“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir, The Mountains of California

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
― susan polis schutz

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”
― Alice Walker

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”
― C. JoyBell C.

for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: summer

  1. Amy says:

    A very beautiful set of photo series, Janet. Thank you for sharing these quotes, they go perfectly with your images. The last one is my favorite. 🙂

    • I enjoy finding quotes to go with photos and it’s so easy with the internet, even finding quotes about moose. 🙂 The sunset the night I took that last shot was spectacular and the horses in the meadow was an added bonus. I just kept taking photo after photo and when the sun finally set, I almost staggered back to the cabin from the joy of it all.

  2. Sue says:

    Ah, these do showcase summer, Janet!

  3. lolaWi says:

    beautiful summer gallery! stunning last photo! 🙂

    • I was down by the cabin when the sun was setting but I realized I’d get a better view from up higher, so I huffed and puffed (at 7,000’+ that’s easy to do) until I got to the top. It was well worth it as the sunset that night was spectacular.


  4. peggyjoan42 says:

    Love your photos. They are all so beautiful. Loved the moose and the horse almost up to its back in the vegetation growing around. You are a wonderful photographer and have an eye for a perfect picture every time. A+ my friend.

    • What a lovely thing to say, Peggy! Thanks so much. Sometimes when I’m there and go for a walk, I don’t get anywhere very quickly as I’m always seeing something to photograph. 🙂 It’s a good problem, but not so good for exercise. The horse lying in the flowers was so funny. There were several doing the same thing and each has only to take a bite in order to eat, no problem at all. 🙂

  5. Leya says:

    Ah, lovely summer – and horses. And quotes to love. Beautiful, Janet.

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    I can’t wait for our summer to return, but in the meantime beautiful photos like yours soothe the aching in good measure!

  7. Jet Eliot says:

    A lovely visit to the mountains, Janet, enjoyed the quotes and the photos. Fantastic that you were able to capture that gorgeous moose.

  8. ledrakenoir says:

    Yeah “wearing flowers in the hair”, I’m not bald at all, not even half bald. But in my younger days when I had “german hair” (remember I told you about that hairstyle) then there could be many flowers in my hair. It’s a real shame many people call moose an ugly animal, think it’s a very charming animal – okay a long-leg charming animal. 😀

    Beautiful horse, but sure you know that. 😉

  9. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful collection of words and images Janet.

  10. Tina Schell says:

    Didn’t think you could improve on the moose Janet, but then I came upon the horse in the flowers. THAT my friend is a stunner!!

    • From you that’s quite a compliment, Tina! Thanks so much. The horse lying on the flowers is something I’ve rarely seen, so I was happy to get a few shots. They don’t lie down much and especially not on flowers.

  11. Lignum Draco says:

    A lovely set showcasing your summer, Janet. You look like you got very close up to Bullwinkle.

  12. Oh, you’re wandering through some memories and the result is this beautiful post that makes us all smile. 🙂

  13. Resa says:

    This is a very beautiful post, Janet, thank you!

  14. pattimoed says:

    Wow, Janet. A gorgeous gallery. I love the moose! Even though I am living now in NH again, I’ve never captured one (digitally). They are massive creatures!

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  16. viveka says:

    Janet, what a beautiful … summer you share with us. The horse and sunset … and the horse in the field – stunning.

  17. Yes, yes, yes!! Let’s dance with wildflowers in our hair, stop everything to watch the sunset or sunrise, and climb the mountains to enjoy their good tidings! There in those three quotes are the words that I feel when out in nature and I never can find the words to describe how I’m feeling or felt.

    Let’s also dance when there’s a great song on the radio and belt it out! I sometimes have an urge to get out of the car and dance at red lights when there’s a great song on but have resisted the urge to do it…so far. 😀

    • I’m glad I could find words for both of us, Deborah. I sometimes rock out a bit on the van when something good is on either radio or cd and I was always moving singing while we were singing our praise songs at church. 🤭😉🥰

  18. All your photos are crazy good, but I love that moose! I’ve never seen one except in photos, and this one is as good as it gets. Hope you’re staying safe.