Sunday Photo/Art Quote – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reaching out to other arts for quotes is a way to keep from becoming inbred in my thinking. If I were only to search for artistic inspiration from other photographers, I believe there would be a large hole in our education moving forward. Today’s quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson who is best known, by me, as a poet. But he was also an essayist and lecturer focused on individuality and freedom.

I love the thought he expressed here.

emerson quote“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

These five words make me think of the earth and flowers in such a different manner, You wouldn’t think that such a few number of words could open a huge number of thoughts within the brain. Maybe it doesn’t do it for you. Let me know. These words tickle my fancy and make me want to create images in a slightly different manner.

iris art image by bob coates‘Iris’ – Accepted into the Professional Photographer of America Loan Collection in 2014

It’s wonderful to grab inspiration from many different places.

from where are you currently drawing your inspiration?

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob