The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. — Henry Beston, American writer and naturalist
My heart quickens at the sight
Of palm tree, water, and sunlight.
My toes long to squish the sand,
To leave footprints along the land.
My nose welcomes the salty air;
I want the breeze to blow my hair.
My ears strain for the thrilling sound
Of roaring waves as they pound.
The warmth of sun makes pink my skin
And banishes thoughts of winter’s din.
A view like this is a feast for the senses
And a welcome rest from all offenses.
Note: This is written as a couplet. I took this photo on a vacation to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them. ~Andrew V. Mason, American surgeon and author
I imagine it’s happened to all of us at some point, but it never stops being annoying, aggravating, frustrating . . . you pick the adjective.
By ‘it’ I mean a bad haircut.
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness. ~Author Unknown
‘Red sky in morning
Sailors take warning.’
A fiery red in the morning sky is said to indicate a high pressure system (good weather) moving away, leaving rain in its wake.
‘A dappled sky, like a painted woman, soon changes its face.’
Mackerel skies (which resemble fish scales) foretell a changing weather pattern.
Looks like more rain.
Laissez les bon temps rouler — “Let the good times roll” is the motto for the city of New Orleans
Let’s do this — Happy Mardi Gras, everybody!
P.S. Mama said to tell y’all her concert went beautifully! Even the video portions, which she’d had her doubts about. They were informative and tasteful, and folks seemed thrilled with the performance. It was great learning about the unsung heroes of the space program, such as the African-American women coders who helped put man on the moon, self-taught female programmer Margaret Hamilton (credited with designing software to prevent a last-minute abort of the landing), and a tribute to American and Soviet astronauts who died in the line of duty.
If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth. ~Sydney Smith, Anglican cleric
Our symphonic band concert is this weekend.
We’ve worked hard — some harder than others! — and we’re ready to share our talents.
It promises to be an out-of-this-world performance — our theme is “outer space.”
In God we trust, all others we virus scan. ~Author Unknown
You’d have thought the world was coming to an end.
My mama and grandmama were racing around the house, hollering accusations, and acting crazy.
If I’d been a bit younger, I’d have loved the commotion.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Chinese Proverb
There once sat a bird on a wire
Who wondered if he shouldn’t go higher.
Three pals came along
Each singing a song
And so they became a choir.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher
Perhaps modern airlines should erect this quote in prominent places throughout airports.
They seem to believe in it, despite what their patrons expect.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien, French playwright
I’ve heard that it’s GOOD luck when a bird poops on you.
Or your car.
Maybe, but I sure didn’t think so a few nights ago.
My car’s rear window
The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public. ~Phyllis Diller, American actress and comedian
You know, Phyllis was onto something.