Weekend 125 – We are trying to resume our walk routines which is not easy after being away for a couple of weeks. Moreover when the change is temperature is from +32 degrees to +2 and from sunny settings to dull, cold, wet and dark days. I am finding it difficult even to be on wordpress. Why? Does anyone have an answer 🧐
Anyways, we did find some sunny period during the day and off we go to our usual hiking start.
People observe the colors of a day at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quiet clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment.~ Markus Zusak
Although I don’t know much about anything, I know that I have a story. I know that it is not over. There are shades and shadows of adventures and people and wild new places … ~ Emily Barr
But we are running out of colors,” said Mr. Violet, intervening. “That cannot be the case,” said Mr. white. “There are an infinite number of colors.” “But there are not that many names,” said Miss Taupe. “That is not possible. A color must have a name.” “We can find only one hundred and three names for green before the color becomes noticeably either blue or yellow,” said Miss Crimson. “But the shades are endless!” “Nevertheless, the names are not.” “This is a problem that must be solved. Add it to the list, Miss Brown. We must name very possible shade.” ~Terry Pratchett
Like a snake sheds its skin, we are capable of getting rid of assembled habits, creating space to call matters into question. Instead of the Shakespearian ” To be or not to be ” we could favor ” to become or not to become”. By “becoming”, we challenge the range of possibilities in our life and go beyond the merely “being”. We can retreat, then, from the imprisonment of a deadly routine, acquire an identity and develop our personality. ~ Erik Pevernagie
People die from lack of shared empathy and affinity. By establishing social connectedness, we give hope a chance and the other can become heaven. ~ Erik Pevernagie
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.
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.~ Ruth Stout
God made a beauteous garden With lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said “To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowers tend, But keep the pathway open Your home is at the end.
~ Robert Frost (God’s Garden)
A gardener is like a prophet looking out on a barren land and saying, ‘I see corn on that hill, and beans beneath the grove, and lavender in the field, and over there some roses by the brick wall.’ Don’t you think that’s what a good friend should be like? A truly good friend is one who can look at our bare lives and see the fruit of what will one day come from deep inside us.~ Craig Froman (Of Secrets, Spiders & and the End of the World)
Be soft, don’t let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don’t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don’t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless~ Nurudeen Ushawu
We visited Madrid in may 2019 and stayed there was 5 days. During the visit I spent some quality time in the rose gardens. Yes Madrid has 2 rose gardens and have more than 4000 roses.. Both are well maintained and can be reached using public transport. The public transport is extremely efficient at least in my opinion.