Archive for beauty

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Posted in Photography 2 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2014 by allisonlabine
Experience the joy of Christmas through the eyes of a child…then immerse yourself in the peace and inner fire found in nature.
“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa
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Images © Allison LaBine
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Into the Universe

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by allisonlabine
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
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Suffused with Light

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

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Image © Allison LaBine

Under a Cerulean Sky

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2014 by allisonlabine

Braided gold
Flows through liquid hands
Summoning the world to
Rise.

Rumbling,
Nourishing,
Whispering…
Rivers carve
Mountains
Under a
Cerulean sky.

Crisp air,
Deep,
Deeper
Breaths.
Absorb. Inhale…
This
Sacred
Space.

Sweeping
Sentinels
Through the
Ages
Stretch, giving
Birth
To Nature’s
Luminous faces.

-Allison LaBine

Image: © Mac Stone

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Imagination

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

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Image: Joyce Tenneson

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Image: Joyce Tenneson

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Image: Vincent Munier

Flying with Butterflies

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by allisonlabine

I watched you race across the field
Flying with the butterflies…
Wonder Alight
In Your Eyes and
Eternal Sunshine in Your Smile.
And
My heart opened and my
Soul Sang:

You are
Life.
You are Love, child of this Earth.

Then you took my hand,
Your Laughter Riding on the Wind–
And you Soared;

In Innocence,
In Wonder,
In a Soul Set Free…

Words and Photos: Allison LaBine

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Poetry of the Earth

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by allisonlabine

The poetry of Earth inside a petal
the beauty of motion inside a breeze…

“…the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

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