WPC: Atop


“Indeed, I find that distance lends perspective

and I often write better of a place

when I am some distance from it.

One can be so overwhelmed by the forest

as to miss seeing the trees.”


Louis L’Amour



“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.”


Samuel Johnson



“The greatest risk to man

is not that he aims too high and misses,

but that he aims too low and hits.”





“A mountain still in the distance

can appear as a molehill.”


Howard Fast



“Utopia is a collective shift of perception away.

Abundance is all around us.

Only our efforts at tower-building blind us to it,

our gaze forever skyward,

forever seeking to escape this Earth,

this feeling, this moment.”


Charles Eisenstein



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016-2017



“My father says that there is only one perfect view —

the view of the sky straight over our heads,

and that all these views on earth

are but bungled copies of it.”


E.M. Forster


For the Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Atop

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “WPC: Atop

  1. Pingback: Atop: New Views Rijnstraat 8 | What's (in) the picture?

  2. Loved your choice of quotes the week – perfect for your photos!

  3. Lovely photos – esp. the seascapes!

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