Saturday in the park

Posted: May 24, 2014 in Nature, Photos, Quotes
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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
~John Muir

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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
~Iris Murdoch

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In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.
~Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea

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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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  1. M-R says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Janet ! Lovely quotes, backed by super images. Doesn’t get better than this.

    • Love seeing this first thing in the morning, M.R. One of the best things about driving Bill to work every morning while younger daughter has the car for the summer, is stopping at the park for a walk. Yesterday I didn’t worry about exercise, I just walked for pure pleasure and photos. It was lovely.


  2. words4jp says:

    The last photo is, in particular, very cool.

  3. Paula says:

    Majestic trees and photos of them, Janet. 🙂

  4. Gina says:

    My interest in the “Book of Tea” is rising because of your quotes. Thank you for a lovely Saturday morning walk.

    • My pleasure as always, Gina. I didn’t get a walk in this morning but my husband and I just got back from a sale at REI, where we stocked up on hiking boots, socks and some outdoor pants for me. We have some trips coming up in the next year that will need some of these things and to get them at a savings is also a good start to the day. Since church is tomorrow morning, I’ll resume my walks on Monday. But we may walk around our little lake later. Hope you’re having a great weekend.


  5. becca givens says:

    Love those trees!! 🙂

  6. Janet, I enjoyed this post. The quotes are well picked and the picture of the tree is so cool!

  7. STUNNING post! Beautiful photography.

  8. Beautiful thoughts to go with those beautiful photos. What a lovely time to be outside- You captured it so well!

  9. Patricia says:

    Beautiful and inspirational post! Love the images paired with the quotes. 🙂

    • Thanks, Patricia. I loved pairing them. I’ll be traveling much of the upcoming week and will miss my time in the park. But it will seems so much nicer after being away for a bit.


      • Patricia says:

        Yes Janet, sometimes the little break brings fresh eyes – and since a park is a living breathing space,it will have new treasures to see and discover!

        Hope your travels are safe and you are well. 🙂

      • I’m more than well, Patricia, and looking forward to the travel, even though they’ll be short. But it will be time with friends and family, which is always good.

  10. Beautiful images, Janet. 🙂