A Walk with Nature ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks ~ John Muir

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is the art of God ~ Dante Alighieri

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature ~ Joseph Campbell

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous ~ Aristotle

A Walk about the Pond ~ Photos, Gig Harbor, WA

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, butterflies and the songs of birds, the crash of storm-driven waves and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is just something about being out in open country, about seeing the sun rise over a pond, that’s really beautiful ~ Carson Wentz

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

Quotes to Ponder ~ Photos (San Juan Islands, 2019) ~ Jan 2021

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled ~ Sir Barnett Cocks

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones ~ John Maynard Keynes

Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what’s left and live it properly ~ Marcus Aurelius

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common ~ John Locke

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds ~ Mark Twain

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