Spring Starts to Bloom ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA

One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in ~ Henry David Thoreau

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring ~ George Santayana

Despite the forecast, live like its’ spring ~ Lilly Pulitzer

The air is like a butterfly ~ With frail blue wings ~ The happy earth looks at the sky ~ And sings ~ Joyce Kilmer (Spring)

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush ~ Doug Larson

The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently ~ Gary Zukav

A Hint of Spring ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA~ Quotes

Spring is a season of the soul to regain its strength ~ Lailah Gifty Akita

I can still bring into my body the joy I felt at seeing the first trillium of spring, which seemed to be telling me, “Never give up hope, spring will come.” ~ Jessica Stern

Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be ~ Anonymous

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment ~ Ellis Peters

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move ~ Henry Rollins

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’ ~ Robin Williams

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come ~ Robert H. Schuller

Beautiful Trees, Winter ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful ~ Alice Walker

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars ~ Martin Luther

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit ~ Anton Chekhov

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease ~ John Muir

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools ~ John Muir

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven ~ Rabindranath Tagore

I look out of this window and I think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and birds and everything else and I’m part of it. I didn’t ask to be put here, I’ve been lucky in finding myself here ~ Morris West



Quotes ~ Photos ~ Snow ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Feb 2021

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood ~ Andy Goldsworthy

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~ J. B. Priestley

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation ~ Paul Theroux

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face ~ Victor Hugo

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

Photos ~ Beautiful Winter Day ~ Gig Harbor WA and nearby Banner Forest Heritage Park ~ Dec 2020

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees ~ Henry David Thoreau

Forests are like churches, hallowed places. There’s a stillness about them, a sort of reverence ~ Sabrina Elkins

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better ~ Albert Einstein

And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul ~ John Muir

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

Photos ~ November Draws to its Finale ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Nov 2020

I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip ~ Henry Rollins

Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils ~ Cyril Connolly

This is the month of nuts and nutty thoughts,—that November whose name sounds so bleak and cheerless. Perhaps its harvest of thought is worth more than all the other crops of the year ~ Henry David Thoreau

In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the year ~ Cynthia Rylant

Photos ~ Lingering Fall ~ Gig Harbor, WA – Nov 2020

Another fall, another turned page ~ Wallace Stegner

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster 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 Shelley

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves ~ Virginia Woolf

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

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all ~ Stanley Horowitz

Photos ~ Beautiful Fall Day ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Nov 2, 2020

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

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

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all ~ Stanley Horowitz

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