Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.

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 - 


 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


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!