Wednesday, August 8, 2018
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
~Naturalist & Conservationist
~ 26th President of the United States of America
I found this painted rock with the phrase “You Rock” along the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, on a beautiful summer afternoon in late August.
This painted rock is likely part of the The Kindness Rocks Project, which was founded by Megan Murphy of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who wanted to spread encouraging messages to strangers by writing them on rocks she found on the beach. The practice spread and launched similar projects across the United States.
The grassroots project encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life. People are encouraged to take one, share one or add to the pile. You can see just how much impact she’s made when looking up #TheKindnessRocksProject. Learn more about how to join the movement at http://thekindnessrocksproject.com.
“You Rock” is a slang phrase of praise or encouragement conveying “You're awesome (at something)” or “You can do it!”
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty
page and I could do anything I wanted."
~ Jack Kerouac
The light of approaching sunset dances and glows on the icy waters of the Jordan Creek at
Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville,
Pennsylvania on a gorgeous winter day.
This view of the flowing creek speaks to
me of following your dreams, possibilities,
and the inspiriting words of Jack Kerouac.
I captured this scene soon after the historic
January Blizzard of 2016. In a winter shorn
of snow until the blizzard, the storm plonked
31 inches of snow on nearby Allentown
in a 24 hour period.