Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. John Muir
The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is on the contrary born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else- we are the busiest people in the world. Eric Hoffer
Thanks to all for your vote, I have been awarded 3rd place in the Canon Photography in the Parks Contest. Now it time to get busy again... Mike
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Title Going Down Together
An image I took early one morning for a club competition. The theme of competition was Old, Run Down, Weathered, Abandoned and/or Discarded. When I first spotted this I knew it had potential, it wasn't until much later that it hit me over the head. You would think that after almost 50 years of sailing, living on and always near boats and water that the symbolism would have spoken sooner. Anyway I'm going to go give her a hug and I don't mean the boat...
You can observe a lot just by watching. - Yogi Berra
A frighteningly large close-up of sculptor Tasset's eyeball, "Eye" is blown up more than 1,000 times and looms 30 feet over its base in Pritzker Park at State and Van Buren streets, Chicago. The shocking blue eye stares east on State Street, and is all red veins from the back.
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The most powerful thing you can do to change the world, is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, reality, to something more positive... and begin to act accordingly. Shakti Gawain
I threw him to deeper water...
Meanwhile a young trio were saving life on a bigger scale take a look here...