Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, October 20, 2017

Offering a Better View

Offering a better view is in deed exactly what a vacation does!

"If you want to be happy, be."

Just so you know,  I've included the wisdom of Leo Tolstoy
 through his quotes here today.

This one quote by
Henry Ward Beecher explains his thoughts on books, yet it makes
 perfect sense for trips, even day trips.

"A book/trip is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, 
a party, a company by the way, a counselor,
 a multitude of counselors."

A few highlights from my Nashville and Alabama trip.

Huntsville Botanical Gardens.

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."

Nope, I didn't cut my hair, it's just up, as the day went from 52 in the morning to a humid 80 something by afternoon!

"Everyone thinks of changing the world.
but no one thinks of changing himself."
I disagree with this Tolstoy quote.

I believe a good many of us are constantly changing,
for the better 
with each new day
and showing ourselves to those around us.

Trust me children are always watching us too!

Incredible Kinetic Sculptures by George Shorewood
at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.
You only capture his true work by seeing it for yourself, 
as this video shows.

"If you look for perfection,
you'll never be content." 
Something my mother never learned.

"Respect was invented to cover the empty place
 where love should be."

"Spring is the time for plans and projects."
Leo Tolstoy
But also every single day you wake. Me

"The best stories don't come from good vs. bad 
but good vs. good."

"It's much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it."

If you ever get the chance be sure to make this event on Thursdays.
Stein and Dine
at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center!
It began in March and runs through October, so you still have one more this year!

Thanks for stopping by!
Seize all the moments of happiness that you possibly can.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

My job is to come up with my own quotes.

- Kilroy

Revrunner said...

Think what it must be like to sit on top of one of those firecrackers waiting for it to go off. :-)

Elephant's Child said...

Loved being taken on holidays with you - and those sculptures are AMAZING.

Christine said...

So much fun on your vacation! Love those amazing sculptures & your happy smiles!

Sandi said...

be. :)

Ok, now for a laugh. I slowly read all the inspirational and thoughtful quotes here as I scrolled through your blog, savoring each one and mining it for meaning. When I got to this one I tried really hard to read it in that same voice. It took me a long moment to realize it was not an inspirational quote:

“If you ever get the chance be sure to make this event on Thursdays.”

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Er, yes!

Filip and Kristel said...

Looks line a nice place.


Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I'm sure glad you shared your highlights of your vacation! From the sculptures to the huge smiles on everyone's faces makes a lasting memory for us AND you.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am sure you enjoyed your family time and this vacation. I love the gardens! The photos are awesome, cute shots of you and your granddaughter. It is sad to have your vacation come to an end. Happy weekend to you!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Enjoyed the video link to the Kinetic sculptures Karen, they are quite mesmerising to watch ☺ sounds like you had a much needed break and are now ready to face anything ☺

RedPat said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time on your holiday!