This past week is like a long weekend for many in Norway. Thursday 13th May and Monday 17th May are national holidays. Thursday was Ascension day (39 days after Easter Sunday) and today is constitution day. Covid-19 restrictions have affected the usual consititution’s day celebrations across the country. Luckily we were able to take long walk everyday.
The deep roots never doubt spring will come ~ Marty Rubin
Sadly my tulips didn’t make it this year. The air is still not that warm and rains making it even more difficult but I am looking forward to my rhododendron and azalea. I take many micro breaks while walking and I witness thousands of miracles be it colour, shape, size, voice or smell.
Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps. Charlotte Brontë
We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could~ Erica Bauermeister
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.~ John Muir
I hope it was not a lot in one post. Thanks for your patience. Click an image to get a proper view.
Jo’s Monday Walk
Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure. ~ George Carlin
Stay safe and be kind and Smile.
Who owns the cottage,
Who own the trees,
Who owns the land.
Does it matter…
I conquer my fear.
I relieve stress.
I witness a thousand miracles.
No constant exists in this equation called life.
Life depends on the moments which varies every macro moment.
It’s totally up to us if we want to add variables which are directly proportional to our happiness & peace.
Last but not least we need to balance the white noise or else the streak of life is out of control.
Choose your variables wisely.
Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection ~ John Powell
The landscape affects the human psyche – the soul, the body and the innermost contemplations – like music. Every time you feel nature deeper you resonate better with her, finding new elements of balance and freedom ~ Nikos Kazantzakis
These landscapes images are taken during our walks in Covid lockdown. We tried to be in nature as much as possible irrespective of the weather. I say it again and again, “Nature never ceases to amaze me”.
Stay safe, healthy and be kind.
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