Last walk of 2022 ~ my favorite place

To contemplate the past year
To find renewed hope for the year to come
It was fitting for me to head to my favorite walking paths at the wetlands
Beauty was everywhere!
Walkers, birders, photographers
I was not alone
Yet, I was able to find quiet moments of solitude
Mind and body refreshed
I’m ready to face the new year!

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.”
~ Jawaharlal Nehru

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.”
~ Stephen King

“Of all the paths you take in life,
make sure a few of them are dirt.”
~ John Muir

“The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.”
~ Carly Simon

“Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model. It remains quiet within and is not disturbed on the surface.” ~ Confucius

“Their love as a dragonfly, skimming over echo park, stoppin to visit the lotus. Eating dreams and drinking blue sky.”
~ Janet Fitch

“may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living”
~ e. e. cummings

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
~ John Muir

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
~ John Muir

✨🌟✨🌟✨🌟✨🌟✨🌟✨🌟✨

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
~ Neil Gaiman

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautiful, all. Happy New Year, Lisa! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Jeff! Happy wished for you as well, in 2023! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

      Like

  2. aussiebirder says:

    What a beautiful and uplifting post Lisa, blessings to you and family for another year of amazing wonders from a Father who enjoys seeing us enjoy and appreciate his glorious handiwork 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes, indeed! Thank you, Ash! Blessings you and your family as well in the coming year!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Leya says:

    Nature’s wonders so well captured – Happy New Year, Lisa!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      Like

  4. A beautiful post dear Lisa, wishing you a blessed New Year too! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’« xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Happy New Year to you too! The quotes and photos you chose are so beautiful. I’d love walking in that place too.
    On a follow-up note, I read Ruthless River…it was intense! Thanks for recommending it. πŸ₯°

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Shelley! Wow, how exciting that someone read the book I recommended! I totally loved the ending with the photos. But boy, I agree, it was intense! I simply can’t believe they survived!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome. Yes, I find it fun to read books others recommend. I loved the photos too and still can’t believe they survived. It’s amazing and that they continued on with a life of travel. I’d be the first to say, NEVER again after what they went through!! 🀣

        Liked by 1 person

      2. …I know!! me too πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Toonsarah says:

    Beautiful photos from your walk, especially the macro shots, and lovely quotes to accompany them. Happy New Year to you, with many more such peaceful walks πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Sarah! 😊 I do enjoy reading through and choosing quotes!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Beautiful and inspiring.
    Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Nancy says:

    Beautiful walk! Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I plan to do more walking this year, Lisa. Thanks for this inspiring post. Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I hope the inspiration works, walking is such an easy way to energize the body and clear the mind!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Beautiful, Lisa! Blessings to you for 2023!

    Like

  11. Beautiful, Lisa! Blessings to you in 2023!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Donna!!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Miriam says:

    Beautiful photos and words. A very happy and hearty new year to you Lisa. πŸ₯³πŸ’—

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Miriam! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  13. NicholeW says:

    These are lovely photos, Lisa! I especially liked the first one, and the last two.

    Like

    1. Thank you, Nicole! I really love artsy and colorful photos! And I couldn’t find very many birds! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. NicholeW says:

        Me too! Every time I try to photograph the birds in our yard they fly away. I’ve given up on actively seeking them out. πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 1 person

  14. Wind Kisses says:

    You truly know how to capture tranquility.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s