Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

View from the Bellevue Stratford, Philadelphia

View from the Bellevue Stratford, Philadelphia

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

Daily Gratitude: giving it up to the hairdresser’s scissors, a lovely day, my library book arriving

Daily Quote for You: 

One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators. But it can be seen many scores of nights in any year, and so the lights burned in the cottages and the inhabitants probably gave not a thought to the beauty overhead; and because they could see it almost any night, perhaps they never will. ~Rachel Carson

Enjoy their vision:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Things That Make Me Go, “Grr.”

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

  • people who deface anything in a national park like those eejits who toppled an ancient rock in Utah and video taped themselves doing it
  • when I smile and say Hello, would it hurt to say Hello in return?
  • teachers who bully 
  • burpees—and I’m not talking about bibs
  • those fake tires called “donuts”—are they really safe?
  • arrogance
  • people who don’t curb their dogs on a hiking trail
  • cheaters . . . of any kind
  • distracted drivers
  • the frat boys next door who aren’t frat boys which makes me even crazier–they’re our future, People!
  • men who batter their wives
  • the U.S. Congress
  • laziness
  • people who litter especially near bodies of water (or my yard!)

Daily Gratitude: a drive to Cape May with Dapper G, a lobster dinner, working on my mosaic mural

Quote of the Day: If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. ~Oscar Wilde

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure!

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Kayaking the back bays is always an adventure for one never knows what he might encounter: green heads, jet skiers, or boaters.

Daily Gratitude: a relaxing day reading, breakfast at BJs, no early morning noise from the frat boys next door

Quote of the Day:    It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves — in finding themselves. ~André Gide

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2014.

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