Showing posts with label motivating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motivating. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

You Rock ...

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
    ~ Theodore Roosevelt
       ~ 1858-1919
  ~Naturalist & Conservationist
 ~ 26th President of the United States of America
       ~ 1901-1909

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

“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

Wild Red ...

"Never look back unless
you are planning to go that way."
                     ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                    ~ 1817-1862

The light of a late August sunset dances around
a wild and beautiful red fox as it peers ahead
in the high grass in the waning summer at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

January On The Jordan ...

"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty
page and I could do anything I wanted."
                            ~ Jack Kerouac
                                ~ 1922-1969

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.     

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Painting The Snow Goose ...

"The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.

Neither need you do anything but be yourself."

                                    ~ Lao Tzu

                                                    ~ died 531 B.C., China


A painterly portrait of beautiful snow goose braving the whipping March winds as the sun sets on a late winter day at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.