Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
Composed of one part silicon and two parts oxygen (silicon dioxide), Clear Quartz (from the Greek “krystallos,” or “ice”) was once thought to be made from water frozen too hard to ever melt.
Autumn is the season of change. ~Taoist proverb
Anticipating a wicked storm followed by a cold front on Sunday evening, I decided to get in a walk so you all could enjoy what might be our last taste of Autumn this year.
Temps were in the low 70s (!) on Sunday, but fell to the 40s overnight. And while this hasn’t been the prettiest Fall we’ve had, it’s had its beauty. Take a look and see if you agree:
Maple turning shades of yellow
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler, English author
Seriously, Mama? Domer’s Karate Kid outfit?
This is the best you can come up with for my Trick or Treating costume?
Okay, fine. Now bring on the cookies!
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet, French Impressionist painter
I think Monet was onto something.
Perhaps all creative types thrive when surrounded by Nature’s beauty, whether it’s trees and flowers or seas and mountains.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher and writer
What do you think you’re doing
Clinging to that wall?
Madam, I’m merely
Trying to see if this brick
Makes a sturdy house.
Take nothing but your memories; leave nothing but your footprints. — Native American Chief Seattle
I traveled to Douglas-Hart Nature Center in central Illinois for my Walktober, a group walk organized by Robin over at Breezes at Dawn. If you’d like to join in the fun, do so and link here so she can include you.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb
There once was a Sheltie named Dallas
Who thought he lived in a palace.
He ate and he slept,
And became most adept
At banishing signs of malice.
A writer only begins a book, it is the reader who completes it; for the reader takes up where the writer left off as new thoughts stir within him. ~David Harris Russell
That’s a writer’s hope anyway.
To inspire, entertain, encourage, motivate, and so on.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~William Feather, American publisher and author
When my sis and I were little, we got together with two kids next door and decided to dig to China.
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. — Dale Carnegie, American writer
Where do you get off criticizing me without having walked a few miles in my moccasins?