A Secret Garden within the Heart by SummerJade

A Secret Garden within the Heart by 

Without inner peace it is impossible to have world peace.
~Dalai Lama
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

It’s a jungle out there, so they say. Sometimes the desire for a retreat is very strong. Finding a place for meditation, a place fillled with the fragrance of flowers and the sounds of birds, seems as elusive as a dream. But the secret garden within the heart is never far away, and once found, it can seem a life saver. “Seek, and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7)

Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
Processing in Corel Paint Shop Pro software: Golden texture layers (one from pareerica) give this garden a surreal beauty, locked away in rusty metal texture from joes sistah.
(1662 views on Sept. 2, 2014)

Featured in The World As We See It on Apr. 9, 2011
Featured in Feelin’ Good! on Apr. 13, 2011
Featured in The “X” Factor on May 8, 2011
Featured in “Americas” Rural, Urban on July 9, 2011
Featured in Quality Art & Photography on Aug. 10, 2011
Featured in Textures Unlimited on Feb. 1, 2012
Featured in SUPERBLY VISUAL on June 29, 2012
Featured on The RB Explore Page on Apr. 25, 2013
Featured in ImageWriting on Sept. 1, 2014
Featured in BUBBLING ARTISTS on Sept. 2, 2014
Featured in Everyday Women on Sept. 4, 2014

The only way to bring peace to the earth is to learn to make our own life peaceful. ~Buddha

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. ~Dalai Lama

♥Peace in the center of confusion. ♥

Having a digital camera is like having an unlimited bank account. Thousands and thousands of images, each with the power to bring back the sights, the sounds, the scents and the emotions of that one moment in time…bliss!!!

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  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...about 4 years ago

    Jade this is very beautiful wonderful creation :-)

  • Thank you very much, Linda! ☺

    – SummerJade

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  • MaryLouF
    MaryLouFabout 4 years ago

  • You’re welcome! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful and love the little framing :o)

  • Thank you so much for your comment! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor and feature!! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful creation and sentiments Jade

  • Thank you for commenting! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Cynthia! ♥

    – SummerJade

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful! The frame goes perfectly with the photo.

  • Thank you so much! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! I really appreciate it! ☺♥♥

    – SummerJade

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 4 years ago

    Please consider entering into Grunge It Up Thank you.

  • What a great idea!! Thank you so much, Pat! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    a beautiful creation:-)

  • Thank you so much! ☺♥

    – SummerJade

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