Life is Grand

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music”. – Ronald Reagan

I must admit, I have a tiny bit of an obsession with sunsets and clouds, especially over any body of water or mountains. Being outside in nature and marveling at her unquestionable beauty always brings me piece of mind and reminds me how life is grand.

On my 42nd Birthday (where on earth did the time go?) I celebrate some of my most sensational photos of Mother Nature at her finest and remember these words:

“Every day is a gift. That is why you call it the present”.  – Source unknown

Sunset on Lake Harriet

Sunset on the York River

Sunset on Lake Harriet

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”. – Joseph Addison 

Vieux Port at Sunset.

IMG_2068-1IMG_5001Spring on Lake Harriet

“Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation”. – Orison Swett Marden 

Whale LakeVanoise National ParkVanoise National Park

“Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons”. – Bernard Williams 

Manang, NepalMontanaXela, GuatemalaRoatan, HondurasLa Ceiba, HondurasRoatan, HondurasLa Ceiba, Honduras

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”. – Buddha 

Vanoise National Park, France

If only everything was always this easy….

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand. To view more entries, click here. 


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