Monday, June 6, 2016

Some Things Never Change

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The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and to have courage when things go wrong. 
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
We live in a world that seems to be far removed from that of the author of this quote. But is it, really? We have automation and technology which have considerably changed the way we do things, but when you really look at life itself, things are pretty much the same. 

We laugh, love and dream and if we treat people well, look forward to each day with thanks and accept the ups and downs with grace, then we are pretty much living as many generations before us have lived.

Let's take a little time today and look around at what's really important in our lives and how we present ourselves to others.


I have fallen off the blogging wagon lately. I've been somewhat uninspired and out of focus on writing, or maybe just plain lazy. I would like to change things up a bit here at Roses to Rainbows, but haven't come to any conclusions thus far on what that might be. Thoughts, comments and suggestions are welcome!


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Just Thinking

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ― Lorraine Hansberry


I would say these pelicans have got that down pat. 

They are living out their days at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores on the Gulf Coast of Florida.



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Monday, May 9, 2016

Moments

We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese

Not all of my moments are preserved in pictures although it is much easier now, in this digital age, to pull out my phone and snap a picture. 

Here are a few:


This is a huge Live Oak in St. Augustine just across from the lighthouse. It is magnificent. It would have been nice to have that in my back yard when I was a kid (read tomboy). I loved to climb trees.


A close up of Rosie after devouring his birthday present at his Sweet Sixteen party. Details here. Miss you buddy!


This is one of the best pictures I have of Dood. He never seemed interested in the cat tree. That was always Sophie's domain. Until one day when he decided to venture up to the second perch right next to the window.  I miss you too, Dood!


What's better than a beautiful sunset at the beach? We were vacationing with friends and this was our bon voyage gift from the beach.


They are more than just moments, they are precious memories. The days go by...the moments remain.


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Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring Cleaning?

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. - Confucius


This sort of goes along with last week's quote by Robert Frost. Considering all the nothingness that is being spontaneously spouted about over the air waves, it seems that there are more questions being asked than answers being spewn forth from those from whom we would like truthful and straightforward dialog.

Such is any election year when the telephone rings non-stop and your mailbox is filled with dead trees upon which the candidate of the day is touting his pristine record while slinging his (or her) opponent a mud pie to the face.

Outright lies and half truths are the pitfall of modern politics, but no doubt this has been the case, on some level, since the beginning of government. I think it is time for a little Spring cleaning.

Let's start with some Windex® so we can see through the hazy rhetoric, some bleach to clean up around their back doors, and a hand truck to move them to the curb. Who's with me? Rubber gloves and dust masks provided. Beer and pizza when we're done.



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Say What?

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. - Robert Frost


I am going to just let this speak for itself because I think there is enough nothing being said in today's world.



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