Friday, October 29, 2021

It is so good to be outdoors looking at the beautiful things in the world.
And the best thing is, nature never complains.
It is always happy with its lot in life, it seems.
People, on the other hand, are never satisfied and something is always too much, too little..too something or other.
 I am joining today with Friday Fotos.( no link up anymore), Skywatch Friday and My Corner of the World.  As usual, all photos are clickable to enlarge and taken in my own neighborhood.

 By the rocks, a few people are arguing about politics.
It is good to hear. Too many are ostrich's with their heads in the sand waiting for things to go well but doing nothing about it. One walks away from the others and comes by me. "I'll pray about things. God will fix it."
I answer with "The old Arab saying is, pray to God but tie up your camel"   Yes, God helps those who help themselves. When calamity comes, this woman will wonder what hit her but the love of the lukewarm is pervasive in America today. It is the era of the snowflake. Let someone else do it. Let someone else battle it out.
They are defeated before they begin and offended by life.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov said: “If you believe that you can ruin, then believe that you can fix.”

Sometimes the sky is at war with the earth and sends down lightning bolts to shock her into sensibility.  There is no peace on the earth in reality. A struggle goes on daily and we are all part of it.

Earth shudders from heaven's assaults  but survives nonetheless.

The same sky that sends bolts of lightning, wind, rain and snow,  also sends awesome skies.

The earth sometimes retreats into hushed solitude.  
The woods are silent during a gentle snowfall and it is frigid out.
 Alone in the woods I can hear myself breathing. It is good to know when to be silent.
"Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
    and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
    when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent."..proverbs

Sunlight cannot be stopped.  
It's long rays find a way to brighten a happy little corner of the kitchen making it special and beautiful.
What do we lighten up?

Why place a bouquet on a table? Really.. of what use is it? But you know the answer. It fills in a void and pleases the eye, creating a calming influence.
Can people do this even in the midst of an argument or heated discussion?  
Of course they can if things are viewed correctly. If one sees their purpose as light inserted into   darkness, that is.
You don't always have to be right. Sometimes its enough to just be there.

On the blog, I have been attempting to post more since I have been in a funk and so busy with so much that I have let down on posting.
Until tomorrow and Saturday 9.. be safe, be involved, be calm.


  1. This was a wonderful post, full of wisdom and truth as well as beautiful pictures. Thank you for posting more often, Annie. Your voice is needed in this world of troubles and trials and uncertainty. Yes, we need to each let our "light shine" in the darkness. I like the little song, "brighten the corner where you are..." This post did just that. Thank you. I needed it today.

  2. Beautiful photos...
    excellent , pertinent advice !
    A wise soul once reminded us..."You have been designed with two ears , and only one mouth .
    Listen at least twice as much as you speak to learn wisdom !".
    Wishing you all good things...always !

  3. I love the 'lacy effects of the trees against the sky. I send you hugs. I hope you can feel them. xx

  4. It's hard to find our balance when there are so many things going on in the world. Getting out in nature helps me and keeps me sane! Enjoy your day!

  5. Wonderful photos. I'm a nature girl too. Sure is pretty there.
    Blessings. xx

  6. Greetings and Salutations! It is raining Cats and Dogs here in Illinois. Plus we are experiencing high winds. This is usual weather here for Halloween. The poor kids always have to wear coats over their costumes. The world is challenging right now but nature keeps me balanced. Thank you for your voice and your photographs.

  7. Well said in reference to the snowflake world my friend. I am so sorry you have been in a funk...I have tomorrow-Monday off...hopefully we can catch up sometime this weekend, grin.


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