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
As an armchair traveler, your only limit is your imagination. You can explore not only contemporary, world-wide destinations, but also different times. Be a time-traveler and let’s journey to Ancient Greece.
You can start your adventure viewing some of the many fascinating videos on YouTube. Search “Ancient Greece” or narrow it down to Delphi or the Acropolis. You may find some so intriguing that you will subscribe. And don’t forget to check out the Ancient Greek language videos on YouTube.
A favorite book when I want to renew my acquaintance with Ancient Greece, plus gaze at modern day photos, is “The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece” (General Editor: Carlos Gomez). There is a wealth of information that will keep the reader enthralled for many hours. There are photos below to give you an idea of its contents.
Your journeys exploring the ancient world may well lead you to explore and perhaps plan a journey to present day Greece and its islands.
As an aside, my first journey to Europe was to Greece (primarily Athens, Corinth and Delphi) and Rome. This trip with a friend has very special memories, including a terrific dinner in Athens with a spectacular view of the Acropolis and being at Delphi and feeling the presence of the Gods. It is a mystical place, well worth a visit – even if for now, it is only via YouTube or books.
And of course, while you are exploring Ancient Greece online and with reading material, take time to discover Greek food (Moussaka, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, as a start), crisp Greek wine, its incredible history, the origins of western philosophy … you get the idea! Immerse yourself in your armchair traveler country of a different era … explore the possibilities.
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
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man ~ Heraclitus
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us ~ Socrates
Know thyself ~ (inscribed at Temple of Apollo at Delphi over 2,000 years ago)
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 …
Everything comes to those who wait… except a cat. Mario Andretti
For more posts about Jameson …
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