A Visit with an Old, Dear Friend

A Visit with an Old, Dear Friend

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.”
― John Muir

 

There are certain friendships that are so deep and special that you can go for long periods of time without seeing each other, yet when reunited, it is as if no time has passed.  I had an experience similar to this Saturday when I had the opportunity to visit an old “friend”.  That old friend is

The Quiet Place

The Quiet Place

“The world is quiet here.”
― Lemony Snicket

In May, I was given the perfect gift, the gift of time in a place where I could find peace.

The trip was an absolute perfect combination:  time with

Scavenger Hunt Round Thirty-One

Scavenger Hunt Round Thirty-One

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reveals for the thirty-first round of the scavenger hunt I participate in have come and gone in a blink.   This week the winners of the hunt are being recognized.

I started participating in the hunt around hunt sixteen.  I have found

Caged:  Another Week of Exploration

Caged: Another Week of Exploration

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
― Confucious

Each week, I try to get to the Riverbanks Zoo once or twice in order to explore with my camera.

If you take the time to look, you will find that things not only change daily but minute by minute.  A shift in light can completely change a scene.

Since I have been going to the zoo, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching

Caged:  Time with the Animals

Caged: Time with the Animals

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
― Martin Buber

Spending a couple of days a week at the zoo has allowed me to observe the animals.

Three white rhinoceros now call Riverbanks Zoo

Spring Around Town

Spring Around Town

“Dwell on the beauty of life.”
― Marcus Aurelius

I am very fortunate to live in an area where I am able to watch the seasons change.  Spring is my favorite season until

Caged:  Turkey Time

Caged: Turkey Time

“The turkeys were chunky
With smiley, beaked faces,
And they greeted the children
With downy embraces.”

― Dav Pilkey

During Monday’s trip to the zoo, I took a path I haven’t traveled before into the barn.  I enjoyed looking at several of the farm animals until I stopped at the cage for the