New adventures!

April 15, 2015
Camelia Flower Buds

Camelia Flower Buds

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I haven’t had the chance to pick up the camera for a while so for Wordless Wednesday this week I have scrolled back through some old photo’s.  This one of some new buds on one of my Camellia plants was taken in February 2014 and never edited!  I love going back through old images, finding a long forgotten one that I like and then editing it to bring it to life.  This was taken with my old Nikon D3100 and its kit lens (18-55 mm).

I like the stream of analogy’s that can be aligned with flower buds, like: new life, new beginnings, new adventures, growth!

On the subject of flower buds, I particularly like this quote by Anais Nin:

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom

…and I apply it and the aforementioned analogy’s to our current situation where we are soon off on a new adventure, our lives entering a new phase where we are learning to let go and trust that the ‘kids’ (young adults) will manage without us.  We will grow from these experiences, and so will they!

Ciao for now,


[Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for #WordlessWednesday]

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  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit April 15, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Lovely pic. Great quote too Min. Your kids are going to be fine. Or about to throw one hell of a party? Both?

    • Reply Min April 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Leanne! No parties allowed! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young April 15, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I don’t even want to imagine the time I have to worry about her moving out. I’m already worried enough about having to let her go to school in a few years lol. Loely photo πŸ™‚

  • Reply Raychael aka Mystery Case April 15, 2015 at 9:32 am

    You really do take gorgeous photos. Just love this.

    • Reply Min April 15, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Such a nice thing to say. Thank you Raychael πŸ™‚

  • Reply Zita April 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Oh I do like that quote!! and a beautiful picture to match!

    • Reply Min April 18, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks Zita! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rita@TheCraftyExpat April 30, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Great quote, amazing picture! I’m sure it will be good for your kids to miss their parents a bit and manage by themselves. Can’t wait to hear all bout it when you come back.

    • Reply Min May 13, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Rita! First lot of photo’s just been published. πŸ™‚

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