Sunday Post: Surroundings~ “The Woods”

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~George Byron

My surroundings~the pathless woods.
Never more beautiful than in fall…

 

 

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Thanks for visiting my surroundings!
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Judy

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Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post: Light

 I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. ~Hafiz 

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

I was in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Lake Michigan when I took this photo.  It was in the late afternoon and the sky had darkened as if a storm was coming.  Quietly the sky opened, and the rays of the sun slipped through, sliding down and splashing onto the calm lake, spreading the light to everyone.

I was very inspired by this scene.  After taking my photo, I sat and watched the clouds for a few more minutes, as they shifted and changed, the light moving and changing its position on the water.

I thought how dark it had been, and in an instant there was light reaching toward the earth.  It reminded me of an old song: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” :  “Don’t be afraid of the dark, at the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of the lark..”

I love this quote:
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice

With this week’s Water Dragon Sunday posts, may we spread the light from blog to blog, all around the world….

Judy

All text and images are copyright © 2002-2012 and are the exclusive property of Judy Johnson (unless otherwise indicated). All Rights Reserved. All Images are protected under United States and International copyright laws. None of the images on this site are in the Public Domain.

Quote~

If there is a spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. J.A. McIntosh

Here is Panda, warm and cozy during her nap.  She’s just a wee kitten, but she knows the value of the sun already. 😉
Shhhhhh..  we’ll be quiet so she can keep sleeping!
Thanks for stopping by~  Good night!
Judy