Jameson ~ A Beautiful Cat Who Loves Puzzles ~ Rabbits ~ Naps

Guarding a finished puzzle is great fun … now onto the next puzzle …. 

A water break …. 

Time to look for the rabbits, squirrels and birds … 

Time for a nap .. one of many …but who is counting … 

Maybe try different chairs to see the rabbits better .. and maybe some sun … 

Nap time!! 

 

Everything comes to those who wait… except a cat. Mario Andretti

For more posts about Jameson …

Jameson … a Cat Tale …

Jameson ~ A Beautiful Cat Who Loves Puzzles ~ and Tummy Rubs

Favorite Photos ~ Alaska

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world ~ John Muir

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter ~ John Muir

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes ~ Marcel Proust

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you ~ Erick Widman

Favorite Photos ~ South Carolina

The journey not the arrival matters ~ T.S. Eliot

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home ~ Matsuo Basho

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

Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina ~

Myrtle Beach, SC ~ Photos

Favorite Charleston SC Barrier Islands

Historic Charleston, SC ~ Photos

 

Armchair Traveler ~ US National Parks ~ Photos

One of my favorite Armchair Traveler books contains gorgeous photos and essays about many of the incredible US National Parks. When I browse the book I remember past journeys (my favorites include Denali, Glacier, Mt Rushmore, Shenandoah and the Grand Canyon) and plan new adventures (Grand Teton, Yosemite, Crater Lake are on my list). 

In addition to books and maps about various National Parks, there is a wealth of information on line: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm  Remember when you plan your trip to a National Park, some are far more crowded than others and going in spring or fall is less crowded than the summer months.

Each park is very special and unique. While there are travelers whose goal is to journey to each park, there are others (like me) who prefer to return to a favorite park. I find that each time, I discover new vistas.

Be creative and have fun as you “armchair travel” using photo books, guidebooks and online sites. You could well be planning your next journey.

Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you ~ Erick Widman

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

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

Quotes ~ By the 4 US Presidents Sculptured on Mt Rushmore ~ Photos

Last year, I traveled to awe inspiring Mt Rushmore in South Dakota,  which is a fabulous area to visit (including the nearby Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park and the SD Air and Space Museum). This year, the Independence Day fireworks celebration should be spectacular.

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

George Washington: Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience ~ Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected ~ Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty ~ Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

Thomas Jefferson: Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you ~ Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom ~ The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do ~ On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Theodore Roosevelt: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are ~ Believe you can and you’re halfway there ~ People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care ~ Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.

Abraham Lincoln: I will prepare and some day my chance will come ~ And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years ~ Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing ~ You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

 

 

From May 2019:

Road Trip: Western Washington to Mt Rushmore ….. Mt Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota

 

 

Quotes ~ Flowers ~ Photos

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? ~ Khalil Gibran

The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead ~  Oscar Wilde

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

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky ~ Audrey Hepburn

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers ~ Claude Monet

I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move ~ Georgia O’Keeffe