Beautiful Fall Day, Bainbridge Island, WA ~ November 2021 ~ Photos

Visiting Bainbridge Island is a marvelous way to experience to “island time” ~ any time of the year. Walk about Winslow Way, browse the shops, especially Eagle Harbor Book Co. They have changed the interior and made it even more attractive and welcoming. I always find at least one book to treasure. This time, it’s “Simplicity” ~ Day Planner by Paulo Coelho.

Because of Covid, when you visit, check restaurant times of operation. My favorite place for lunch (Restaurant Marche) is now only open for dinner. Same for several other restaurants and cafes while others are closed certain days of the week. But, the marvelous local coffee shops are open and inviting.

Bainbridge Island is terrific for a quick getaway from Seattle as a walk-on ferry passenger. Or you can drive onto the ferry, spend a day or weekend exploring Bainbridge Island and continue westward to the Viking town of Poulsbo and from there continue to the Olympic Peninsula and Port Townsend and Port Angeles.

Savor your journeys ~ near or far ~ real or imagined

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Early Nov, 2021 ~ Quotes ~ Photos

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ~ Albert Camus

If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour ~ Victoria Erickson

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree ~ Emily Brontë

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons ~ Jim Bishop

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fall Meandering ~ Cushman Trail ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes

Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind ~ Lorin Morgan-Richards

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf ~ Albert Schweitzer

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns ~ George Eliot

Autumn Colors ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Photos ~ Quotes ~ October 2021

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

I loved autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it ~ Lee Maynard

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns ~ George Eliot

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Autumn killed the summer with the softest kiss ~ Unknown 

A Favorite Poem ~ Salutation to the Dawn ~ Photos

Look to this day:

For it is life, the very life of life.

In its brief course

Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.

The bliss of growth,

The glory of action,

The splendor of achievement

Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream…And tomorrow is only a vision;

And today well-lived, makes

Yesterday a dream of happiness

And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well therefore to this day;

Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

By Kalidasa

First Day of Autumn ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Photos ~ September 2021

There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer ~ Terri Guillemets

I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it ~ Lee Maynard

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall ~ Oscar Wilde

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ~ Albert Camus

Gig Harbor, WA ~ Waning Days of Summer ~ Quotes

To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall ~ Ann Patchett

Here is the ghost of summer that lived for us. Here is a promise of summer to be ~ William E. Henley

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date ~ William Shakespeare

 One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter ~  Henry David Thoreau

When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away ~ Sarah Helen Whitman

Summer is a state of mind

Gardens, Including Japanese Garden ~ Point Defiance Park, Tacoma WA ~ Photos

The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable ~ Joseph Addison

Rose Garden ~ Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ early September, 2021

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December ~ James M. Barrie


We have got to learn how to not look at creed or color. Look at how beautiful a bouquet of roses looks like – different color roses, all look beautiful. We have to learn how to let our beauty of the color of our roses shine to the world ~ Charles Bradley


Truths and roses have thorns about them ~ Henry David Thoreau


What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine ~ Thomas Moore