It’s been said that even too much of a good thing isn’t good. I disagree. I believe there’s no such thing as too much of summer’s beauty. Of drinking it in fully, with deep appreciation. Here is evidence of some of what I’ve been drinking in.
Incredible live entertainment along the river as we sat on a patio eating dinner for our wedding anniversary.
It’s the simple things that are often the most beautiful.
A gorgeous Colorado sunrise. God’s Artwork.
With that, go forth and enjoy some summer beauty, drinking in the sights, the soft breezes, and the sounds that only summer can bring.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of these photos were taken at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park with the aroma of campfire smoke wafting through the air. I never tire of that smell. 🙂 Enjoy!
Sunday morning worship service is held here, surrounded by God’s artwork.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson
More nature shots this week. Too many good ones not to share…
Even weeds can be beautiful.
Confluence Park, Denver
My favorite place to bike to in Denver. REI and Starbucks together–so perfect!
This big guy was injured. The State Park rangers came and picked him up and sent him off to rehab.
Watching me closely.
A Denver Broncos sunset.
Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself. -L. Wolfe Gilbert
It’s time for some nature shots this week. I’ve been graced with so much beauty from nature the past couple of weeks, and I wanted to share. Sit back and enjoy… 🙂
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. -Alice Walker
Camp NaNoWriMo began April 1st and I’m off and running. One of the best parts is the virtual cabins. We have 11 people in our cabin and the support, comradarie, and inspiration we get from each other is priceless. And, pardon me if it sounds like I’m bragging, but we do have the best cabin ever. 🙂
One of the things that has come up in conversation with my cabinmates is setting goals and it got me thinking.
Camp NaNo comes around twice a year and NaNoWriMo every November. I set goals for these months and more often than not meet them if for no other reason than I won’t allow myself not to. So why, oh why, do I struggle to meet writing goals the rest of the months? Granted, it’s not that I’m unproductive in my writing life. I have seven published books and belong to a few writer’s groups. But I could be so much more productive if I set goals and was determined to meet them as I am during the NaNo months.
I’ve determined that as much of a blessing as electronics are, they’re equally a curse. It’s all too easy to hide behind a screen, whether it’s the computer or television screen, to “recover” from a long, hard day. Or to be mindlessly entertained. And to drag oneself away once settled in? Forget it. It has a vice-like grip.
All this from just the first week of Camp and there are still three more weeks to go! Having virtual cabinmates and chatting around a virtual campfire have proven to be most beneficial. 🙂
Some of my cabinmates have blogs that I’ll list here in case you want to visit them. You won’t be sorry.
What about you–do you set goals, writing or otherwise? Are you more likely to meet them or not? If you do set goals, what goals do you have? I’d love to hear and will be checking in between writing sprints.
Time to head back to Camp so I can meet my goal. Happy Reading, Happy Writing.