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When you don’t need words

flowers, dahlia, photography, crystal ball, Butchart Gardens

I was photographing at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC recently, bedazzled by the amazing display of dahlias. I was having a lot of fun composing the sea anemone-like shapes, textures and Life-Savers candy colors. After a little while, I pulled out the small crystal ball I keep in my camera bag. As I held it in front of my lens and took a few photos, several photographers from Japan peered over my shoulder, fascinated with the special effects I was getting.

Before I knew it, a middle-aged man in the group turned to me, pointed to the glass ball and lifted his eyebrows with a pleading look. I nodded my head and placed the crystal ball in his hand. For several minutes, he and his friends went from flower to flower, photographing and chatting with great excitement. I couldn’t understand a word they said but, as Jakob Smirnoff said, “Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.”
Thanks for visiting. But before you go, here’s a quotation about laughter by Anne Lammott that I want to share with you:

“Laughter is carbonated holiness.”

 dahlia, flowers, photography, Butchart Gardens, Victoria

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  • Eva
    October 19, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing some of your time at Butchart Gardens : )

  • webbsway .
    October 19, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    O MY GOSH – What Beauty that you find.

  • Pam Caetano
    October 17, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
    Sent from my iPad

    • marionowen
      October 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

      And thanks, dear Pam, for sending your note. Blessings to you!

  • [email protected]
    October 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    LOVE IT!!!   hugs!   Diana   


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