“Again I resume the long lesson: how small a thing can be pleasing, how little in this hard world it takes to satisfy the mind and bring it to its rest.”
~ Wendell Berry (1934- ), Sabbaths
(Quote Source: goodreads.com)
While traveling, take time not only to see the major sights, but intentionally grab a moment to observe the birds, animals, and flora of a given area. Here is a photo I shot of a Cedar Waxwing enjoying the berries of a bush while my husband and I were taking a break from driving through Idaho on a road trip.
“Nature will not be admired by proxy.”
White-tailed deer enjoying a spring day.
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
~Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Anti-war activist and Indian nationalist
Visiting a local conservatory can be a welcome and uplifting break from the days of winter that are cold and drab. This was taken at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory located in Como Park of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
~Doug Larson, (1926- ) American Journalist
I took this shot on a gorgeous fall day while traveling out west. I was walking and felt rather envious when I noticed the men out fishing on the river. We must never get so busy that we fail to take note of the beautiful world which surrounds us!
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”
~Edward Abbey (1927-1989) Down the River, 148
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish novelist, poet, and writer