Nature Softness & Quotes on Making Mistakes(Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 2/27/21)

For the Lens-artists photo challenge this week the theme soft

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Outdoors: Softness with Nature

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Indoors: Softness with Nature.  This little “air plant” sits on a tray – with a soft focus down view. This tray was handmade from reclaimed wood – and a student gave it to me last year. She was dissolving a small business and thought of me with one of the trays.  I was so glad she did. I love the wood and smoothed edges – and like those iron handles too.
More softness indoors with a mix of plants at this local eatery  – and notice more air plants? These hardy and easy to nurture epiphytes (Tillandsia) were very “trendy” for a while. I am not that into them anymore – but I guess there are hundreds of varieties of air plants and they sure can bring some softness. 

 

Closing with two quotes. Both quotes have ideas that suggest a soft approach to coping with mistakes and improving.

Sometimes folks will dispense grace and love easily to other people – but when it comes to their own life  – they can sometimes be firm or come down very hard on their choices and mistakes. Let’s remember that sometimes softness assuages much – – the old saying that “a soft answer turns away wrath” could apply to treatment of self. As we are assessing and problem solving after mistakes or setbacks – let’s lighten up and improve – and trust that “all things work together FOR good” even if they were not good at the time. Sometimes errors can lead to many great things, including being humble and teachable.

 

 

 

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30 thoughts on “Nature Softness & Quotes on Making Mistakes(Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 2/27/21)

  1. You’ll know that I like those first plants when you see one of my shots and I like the POV of the second. Having plants around can be very healthy as well as aesthetically pleasing and nice when you can’t be in nature. Your quotes remind me of a Thomas Edison quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

    janet

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    1. good morning Janet
      that edison quote was a great fit and reminds us of grit and perseverance on top of “failing forward” and all that!
      i am excited to see your post and i was originally going with a good post for this theme – but had to use archive folders as i am trying the old “batching” photos with a new approach to blogging this year (so far so good)
      be over soon

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    2. Great quote, but the reality is that Edison hired teams of engineers who are the ones who did the vast majority of the work. Edison was a shrewd businessman but not much of an engineer.

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      1. Thanks for pointing that out, Khurt (sorry, I don’t know how to get the umlaut in), but I think the sentiment conveyed by the quote remains true, even if the failures weren’t his alone.

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  2. Wonderful images of natural softness, I love the sensation of stroking my hands through grasses like these! Fantastic quotes of mistakes and how true that it is not a matter of not making any, that is impossible, rather how one uses the gift of learning from them! Terrific post, Yvette!

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    1. annika – the way you write that really connected the physical sensation of softness and i think i was more on the visual – so thanks for that!
      and you also made a good point – what human will ever not make some sort of mistake – sometimes there are different levels of mistakes – and we can learn – 🌱🌿☀️😊

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    1. hi aletta – do you spritz your air plant weekly?
      i only had that air plant for a day or two and gave it away! but still ha e the tray even tho it sits unused!

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  3. Those quotes are very similar in meaning, aren’t they? I think they must have been written by people who make mistakes. 🤣

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    1. hahaha
      your humor beams through again.
      and i think making mistakes can be a layered topic and it connects to making corrections and also understanding what was behind the mistakes – some are more serious and some might be related to character flaws

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  4. I like those “touchable” grasses Yvette. That was thoughtful of your student to give you that beautiful wood tray. I like air plants too. I had one years ago that looked like the one on the tray.

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  5. I enjoyed reading your thoughts and quotes about making mistakes, learning from them and not being so hard on yourself. So true and thought provoking… Thank you!

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