Saturday, August 31, 2013

End of Summer

Summer is coming to an end.
I want you to know, Becca, how much I appreciate you!
You made this an amazing summer for all of us!
Love you Ducks!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hawk or Human

No issue is more compelling than the air we breathe,
be it hot or cold,
 be it hawk or human.
~Jack Nicholson~  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Language of Friendship

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  
~Henry David Thoreau~

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Worn Out

When you have worn out your shoes,
 the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. 
 I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out.  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Best Things In Life

The best things in life are nearest:  
Breath in your nostrils, 
light in your eyes, 
flowers at your feet, 
duties at your hand, 
the path of right just before you.  
Then do not grasp at the stars, 
but do life's plain, common work as it comes, 
certain that daily duties and daily bread 
are the sweetest things in life.  
~Robert Louis Stevenson~

Monday, August 26, 2013

All's right with the World

Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, 
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
  A few of those days and you can become drunk
 with the belief that 
all's right with the world.  
~Ada Louise Huxtable~

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ever On

The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. 
Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, 
pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. 
And whither then? I cannot say.
~J.R.R. Tolkien~

Saturday, August 24, 2013


when you lose your laugh
 you lose your footing. 
 ~Ken Kesey~

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Whole Existence

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... 
and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  
Everything is simply happy.  
Trees are happy for no reason; 
they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents 
and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  
Look at the flowers - for no reason.  
It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Learn in Life

What most people need to learn in life
 is how to love people and use things instead 
of using people and loving things.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Knock Knock

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. 
Milton Berle

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer Afternoon

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon;
 to me those have always been the two 
most beautiful words 
in the English language. 
~Henry James~

Monday, August 19, 2013


When one feels pulled to do a particular thing, 
when one has passion for a certain life path, 
karma is always involved.  
In such an instance, 
when the goal is worthy and makes one happy, 
one should continue on that same life path.  
Just because the elephant cannot carry you anymore 
doesn't mean you should give up your goal.  
Continue down the path that makes you feel fulfilled.  
Those who continue on an unrewarding path 
for the sake of only monetary gain 
are displaying a lack of trust in life.  
 ~Kwan Yin~

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Be Nice

It's nice to be important, 
but it's more important to be nice.
  ~Author Unknown

Saturday, August 17, 2013


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer~

Friday, August 16, 2013


Each time history repeats itself, 
the price goes up. 
 ~Author Unknown~

Thursday, August 15, 2013


In a soulmate we find not company but a completed solitude.  
~Robert Brault~

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Love is, 
above all, 
the gift of oneself.  
~Jean Anouilh~

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Every Beat of My Heart

Happiness pulses
 with every beat 
of my heart.
 ~Terri Guillemets~

Monday, August 12, 2013


 There is no season such delight can bring
As summer, autumn, winter and the spring.
~William Browne~

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go
Only as deep as I look can I see
Only as much as I dream can I be.
~Karen Ravn~

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  
~Eustache Deschamps~

Friday, August 9, 2013


If you
 want to 
be happy, 
~Leo Tolstoy~

Thursday, August 8, 2013

More Useful

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable 
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
~George Bernard Shaw~

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Joy of Living

I find my joy of living 
in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, 
and my pleasure comes from 
learning something. 
 ~Auguste Strindberg~

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


 My connection to the earth is reinforced through the rhythm of the waves.  

~Mike Dolan~

Monday, August 5, 2013

We are Crazy

The only way to have a life
 is to commit to it like crazy.  
~Angelina Jolie~

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Camping Day Three

To find the universal elements enough; 
to find the air and the water exhilarating; 
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; 
to be thrilled by the stars at night; 
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - 
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.  
~John Burroughs~

Friday, August 2, 2013

Camping Day Two

What I like about camping is you can get really dirty.  
Either you're all by yourself, so no one else sees you, 
or everyone you're with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares.  

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Camping Day One

It's that time of year again!
The group camping trip!
All Riiiight!

Just like last year and the year before, 
the next four days will bring you pictures from the previous year's trip!

Enjoy your weekend, I know that we'll enjoy ours!

Peace and Love!