelings and thoughts.

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  18. I like this picture too. I am attracted to the "vanishing" look.
    Still, the strong yellow calls out, come!

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  19. your reality is my imagination
    or what yousee I do mot get so I make it my reakity

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  20. Nicely captured and well said!

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  21. Nothing is how it seems....... but I like the photo. I had that yellow flower in my garden flowering until quite recently.

    Nuts in May

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  22. Wise words, Sandy. I like the perspective through the dirty mirrored glass.

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  23. great photo and very well said. I love always reading your thoughts.

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  24. There are times, especially if it's the right person, I don't mind being played. But I get your point!

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  25. Lovely photo Sandy and a great title.

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  26. Anonymous8:44 PM

    beautifully put!

    and lovely photo!

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  27. I wouldn't call it "far from good" at all. Sometimes it just is what it is.

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  28. Sandy: Very interesting to look from a different perspective.

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  29. Viola Jaynes11:37 PM

    You are doing some wonderful things with your camera lately. They are all pretty but recently you seem to add a new dimension of creativity to your work. Great job, Sandy!

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  30. I don't mind seeing them through glass. It gives it a rainy feeling.

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  31. lovely pic with an inspiring message.

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  32. You are doing so well as always Sandy...love the way you are... Thanks for the usual visit ...It is indeed a blessing..God bless...

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  33. I love the way you see and think. As so often, both are beautifully apparent in this post.

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  34. Echinacea and Phlox. Fantastic together.
    Great shot.
    Thanks for visiting me too
    Have a nice day
    Gunilla

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  35. those are healthy and beneficial flowers. thanks for dropping by. (",)

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  36. One can never be too cautious by taking things as they appear rather than as you might want to see them.

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  37. Hi Sandy--
    A little filter is a good thing...and, like Amias, I don't mind being played a little, but it has to be a mutual thing!

    Love to you-and I really like your creative poem for OSI, just re-read it. Going further into that darkness is the only way, eventually...

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  38. Excellent advice .. and a sad but interesting perspective on the reflection

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  39. Nice catch Sandy, the dull and dirty glass gives a lovely softening fog effect.

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  40. "To play gently with what you see rather than be played by it." Yes, that's the trick, isn't it?

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