Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. ~ W.C. Fields Meadows Plus!
And the turtles, of course... all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be. ~ Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss - so wise! Box Turtles? YES! Boxed turtles? NO!: Much better? Turtles stacking by choice, not by accident. Turtle stacks! Do you have a favorite turtle stacking technique? More Turtle Obscurity
First, Monday through Friday mornings: Then — finally — the weekend! Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and afternoon, Sunday morning and afternoon: Are your weeks like mine? Do what I do: Take it one tree at a time!
I woke up this morning to the sound of rain on the roof. "Uh-oh!" I thought. "Better hurry and post those leaf photos. I can't get TWO seasons behind!" Speaking of "Falling," I've traded in my wristband. I'm still a Fall Guy, but not in "that way." Not that my hikes are worry free, but … Continue reading Fall Guy
Remember Bubba from "Forrest Gump" and his litany of ways to cook shrimp? The kitchen at my current job is well-stocked with a variety of snacks. The guy who stocks the snacks is extremely proud of the current pantry. As I've repeatedly heard this week, he stocked, "Pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice yogurt, pumpkin spice.... … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Serenity
The Bodie pulpit, quotin' from a Psalm**, "Praise waiteth for thee O God in Zion," Hath me in mind of once hiking along Taylor Creek Trail — nature glorifyin'! ~ Camp Host Chad (**Psalm 65:1a, King James Version) More Zion: The Most Polite Park Zion Vacation Homestead
Joy: Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head? ~ Inside Out, written by Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Pete Doctor Ever since researching the post Petroglyph National Monument, I've been meditating on the idea of "inverted relief." Inverted Relief refers to landscape features that have reversed their elevation … Continue reading The Shape of Your Heart
Can I share a silly photography trick I made up? Maybe there are better solutions, but I like the results. For examples, let's look at results from Alcatraz (where criminals lost privileges), and the Paley Center in Beverly Hills (where the privileged sometimes get lost or turn criminal). The trick: When in a hurry … Continue reading No Pane, Know Gain
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Thomas Carlyle Happy Wednesday, Campers. Here's to those who persevere! (Especially when they feel burnt out, isolated, or are barely hanging on.)