2.25.2011

she read, she saw

This is my weekly Friday feature.  I send my daughter, who is living in Seattle while she is in school, a photograph I've taken and she sends me back a quote she feels goes with it.  So the image is something I photographed that touched me and the words are something she read that touched her.  Hopefully, both pieces will be a bit more inspiring as a result...


"Science has explained nothing. The more we know, the more fantastic the world becomes, and the profounder the surrounding darkness." -Aldous Huxley


Side note: when my daughter sent me the quote she mentioned to me that Aldous Huxley is one her favorite writers, grandson of her favorite scientist.  Gotta say, I do not have a favorite scientist.  I know we're related but sometimes I do wonder how it is I raised this delightfully quirky girl that has a favorite scientist.

I don't blog on the weekends but I hope you have a good one and I'll see you on Monday

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34 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

AH is one oft fav authors- such a great imagination! Have a lovely weekend!

lisaroyhandbags said...

a perfect pair of pic and words yet again! have a fantastic weekend!
ps: I don't have a favourite scientist either!

Diana Mieczan said...

She really is lovely and both are a perfect match. The photo is stunning. I would love to frame it!
Happy Friday:)

Ps: I really love those posts. Some of those quote stay with me for days.

Maria said...

Fabulous paring!
I laughed at your comment about MJM having a favorite scientist - she and BAM may be a bit alike - b/c even at 6, he has a favorite inventor and artist, DaVinci, and has specific pieces of art and inventions of his to which he is partial. I hope it points to him becoming as wonderfully quirky as M :-D

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Thanks Diane I'm certain it will thrill her to no end that you think of the quotes for days. I'll send you a print if you'd like.

M - yes I think they are very much alike :)

little t said...

Look forward to this Friday feature now. Such a cool idea.

Stitchfork said...

Science and art -- perfect match!
Happy weekend!
xo Cathy

Stacey said...

Perfect match and i don't have a favourite scientist either! But tons of favourite designers:-). Have a great weekend! XX

Teenage Bride said...

That photo is stunning and what a perfect quote to pair it with

have a lovely weekend!

kroney said...

Fabulous...quote and photo!! 'Quirky'...perfect!

koralee said...

Happy weekend my friend....xoxox

Adore this image and quote. xo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Look forward to seeing you on Monday - good quote and lovely picture too.

MJM said...

I'm so tickled when people like my choice! Thank you! Also, my favorite scientist is Thomas Henry Huxley, for the record. He was spunky.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I don't even know who that is :)

Krystal said...

umm, first..that picture is BEAUTIFUL. I'm in love with it. second, i love how the quote fits!

Nicole said...

hehe... I bet there are scientists out there with favorite scientists :) Have a great weekend!

quintessence said...

One of my favorite pairings - both quote and photo are so evocative and moody! Perfect for this day!

Andrew H. said...

Lets hear it for Thomas Henry Huxley, the "spunky scientist"...


Great photo and quote!

angryparsnip said...

I think that today's pairing was
wonderful.
what I loved about the photo was the misty details you can just see.

Have a wonderful weekend, Tucson might get some rain Sunday yea !

cheers, parsnip

kroney said...

Aldous Huxley...another AH!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

CAn you believe they got snow? I guess its a shock to me cause I'm sitting in a tank top :).

Silver Strands said...

wow Jeanette! perfect combination. Your picture is so inspirational, so ethereal! And the quote is perfect. have a lovely weekend.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such great commentary - I don't have a favorite scientist either, but I wish I was the kind of delightfully quirky person who did! You must have one terrific daughter!

Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

love the quote, love the picture. so gorgeous

pamela said...

very cool ship photo. and i don't have a favorite scientist either. did enjoy doing some book reports on them as a child.
i do enjoy science shows - love 'mystery diagnosis' it always intrigues me!
stamps look fun. if i can put my name in the hat for one, we do stamping here for cards. 4 year olds enjoy things like that.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You two are quite a team! And I don't have a favorite scientist either - but I'm glad that someone does!

Brenda Kula said...

I love this idea you have! My oldest daughter (36) is much like me. The other one (32) is like her father. I guess they just turn out like they turn out!
Brenda

audrey marie said...

oh i love this - what a perfect quote to the image!!

Kristin said...

A favorite scientist huh? You've got a smarty on your hands!

bronwyn said...

LOVE that your daughter has a favorite scientist! Abby has a favorite author (Arnold Lobel) and a favorite "cooker lady" (Sophie Dahl). I wonder if she'll have a favorite scientist too someday. ;) Anyway, what a gorgeous photo, Jeanette. And great quote as well. You've been posting quotes that really speak to me lately. The two that have been running through my head daily since reading them here are the one about a fish can't drown in water and the one about how you spend your days is how you spend your life. I love today's quote even more knowing that Huxley's grandfather was a scientist! Too funny!

OneCraftyFox said...

I love the mysterious feel behind the photo and the quote your daughter chose.

Wishing you the loveliest of weekends! xoxo

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely quote. So true! Have a beautiful week ahead, Kellie xx

Kimia Kline said...

what a lovely activity to do with your daughter.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Perfect!! I just love that photo!