Travel Theme: Connections

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Animals, Dogs, Family, Musings, Travel Theme
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Connections are everywhere, between and among many things and people.  “Connections” is the theme this week at Ailsa’s “Where’s My Backpack” blog.  Here are just a few of the connections I see and love.

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
― Chief Seattle

Connections between human and animal


“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
― John Muir

Connections between man and nature


“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
― Herman Melville

Connections among people and families


  1. Love that Herman Melville post. I shared this post on FB but also copied and pasted the Melville post in my status.

  2. globalunison says:

    This is a beautiful post, successfully conveying your message. I love the dog personally.
    With love,

    • Naima, how are you? You’ve been missed! The dog was our second foster pit bull and a sweet girl. Of course, we love our daughter, too. 🙂 How’s our adopted daughter doing these days?


      • globalunison says:

        I am always so thrilled to hear from either of you or Bill. You guys never fail to make me smile and lift me high in the sky with your warmth and emotions. You are a beautiful soul.
        With love

  3. Perfect group of quotes. This post is a nice wake-up call. Society needs to listen

  4. I agree with Chief Seattle: All things are bound together. Thanks for this great post!

  5. adinparadise says:

    I love our pics for the theme. Well done. 🙂

  6. My word that bison is impressive – do you stay safely in the car hen they are about or are they ‘friendly’?

    • Staying in the car is the best idea even though these bison in Yellowstone are used to people. We saw the most this year that we’ve ever seen. One herd was all over and around the road and many people, including me for a bit, were out taking photos. But when they began walking towards the people, the ranger told everyone to get back in their vehicles. Even if they’re friendly, one swipe of a huge head could seriously injure you.


  7. Perfect examples of sweet connections. That bison is mighty impressive!

    • On this trip, they got up close and personal. One walked right in front of our van, actually touching it. Another was just outside the driver’s side window. I got some great shots showing their size but this one worked best for “connections.”

  8. Perfect – quotes and pictures together. The message is clear and true. Thank you.

  9. says:

    Love them all especially number one!

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