Saturday, January 15, 2011

'GOD PAINTS IN MANY COLORS ... '

"White ... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black.... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white."

~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

[British author, 1874–1936] “A Piece of Chalk,” Tremendous Trifles (1909)









42 comments:

Msrobin said...

Even the snow looks pretty when you photograph it! LOL Not a winter person, as you know, but the snow washed the world with white. Not too bad. If only it wasn't so cold! I just love to see pictures of your big copper garden clock.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Joey it's always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Your mosaics beckon one to spend time in quiet contemplation...beautifully done.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

ps I find whites difficult to photograph. Can you offer any tips? Your shots are so pretty ;)

A Year In My Garden said...

Some lovely pictures and monatges here - are you using Foto Fusion ?

fer said...

That is an amazing collage! so much beauty in white

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, I am anxious to see anything white in my garden except the snow!

Eileen

One said...

I love your white! They are really pleasing to the eye in our warm weather. Even my butterflies think so.

imac said...

WWW. = When White Wins.

Angela said...

All very beautiful photos!!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

What a wonderful quote, Joey. You always find the best ones... And your photos are quite stunning. Wow. I'd love to have a framed print of that 3rd one. Please open an etsy shop??

Happy Bloom Day!

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

I always admire your photographs Joey. Beautiful collages.

I'm going to grow the white cosmos 'Purity' this year, lovely.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Joey, I am giving you my own medal for your absolutely wonderful, creative collages! Here, the second one is my favorite, with the snow among the blooms. What a contrast!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Ah Joey, you never fail to make my heart sing. Your images are like always stunning. A perfect warming of a cold winters day.

I do imagine more then one gardener is going to get lost in those photos.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Linnea said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Amy said...

All your photos are beautiful. I love the snow photos and the view with the window pane...very nice!!!!

Shirley said...

White is beautiful and signifies purity. In the case of your photos here, pure beauty.

Lindalou said...

I LOVE White. White flowers, white clothing (I have so many white tees...can't seem to buy other colors), white kitchens. Such beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing today.

Rick said...

Great quote joey, and beautiful photos and collages to go along with it ! Love the one with the church door in it, and the snow scenes ... aw, all of them !

And to top it off, the word verification is 'GREEN' - go figure ! ;-)

joey said...

I hear you, Robin! January is waning and spring is getting closer. I too love my photogenic garden clock, a constant reminder of time well spent in the garden.

Thanks Whimsical ... fun to create. White does not seem as much of a problem as challenging red is for me! And each camera presents different color issues.

Hello, A Year ... and thank you. I have never used Foto Fusion ... do you?

I hear you, Eileen. With January half gone, we are edging closer to spring!

Thanks fer ... I love white!

And your butterflies are gorgeous, One! Thank you :)

Thank you, Angela. Good luck with your projects.

As I admire your stunning photos, how kind, Rob. I adore white cosmos and will look forward to your captures. And can we talk about your last post! I'm still dreaming ...

Tatyana, you are a dear, and thank you. We have been friends for quite some time now and so appreciate encouragement through your gifted eye. Fun that we both focused on a single leaf ...

What can I say, Jen, but a humble thank you, dear friend. Blessed to know you, it's always a delight to see life through your gifted eye too.

Thank you, Linnea :)

And thank you, Amy. Winter/summer/fall/spring ... I too so enjoy the view from my library window.

A lovely thought, Shirley. Thank you.

Thanks, Lindalou. A white lover, you must be enjoying the outside winter white!

joey said...

Whoops, comment just came in Rick! Thank you ... well, green is the universal color of the world :)

Paul Garden said...

White is not my fave color but your pics are really beautiful. I like the snow capped landscapes which gives me a Christmasy feeling.

Rosey said...

I love these white collages!

The church door in the first one is very beautiful. Nice!

I think white is serene and peaceful. I hardly ever wear white...I am too messy.

joey said...

Welcome Paul and thank you. I am a white flower person ...

Thanks Rosey! I love white flowers, both inside and out, but like you, messy, hardly ever wear white since by the time I'm headin' out the door, I'm full of spots!

noel said...

aloha,

what a wonderful collection of mosaics, you really like your whites :)

i'm enjoying that framed window shot with the trees and snow...sigh

Kylee said...

Gorgeous symphonies in white, Joey! I keep saying I'm going to do a white garden sometime, but I've not done it yet. I love white flowers. My very first "favorite flower" was a white daisy. I'm still partial to them.

garden girl said...

How very beautiful Joey!

Wendy said...

my gosh, what a beautiful collection. I love white and the shades of white, and these collages are just gorgeous.

Kala said...

Believe it or not Joey, white is my favorite color! I just love this post.

kanak7 said...

White never looked this beautiful! Your collages are wonderful...a treat to the sight and to the mind!

joey said...

Like that, iMac :) Thank you.

How kind, Kate. Thank you. Hum, perhaps some day. Would love to get my own site set up!

joey said...

Aloha, Noah, and thank you. It's the view from my library window. I love it too!

I love white too, Kylee, and still adore the daisy (not the best smelling but fun to photograph).

Thank you, Linda. Happy Winter :)

How kind. Thank you, Wendy.

Thanks, Kala. Will have to go back an check your whites!

Thank you, Kanak. I so enjoyed your colorful post!

Gail said...

Oh my Joey~This may be your bestest ever post (until the next bestest ever post). Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. xxoogail

joey said...

With your fine eye behind the lens and your 'always awesome' beautiful posts, I'm truly honored, dear Gail Thank you. May this year find us both 'the bestest' and in 'top form' :) xxoo

Rose said...

So beautiful, Joey! The first collage reminded me of a wedding...although that's partly because I've been busy planning one with my daughter.

WhatKarenSees said...

Pristine, clean, pure, angelic, and all beautiful. You have made beautiful photos to remind us that white is also the 'color' of beautiful flowers as well as the cold snow!

kcjewel said...

I am speechless... you create such beauty!

Shady Gardener said...

Really, Really nice. You keep raising the bar... on yourself!! :-)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

These pictures/collages are great, as usual. White is a color I sometimes neglect when planning gardens.

Visioplanet Photography said...

Stunning captures!

joey said...

Such a wonderful time in your life, dear Rose. Enjoy each precious moment. BTW my son's August wedding was all WHITE and stunning!

Well, it's that time of year and fun to focus on, Karen. Thank you.

You are a delight and I'm honored. Thank you, kcjewel!

Always a joy to hear from you, dear Shady. You are too kind ... thank you :)

Hi Chris. Delighted to hear from you, old (not old but treasured) friend ... thank you. I adore white flowers, both inside and out. Hope all is going well in your life :)

Welcome Visioplant. Thank you. I enjoyed visiting you too :)

Jeff Branch said...

Really love the photos, but especially those in the fourth set. Awesome!

joey said...

Thanks Jeff ... delighted to hear from you again. So, you like the snow! Wish I share some :)