Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal.

To renew, we need strength and courage…

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. –Lao Tzu

The strength to let go… 

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  –Lao Tzu

The courage to unlearn, then re-learn.

…while unlearning one thing we are learning another. — Victor Hugo

Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives. — Mary Ann Brussat

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42 responses

  1. This is so incredibly beautiful! I think the best I’ve seen! Thanks so much for the reblog too! It means a lot! :)

    November 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    • Amy

      Great honor to reblog your post. I admire you, Nicole! Thank you so much for inspiring us!

      November 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  2. Amazing post, Amy. I found this really inspiring. :)

    November 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    • Amy

      Thank YOU, AD! Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

      November 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  3. Beautiful post! I love how nature renews itself. Beautifully done! :)

    November 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you, Danajo! Hope you are feeling better.

      November 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

  4. You obviously loved this challenge. Beautifully presented. I feel renewed! (honest)

    November 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  5. Amy

    Thank you, Lesley!! You’re right, I loved the challenge, am happy I can share it with you.

    November 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

  6. Excellent interpretation. Simply beautiful.

    November 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    • Amy

      I’m so encouraged by your comment, Alexandria! Happy Sunday!

      November 11, 2012 at 8:02 am

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  8. We both went to a forest for “renewal” ;). Inspiring images, Amy :)

    November 11, 2012 at 5:14 am

    • Amy

      We did! We could go to the our beloved place for “renewal” :)

      November 11, 2012 at 8:09 am

  9. P.S. I forgot to mention the quotes :) :) So well chosen dear Amy…. *smile*

    November 11, 2012 at 5:17 am

    • Amy

      I appreciate your added comment. So glad you like it, Dear Paula! It took me a while to put them together. :) Hope your weekend is going well.

      November 11, 2012 at 8:11 am

  10. Lovely interpretation Amy :)

    November 11, 2012 at 5:25 am

    • Amy

      Thank you, Marianne! Nature is a wonderful place to renew, don’t you think?

      November 11, 2012 at 8:14 am

      • Oh yes, I do.

        November 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

  11. Great words, great quotes, great photos. Beautifully done Amy. :)

    November 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

    • Amy

      Your wonderful comment means a lot to me, LuAnn! Happy Sunday!

      November 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

  12. It’s a great post Amy…but the following really touched me: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu”
    Thank you

    November 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you so much for letting me share it with you, Jo! I, too, was touched by “…becoming what I might be”, as we know in our hearts that it’s a journey…

      November 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      • I’ve used it as my tagline…love that quote. Just love it.

        November 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

  13. Wisdom and gorgeous photos – Thank you Amy!!

    November 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  14. Beautiful photos, Amy! I love the quotes by Lao Tzu.

    November 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    • Amy

      Glad I could share the quote with you!

      November 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  15. Wonderful quotes and images to match Amy. Like that third shot very much..

    November 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

    • Amy

      Thank you so much for letting me know, Madhu!

      November 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  16. All the images are truly lovely, but my favorite is the new redwoods growing out of the mother tree…
    Something that is puzzling me…. I have you checked as a “follow”, but then why am I not getting your emails for new posts??? Another WP glitch?

    November 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    • Amy

      It’s like “life recycle” –I love that one too.
      I have been having the same problem of not getting the ones that I’m supposed to “follow”.

      November 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm

  17. Beautiful, relaxing, rejuvinating. Nature is a pure source of joy and peace. Have a great week.

    November 15, 2012 at 1:17 am

    • Amy

      I love how you said — nature is the pure source of joy and peace. You, too, have a great week!

      November 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

  18. Looks like what became of many of the trees in my area. ;-)

    November 16, 2012 at 4:32 am

    • Amy

      A couple were from the Vancouver area. :)

      November 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  19. Ah, thank you for the moment in the forest…renewed with your images and wisdom words…thank you! :)

    November 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

    • Amy

      So glad you like it. :) Isn’t she amazing? Thank you for stopping by!

      November 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  20. Now I can better understand why you liked my redwoods post! Great job

    November 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

    • Amy


      November 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  21. Perfect quotes to go with your images. Thank you for the inspiration.

    December 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you so much for your nice comment, Mona!

      December 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  22. Lovely! Nature sure knows how to renew itself.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    • Amy

      Thank you for letting me share it with you. Appreciate your comment.

      April 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

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