Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quote of the Week

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. 
John Burroughs



  1. What a wonderful quote, and I love the Renoir! x

  2. Oh how this captures what is in my heart this summer, especially with AUGUST coming ringing the school bell for me to get ready to go back to my classroom!!!

    I hope you can get all the things done that you want to achieve, Elizabeth!


  3. What a perfect quote! And it is so true. I think we need to slow down and savor the little joys in life. Otherwise we are rushing around to do the bigger things and miss out on the ones that enrich our lives.

  4. I LOVE that quote. Exuberant and passionate - a perfect combination, I think!!


  5. Sweet Elizabeth,

    Do you know that I needed to get away from the computer today, so I took a long drive to the bordering state. There lays a sweet little village, dotted with antique stores and old homes. I checked my blog post from my cell phone and read your comments. I wept.

    I feel that your words set my mind straight. To make a long story short, I am seeking to improve my writing by reading about and reading GOOD poetry. I long to write well. In doing so, I have told myself that I would take the necessary steps to improve everything I write. WEll, I got stuck. Wanting to keep with a schedule and post faithfully NOT MATTER WHAT, I sat last night, this morning and early afternoon with no idea how to use the new tools I have attained in writing well. I was NOT going to give in to alternatives, but after reading your comments, I realized that my blog, like so many others, is part of a variety of skills, subjects, genres, interests and LEVELS. I walked away OK with that, and knowing that if I want to PRACTICE my writing, I need a SEPARATE place to do that, and not treat my blog as an experiment. I want to keep it a place where I can be ME and let the hard work in the GYM of writing build my muscles and then show my chops in my regular, bet you weren't expecting this!!!!

    THANK YOU and I too am so glad to have found you!


  6. Oh Elizabeth. I was thinking the exact same thing this afternoon!

  7. Oh dearest, thank you for coming to speak to me last night! AND....SARLAT??? YOU KNOW THIS PLACE???? Oh my husband fell in love with it and we had the best time there. OH SO MUCH TO DISCUSS, but I want to thank you for your encouragement to me about my writing. I have big dreams but really, what else would I be doing with my life other than working? WE NEED TO TRY....THANK YOU for your support and yes, work on you French! C'est vraiment formidable d'avoir une amie comme toi, quelqu'un avec qui je peux parler français!

    So many thanks and your words are like pearls....Anita

  8. Hi Elizabeth,
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday, your are always a welcome breeze for me, so supportive and encouraging - THANK YOU :-).

    I wondered about Zara not having a title too, but I think at 29 she must now be in agreement with her mum as surely she could have requesgted a title from the Queen herself. The Queen usually bestows a title once wed as with William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I don't think she wants it, same as here brother Peter Phillips, he has never requested a title. I am not really sure of this protocol though.

    Onto my photos, I give more credit to my camera rather than myself here. My wonderful husband bought me a Panasonic Lumix G2 for Christmas. It's a digital crossover SLR, not as complicated as a full SLR and intuitive with light conditions, focus etc. I LOVE IT, it's so easy. I always shoot in full daylight with a canvas board as base and back only, no photobox. I then always pump up the light or colour and contrast with Photoshop. All this is not cheap but so satisfying. I also make them X Large in blogger as I think a picture speaks a thousand words, so much more than I could literally add.

    Always love contact with you and your support is so appreciated.
    With Love


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