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Inspiration at Hecla Island Golf Course on the Last Days of August 2015

gold leaf hecla islandHow beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.  John Burrough

lunch rudy and sue hecla islandThe most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e.e. cummings

geese hecla island golf courseWhoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.   Mary Oliverbrown eyed susans hecla island
Brown-eyed susans brighten the way, bold and tall they celebrate the day. Diane Ashley

frog hecla islandFrogs can live just about anywhere because they know how to adapt. Mind Fuel Daily

herons hecla island

Birds of a feather flock together.   Old Proverb 

dave and rudy heclaGolf gives you insight into human nature. Your own as well as your companions.  Grantland Rice

dying flowers heclaEverything in life is just for a while.  Philip K. Dick

Other posts………..

I Did the Limbo on the Golf Course

Golfing at an Old Hudson’s Bay Outpost

You Wouldn’t Believe What You Can See on a Golf Course in Mexico

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Hong Kong Inspiration

the many faces of hong kongYou take delight not in a city’s wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours. ― Italo Calvino   victoria peak tramWhen things are steep remember to remain level-headed. -Horacefuneral pots 023No one can be free who has a thousand ancestors. – L.M. Montgomeryworld is my book hong kong The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page – Augustine  bird cages in bird gardenThe caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.- Maya Angeloucalligrapher at work in hong kongSuccess requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration. – John Dulles mahjong game hong kongLife is more fun if you play games.- Roald Dahl jardine house hong kongThere are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. ………What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. ― Chuck Palahniuk gardener in hat hong kongWithout hard work nothing grows but weeds. – Gordon Hinckleywu shu twins ma on shan park hong kongThe only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Other posts…….

Hawaiian Inspiration

Inspiration to Speed the Coming of Spring

Inspiration at Assiniboine Park

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India Inspiration

recycling workers dehli india

It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it. – Lou Holtzcamel on the highway india

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.- Moliere
women with cows in indiaWhen you walk with purpose you collide with destiny. – Ralph Buchanantaj mahal at dawnMarble I perceive, covers a multitude of sins. – Aldous Huxley

little boys playing ball in india

Peace begins with a smile.- Mother Teresablind beggar in dehli india

“When I lost my sight…… people said I was brave……But it is not bravery; I have no choice. I wake up and live my life. Don’t you do the same?”- Marie-Laurie-a  character in Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot Seeman selling foot in dehli india

Presentation is everything.- Amanda Clarkmonkeys in india

Being a mother is an attitude, not just a biological relation. ― Robert A. Heinleinchild begging in dehli

Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not.. for of such is the kingdom of God.  Luke 18:6

woman in sari in india

Rest and be thankful.- William Wordsworth

I took all these photos on a trip to India in 2008.

Other posts about India……

 Seeing the Taj Mahal At Dawn

Indian Tiger Safari

Beggars Everywhere


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Fiji Inspiration

guitarist in fijiWithout music, life would be a mistake.-Friedrich Nietzsche marylou in hat in fijiPeople have a good time when they’re wearing a hat. -Philip Treacy rooster in fijiA rooster crows only when it sees the light.  Muhammad Ali  seashell fijiSound is the vocabulary of nature.-Pierre Schaeffer fishing rods against the skyMany people go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. -Henry David Thoreauman reading kindle in hammockTranquility starts within you. – Christine St. Viljanuary- with kaaren in fijiA sister is a gift to the heart. ~Isadora James gecko fijiIf I spent enough time with the tiniest creature–I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is every creature.- Meister Eckhart temple in fijiFreedom of religion is the only way towards universal peace.  ― M.F. Moonzajer dancers in fijiDance is the hidden language of the soul.- Martha Graham

These photos were all taken on 2010 vacation in Fiji.

Other posts……..

Ten Abandoned Places

Wisdom From a Former Student

Taking Risks

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Hawaiian Inspiration

dave at polynesian cultural centreA smile is the universal welcome- Max Eastmanpolynesian cultural centre hawaiiThe art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ― Henry Elliscrab black sand beach big island hawaiiYou were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? – Rumivolcanoes national park- big island hawaiiLetting off steam always produces more heat than light. – Neal A. Maxwell

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Camouflage is a game we all like to play. – Russell Lyonshiking akaka falls state parkGo ahead. Venture off the beaten path a little. – Ronald Robbinspearl harbor binocularsWe must look at the lens through which we see the world…….. and understand that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.- Stephen Coveyblack sand beach big island hawaiiHug the shore. Let others try the deep.  -Virgilsunset hawaiiKnow what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.― Elbert Hubbardgrasses big island hawaii

The life of mortals is like grass.- Psalm 103:5

I took all the photos in this post in Hawaii in January 2012

Other posts about Hawaii….

Hanging Around Hilo

Sleeping With Torpedos

Luau with the Mormons

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Australian Inspiration

turtle in australiaLove makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. -Zora Neale Hurston

ship in the sydney harborIt is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage. – George William Curtis

man falling off surf board in australiaThe greatest accomplishment is not in never falling but in rising again after you fall.  – Vince Lombardi

sydney opera houseGreat buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.- Arthur Erickson

aboriginal art australiaMake a joyful noise-  Psalm 98:4flowers in sydneyThere are always flowers for those who want to see them.-  Henri Matisse

koala in taronga zoo Rest is not idleness- John Lubbock

sydney harbor bridgeI am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed.-  Oprah Winfrey

I took all the photos in this post on our trip to Australia in 2010. 

Other posts about Australia…...

Edge of the Trees- An Aboriginal Perspective

Lessons From the Sydney Opera House

A Curious and Troubling Nativity Scene


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Arizona Hiking Inspiration

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Hiking the Peralta Trail –  2015

When I consider the works of your hands….. Psalm 8:3 

Hiking Canyon De Chelly- 1990

Hiking Canyon De Chelly- 1990

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller

Hiking Silly Mountain 2013

Hiking Silly Mountain 2013

The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it. – Hubert Humphrey

Hiking Coal Mine Canyon Arizona- 1990

Hiking Coal Mine Canyon – 1990

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.- George Santayana

Hiking to the Wind Caves- Arizona 2013

Hiking to the Wind Caves-  2013

Marriage is an adventure. – Gilbert Chesterton

Hiking to Weaver's Needle- 2015

Hiking to Weaver’s Needle- 2015

I will lift up my eyes  – Psalm 121:1

Other inspirational posts……

Rise Again

October Inspiration

Icy Inspiration


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