Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Springtime Smiles :-)
(An encouraging reminder to friends in the northern Midwest and New England!)
Happy Vernal Equinox to my fellow Northern Hemispherites! :-)
Though like many of you we continue to have some wintery weather, we've also been enjoying some tastes and signs of spring recently ~ from a few sunny days in the mid-60's, to our first robins, to some patches of green grass here and there. Even the snow and ice seem to be happy about their upcoming sabbatical, as they were all smiles at the edge of a local pond...
And just in case you had trouble seeing the eyes, nose and wide smile...
And seeing this sweet sign on the interwebz made me smile, and will hopefully provide another encouraging reminder to everyone still wishing for spring but buried in snow...
and will awaken soon. Then we can switch to complaining about weeding and mowing! :-)
(And Happy Autumn to my Southern Hemi friends!) :-)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"