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

Quotes About Cats & Favorite Cat Photos

Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds ~ Jean Burden

The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world ~ Lynn M. Osband

Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect ~ James Mason

Meow is like aloha – it can mean anything ~ Hank Ketchum

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well ~ Missy Dizick

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat ~ Ellen Perry Berkeley

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties ~ W. L. George

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind ~ Cleveland Amory

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



Point Defiance Park and Gardens, Tacoma, WA ~ Photos ~ Quotes

The earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair ~ Khalil Gibran

I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess ~ Walt Disney

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path ~ Jean Anouilh

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

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Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Rose Garden ~ Photos ~ Quotes

Truths and roses have thorns about them ~ Henry David Thoreau

The earth laughs in flowers ~ 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

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round ~ Ben Hogan

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses ~ Alphonse Karr

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted ~ Henri Matisse


Wildflowers Along a Trail ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes ~ Photos

I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, and spontaneous ~ Edward Abbey

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower ~ William Blake

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are ~ Rumi

One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower ~ Susan Wittig Albert

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms ~ Zen Shin

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