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

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

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

Gig Harbor, WA ~ A Beautiful Summer Day ~ Photos

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language ~ Henry James

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world ~ Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds ~ Regina Brett

Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton



A Walk Along Boise River Greenbelt ~ Eagle, ID ~ Photos ~ Quotes

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding ~ John O’Donohue

The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that’s its nature ~ Kekla Magoon

A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes ~ Garth Brooks

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea ~ Paulo Coelho

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy ~ Rumi

A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean ~ Donald L. Hicks

The link will take you to an overview of my recent road trip from western Washington to Boise, Idaho:

Road Trip ~ Western Washington to Boise ~ Photos