Daily Ray of Hope · Words Written

Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.
Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.
Their language has been lost.
But not the gestures.

~ Vera Nazarian

Photo by Tom Elliott | Sauk County, Wisconsin

Today's Mass Extinction and Holocene-Anthropocene Thermal Maximum

Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

Wander into the center of the circle of wonder.

~ Hongzhi Zhengjue

Photo by Alice Cahill | Sequoia National Park, California

How does a Black Bear cross a meadow?

Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

~ Nelson Mandela

Photo by Robert Armstrong | Twin Lakes, Westmoreland County, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Dawn on Twin Lakes

Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

~ Fred Rogers

Photo by Anita Ritenour | Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara, California

Buggy

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Everyone must have felt that a cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around; and most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison. ~ Sir John Lubbock

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Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them –
The summer flowers depart –
Sit still – as all transform’d to stone,
Except your musing heart.

~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. ~ E.B. White

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Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Joseph Addison

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. ~ Maya Angelou 

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Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Words Written

Great Depths of Kindness

I’m always rambling on about kindness.  It’s, in my opinion, one of the paramount things we should strive for in our lives.  To be kinder to ourselves, to our fellows, to animals, to the natural world around us.  This quote, that came the other day in the Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope, fits that philosophy and thus has been added to the inspirations page on this blog.  Be kind.

1534876_10152212584160802_2075198641_oMake your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness. ~ Lao Tzu

Nature · Photography

Endless Sea

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Selected as the Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope on June 24, 2014 with the following quote:

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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Daily Ray of Hope Selection – Endless Sea

I was lucky enough to be selected again for the Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope today. This is the quote they used with my photo:

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
~ Henry David Thoreau

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Nature · Photography

Swooping In

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Published by the Sierra Club as the Daily Ray of Hope.

 

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Yeats from the Daily Ray of Hope

Today’s image is by Jean Gazis. Location: Greenfield, MA.

Today’s words:

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. — W.B. Yeats

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Daily Ray of Hope

Daily Rat of Hope, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Yeah! Once again one of my photos was used for the Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope Newsletter. I love the quote they picked to go with my photo this time. I’m pretty excited.

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Daily Ray of Hope

Daily Ray of Hope, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

So, here it is. My published photo. Pretty exciting really!