Duck Boat Viewpoint

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people.” — Charles Kuralt “We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” — David Brower “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing … More Duck Boat Viewpoint

Counting the hours

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear.” —      Henry Van Dyke “I suppose we all tend to remember only the happiness from our childhood, as a sundial refuses to tell the time except in fine weather.” — Bernard Levin *   *   * Sundial in the Gardens … More Counting the hours

Stillness

“Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues.” — Kilroy J. Oldster “When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” — Minor White * … More Stillness

Pride

“Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.” — Rumi “The proud peacock of today may be only a feather duster tomorrow.” — Rick Barnes *   *   * Proud as a Peacock — Photo at Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Fla., by Ellen Franks © 2019

Dramatic Flair

“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white—dramatic. You have to be strong.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones “Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?” — Fanny Brice … More Dramatic Flair

Shut Out

“Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” — Paulo Coelho “Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.” — Paul Coelho *   *   … More Shut Out

Dream House

“A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.” —      Ralph Waldo Emerson Built on the shores of Biscayne Bay as an eighteenth-century Italian villa, Vizcaya served as the winter residence of International Harvester executive, James Deering.  A sailor at heart, Deering wanted the Florida estate to be … More Dream House