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Here are some photos I took recently in Maymont Park here in Richmond, Virginia.
|Maymont Park Spring 2009|
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In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. ~John James Ingalls
We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all in the same boat. ~Bernard M. Baruch
Before God we are all equally wise and equally foolish. ~Albert Einstein
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold…. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes. ~Michel de Montaigne, translated
There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the hart goes to the water brooks. ~Philip G. Hamerton
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. ~Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins
What is the city but the people? ~William Shakespeare
Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ~Desmond Morris, The Human Zoo
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~Wallace Stevens
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. ~Kahlil Gibran
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. ~Matthew Arnold
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. ~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare, Henry V
One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ~Dale Carnegie
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. ~Tennessee Williams
Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey
Just for the record I did take a photo last year of a dolphin jumping out of the water. He was pretty far away.
But he is a dolphin and he was jumping.
And so having been liberated from the necessity of blogging photos taken in the winter of 2008-09 I present to you. . .
I didn’t think it was possible for a day to be drearier and wetter and colder than yesterday but I was wrong. Because today is all those things and more.
I think I remember someone saying that these dolphins head south in the winter. Happy hunting where ever you go big guy!
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection; otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. ~Michel de Montaigne
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~Robert Frost
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer
I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream. ~Heywood Broun
I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~Jason Love
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not! ~Author Unknown
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
~William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence,” 1810