Lincoln Memorial/ Oliver Wendell Holmes/ Maya Angelou

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I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!  ~Maya Angelou

Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.  ~Thomas Campbell

Boston Museum of Science/ John Berger/ Alfred Billings

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The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
~Isaac Watts


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.  ~Rachel Carson


That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.  ~John Berger, The Sense of Sight, 1980Nature is man’s teacher.  She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.  ~Alfred Billings Street

Williamsburg/ Sing Awhile Upon the Roof/ Henry Ward Beecher

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Colonial Williamsburg

May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
~Irish Blessing

There are joys which long to be ours.  God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Food and Drink/ Dining/ Garrison Keillor/ Tommy Smothers

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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.  ~Voltaire


Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.  ~Garrison Keillor


Red meat is not bad for you.  Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!  ~Tommy Smothers


Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage.  Lettuce pray.  ~Author Unknown


I don’t think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing.  Until then we’re stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians.  ~Pat McNelis

Waterfall/ Maymont Park/ Richmond, Virginia

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It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water – and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.  ~Bernand De Voto, Fortune, June 1947

Williamsburg Virginia/ Pour Me A Drink/ H. Jackson Brown, Jr/ John Marcellus Huston

Well-known Quotations

Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don’t drink too much.  Then again, don’t drink too little.  ~Herman “Jackrabbit” Smith-Johannsen


A hangover is the wrath of grapes.  ~Author Unknown


I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.  ~John Marcellus Huston


If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Boston Museum of Science/ Butterfly/ Jeffrey Glassberg/ Robert Frost

D's Photos, Well-known Poetry, Well-known Quotations

a photo of a butterfly taken at the boston museum of science

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
~Robert Frost, “Blue-Butterfly Day”


Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  ~Jeffrey Glassberg


Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.  ~Author Unknown

Daughters

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, originally uploaded by Davidlind.

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.  ~Euripides

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.  ~Jim Bishop



A daughter is a gift of love.  ~Author Unknown



Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter.  In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.  ~Joseph Addison

Nassau/ City Life/ Christopher Morley/ Marcus Terentius/ William Moody

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a photo of the streets of nassau a city in the bahamas with motorcycle riders

, originally uploaded by Davidlind.

There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the hart goes to the water brooks.  ~Philip G. Hamerton


Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.  ~Marcus Terentius Varro, De Re Rustica


The roaring street is hung for miles
With fierce electric fire.
~William Vaughan Moody, In New York


All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim. ~Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins

Williamsburg Cabinet Maker/ GK Chesterton/ Jean Cocteau

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The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional.  Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.  ~Kenneth Tynan


Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work.  Note just what it is about your work that critics don’t like – then cultivate it.  That’s the only part of your work that’s individual and worth keeping.  ~Jean Cocteau

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Williamsburg/ Nicholas Evans/ Dale Carnegie / Pam Brown

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It’s a lot like nuts and bolts – if the rider’s nuts, the horse bolts!  ~Nicholas Evans

A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.  ~Pam Brown


Even an E-type Jaguar looks merely flash beside a really smart pony and trap.  ~Marion C. Garretty


One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.  ~Dale Carnegie

View of DC And The Washington Monument

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Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States.  Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and your prodigious growth are a monument to him.  ~Louis Kossuth

George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown

Posterity will talk of Washington as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revolution.  ~Napoleon I