Weekend 114: Winter Settles in

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy ~Rumi

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it ~John Burroughs 

What keeps earth air breathable? Not oxygen alone. The earth is a freer place to breathe in, every time you love without calculating a return — every time you make your drudgeries and routines still more inefficient by stopping to experience the shock of beauty wherever it unpredictably flickers ~ Peter Viereck

Jo’s Monday walk

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Becca’s Sunday Trees

A for Alley(s) in Florence!

The best way to get to know the place you are traveling in is to walk around… and the best way to walk around is with comfortable shoes! Grab your travel buddy and your running shoes and go explore ~ Laura Marano

I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress, and opens up your eyes to a whole new world ~ Claudette Dudley

Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path ~Thích Nhat Hanh

APPLY WITHIN

You once told me
You wanted to find
Yourself in the world –
And I told you to
First apply within,
To discover the world
within you.

You once told me
You wanted to save
The world from all its wars –
And I told you to
First save yourself
From the world,
And all the wars
You put yourself
Through.

-Suzy Kassem

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Lens-Artists-Photo-Challenge

Jo’s Monday walk

Living Now

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now ~ Roy T. Bennett

Life is no different than the weather. Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day ~ Suzy Kassem

Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it’s now or never ~ Alan Bennett

At any point in time you can always find something more pressing to do than that one vital but not immediately necessary task, and it’s only once it’s too late that you look back on your decisions and your mistake becomes painfully obvious. The trick is to substitute thinking ‘do I do this now or later?’ with ‘do I do this now or never?’, because all too often that’s the choice you actually end up making ~ Anonymous

Since April we started exploring our surroundings. We go on walks/hikes almost everyday with some rare exceptions. For Lens artists photo challenge this week, Amy proposed the theme “Now and then“. I decided to stick to the first part “Now”. Sometimes I like to dwell on the past and check our travellings photos but for now let us enjoy the beauty of November. I hope Amy wouldn’t mind either.

I am listening this piece while working on the post:

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Weekend 108: Autumnal stroll

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The images of wild roses were taken a couple of weeks ago. The colours were so different. Some trees were showing yellow shades but all was mostly green.

On Sunday we had been on our usual hike/walk. Unsure of weather in near future I insisted to go on a nearby mountain. It was perfect for hiking cold but sunny. Autumn sun makes every thing beautiful.

Let nature take its course. By letting each thing act in accordance with its own nature, everything that needs to be done gets done ~ Lao Tzu.

The last eight months we are at home and trying to cope with our new normals. Instead of discussing things which are out of our control we focused our energy on simple feasible tasks. We are happy with what we achieved.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. ~Henry David Thoreau

Festival of leaves

Walktober

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Hope you enjoy the post. Stay healthy and happy.

Nurturing Thursday: To admire

It is very natural to congratulate or to praise or admire someone. Our words or gestures focus on fun, joy and positivity the person brings. A friend of mine sent me this quote and the minute I read this I knew I am going to share with you all as I really love this. One should not be limited to her/his apprearance.

For the first time in autumn I didn’t take a single photo while on walk yesterday. We started little after 5 pm. There was light but no sunshine resulting significant drop in temperature, it was 4 c. Is winter around the corner?🥶😱❄❄❄

Today 15th October 20 @ 11 am.

To cheer overselves let me take you to an autumn tour using photos from yesteryears.

Time to get ready for winter 😁. Stay warm.

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