"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Featured Quote: Heaven and Sky


"Even the sky looks radiant  in its majestic splendour like the crown of heaven on a glorious day!" ~Leah C. Dancel, May 13, 2021 on #skywatching at Blacktown 

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Edward C. Smith - The joy of gardening

Leura NSW 
October 2020

"There's no quicker way than to extinguish the spark that ignites the joy of gardening than by taking on too much too soon." ~Edward C. Smith 


Hanna Rion - Greatest gift


Taclobo Restaurant 
Duterte City 
November 20, 2019

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." ~Hanna Rion 


Stephanie Bennett-Henry - Version of you

 "The friends who have seen every version of you have ever been,  from that rock bottom broken  to that sky high heaven and everything in between,  and stayed through it all,  hold them now, hold them forever." ~Stephanie Bennett-Henry


Rick Bragg - Dignity

"Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity no matter how poor or  damaged the shell that carries it." 


Brigitte Bardot - Age

“Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.” - Brigitte Bardot


Cruise Traveller - The power of nature

The Golden Horizon 
Photo: CCTO

"There's nothing like the smell of salt in the air as the wind whips your sails taught, and the power of nature is harnessed beneath your feet..." ~Cruise Traveller



"The best thing any human being can do is influence another one." ~FREDDIE FIGGERS


Dr. Chuba Okadigbo - Mankind

"If you are emotionally attached to your religion or political leaning to the point that truth and justice become secondary considerations, your education is useless. ... If you cannot reason beyond petty sentiments,  you are a liability to mankind." ~Dr. Chuba Okadigbo


Featured Quote from Ayn Rand


"When you see that in order to produce,   you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing  - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods,  but in favours - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work,  and your laws don't protect you against them,  but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed!" ~Ayn Rand,  Atlas Shrugged 1957

Mike May - The power of pounding water


Maria Cristina Falls
Iligan. City

"I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall."  ~Mike May


Dr Shepherd Bushiri - Good things

 “You must understand that the devil does not come with anything new as he is a copycat of the good things that God has done.” ~Dr Shepherd Bushiri

Anita G. Diaz - On "Lockdown"

Olivia's Kitchen
Jordan, Guimaras
December 12, 2019

"When 'Lockdown' is implemented and you feel being locked in a cell... just close your eyes and smile. Don't get mad and act like a tiger on the rocks. Concentrate... imagine that you're in the beach. Relax..... or think that you are eating pizza at Olivia's Kitchen then drink your wine. Later, the feeling is cool....as if you're in a snowy land; feeling great and beautiful. Have peace of mind with God." ~Anita G. Diaz


Matthew Karsten - On track

 "Investment in travel is an investment in yourself." ~Matthew Karsten



Quotes :

"To have been spared in the war,  and seen victory, to have been given the chance to rest and to re-adjust myself, to have fallen in love completely and unreservedly,  makes all one's personal and even the world's troubles seem small and petty." ~Prince Philip 

Funeral Service
St George Chapel 
Windsor Castle 
April 17, 2021
Televised ABC iView

Dean of Windsor, David Conner tribute to the "most illustrious Prince."

"We remember the many ways in which his long life has been a blessing to us.

"We have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our Queen.

"Our lives have been enriched through the challenges that he has set us, the encouragement that he has given us, his kindness, humour and humanity."

Source: ABC News/Nick Dole, European Correspondent 

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"He was a good public servant. He was a colourful man. And he was the glue for the royal family." ~Kaya Mar,  Paint Artist 

"May God hold her in the palm of His hand and give her comfort during this time.  God bless." ~John Kita on Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip death, April 17, 2021

"One heartbreaking thing in life that sadly affects us all is having to lose those we love." ~Helen Waters on Prince Philip Funeral, April 17, 2021

Doreen Calibre - Ability to see and understand

"Magic, indeed, is all around us, in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind and the sunset cloud; all we need is the ability to see and understand." ~Doreen Valiente

FEATURED Quote from Saint-Exupery

 "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Catherine M. Valente - Reading

“It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.” ~Catherine M. Valente

Helena Kalivoda - River-free and flowing r-free

Crooked River 
Gerroa NSW 
April 10, 2021 

"Believe in your right to a free, unspoiled, happy life. Be as a river-free and flowing." ~Helena Kalivoda

Edward Dube - Never give up

“My humble invitation to all of us is to never give up!...It is not so much about what we are going through in life but what we are becoming.” ~Edward Dube

Alexander Den Heijer - Sparks a light

"You often feel tired, not because you've done too much,  but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you." ~Alexander Den Heijer 


Natalie Angier - Natural world

“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” ~ Natalie Angier


Thomas Kinkade Quotes

"Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them."  ~Thomas Kinkade

"Beauty is found in anything that delights the senses, nourishes the soul, fires the imagination."  ~Thomas Kinkade

Frances Clark - Sky

"There wouldn't be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one." ~Frances Clark 


Jake Colebrook - Healthy mind

 "The sign of a healthy mind is not denial, but facing the cold, hard truths head on. Courage requires critical thinking and acting on new knowledge despite fear." ~Jake Colebrook