Favorite Photos ~ Orcas Island, San Juans, Washington

As I was not able to visit one of my favorite places, Orcas Island, this year, thought I’d post some favorite photos from my past journeys.

Your vacation starts when you board the ferry in Anacortes and immediately you are on island time. The views from the ferry are spectacular, as is driving about Orcas Island. Eastsound is a beautiful town to explore with good restaurants, a neat bookstore, local shops beckoning you to browse and a labyrinth to walk. It is magical anytime of the year and I am eagerly looking forward to visiting next year.

Check out the following site to virtually explore events on Orcas in October:

https://www.visitsanjuans.com/savor

Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far

I feel we are all islands – in a common sea ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness ~ Khalil Gibran

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep  ~ William James

Photos ~ First Day of Fall, Gig Harbor, WA ~ Sep 2020

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~ Unknown

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” ~ Shira Tamir

Quotes ~ Journeys ~ Photos

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us ~ Marcel Proust

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome ~ Arthur Ashe

The only journey is the one within ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey ~ Clint Eastwood

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages ~ James Madison

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, who has started upon his quest for the source of his being ~ Dag Hammarskjold

Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far

Favorite Photos ~ Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine ~ Pacific Palisades, CA

One of my favorite places to walk about when I visit the Los Angeles area is the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine near Malibu, on Sunset Blvd. As I was not able to visit LA this year, thought I’d share some favorite photos of this beautiful site that I’ve taken the past several years.

Should you have the opportunity to visit now, please do check their site as due to the corona virus, reservations are now necessary. https://lakeshrine.org/

I am eagerly looking forward to visiting next year. It’s a marvelous place to take the time to stop and smell the roses, meditate and breathe in the beauty. Save time to explore their gift shop where you may find special treasures.

Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things ~ Henry Miller

Cat Quotes ~ Jameson ~ A Beautiful Cat Who Loves to Nap and Relax

If cats could talk, they wouldn’t ~Nan Porter

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats. ~Albert Schweitzer

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. ~Joseph Wood Krutch

The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. ~Doug Larson

Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience. ~Pam Brown

Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. ~Stephen Baker

Quotes ~ About Trees ~ Photos

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky ~ Kahlil Gibran

Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish ~ Munia Khan

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world ~ John Muir

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year ~ Chad Sugg

Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness ~ Herman Hesse

To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination ~ Joan Maloof

Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come ~ Karen Joy Fowler

In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike ~ Paulo Coelho