Travel quotes: becoming a tale teller

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Town along the Middle Rhine
Along the Middle Rhine

The beauty found in the Middle Rhine is beyond words…the high slopes covered in grapevines, the curving river, the medieval castles, the roman ruins…all combined to serve up an enchanted fairytale.

Inspirational photos taken by PamelaWLucas 11/1/17

Uncomplicated thoughts: Humble places

“Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places
Where other people see nothing…” Pissarro

Camille Pissarro (July 10, 1830 – November 13, 1903) was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among his colleagues, particularly Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin.

Inspirational photo taken by Addie Myrick Lucas in Bluemont, VA 7/17

Haiku: Floor of the desert

Monsoons came last night

Sunrise welcomed a coolness

Rain opens beauty

Saguaro cactus in bloom after a monsoon rain
Saguaro cactus in bloom after a monsoon rain

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/28/17

 

 

Haiku: It’s a Boy

First show in season
Home is butterfly garden
Flutter and nectar

Same first male feasting on a zinnia

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 7/24/17

Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 7/23/17

How do you distinguish a male from a female monarch butterfly?

 

Uncomplicated thoughts: rise and set

Seeing the sunrise is a splendid beginning.
Watching the sunset is a magnificent ending.

Summer sunset in the desert
Summer sunset in the desert

Photos by Pixabay