To require perfection is to invite paralysis

“What I want to paint are the things that have been seen so often that people no lenger notice them …”

—Eliot Hodgkin

morning walk in the woods


“Insight comes, more often than not, from looking at what’s been on the table all along, in front of everybody, rather than from discovering something new.”

—David McCullough

8 Comments Add yours

  1. pflanzwas says:

    I agree! Everyday wonders are in front of us, all the time. A wonderful photo.

  2. bluebrightly says:

    What a beautiful scene – I love the way the leaves (from the birch trees I think) have dropped, like polka dots. And the David McCullough quote is a good one.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you – your observation made me think of the bread crumbs in Hansel and Gretel …

      1. bluebrightly says:

        It certainly is a magical scene. 🙂

  3. Ann says:

    What a beautiful photograph! A family of trees. The fallen leaves are like golden drops of sunshine.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you! We are expecting our second storm in a week, this picture was made under calmer conditions ☺️

  4. Gunta says:

    Ahhh… the quote was such a good reminder. I sometimes struggle with the tendency I call “nitpicking”. Things are never perfect, but where do we draw the line? Luckily I’m happily connected to one who gets things done rather than getting bogged down in trivial details. Luckily we balance each other out! I’d call that perfection. 😀

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