Posted on May 29, 2012
By George Weaver
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Category: Humor, Philosophy, Photos by George, Portrait Tags: Einstein, Humor, Philosophy, photography, Social Commentary
never saw a green lemon…of course I thought it was a lime…
It’s a green, as in not ripe, lemon. It turned yellow. They had pink insides for making pink lemonade! They were sweet and the plant was a prolific producer of fruit too. You could easily grow one on a patio or a balcony. It was a fun little tree. 🙂
By the way, George. Have you ever received the email message I sent regarding the Lumix, or the other replies I left for you? I worry that you think I’m not responding, since you’ve asked in more than one place. Since WP has the maximum of 9 notices for replies, I’ve thought maybe my answers have gotten bumped and you haven’t seen them.
I thought it was a lime. In French, “lime” is “citron vert”, which literally means “green lemon” (“citron” being “lemon”).
Lovely photo, George!
Oh no, I am the poster girl for the quotation. Everyone was screaming lemon, and I was thinking lime! (Either one would taste good in a vodka tonic!) Sorry I’ve been out of touch….this time of year gets so crazy.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. In direct contrast “Some men see things as they are and ask “Why?” I dream things that never were and ask “Why not ?” – Robert F Kennedy
Well, yes, of course. JFK is talking about a world view. I think Einstein was talking about reading what isn’t there into what we find and and reaching inaccurate conclusions. Hard not to do these days. He was talking about the scientific method.
Amazing… How smells I can remember now… So beatiful… Thank you dear George, love, nia
Very true words George.
Not mine, but I like ’em. Thanks, Dribbles. 🙂
what a beauty,that green a lemon
and loved the reminder George too often we look at things from a tutored eye
loved the message 🙂
Stunning George! And a good reminder 🙂
I have never seen a green lemon before!
It’s green as opposed to ripe. I grew it on a tree in a pot. We had pink lemonade for a couple of years. The flesh of the lemon was pink! Sweet lemons too. 🙂 Even tiny lemon trees will produce lots of lemons in case you are interested in potting a lemon tree!
I need this quote today! Thanks for the green lemon photo AND the quote!
Ah, Mensa Girl. I need this quote every day! My problem is what is? 😉
I loved the photograph; it’d look good on a wall!! Is this really a lemon? I would have sworn it was a lime!
I told you; it is one green lemon. I grew it. It had pink flesh from which to make pink lemonade. Look for what is. 😉
beautiful image George x
Thank you, Charlene! I snapped this photo many years ago. I had a lemon tree growing in a pot, and it produced many lemons that year. The flesh was pink. We made pink lemonade! 🙂
Love the DOF and the use of light here George.
Thanks, Pablo. I snapped this lemon years ago. I had a pink-lemon lemon tree growing in a pot. We had pink lemonade. This lemon is not ripe. They turn a normal lemon yellow when they are ripe. I didn’t use light. In my pictures, it happens or it doesn’t! 🙂
interesting lemon. Our lemons are a bit elongated… but I love lemons, and sometimes eat them raw as fruit. That quote by Einstein is rather strange too, coming from him. It makes me think that we’d have to know the context in which he spoke. He was an idealist, after all… and idealists don’t usually limit themselves to ‘what is’.
Ah, the contradiction. We look for what is in Einstein’s reality. A persistent illusion, after all. Therein lies the humor.
It is certainly as green as it can be, nice.
Where are you, Francis?! Knock..Knock…Let me in! 😉
In hiding using my other site I started a few months ago but never used. 😀 http://frailreality.wordpress.com/
Kathrine Hepburn handmade a sign for the entrance to the path to her house. It said, “Please Go Away”. http://tinyurl.com/86jesoj
I thought you did the same thing. Thank you for directing me to your door again. You’re too good to lose, Francis!
Thank you George. You are very kind.
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