Wednesday, October 31, 2018

You Will Have Been

A  L  O  H  A !
"Try as hard as we may 
for perfection, the net result 
of our labors is an amazing 
variety of imperfectness. 
We are surprised at our own 
versatility in being able to fail 
in so many different ways."
       Samuel McChord Crothers

"Drawing on my fine command 
of the English language, 
I said nothing."
                    Robert Benchley

"A truly happy person
is one who can enjoy 
the scenery while 
on a detour. "

"How far you go in life depends 
on your being tender with the young, 
compassionate with the aged, 
sympathetic with the striving and 
tolerant of the weak and strong. 
Because someday in your life you 
will have been all of these."
             George Washington Carver 

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             Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

George Washington Carver nailed it.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birdies, love 'em.

Stewart M said...

Love the quote about saying nothing!

Sorry for slow reply, I've been working away from home.

Cheers - Stewart M - Bath, UK

RedPat said...

Every quote was a winner today, Cloudia! And great birds!

William Kendall said...

You wonder what that bird thinks of the fake one!

Cloudia said...

Thanks my friends

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great bird photos.

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

all quotes are great, especially: "A truly happy person
is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour." Anonymous.

Have a great day

Linda said...

Great post. Funny thing, just yesterday enjoying a detour came up in conversation with my daughter. We saw one of the lighted signs saying there was a delay ahead due to an accident so I swung off at the first exit even though I was in unfamiliar territory. The GPS did not help because it wanted us to go back on the highway. But I had a feeling the detour went to Frederick (Maryland) which was on our way home. It did, but first it took us through historic Ellicott City, which my daughter had never seen although she had heard of it. It was an interesting little side trip and I mentioned how her grandmother enjoyed detours and even getting lost!

Mike said...

Perfection is unattainable. Sometimes I try for it too much. I'll bet the Tibetan monks never get there either.

Adam said...

Nice quotes

Anu said...

Hello. Beautiful bird photos.

Cloudia said...

Your comments are candy! Thanks

Adam Jones said...

Great quotes. I also like the American Goldfinch, so different to ours in the UK.

Chuck the Grumpy Cat said...

Saying nothing is a good plan.

BarbRad said...

I also enjoyed your selection of quotes -- especially the one about the detour. It's always more appropriate to enjoy a detour than to fret about having to take it. And sometimes, as noted by Linda above, it leads to unexpected discoveries.