Thursday, August 28, 2014


Every year, soon after school starts, I travel to the coast with a group of women. 
It started as a "mom retreat"... a chance to take a deep breath so the craziness of a new school year didn't drive us all...well, crazy.

My kids are all grown, but I find I need that deep breath of salty air just as much now as I did then.
It will be here in just a few weeks.

The only problem with the weekend is my photography.

Everywhere I look, I see something I want to capture, and I'm never satisfied taking just one shot.  

It's intimidating when I get back home to the real world, where there's no time for editing a billion photos. 

And that's why it took until now to edit them, when I'm feeling like that weekend can't get here soon enough.

Here's the first batch...

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; 
only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Dag Hammarskjold

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.
Howard Thurman

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, 
and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, 
for each day to have a new and different sun.
Christopher McCandless

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. 
The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about,
 the more you have left when anything happens.
Ethel Barrymore

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction
 that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.
 We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. 
You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring - and where the sea might deposit you - 
until one day you know you have lived between two places, 
the scene of arrival and the point of departure.
Andrew O'Hagan

The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.
Elizabeth Gaskell

When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Thomas Paine

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? 
Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
William Makepeace Thackeray


  1. Lovely photos. I need a beach!

  2. these are just beautiful! photo-therapy. :)

  3. You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon.

    I am now still in day one.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful get-together, Barbara, and your photographs are really beautiful.
    I hope you're having a great holiday weekend.


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