Beautiful Fall Day ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ November 2022

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring ~ Truman Capote

Autumn is springtime in reverse ~  Terri Guillemets

And the sunsets of Autumn ~ are they not gorgeous beyond description? More so than the brightest dreams of poetry? ~ Charles Lanman

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go ~ Unknown

The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain ~ Gary Zukav

The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree – those to me, are the scents of the holidays ~ Blake Lively

More Favorite Cat Quotes ~ Photos ~ November 2022

Time spent with cats is never wasted ~ Sigmund Freud 

Like clever people, cats know instantly who likes or dislikes them ~ unlike people, they don’t care much ~ Anonymous 

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I am with her ~ Michel De Montaigne

In order to keep check on your own importance, get a dog who will worship you and a cat who will ignore you ~ Anonymous 

The cat lives alone, has no need of neighbors, obeys only if it pleases her, feigns slumber so she can keep an eye on you, and shreds everything on which she lays a paw ~ Francois Chateaubriand 

Beware of people who dislike cats ~ Irish Proverb 

Bobber Forest Park, Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes

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

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

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in ~ Steven Magee

Trees are always a relief, after people ~ David Mitchell

Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze, but as they sway they connect at the roots ~ Rumi

Beautiful Autumn Day ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall ~ Oscar Wilde 

I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it ~ Lee Maynard 

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence ~ Yoko Ono 

Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind ~ Lorin Morgan-Richards 

Nothing is more fleeting than external form, which withers and alters like the flowers of the field at the appearance of autumn ~ Umberto Eco 

It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it ~ Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Autumn Colors ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ Quotes ~ October 2022

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face ~ John Donne

Every leaf speaks bliss to me ~ Fluttering from the autumn tree ~ Emily Bronte

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale ~ Lauren DeStefano

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

I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints ~ Henry David Thoreau

Fall Begins ~ Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Sep 2022

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

September tries its best to have us forget summer ~ Bernard Williams

September is the month of wonderful weather ~ Anonymous

Nostalgia ~ that’s autumn, dreaming through September. Just a million lovely things I will always remember ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

September ~ where fall and summer meet ~ Will Wallace Harney

There is a time in late September when the leaves are still green, and the days are still warm, but somehow you know that it is all about to end as if summer was holding its breath, and when it let it out again, it would be autumn ~ Sharyn McCrumb

Summer Memories Last Forever ~ Photos ~ Quotes

In the summer, we write life’s summary with the slow waves of love flowing over the sandy beach. The slow breeze and the warm sun write our memories  ~ Debasish Mridha

Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise ~ Gladys Taber

every summer has its own story ~
the tan will fade but the memories will always stay ~ Kiara Harris

To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures – if not happiness – its hopeful pursuit ~ John Updike

I pray that the life of this spring and summer may ever lie fair in my memory ~ Henry David Thoreau

Summer Flowers ~ Quotes ~ Photos ~ August 2022

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition ~ Honore de Balzac

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way ~ Walter Hagen

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change ~ Buddha

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful ~ Jim Carrey

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

Earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida ~ Photos ~ Quotes ~ May 2022

There’s no question dolphins are smarter than humans as they play more ~ Albert Einstein

Several years ago, after watching the beautiful movie, “A Dolphin Tale,” I made a mental note to someday visit the Clearwater Aquarium, which is Florida’s Marine Life Rescue Center. It is an incredible place to spend several hours and one that you can easily revisit.

Your journey to the Aquarium will include learning about the dolphins and otters and pelicans, etc. For those who have seen the movie and its sequel, there are photos and information about parts of the movie which were shot on location plus interesting data about Winter, the star. Winter and the Rescue Center gained world wide attention due to the film and the compelling story of Winter.

The main attraction is the dolphins ~ they are beautiful, mesmerizing and quite memorable.

Their web site has a great deal of information, including special events plus several web cams:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium | Florida’s Marine Life Rescue Center (cmaquarium.org)

Savor your journeys, near or far, real or imagined

Dolphins speak to us of the rhythm of our emotions; breathing in joy before plunging into the depths and rushing to the surface to do it all over again ~ Anonymous

The dolphins and whales have a brain that is actually bigger in proportion to their size than we do. They are very complex. They are thinkers ~ Owsley Stanley