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Do it with your heart!

Do it with your heart!

This saying comes from the Dhammapada, which is a collection of quotes from Buddah. I once took a class in Eastern Philosophy and read the entire book. It took a while because the sayings really make you think…Here are a few more:

“Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.”

“As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.”

“It is easy to see the faults of others…it is hard to see our own.”

“Like a lovely flower full of color but lacking in fragrance, are the words of those who do not practice what they teach.”

Take each of these with you today, and see if you can find the truth for yourself! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day! Be well! ^..^

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There is nothing that compares with the soft textures of feathers! I sure do have a lot of shots of different bird feathers! So, for today I decided that I would share some of the amazing details I have found in feathers.

Let’s begin with the feathers of a flamingo!

Flamingo feather textures

Flamingo feather textures

Then there are the lovely feathers of the geese and ducks in our area!

Feathers

Feathers

Duck feathers

Duck feathers

The feathers in the photo above are of my boyfriend that resides by one of the lakes in the area. He insisted that I include a shot of him in this post!

I see you!

I see you!

Here are the feathers I discovered on a beautiful rooster!

Flowing colors

Flowing colors

I was truly amazed by the colors of one of the ducks we saw when we visited the San Diego Zoo. This is the Mandarin Duck.

Mandarin duck taking a break from swimming

Mandarin duck taking a break from swimming

Cool huh? I hope that you enjoyed today’s post! Thanks for dropping by! Be well! ^..^

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Today I thought that I would share with you some of the places that you can come and visit for yourselves up here in the Sierra Foothills Gold Country! There are many places and it is Highway 49 that will bring you to most of these places.

Let’s start with my town of Placerville. Known as “Hangtown” for the number of hangings that occurred here during the gold rush days, it was a hub of activity back in the 1800’s. It still is today!

Looking back down Main Street

Looking back down Main Street

I fell in love with the charming town of Murphys, which is just south of us. There are caverns that one can visit, and the main street there has a number of shops that just draw you in! Here is an old time photo of the old hotel which still stands today!

Murphys Hotel back in the day

Murphys Hotel back in the day

Angels Camp is another place to visit! It is a center point for visiting Big Trees State Park, and a number of other towns in the area! This is where Mark Twain’s story “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is set, and there are plaques all along the sidewalks of winning frogs in this contest, beginning with Mark Twain’s frog featured in his story!

Angels Camp, CA

Angels Camp, CA

One of the big trees in Big Trees State Park

One of the big trees in Big Trees State Park

Jackson is another spot to stop at! This is the location of the huge Kennedy Mine which is the deepest gold mine in North America!

Town of Jackson

Town of Jackson

Does this make you want to come and visit? It is well worth stopping at any of these places!

Have a wonderful day! Thank you for dropping by today, and be well! ^..^

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Today I am featuring the amazing words of William Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

“This above all; to thine own self be true.”

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

I hope that you enjoyed today’s post! Have a splendid Sunday and be well! ^..^

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One thing that I love to discover are textures! They are everywhere around us…we just need to stop and take a good look to find them! Let’s head out and see what textures I have found! Ready?

A design found in rock

A design found in rock

The beauty of crystals

The beauty of crystals

Eucalyptus Bark

Eucalyptus Bark

Feathers

Feathers

Do you see textures around you too? Let me know!

Have a magnificent day and thanks for dropping by! Be well! ^..^

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Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

I just have to admire Lao Tzu for his wisdom and his words that I find inspiring! More Lao Tzu quotes:

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.”

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

May you have a magnificent Monday! Thank you for stopping by! ^..^

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For the next two weeks, I will be doing a series of quotes featuring wisdom of the ages! Today we begin with Socrates!

The wisdom of Socrates

The wisdom of Socrates

Other Socrates quotes:

“Let him that would move the world first move himself.”

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”

“It is not living that matters, but living rightly.”

Have a wonderful Saturday! And, thank you for dropping by!

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