Tag Archives: Quotes

A Day by the Sea

Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. – Thich Nhat Hanh

the bay before sunrise UD15The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. – Rumi

sunrise at the beach UD1God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest. –  P. D. James

Willet shore birdWhat will our children do in the morning if they don’t see us fly? – Rumi

sandwich tern flying in the surf in ud67I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes. – Charles Lindbergh

pelican taking off 3 ud25Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. – Khaled Hosseini

our camp on dolphin island ud67.jpgMay your journey through life be vibrant and full of colorful rainbows. -Harley King

rainbow beach ud67bClouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

sunset ship ud67For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.       – Richard H. Baker

full moon clearwater floridaThe pure bliss nature will plant in your soul is worth a day spent by the sea. – Tiny

The Peace That Passeth Understanding

When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.  -Thich Nhat Hanh

Butterfly tree BXI only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out until sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. –John Muir

sunset BForget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Khalil Gibran

wild flowers on my path BXpalm in the wind BXIt was in the forest that I found “the peace that passeth understanding”    – Jane Goodall

nature reserve path in the forest BXdroplets in the forest BXHave a wonderful week ahead. Peace.

Monday Musings: Observe the Wonders

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. -Rumi

boat paintingPeaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. – Rumi

sunrise oil painting 4And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky. -Rumi

oil paint greece M

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. – Rumi 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird ( 8 Images)

This is a weekly photo challenge I couldn’t resist! Sunrise is the time I feel nature comes to life in most vibrant colors. Unfortunately I’m a night owl, so it’s not very often I can catch the early bird. But lately, just for pure fascination with the early light, I’ve gotten up in time to peek into nature when it’s waking up.

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”. -Christopher McCandless

So here are a few images from this morning and a some (not earlier published) from the last couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful week.

roseate spoonbill Sand key Park Clearwater Florida
Miss Roseate Spoonbill says good morning.
boat-tailed grackle Sand Key Park Clearwater Florida
A Grackle scans the salt marsh.
osprey Sand key Park Clearwater Florida
Papa Osprey enjoys the first rays.
Great blue heron at sunrise Sand key Park Clearwater Florida
A Great Blue Heron in his morning meditation.
male oprey returns home at feeding time Sand key Park Clearwater Florida
Papa Osprey returns when one of the chicks is getting breakfast.
mottled duck couple at sunrise Sand key Park Clearwater Florida
Mottled ducks at sunrise.
sunrise over the bay Sand Key Clearwater Florida
This morning’s sunrise over the bay.

This week’s photo challenge: Early Bird

A New Day Dawns

 No one knew the name of this day; sunrise clouds

Born quietly from deepest night,

reflections in salt marsh at sunrise

It hid its face in light,

Demanded nothing for itself,

osprey nest reflection at sunrise

Opened out to offer each of us

pelicans flying at sunrise

A field of brightness that traveled ahead,

dawn in salt marsh sunrise

Providing in time,  ground to hold our footsteps

beach sunflower at sunrise

And the light of thought to show the way.

( from The Inner History of a Day by John O’Donohue)

Monday Musings: Just One Smile

When I met this graceful Snowy Egret just around dawn yesterday, I felt my heart was smiling.  And I remembered a beautiful poem I had found some time ago. It spoke to me about reaching out, supporting one another, and brightening someone’s day. This is how it goes.

Let my soul smile through my heart

And my heart smile through my eyes,

That I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

Paramahansa Yogananda

I thought about it and realized there are sad hearts, for various reasons, all around me. Both physically and virtually. Known and unknown to me. I was walking and contemplating this when I saw a beautiful cloud on the sunrise sky. Whether synchronicity or not, it delivered the message.

If I could help rekindle even one smile in a sad heart this week, I would be happy. Just one smile.

Have a wonderful week. May your heart smile.

 

Monday Musings: On Love

This weeks musings include six of my favorite quotes on love, with images from nature I feel represent the message. With somewhat creative interpretation.

Perhaps something to ponder. Have a wonderful week. Tiny

moorhen chick LWe are born of love. Love is our mother. – Rumi

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hibiscus flower L

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love. – Max Muller

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Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. – Barbara de Angelis

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The first duty of love is to listen. – Paul Tillich

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Love is like a beautiful flower,  which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. – Helen Keller

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butterfly macro L

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa