Mybigbackyard's Vacations Posts

We can't all be stars, but we can all twinkle…. At the Denver Botanic Garden last weekend. Notice the moon through the branches?

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran In Las Vegas, Nevada. March 2010.

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~ Author Unknown My daughter, Laura. …

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill Boston, October 24, 2009.

You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all…

I saw the spires of Oxford As I was passing by The grey spires of Oxford Against the pearl-grey sky… ~ Winifred M. Letts One of my favorite poems. Read it in…

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. ~ Bertrand Russell The River Avon,…

Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Rhodora” Stained glass detail, Gloucester…

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the…

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. ~ T.S. Eliot Detail of the Victoria…

But oars alone can ne'er prevail To reach the distant coast; The breath of heaven must swell the sail, Or all the toil is lost. ~ William Cowper The coast of…

Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world. ~ George Bernard Shaw A window in Bath, England.

Joy is not in things; it is in us. ~ Richard Wagner My daughter, Hannah, at Stonehenge. A wonderful vacation for us - England and Wales are incredibly…

If someone wants a sheep, then that means that he exists. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery Vacationing in Wales. Oh, we did want to bring a sheep home ….

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly in those moments. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh The spaceneedle in Seattle, Washington,…

In these sad and ominous days of mad fortune chasing, every patriotic, thoughtful citizen, whether he fishes or not, should lament that we have not among our…

Volcano: a mountain with hiccups. Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon - it's actually a volcano that rumbles pretty regularly. It rises 11,249 feet…

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. ~ Emily Bronte Just outside of Aurora, Oregon.

… For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. ~ Kahlil Gibran Dew on a spiderweb in Oregon.

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the…
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