Nothin’ much

Nothin’ much

What was after the universe?  Nothing.  But was there anything round the universe to show where it stopped before the nothing place began?  It could not be a wall; but there could be a thin line there all round everything.

~ James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Still nothin’ much

As to your Newton, I confess I do not understand his void and his gravity; I admit he has demonstrated the movement of the heavenly bodies with more exactitude than his forerunners; but you will admit it is an absurdity to maintain the existence of Nothing.

~ Frederick the Great, Letter to Voltaire, 25 Nov. 1777

Even less

I love to talk about nothing; it’s the only thing I know anything about.

~ Oscar Wilde

A little something (and if you look closely, something within something).

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

~ Lao Tzu


Nothing will work unless you do.

~ Maya Angelou

Facing the fog

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.

~ Socrates

Sunlight approaches

There are two ways to live:  you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

~ Albert Einstein

Light and fog

Well, that’s it.  I got nothin’ today.  Or nothin’ much.  I walked.  I photographed.  I have nothin’ much to say.


Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

~ Winston Churchill

The light of autumn

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

~ Albert Camus

Today’s view of the pond


37 Comments on “Nothin’ much”

  1. mobius faith says:

    I really like them all but “facing the fog” is my hands-down favorite!. What an amazing image. It feels like a painting.

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Terry. 🙂

      My camera does that painting-like effect whenever I use the zoom. I don’t think it is supposed to, but it’s a nice side-effect.

  2. Joanne says:

    You say nothin’ so beautifully Robin. All of the photos and quotes suit nothin’ to a tee! 🙂

  3. Phil Lanoue says:

    What a terrific series Robin! That image with the silver leaves and blue is particulary fantastic!

  4. Ellen says:

    nothing much to say except that you have got beautiful images out of a nothing to say day!!!

  5. With images like these, who needs words?! Lovely, Robin. These speak for themselves, my friend.

  6. Hmmm.. was that you in the tiny wee drop of rain:) Beautiful little “somethings”!

  7. Chloe says:

    those first few shots are incredible, how did you do that?

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Chloe. 🙂

      I’ll post about how I do it very soon. It’s easy, as long as you have a water source (pond, creek, etc.) and some fallen leaves. Flower petals and feather work well too.

  8. Amy says:

    Very poetical. Beautiful!

  9. artsifrtsy says:

    Your work is so painterly. Love this set.

  10. dadirri7 says:

    love your nothing …. i can enjoy more of that any day 🙂

  11. dearrosie says:

    If you call this nothing, then count me in for all your nothings! I’d call this a “B” post and I don’t give these out lightly ie Your photos are beautiful. And the quotes are brilliant.

  12. paul davis says:

    Mmmm. I love leaves. This might be my favorite post of yours ever.

  13. Words not neccessary…
    Did you sit on the wet grass to get that last shot? ‘Cause it was worth it….

  14. aFrankAngle says:

    The beginning of this post was very surreal. 🙂

  15. David Hall says:

    Nothing much….nothing but beautiful colours.

  16. jane tims says:

    Hi. Full of humour! I like ‘several’ and the waterdroplet! Jane

  17. Your images say it all! I can hear exactly what you’re trying to say, I feel it every time I go walking alone!! 😉

  18. Love the leaf shots!

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