The Bridge

This bridge will only take you halfway there
To those mysterious lands you long to see:
Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs
And moonlit woods where unicorns run free.
So come and walk awhile with me and share
The twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known.
But this bridge will only take you halfway there-
The last few steps you’ll have to take alone.

by Shel Silverstein

Taking advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures a few months ago, I found myself exploring and discovering places ridiculously close to my home that I never knew existed! This place was beautiful, although I failed to capture the true fall colors with my phone. The bridge made it a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors while keeping a safe distance from others out doing the same!

These photos are doing double duty this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge- Bridges and Which Way Photo Challenge.

Happy Friday!


The Great Book of Lists: Chapter 2.2- Words That Matter

This week’s topic for the Great Book of Lists: Chapter 2.2- Words That Matter

Words, as simple as they may seem, possess power. Once spoken, you cannot take them back. Once said, it’ll be either white or black.
So today, let’s make a list of those words that has pushed you forward, to do good, to be glad. Words that kept you standing. Words that encouraged you to keep moving. Words that picked you up. Words that lit you up. Words that introduced you to an unknown world. Words that explained you the meaning of life, even beyond earth.
Those words deserve to be shared, so let’s share them today.

For this week’s chapter I chose some of my favorite quotes from past posts. What I love about this challenge is that so many times I’ve looked at the topic and thought- there are so many things I could list! It really makes me think about what matters most. 🙂


What are some of your favorite words?

Writer’s Quote Wednesday- The Voice

The Voice Writer's Quote Wednesday

“The Voice” was written by Shel Silverstein. Not only did he write poetry, he was also a talented musician, songwriter and playwright. To read more about Silverstein and see more examples of his work, you can check him out- here.

I chose this poem for my quote this week in honor of Kris’s birthday. This poem has always reminded me of my middle child. I used to read poems from “Falling Up” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends” to my children when they were younger.

I like the message. Not only for Kris, but for everyone. It’s important to listen to that voice inside of you.

Thank you to Colleen at Silver Threading for hosting Writer’s Quote Wednesday!