Thank you, Annika Perry, for really seeing and capturing the world around us. It is wondrous. Every beautiful photo has a remarkable quotation that perfectly speaks to the photo. You will knowingly smile. Some might give you a lump in your throat. Some will flood you with memories. This is a beautiful post.

Annika Perry

"Star-like purple-blue flower close-up."

How often do we happen to look but fail to see? Fail to take the time or effort to truly assimilate and absorb the life around us? Perhaps something is simply too far away?

"Muntjac deer peering from undergrowth in woodland."

A camera is ideal to focus one’s attention and as an amateur photographer a recent birthday present of a new camera reignited my passion for the craft.

"Two marigolds close-up, golden yellow, folds of petals with crystals of dew drops."

It rarely leaves my side; accompanies me on walks, to the garden, around the house. I’m overjoyed to share ten of my favourite photos taken the previous week and hope you enjoy them and some of the quotations they inspired me to seek out! Each one has taught me to look afresh at the world, showing me a new perspective on life.

"Blackberries, unripe green, ripening red and ready to pick black ones."

“So it is with blackberries. If you pull too hard, you may get the berry but you will lose the sweetness of it. On the other hand…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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32 Responses to THROUGH A NEW LENS

  1. Norah says:

    Annika’s photography is beautiful.

  2. GP says:

    All too often we are so wrapped up in ourselves that we fail to see what is right in front of us.

  3. srbottch says:

    Especially like the Confucius quote.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    thanks for sharing; those photos and quotes were wonderful…

  5. Annika Perry says:

    Jennie, thank you so much for this beautiful introduction / share of my post and wow I am overjoyed you liked my post so much! ❤️ I am touched by the descriptions of emotions raised within you and your readers – I hope they enjoy it just as much! Wishing you a relaxing Sunday! xx

  6. beth says:

    All beautiful in this post

  7. bosssybabe says:

    Gorgeous photos! Photography is something I take for granted but when I see beautiful photographic art it’s hard

    • Jennie says:

      I felt the same way! The older I get the more I really look at nature and see the beauty. I also enjoy outstanding quotations, so this was a win-win post. I’m so glad you liked it, Jen.

  8. bosssybabe says:

    (Opps)… it’s hard to deny it’s rapture! I may just take up this hobby one day!

  9. Annika’s posts are always refreshing, aren’t they Jennie?

  10. petespringerauthor says:

    Terrific stuff—such a pleasure to see good photography.

  11. beetleypete says:

    Lovely photos, with perfect captions. Well done to Annika.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  12. That was a lovely post. I loved the pink rose and the quotes.

  13. I loved Annika’s uplifting post as well. A perfect one to share!

  14. The Hook says:

    Breathtaking indeed.

  15. Thank you for sharing this wonderful posting, Jennie! I am feeling sorry for another delay. ;-/ I hope you are well, and you can enjoy the wonderful autumn. xx Michael

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