Life is a great tapestry
I am enjoying brunch, sitting at the café’s outside tables. I took this photograph through the glass frontage of this café-bar. I liked the fractals, refractions and distortions caused by the glass angles. The photo abstracts the images of the red-headed girl server, interior plants, and reflects a painting that hung on an opposite wall. I’d love to weave a tapestry of this!
German Physicist, Albert Einstein 1879-1955
“Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern.”Albert Einstein 1879-1955
The way is long… and tall shadow legs
On a walk uphill from the river, a low winter sun casts long shadows of my legs across a pattern painted pavement on Queen Street, London. I have always wanted to be tall!
Roman Philosopher, Statesman, Dramatist, Seneca the Younger 4 BC – AD 65
“The way is long if one follows precepts, but short if one follows patterns”Seneca the Younger 4 BC – AD 65
Water | Series | Photographs©️Lesley Scoble
pools of ripple shapesLesley Scoble Haiku
under which secret giants
wait the rising tide
Leaf imprints | Modern fossils | Patterns at your feet on a cold pavement in an urban street | Photo©️Lesley Scoble
My mother advised me to always walk with my head up. Sometimes, however, it is worth looking down. Look down and see the beauty of patterns beneath your feet on a cold pavement in an urban street.
“There are gems of wondrous brightnessAmerican Poet, Genesee Richardson
Ofttimes lying at our feet,
And we pass them walking thoughtless,
Down the busy crowded street.
If we knew, our pace would slacken,
We would step more oft with care,
Lest our careless feet be treading
To the earth some jewel rare.”
Patterns fly by
A Murmuration Pattern of Starlings
English Prima Ballerina, Dame Margot Fonteyn 1919-1991
“Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?”
A Pattern of Crows
In scarlet skies swirl
of flying dancers
Lesley Scoble Haiku
Patterns of Nature
Writer, Producer, Director, Science Specialist, Ann Druyan b. 1949
“For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.”Ann Druyan
I post these images, quotes and poems in response to LAPC #229 Perfect Patterns. I may be late in publishing this post, but I should like to say thank you for your inspiring photographic prompt. I’ve enjoyed sorting through my photos, searching for anything that might fit the brief. Thank you Leya for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. 😊
I’ve added an extra photograph! I took this photo today on my iPhone. It is the tiled façade of a building. It is a perfect pattern to confuse, hypnotise, and boggle your mind!
French/American Mathematician and Polymath, Benoit Mandelbrot 1924-2010
“I conceived and developed a new geometry of nature and implemented its use in a number of diverse fields. It describes many of the irregular and fragmented patterns around us, and leads to full-fledged theories, by identifying a family of shapes I call fractals.”Benoit Mandelbrot