Ed Lehming Photography

“Taking time in stillness is an essential part of my every day. It saves my sanity, it grounds and centers me. I can carry that peace with me wherever I go.” ...

“Shafts of delicious sunlight struck down onto the forest floor and overhead you could see a blue sky between the tree tops.”  ― C.S. Lewis Light does some amazing things. As a...

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”  ― W.B. Yeats I wanted to post one more of my ‘artsy’ interpretations. This time, the predominant...

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”  ― Richard Wagner A bit of fun this morning. I decided to ‘play’ with an image I made yesterday, by running it through...

“And this is how the forest changes, one step, one day, one moment at a time. ”  ― Ed Lehming The time of change is at my doorstep. Though flurries still fill the...

“There is always danger for those who are afraid.”  ― George Bernard Shaw I could not resist the quote. I am told over and over, “Be careful on the trails, they are...

Winter hung in there, like an invalid refusing to die. Day after grey day the ice stayed hard; the world remained unfriendly and cold.”  ― Neil Gaiman Contrary to the quote that...

“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.” ...

“I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the...

“You think winter will never end, and then, when you don’t expect it, when you have almost forgotten it, warmth comes and a different light.”  ― Wendell Berry Warm, merely describes the...

“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?”  ― Shannon L. Alder I left the title as is,...

“Winters are a desolate time where all senses are wiped away, and here in Canada, this is especially true. All smells are sucked clean from the air, leaving only a harsh,...

“We must leave this terrifying place to-morrow and go searching for sunshine.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald Though the forest image above is far from terrifying, at least for me, it can be...

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”  ― J.R.R. Tolkien I can almost put myself in a Tolkien story when the elements combine...

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne Even at this time of year, days away from the first official day...

“When everything looks unusual around you, your eyes and your mind mostly need anything usual! Unfamiliar disturbs us; familiar comforts us! But for the wise man, unusual is more precious than...

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe...

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”  ― Leonard Cohen Truly, a crack in the clouds, and that’s how the light gets in. Despite the snow-covered ground...

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says,...

“December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…”  ― John Geddes Seriously, I could stop my post here with this all too appropriate quote. As I...

“A day’s brightness is determined by the light in our hearts.”  ― A.D. Posey This ‘solitaire’ is not the same as the one I posted few days ago. Yesterday, after a morning...

“Because you don’t notice the light without a bit of shadow. Everything has both dark and light. You have to play with it till you get it exactly right.”  ― Libba Bray...

“The beauty of any first time is that it leads to a thousand others…”  ― Pico Iyer This was the end of November, the first significant snowfall, enough to dust the ground...

“The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.”  ― Alexandra Elle This is my final image...

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”  ― Leonora Carrington Indeed, only the light...

“In the hills giant oaks Fall upon their knees You can touch parts  You have no right to”  ― Kay Ryan There is simply no other way to describe this intergrown cluster...

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence...

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”  ― Aristotle After thousands of years, the quote is still so appropriate. The outward appearance...

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression...

“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.” ...