Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork: Blog https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog en-us (C) Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork [email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:56:00 GMT Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:56:00 GMT https://www.voelkerimages.com/img/s/v-12/u297704777-o983699981-50.jpg Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork: Blog https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog 96 120 If we could see... https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2020/7/if-we-could-see If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole world would change.

- Buddha

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) flowers miracles nature https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2020/7/if-we-could-see Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:46:17 GMT
Good Morning! https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2020/2/good-morning -- You have to be willing to be a beginner every day.

As each morning brings a new sunrise, the new day also brings the opportunity for new hopes and new dreams!

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) beauty clouds nature sunrise https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2020/2/good-morning Sun, 23 Feb 2020 15:10:43 GMT
Chosen by an animal https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2017/2/chosen-by-an-animal Animals require time and energy, and all of it is well spent. Animals can be, and usually are, some of our most brilliant and patient teachers. If we want to learn love, devotion, trust, loyalty, responsibility, and many other characteristics we attribute to humans, we can just humbly ask an animal to be our friend.

One who has been chosen for friendship by an animal is a lucky person indeed.

- Anne Wilson Schaef, "Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much"

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) dogs friendship pets https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2017/2/chosen-by-an-animal Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:12:09 GMT
trees https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2017/2/trees “In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.”
― Paulo Coelho, "Aleph"

**Aspen trees near Ouray, Colorado

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) aspens forest nature trees https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2017/2/trees Thu, 02 Feb 2017 01:38:26 GMT
Grief https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/12/grief It’s so easy for tragedy to defeat you. It’s seductive in the way that I heard freezing to death is. Being consumed by grief is in many ways much more comfortable than battling your way out of it – especially when you realize that no matter how hard you fight you can’t reverse the situation you’re grieving over. But it’s so important to engage in the battle anyway. It’s really the only way to stay alive.

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) grief life memorial memories https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/12/grief Sat, 12 Dec 2015 17:58:41 GMT
a poem https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/11/a-poem A picture is a poem without words.

-- Horace

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) beauty dewdrops macro nature poetry https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/11/a-poem Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:20:55 GMT
Nature https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/11/nature Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.

- Lorraine Anderson

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) bunny nature rabbit https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/11/nature Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:13:47 GMT
What would I discover... https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/11/what-would-i-discover What would I discover about the cottonwoods if when I walked to the mailbox I listened to them instead of looked at them? What would I find out about the rain if I didn't run inside? And is it possible that a sunrise would refresh me more than sleep?

- "I Touch The Earth, the Earth Touches Me", Hugh Prather


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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) countryside creek nature sunshine trees https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/11/what-would-i-discover Sat, 14 Nov 2015 20:24:42 GMT
Blossom... https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/9/blossom Let us be grateful to people who make us happy - they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

- Marcel Proust VineVine

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) blossom flower sunset vine https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/9/blossom Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:03:40 GMT
Beauty & mystery... orange cup coral https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/8/beauty-mystery-orange-cup-coral The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

- Albert Einstein; What I Believe, 1930

Whether above or below water, what an amazing variety of beautiful, curious, and mysterious things there are to encounter. Always remind yourself to keep your senses open and aware... look for the extraordinary in the "ordinary" daily things! It doesn't take great adventures or far away exotic locations to bring beauty and amazement into our lives - it is all around us all of the time!

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) beauty coral cup mystery nature https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/8/beauty-mystery-orange-cup-coral Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:06:38 GMT
Another day... https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/7/another-day I have been given another day. Another day to hear and read and smell and walk and love and glory. I am alive for another day. I think of those who aren't.

- "Notes to Myself", Hugh Prather

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) beauty lightning nature storm https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/7/another-day Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:17:29 GMT
The simple things... https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/7/the-simple-things When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.

- Bob Hope

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) cherish granddaughter happiness love simple things https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/7/the-simple-things Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:27:49 GMT
...identify the best things https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/7/-identify-the-best-things It's important that you identify what the best things are in your life. The things that do more than just get you through a day. The things that make you want the next day to come. And once you identify those things, it's critical that you nurture them and keep them strong. 

- "When You Went Away" - Michael Baron

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) beauty horse strength https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2015/7/-identify-the-best-things Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:17:24 GMT
Sharing beauty... https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2014/12/sharing-beauty The best way to know the truth or beauty is to try to express it. And what is the purpose of existence here or yonder but to discover truth and beauty and express it, i.e., share it with others? - Brenda Ueland

Before I found the above quote, I struggled to put words to why I like sharing quotes, thoughts, and photos with everyone so much. But this is one of the reasons! I am sharing my discoveries with all of you so that I can know the truth and the beauty of them better myself. And to remind myself (and others) of the beauty that is around us every day, if only we take the time to discover and notice it!

The image below is a simple flower from a row of bushes in front of our house. The flowering bushes are not “spectacular” or “breath-taking” as some flowers may appear to be. However, just like many wildflowers, grasses, dandelions, shrubs, etc…when you stop and really look at them – they actually are spectacular and breath-taking! Their designs are beyond intricate.

Go out and “discover” something beautiful today and share it with someone!

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[email protected] (Craig & Kerry Voelker Photography & Artwork) amazing beauty color flower macro https://www.voelkerimages.com/blog/2014/12/sharing-beauty Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:12:22 GMT