Hope Springs Eternal

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. “

~Maya Angelou


Nature, Hope, Birth, Photography, Love

Butterfly and Bottlebrush


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Nature, Hope, Birth, Photography, Love

Our Hope


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” 

― Lao Tzu


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Nature, Hope, Birth, Photography, Love



Nature, Hope, Birth, Photography, Love



Nature, Hope, Birth, Photography, Love



“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” 

~ Anne Lamott


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Nature, Hope, Birth, Photography, Love

More to Come


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“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

~Albert Einstein




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  1. An inspiring start to the week Jane, a week in which “hope” is what is on all of our minds. Thank you.

  2. I might call you as queen of quotes..
    Everything you relate with your photography makes so astonishing!! Seems like I got motivated..

  3. These are beautiful and encouraging images – enhanced by the captions and quotations. The cusp of twilight though did give me pause for thought …

  4. What a beautiful and inspiring series, Jane!

  5. Stunning photos.. Absolutely beautiful

  6. Muito lindo essas emagens maravilhisas


  8. Ahhh Jane…. such uplifting thoughts and images in this time when it’s needed so much! Love the graceful curl of unfurling. Followed by those bright eyes. They can’t help but bring joy and hope. And courage.

    BTW… don’t know if you need to know this, but Eric calls our “Awaitings” Angry Panthers. Ours have turned to seed. They seem to be the Official Town Flower of Bandon.

    Those nesting Herons are yet another reason to hope. Every image provides that needed measure of hope and cheer and courage.

    Interesting how we turn to such precious images to help us through the coming days. Thank you for yours, my friend.

    • Thank you so much, Gunta. Glad these brought a bright spot of hope to your day. That means a lot to me.
      I am sure it was you who taught me “angry panthers” to remember agapanthus one time when I posted one and misidentified it. Your trick helped me and I’ve shared it. 🙂 I love them!
      Sending positive thoughts for the upcoming week!

  9. Hi Jane! Superb images and commentary as usual! My favourites are “Unfurling” and “Anticipation” and of course “Our Hope” which I assume is your grandaughter?

  10. The world’s going to be different for that next generation, in ways we probably cannot imagine. But certain things will stay the same – the grace of unfurling seeds, the joy of raindrop-speckled flower buds, the quiet beauty of twilight, and the wonder in her eyes. Thanks for the respite, Jane, and the Anne Lamott quote – I like that one.

  11. Wow, I love this theme and how you interpreted it. Such gorgeous and inspiring photos and accompanying quotes.

  12. What a feast this collection is Jane. Every shot full of hope, and beauty.

  13. Lovely images once again, and “Our Hope” is the delightful standout!
    Thanks, Jane!

  14. Here in Calif. we are surrounded by fires and power outages, Covid and the contentious election…and somehow you have the strength and skill and stamina to create and present this soothing presentation bursting with hope. Wow, Jane, thanks so much. Every quote is different, and all are inspiring, and the photos are vivid and alive and bright and uplifting. I espec. like the first three photos, and the close-up of the loveable baby is heart-melting. Here’s to hope, my friend, it is what makes humans the extra-special mammal.

    • Jet, Your response to this post makes my day, thank you so much. There is a cathartic calm that comes with creating these themes and I’m glad you feel that it all hangs together. Spending time with our granddaughters does give us hope for them that our future will be better.
      You sure have a way with words, my author friend! 🙂

  15. Amazing pictures and the titles you gave to each one of them!

  16. Beautiful

  17. I can’t think of any other ways to better explain each word with a photo. Specially, unfurled.

  18. This is a time of transformation 2020

  19. Many beautiful pictures, Jane – of them all, the final one really does it for me, so gentle and subtle. Love the Einstein quote. Well, let’s hope for hope – starting with 3 Nov.

    • Hi Adrian, Great to read your response to these. These image were calming for me to put together as I attempt to shore up my anxiety about the upcoming days. Thanks very much for your encouraging words. 🙂

  20. I am struck by the gorgeous light in each of your photos of hope! Jane. I think that my favorite is the butterfly because I am always chasing them around my yard.

  21. Gorgeous macros Jane and your Hope is so beautiful. A lovely positive post in such grim times. We all need a little hope. And beauty.

  22. oh baby! love love love. thanks for sharing the beauty and the wisdom of hope

  23. I love them all. If you forced me pick a favourite though, it would have to be “unfurling”.


  24. Great shots as usual Jane along with a dose of inspiration…just what the doctor ordered during these times 🙂

  25. Fabulous post, Jane. The photos are stunning. Love hte comments too.

  26. Fabulous captures, Jane, I love your creativity!!

  27. Jane, your pictures put tears in my eyes. Deeply touched I am! Your images are out of this world gorgeous! And the message of hope is right on. Don’t give up …. we all have to keep this in mind. Thank you for this post today! xo

  28. Hard to pick out a favorite… each one so special.

  29. Truly beautiful images – to bring hope to our days

  30. These captures are realy gorgeous ! I like the quotes you’ve put in between. Enjoy your sunday.

  31. Love these photos…so gorgeous and creative.

  32. Gorgeous, full of love for life

  33. Not just a hopeful collection, Jane, but also wonderfully inspiring!

  34. Those eyes😍😍😍
    Your photography skills are amazing!!!! ✨♥️

  35. Jane your most beautiful images along with perfect quotes make your collection just perfect. It perfectly demonstrates hope and strengths. Enjoy what’s coming to you for the next week, stay inspired.

  36. Inspiring quotes and striking images combine for a most delightful post. I enjoyed the expressions in “Nesting”.

  37. Gotta love those curves in “Unfurling.”

  38. The pictures are beautiful as always but what we love more are the quotes. 🙂

  39. What a visual delight your post gave me this afternoon! Your photos of God’s creation are truly outstanding and you always find the right quote to accompany them. Have a great Sunday, Jane!

  40. So many beautiful photos, Jane! ❤️

  41. Love all your pictures and the associated title, great work!

  42. I full-on dig your interleaving the images with the quotes. They ho hand in hand. Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers… she’s just doing the same amazing moves backwards and in high heels. I resonate that I can’t figure out whether the images or the quotes are one or the other, and settle on… they are both, both. Excellent post, Jane. Just excellent.

  43. Sigh… simply gorgeous, Jane. ❤

  44. Wow wow wow!!! Super!!! Your Hope is our hope, too! Thanks so much, Jane!

  45. Your work is absolutely stunning! I hope to be able to photograph beautifully like you do one day.

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