Photo: Karl Davison
“Landscapes have a language of their own,
expressing the soul of the things, lofty or humble,
which constitute them, from the mighty peaks
to the smallest of the tiny flowers hidden in the meadow's grass”
Photo: Theo Crazzolara
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps.
It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles.
No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
- Christopher Paolini
Lake Garda, Italy
So lovely is the loneliness of a wild lake.
– Edgar Allan Poe
Sunlight filled the sky, pure scattered light;
its hue ambitiously illuminating each crevice of the land.
– Sapana Bhavsar
Photo: Denis Moynihan
Smile at the obstacle, for it is a bridge.
Photo: Adriano Setimo
“There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
― Aldo Leopold
Photo: Riccardo Palazzani
"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact
with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom."
~ Sharon Ralls Lemon
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks,
the fault lies in yourself.
Photo: Torsten Behrens
Flowers heal me. Tulips make me happy.
- Rebecca Wells
Photo: Phil Thomas
“Be hole, be dust, be dream, be wind, be night, be dark, be wish, be mind,
now slip, now slide, now move unseen, above, beneath, betwixt, between.”
― Neil Gaiman
Photo: Curtis Cronn
A habit cannot be tossed out the window;
it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain
Photo: Guillaume Baviere
“It's not what you have on the outside that glitters in light,
it's what you have on the inside that shines in the dark.”
― Anthony Liccione
Photo: Edward Zulawski
Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame.
I should have a dog as a life coach.
Photo: Metamorfa Studio
Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.
- Chaim Potok
Photo: John Fowler
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
- Ralph W. Sockman
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
- Steve Jobs
Photo: Trick of the Light
“There is no Wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”
Photo: Khanh Hmoong
“Dear old world…
You are very lovely,
And I am glad to be alive in you.”
-Lucy Maud Montgomery
Photo: Lisa Ruokis
"We'd never know how high we are,
till we are called to rise;
and then, if we are true to plan,
our statures touch the sky"
Photo: Kirt Edblom
Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches,
observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops.
- Maya Angelou
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
Photo: Davide Gabino
“It's in those quiet little towns,
at the edge of the world,
that you will find the salt of the earth people
who make you feel right at home.”
― Aaron Lauritsen
Photo: Marilylle Soveran
I wonder if the sap is stirring yet,
if wintry birds are dreaming of a mate,
if frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun,
and crocus fires are kindling one by one.
~ Christina Rossetti
Photo: Marilylle Soveran
For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.
~Alice Freeman Palmer
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