Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Rocky Road

This was taken a mile or two from my place in Florida

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Lou Holtz

This quote reminds me of the tornadoes last weekend
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. John Muir

just what are mistakes??
A mistake is simply another way of doing things. Katharine Graham

put this in your mind!
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. Hal Borland

patience is something too many people don't have or care to have! we are a folk of immediate gratification aren't we, a throw away society!
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't know why I posted like this today! just a little different to suit my mood I guess. I am ready to go back to Florida, but know as soon as I get back will be longing for the family up here. esp for dau#2 and grandchildren. I am not looking forward to the drive back with my pooch, but am ready for my own space and time frame! got so much to do before I go!packing,parties, lunches, dinners, etc. have allot of angst about the house selling, not the actual selling, but all the stuff that goes with it! inspections, final repairs etc.

do we ever know what we want! or what we want to be when we grow up!


Patty said...

I like the what are mistakes. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this very beautiful post. This is just exactly what I needed this morning. Perfect.

(Love the photo)

I hope your upcoming trip goes smoothly.

Sandee said...

Beautiful. I'm never going to grow up though. It appears you aren't going to either. Good for the both of us.

Have a terrific day. :)

Zelda Parker said...

Wow, sorry that you are leaving before our second date.

secret agent woman said...

I love Muir's description of trees before a storm.

mommanator said...

zelda-see you on Fri if working in Mays

Virginia Gal said...


YOu were at the Women of Faith event?! Oh my goodness!! I was in DC that Friday night with friends and we were coming back, riding the metro, around 10pm and the train was packed with all these ladies. So we asked "what is going on?" (since usually at 10pm the metro is NEVER that full).

They were there for the Women of Faith event. Exactly what was it??

Glad you had fun, next time you come down this way, let me know, we can meet up for coffee!

Rambling Woods said...

I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.....

Craver Vii said...

Those white things on the rocks... are those ALL shells????

mommanator said...

Va Gal- it's a conference for women. Can you imagine 12,000 women singing and praying and just having fun, just think if we had met up you could have seen my mini. I would love to meet somewhere. Looks like I am gonna be here longer than expected, read next post
Craver- yes they are imbedded in the rocks, pretty neat huh