Unexpected in common hours

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau    

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 9 – Color on Yonah Mountain

We have what is called a seasonal view of Yonah Mountain here, meaning we can’t see it at all during the summer, but it’s lovely in the autumn and winter. I took these photos in the late afternoon today from just outside our front door. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: C.S. Lewis

One of my favorite writers of all time, C.S. Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963)  was a British scholar, professor at both Oxford University and Cambridge University, author of scholarly works and acclaimed works of fiction, and one of the most influential Christian apologists of his time. He is best known for his works…

Pocket of Joy: Begonia

I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that sustained him through those difficult times. We’ve had a difficult two weeks. My husband had another stroke, what we…

Thought for the week:

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
Take time to do what makes your soul happy. You cannot be everything to everyone, but you can have a direct impact on your own happiness, by taking time for you. How often do we get so wrapped up in trying to be perfect for everyone else? Sometimes we have…

5 Daily Reminders

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Life has a way of throwing us curve balls. Sometimes we think we have it all figured out, and then wham, life hits us upside the head and sends us spinning in circles. When we are young, we can’t wait to grow up, but what we don’t realize when we’re…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 8 – Reaching Their Peak

I missed Week 7 of Dawn’s Festival of Leaves as my husband had another stroke this past week. He is home now and doing okay, but I feel I must stay close by and shouldn’t yet even walk down the road to take photos. So I just stepped outside the back door to capture these…

Thought for the week:

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine! I don’t know about you, but I don’t always look forward to Monday mornings. I increasingly find myself staying up later than I should on Sunday nights, because I’m dreading the next day. So this saying is as much of an…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Will Durant

Will Durant (November 5, 1885 – November 7, 1981) was an American writer, philosopher, and historian. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University and in 1926 published The Story of Philosophy which was described as “a groundbreaking work.” Durant is best known for his 11-volume The Story of Civilization which he wrote in…