Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Being Merry

Here's the answer to yesterday's post of where in the United States
is this?
The answer is 
Santa Catalina Island.



Also called Catalina Island, or just Catalina
(or tranquil place to visit)
it's a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California
in the gulf of Santa Catalina.







Beautiful music right in the video?


"Without music life is a journey through a desert."

"Wherever you go becomes
 a part of you somehow."
Anita Desai


Aren't the palm trees beautiful?
Two of my favorite things found in California are,
the Bird of Paradise flower and palm trees.






and how about all the greenery?


Not to forget the tucked away places
 for your eyes to see all there is to see.


Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends,
but is played out over and over again
in the quietest chambers, that the mind
can never break off from the journey.
Pat Conroy
"The only word for goodness is goodness
and it is not enough."
Pat Conroy

Enjoy your day, thanks for stopping by
 and take good care of you.
I'll close with one truly inspiring quote from Pat Conroy
(if you've never seen the movie or read his book
The Prince of Tides
you're missing out.)

From the Prince of Tides

Teach them the quiet words of kindness, to live beyond themselves. Urge them toward excellence, drive them toward gentleness, pull them deep into yourself, pull them upward toward manhood, but softly like an angel arranging clouds. Let your spirit move through them softly.” 
Pat Conroy


12 comments:

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

You have such meaningful posts, giving much to contemplate and appreciate. Thanks for that. ❤

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the reference to what the mind's eye remembers! Beautiful. We have a bird of paradise in our yard. Needs to be thinned out tho.

A song comes to mind...sunny Catalina is waitin' for me....

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the reference to what the mind's eye remembers! Beautiful. We have a bird of paradise in our yard. Needs to be thinned out tho.

A song comes to mind...sunny Catalina is waitin' for me....

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It looks very beautiful!

Hula La said...

Wonderful shots, and a great quote, too! Pretty much sums it up! Thanks for sharing! Aloha!

Elephant's Child said...

How I wish those quiet words of kindness could become a roar...

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Remember. No campfires

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have taken the ferry over to Catalina Island years ago. It is a beautiful place. The flower and plant is pretty. A wonderful memory. Enjoy your day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Catalina looks amazing, oh my goodness the video was fabulous Karen, so many art deco details, my favourite, j'adore!

sage said...

I've never been to Catalina, but it looks delightful. I have read Conroy and loved Prince of TIdes. He was a neighbor (kind of, living just north of Savannah in Beaufort SC) until his death

kaykuala said...

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends,
but is played out over and over again

Yes, one can say that of California. There are many interesting places. Not been to Catalina. But been to LA, Capistrano and San Diego

Hank

Cloudia said...

You are such a sweet friend!

"Without music, life is a journey through a desert."
Pat Conroy

You post the BEST quotes I love to steal including your own, Karen :)