Three’s A Charm

Threes catch my eye. I am drawn to the symmetry and composition of  subjects in threes. As I culled through my images, I realized that a red and green theme was developing — perfect for some holiday cheer! 

Three Bells and Me, Chiang Mai

Three Bells and Me, Chiang Mai

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tzu



Three Friends, Bangkok

Three Friends, Bangkok


“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth” ~ Buddha




Window Seat, Bangkok

Window Seat, Bangkok

“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown and those who do not see.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci




Three Dancers, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Three Dancers, Dubrovnik, Croatia

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~ Confucius


Trees and Grasses, Patagonia

Standing Tall, Patagonia

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ~Tom Bodett



Estancia Roofs, Patagonia

Estancia Roofs, Patagonia

“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” John M. Richardson, Jr.


Red Orchids Three, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Red Orchids Three, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

Categories: Children, Flowers, Plants and Trees, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Portraits, Threes, TravelTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Fabulous post. Wonderful images and super inspiring quotes.

  2. Threes are great – thanks for visiting!

  3. OK…this one was very touching…i especially LOVED “3 bells & me”…..also loved the words!! thank you always for sharing the light!!

    • April, I’ve loved this scene and thought it would be effective to leave his shorts red against the black and white. I’m glad it worked for you. Thanks so much for appreciating and glad you liked the quotes, too!

  4. It is wonderful to also see the world through a lens. I love it. Suzie

  5. As always, your pictures are wonderful. I especially loved the quotes – very thought provoking. Happy holidays!

  6. Excellent and creative series Jane!

  7. 3’s the charm! On so clever! ! Loved
    It! merry Christmas

  8. Thought-provoking images and insightful quotes. Loved it.

  9. Beautiful. I actually got that same shot of the bells. Estancia roofs are my favorite. K

  10. Love these! The quotes are powerful !

  11. Lovely images and lovely quotes. well done!

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