The ripple effect

When we look at ourselves in the universe,

We are but a small and humble part of the whole.

Wide skies

But each move and turn we make

Creates its own beautiful pattern

Duck 1

And tiny ripples of kindness or wonder

Can be passed onto others to enjoy.

Waves

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97 responses

  1. Your photos are always so stunning! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us. Have a wonderful week!

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    June 8, 2015 at 14:50

  2. Stunning Fiona – do love your words that you’ve paired the images with. Perfect beginning to my week.

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    June 8, 2015 at 15:17

  3. This post reminds me of the ripple effect expressed in the phenomenon of flutter of butterfly wings. Great reminder here!

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    June 8, 2015 at 15:39

  4. Stunning is the word that came t my mind, too. Especially for that last photo.

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    June 8, 2015 at 16:03

  5. SO pretty…

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    June 8, 2015 at 17:16

  6. marvelous. may our kindness go far and our cruelty die out before it leaves our side. πŸ™‚

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    June 8, 2015 at 17:20

  7. RMW

    Beautiful, especially like the middle photo.

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    June 8, 2015 at 17:51

  8. Lovely words and images, kindness can be a simple act. Your images are lovely as always! Have a happy Monday and new week ahead!

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    June 8, 2015 at 18:17

  9. Mac

    pretty πŸ™‚

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    June 8, 2015 at 18:31

  10. It is an awesome realization and responsibility knowing that all the good and bad we do has a ripple effect. That is why a smile is almost always returned.

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    June 8, 2015 at 18:47

  11. Anonymous

    Love those ripples – I am soothed just looking at them.

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    June 8, 2015 at 19:14

  12. I feel soothed just looking at this water with its lovely ripples.

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    June 8, 2015 at 19:16

  13. daryledelstein

    just perfect

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    June 8, 2015 at 19:26

  14. Wonderful!

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    June 8, 2015 at 19:33

  15. Reminds me of an old Genesis song …

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    June 8, 2015 at 19:54

  16. love your ripple images Fi.

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    June 8, 2015 at 20:01

  17. Oh, that last shot is marvelous, Fi. Earthly delight!

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    June 8, 2015 at 20:29

  18. Your photos are always something extra! Wow!

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    June 8, 2015 at 20:50

  19. joy

    Fantastic words and pictures!

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    June 8, 2015 at 21:39

  20. Such beautiful words Fiona, and so true. I always hope that the ripples I create are from kindness, and happiness, not the other way around.

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    June 8, 2015 at 21:50

  21. Ela

    Wow !! So gorgeous !!
    Greetings

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    June 8, 2015 at 22:39

  22. Wow. (as usual!)

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    June 8, 2015 at 22:40

  23. lol, a beautiful ripple abstract πŸ™‚

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    June 8, 2015 at 23:33

  24. Ripples of kindness and wonder are the best. Love your photos too.

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    June 8, 2015 at 23:42

  25. wonderful how you have captured the ripples!

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    June 8, 2015 at 23:46

  26. Fantastic illustrations to go with your amazing images. May it be so!

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    June 8, 2015 at 23:52

  27. Brilliant post!

    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    June 9, 2015 at 00:21

  28. Karen

    These are beautiful images, love your writing.

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    June 9, 2015 at 00:28

  29. Pat

    Beautiful!

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    June 9, 2015 at 00:35

  30. Ron

    Oh, Fiona, your words and photographs in this post are so inspiring!

    “When we look at ourselves in the universe,

    We are but a small and humble part of the whole

    And tiny ripples of kindness or wonder

    Can be passed onto others to enjoy.”

    BEAUTIFUL! And so true!

    Love the colors and ripple effect in that last photo πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely week, my friend!
    X

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    June 9, 2015 at 00:50

  31. leovich

    Nice photos, I love the reflections and waves in the water!

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    June 9, 2015 at 01:05

  32. so pleasing to the eyes.

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    June 9, 2015 at 01:25

  33. Al

    I love the overlapping ripples of that last shot.

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    June 9, 2015 at 01:33

  34. Love the ducky just minding its own business in all that glorious rippledom!

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    June 9, 2015 at 02:37

  35. Loved the last pic the bestest!! πŸ™‚

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    June 9, 2015 at 03:42

  36. Awww-comforting images and thoughts. We are off to the beach tomorrow and I hope to see some water and light visions like those that you capture so well.

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    June 9, 2015 at 04:08

  37. Lovely photos. It is so true that we are all part of the harmony of the earth and each and every one of us is connected to it!

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    June 9, 2015 at 05:29

  38. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    It’s good to ponder the ripple effect we create and I could meditate on the vibrant colors of that last shot!

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    June 9, 2015 at 05:33

  39. sylviakirk

    Awesome post/photos as always, Fiona, and a joy as always to see as my day draws to a close!! Thank you for sharing the beauty of your world and skies.and your incredible wisdom!! You bring so much of that wisdom and beauty into our lives every week! Thank you!!

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    June 9, 2015 at 06:18

  40. It is like a natural modern art! Lovely!

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    June 9, 2015 at 06:20

  41. that last picture looks like my rippleblanket which i had hooked some time ago – again, all of them are so beautiful πŸ™‚

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    June 9, 2015 at 06:41

  42. These are lovely words and photos, from someone full of wisdom.

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    June 9, 2015 at 06:44

  43. Yes, the ripple effect of kindness and kind acts towards our fellow men. It’s like the idea of paying it forward. I read about it again recently and I can’t wait to do it when I’m out next in a cafΓ© having a drink out. It’s important to remain anonymous too!
    Your beautiful ripple images go so well with your words. I especially love different the tones in that last one!

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    June 9, 2015 at 06:52

  44. The ripples on the water make some pretty patterns. I love the colours as well.

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    June 9, 2015 at 06:53

  45. Beautiful color in the sky and water. Great photos.

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    June 9, 2015 at 07:41

  46. just no words, amazing…

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    June 9, 2015 at 08:11

  47. Agreed! Pure joy this post today. Thank you.
    Wren x

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    June 9, 2015 at 08:13

  48. joeythebuddhist

    Love this!

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    June 9, 2015 at 08:18

  49. Colorful ripple effect!

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    June 9, 2015 at 09:18

  50. It made me think of the movie, Butterfly Effect. Reflecting on its plot made me more mindful about my actions as I know one way or another, something or someone will be affected by it — best if it’s in a good way πŸ˜€

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    June 9, 2015 at 09:52

  51. Beautiful pictures.
    Amazing how you have captured the ripples.
    Best regards, Irma

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    June 9, 2015 at 10:17

  52. Beautiful way to start the day! Thank you!

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    June 9, 2015 at 12:26

  53. superb capture of patterns πŸ™‚

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    June 9, 2015 at 15:53

  54. Don

    Gorgeous textures and ripples.

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    June 9, 2015 at 16:28

  55. Gorgeous pictures !

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    June 9, 2015 at 16:53

  56. Glorious shots of the place.

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    June 9, 2015 at 18:01

  57. JM

    WOW! These are gorgeous!

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    June 9, 2015 at 18:47

  58. Cristina

    Fantastic images ! πŸ™‚

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    June 9, 2015 at 19:26

  59. nocolebolo


    I like your wonderful pictures and beautiful thoughts.
    Right. We are nothing to an infinite universe.

    hugs

    Β· LMA Β· & Β· CR Β·

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    June 9, 2015 at 20:02

  60. Yes, even the smallest pebble can create spreading ripples that spread for a very long way!

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    June 9, 2015 at 20:24

  61. rebeccahaegele

    The last images is stunning.

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    June 9, 2015 at 21:55

  62. Just lovely.

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    June 9, 2015 at 21:57

  63. Divine and creative photography! Ripple effect is great!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    June 9, 2015 at 22:46

  64. What stunning photos . marie.blakeley@tiscali.co.uk

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    June 9, 2015 at 23:02

  65. Very zen. Thank you!
    Take 25 to Hollister

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    June 10, 2015 at 03:06

  66. So very true and your blog posts do that for me.
    xx oo
    Carla
    Thank you for the smiles.

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    June 10, 2015 at 04:35

  67. gillinthestudio

    Gorgeous images, the last one it my favourite.

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    June 10, 2015 at 04:57

  68. We are a small part of the whole indeed, thinking also that the age of the universe is about 13 thousand million years!
    Amazing pictures, great light and patterns!

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    June 10, 2015 at 07:45

  69. Beautiful golden ripples

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    June 10, 2015 at 10:32

  70. Hi! Nice captures. I like the last photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    June 10, 2015 at 13:17

  71. so beautiful and soothing….

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    June 10, 2015 at 15:08

  72. Oh how I love this.
    I’m a big fan of ripples:)
    And your images and words dance together
    so beautifully.
    Thanks for drawing out the artist in me,
    Jennifer

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    June 10, 2015 at 15:17

  73. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images! Beautiful ripple effects, the lighting is stunning!

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    June 10, 2015 at 16:32

  74. Ripples are a favorite of mine as well. Lovely prose and photos.

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    June 10, 2015 at 16:36

  75. love those wavy lines…

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    June 10, 2015 at 16:55

  76. That last shot was a pleasant surprise!

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    June 10, 2015 at 16:57

  77. Blow of heart for the ripples on the water of the last picture !! Good weekend

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    June 10, 2015 at 18:07

  78. Oh Fi, truly magnificent photos!

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    June 10, 2015 at 19:24

  79. SWonderful words and amazing clicks!! …. πŸ™‚

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    June 10, 2015 at 19:27

  80. The last picture is a poem!

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    June 10, 2015 at 20:21

  81. Anonymous

    Brilliant skies. Here I really like.
    Beautiful colors.

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    June 10, 2015 at 20:59

  82. we do indeed! breathtaking, as always…what a talented woman you are!!!

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    June 10, 2015 at 20:59

  83. i agree. we all affect each others lives – in big and small ways.

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    June 10, 2015 at 21:46

  84. Thank you For the (not so) tiny ripples of beauty that you send our way. Peaceful and beautiful.

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    June 10, 2015 at 23:10

  85. Indeed we are an infinitesimal part of this huge firmament. Lovely photos.

    Greetings from London.

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    June 10, 2015 at 23:39

  86. I love the ripple effect. Such beautiful photographs.

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    June 11, 2015 at 02:05

  87. So beautiful!

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    June 11, 2015 at 06:27

  88. Amazing photos to accompany a beautiful truth.

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    June 11, 2015 at 22:50

  89. These are absolutely beautiful, the light, the colours, the details, just WOW

    Mollyxxx

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    June 12, 2015 at 16:29

  90. Amazing effect… so gorgeous to see it under the golden light… Lovely moments captured!!!

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    June 12, 2015 at 22:05

  91. fantastic beautiful pattern! incredible!

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    June 13, 2015 at 21:59

  92. The last photo is absolutely perfect

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    June 14, 2015 at 00:14

  93. wow! awesome captures… the ripples causes great impression.

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    June 15, 2015 at 16:07

  94. magic!

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    June 15, 2015 at 23:09

  95. oh excellente la dernière

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    June 16, 2015 at 09:53

  96. Wow.What a lovely pattern. Captured well.Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.srikri.com/

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    June 16, 2015 at 13:26

  97. I talk quite a bit squint to watch lol …
    All nicely done with groove structures on the water

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    June 18, 2015 at 12:42

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