Beauty: San Antonio, Texas

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© Bahram Mark Sobhani

“Let us look rather at the beauty in diversity, the beauty of harmony, and learn a lesson from the vegetable creation. If you beheld a garden in which all the plants were the same as to form, colour and perfume, it would not seem beautiful to you at all, but, rather, monotonous and dull. The garden which is pleasing to the eye and which makes the heart glad, is the garden in which are growing side by side flowers of every hue, form and perfume, and the joyous contrast of colour is what makes for charm and beauty. So is it with trees. An orchard full of fruit trees is a delight; so is a plantation planted with many species of shrubs. It is just the diversity and variety that constitutes its charm; each flower, each tree, each fruit, beside being beautiful in itself, brings out by contrast the qualities of the others, and shows to advantage the special loveliness of each and all.” -Abdul-Baha

Mark is the luckiest guy he knows. He has a beautiful wife, an awesome career as a photographer, and great friends. He loves jumping in photos and feels he doesn’t travel nearly as much as he should. You can see his work here.

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  1. lacey

    2 May, 2011 at 12:47 am

    The walnuts are particularly captivating…really lovely.