Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On a Small Scale

Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.
~ Eliot Porter

~ Bright green, wee little inch worms. Six legs in front, six in back, and a U in the middle.

~ Dewdrops, like a string of pearls on a spiderweb at dawn.

~ The final falling glowing embers of a dissolving firework.

~ The soft little creases on the back of a baby's neck.

~ Tiny sugar crystals baked on to the top of a crackled cookie.

~ Tree frog toes and boogely eyes.

~ Glittery dust specks in a ray of morning sunlight.

~ One single solitary snowflake in all its lacy intricacy, just before it melts in the palm of your hand.

~ Tiny champaign bubbles that dance on your tongue.

~ The complicated design of veins on a papery dragonfly wing.

~ Sparkler stars tracing your name in the night sky.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~Robert Brault


  1. Beautiful photos :-) And I agree about enjoying the small things in life !!!

  2. When i was a boy, little did i know that 4 William Blake's lines would change the vision of my world.
    " To see the world in a grain of sand
    and a heaven in a wild flower
    hold infinity in the palm of your hand
    And eternity in an hour."

    While Emmerson asked the question
    " can such things be,
    and overcome us like a summer's cloud,
    without our special wonder?"

    Thankyou Jaime for taking me back to such flits and futilities of in which we celebrate life's marvellous expressions.


    NB/must get to work.

  3. Oh, I'm SO GLAD I remembered to check your blog first. Before starting work. It's so beautiful. And the little starburst view of a flower is too incredible for words. NOW I am definitely posting the phto I shot this morning of my new amaryllis - not nearly as beautiful a shot as these are, but when I saw the final bloom had opened, all I could think was that it looked like a peppermint pinwheel. I am inspired.


  4. 'God is in the details'
    It's a Mies Van der Rohe quote...and one that I always like to keep in mind.

    Both your words and images have a way of bringing those details to life.


    BTW - I have a new blogsite.

  5. 'Dewdrops, like a string of pearls on a spiderweb at dawn.'

    My favorite:)

  6. Gorgeous words and images! Thanks for pretty-ing up my day!

  7. "Tree frog toes and boogely eyes." That's a really lovely line. Makes me feel all happy and full of the joys of a green season :)
    Boogely...I'll keep that word running round in my head now when I need cheering!

  8. good glorious girl

    i adore your work

    can you open an etsy shop
    and sell them?

    *sighs with pleasure*

  9. good morning jamie. i came here via debi over at emma tree and am so glad to have made your acquaintance! i could look at your photographs for hours and see more in the sharp detail and soft blur than seems possible. i found truly lovely words and images that will stay with me all day.
    your friend, bird tweet robin from down the road

  10. Your photos = simplicity.
    Your words = simple.
    You = simply extra-ordinary! xx

  11. I am a list lover, and let me tell you, this is a terrific one.

    For you, my favorite small things:

    ~ pinwheels spinning madly

    ~ each tiny bud that makes up the glorius whole of a lilac

    ~ the little spit bubbles a baby makes when they smile

    ~ the sounds of a match as it strikes and ignites.