Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington ~ Photos ~ early April 2022

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives ~ Gary Zukav



Walk About a Pond ~ Photos ~ Quotes ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~ March 2022

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

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

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

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads ~ Henry David Thoreau

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug ~ Helen Keller

Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Feb 2022 ~ Photos ~ Quotes

Don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous ~ Rumi

All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost: the old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost ~  J.R.R Tolkien

The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination ~ Terri Guillemets

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back ~ Albert Camus

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives ~ Gary Zukav

Late Fall Meandering ~ Cushman Trail ~ Gig Harbor, WA ~December 2021

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

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day ~ Shira Tamir

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

Beautiful Fall Day, Bainbridge Island, WA ~ November 2021 ~ Photos

Visiting Bainbridge Island is a marvelous way to experience to “island time” ~ any time of the year. Walk about Winslow Way, browse the shops, especially Eagle Harbor Book Co. They have changed the interior and made it even more attractive and welcoming. I always find at least one book to treasure. This time, it’s “Simplicity” ~ Day Planner by Paulo Coelho.

Because of Covid, when you visit, check restaurant times of operation. My favorite place for lunch (Restaurant Marche) is now only open for dinner. Same for several other restaurants and cafes while others are closed certain days of the week. But, the marvelous local coffee shops are open and inviting.

Bainbridge Island is terrific for a quick getaway from Seattle as a walk-on ferry passenger. Or you can drive onto the ferry, spend a day or weekend exploring Bainbridge Island and continue westward to the Viking town of Poulsbo and from there continue to the Olympic Peninsula and Port Townsend and Port Angeles.

Savor your journeys ~ near or far ~ real or imagined