Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Driftwood In the park

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther



 Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



 Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir




“A life that hasn't a definite plan is likely to become driftwood”
I stood and stared at this large rock and wondered who and why it was broken.

this little guy I asked you yesterday where i found him. In FL things like this are used to FIND your car in the gazillions that are here fleeing from the cold weather. we see tennis balls every where, this one is the cutest

23 comments:

diane b said...

Love your driftwood and the pt quotes. Thats a good idea for finding your car. Never seen them here.

Snapper II said...

Great shots of the drift wood. I wonder if someone got mad enough to split bolders and really did it.
I've heard of being mad enough to chew nails but never saw that. LOL.

LC said...

That John Muir quote was right on target. I feel renewed when we visit the Smokies or other natural area. I also feel renewed when I do my wannabe gardening. Hubby describes me as "playing in the dirt." Play is a good thing!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

lovely shots and great quotes.
thanks for sharing.
betty

Remington said...

There is beauty in everything! Love your post!

Mac n' Janet said...

Love the driftwood pictures, as to the helmet, it's all Bulldogs up here.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Driftwood has a certain fascination.I like the varied forms it takes.

Ginny said...

The rock really makes me wonder, too!! But I guess we'll never know. But you could ask the ranger. That driftwood is amazing, it looks like clothes that have just come out of the washer. When you showed the helmet head and said you asked about it yesterday, I thought "What??" So I scrolled down, and sure enough I had missed that post!! You must have posted twice yesterday, and I only saw the tomato one. Glad I found it, I loved the pictures.

Mama-Bug said...

Love the driftwood Sandra. I love seeing the sea grapes behind it too; they don't grow up here in NW Florida. Was that tomato good yesterday?

Leontien said...

Soooo, did you find out about the rock???

thanks
Leontien

George said...

I really like your photos of the driftwood. I also like the quotes you shared with us. We can learn a lot from Nature.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sandra, Your driftwood pictures are wonderful... George loves to take pictures like that... I don't see them as much as you and he do--but I enjoy seeing photos.... George got some good ones like this when we were in Arkansas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tipper said...

A lovely post-with a cute little guy at the end : )

Ann said...

awesome quotes and driftwood. I was walking on a beach last year and saw a lot of driftwood, among other things. Several of the sightings made me wonder who and why

Ann said...

awesome quotes and driftwood. I was walking on a beach last year and saw a lot of driftwood, among other things. Several of the sightings made me wonder who and why

Picturit said...

Nice set Sandra and great post

S. Etole said...

great piece of driftwood ...

The Retired One said...

I always take photos of driftwood,too...I love how time has drawn stories into them.

SquirrelQueen said...

You found some great driftwood and some wonderful quotes. The one by John Muir has always been a favorite of mine.

I've never used the ping pong balls on my car but one time I walked out of a mall in Portland and looked out at the sea of cars in the parking lot. About half had identical ping pong balls on the antennas! That's probably why there are so many different ones now, LOL!

Regina said...

This is a fabulous post Sandra!! Just beautiful..your quotes are superb today and I loved each one! I will come back so I can get a better look. Usually takes too long on my phone to enlarge each. The driftwood quote was cute at the end too~

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra, I really love the quotes today and what they mean - God is everywhere we look.

Regina said...

The driftwood is so cool..just love the shapes!! Again, the quotes you choice are so inspiring Sandra!! What is that on the ground..it doesn't look like dirt to me but a silver tone? We have mostly cinder and have to haul dirt in for gardens and that. Well, I'm off to check on your 8 paws...

Stacey Dawn said...

Amazing that driftwood - just makes me think of all the years of wind and rain and sun and etc to get it to look that way.