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Wednesday, August 3

August 3, 2011 (179/365)

A very small portion of the gardens in the back of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. A gorgeous place, to be sure. One thing I noticed was that the flowers we have here, are the same ones they have there. Marigolds, begonias, lavenders, geraniums, dusty miller, and petunia's abound. It is the lay out of that makes them so very spectacular.

I like the quote, I came across this morning, as I poured thru all of my photos. So many statues and fountains and carvings all over where we visited - and how true ... the diligence of the sculptor, hammering away, always one 'hit' away from the crack that devastates the artwork.

It makes me think of those who take the chances and go out on a limb, to live the lives they dream of. Taking a chance to create something beautiful, taking a chance to be the best they can. It is a lot of hard work as they live life on the edge.

I don't do that too often. I don't take chances - and I know I miss out on a lot.
I am glad I didn't miss out on this trip.

More info and photo's from our AMA Empire Tour Europe 2011 are over at Composition-Life.

2 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a place of beauty.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Valerie for the link... I checked it out --and will each time you post something new on Composition-Life. Please include this link for us when you add info...

I'm so interested in the trip --and Jake (and you) were so lucky to have such a wonderful experience.

Those are great pictures of you and Jake ---and of course Dad and Jake's brother.

Thanks for sharing about your wonderful trip... Can't wait to see more.
Hugs,
Betsy