“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”
- MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Just Because

Just Because it is cold outside and I don't like the snow and ice and crummy Iowa winter. I want to remember what it was like a few months ago around here and to give me something to look forward to some pictures I took around here along with some pithy statements I have collected.  Just because..

 If you would lift me you must be on higher ground - 

 Emerson

 He who is sure of himself is deeply willing to let others be themselves -
 J. L. Liebman

 We enjoy thoroughly only the pleasure that we give. 

 Alexander Dumas

 The lion is not so fierce as he is painted - Thomas Fuller

 Animals are such agreeable friends - 
They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.  
George Eliot

Do you think you are a mistake, just because you made one?
Hugh Prather

3 comments:

Dianne said...

I love the path in the 2nd shot!
and the wildflowers are beautiful!!

Just because is always a good reason

hugs from me and Hope

kenju said...

Beautiful photos and scenery!

Bob Kelly said...

I love the Hollyhock photo and the comment from Hugh Prather. I am anxioius to see Hollyhocks again this summer when it is very warm!