Season's Greetings



















Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with joy happiness and dreams come true. Thank you so much for the presence and the comments on my blog.

Top Dog



















Rockport, Massachusetts, USA.

“I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.”
Burt Lancaster

Allegria














Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Magical



















“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
Charles Dickens

Flora












“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
Aristotle Onassis

Goods














Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”
Anonymous

Illusion



















“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”
Ambrose Bierce

Still Waters












“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.”
King David

Circle of Fire







“Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
Arnold H. Glasow

Full Name: Arnold Henry Glasow
Born: 1905
Birthplace: Fond-du-lac, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 1998
Occupation: Author and Humorist
Profile: Best known for Glasow's Gloombusters.

Scituate Lighthouse














Scituate Massachusetts, Lighthouse.

“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.”
Charles Simic

Happy Halloween



















Salem, Massachusetts.

“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
Dexter Kozen.

Aquarelle














Autumn leaves.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

Faeries Favorite














Autumn wild flowers.

“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
John Lennon

Simply Autumn













New Hampshire, White Mountains, USA.

“Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.”
William Allingham

Paths








“I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths.”
Demi Moore

Destination Boston












Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
Swami Sivananda

Peppers














A close view of yellow peppers.

“Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Lazy Colors








“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.”
Jules Renard

Abundance



















White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Pumpkins



















Vermont, USA.

“It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.”
B. C. Forbes

Generation Next













Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
William James

Veil














White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA.

“A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.”
Victor Hugo

Simple Pleasures














Kennebunkport, Maine, USA.

“I love talk and I love fishing. I'm having a ball.”
Martin Milner

Spring Delight













White Mountains, NH, USA.

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
Heraclitus

Freight House



















Massachusetts, USA

“Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.”
Jilly Cooper

Old Timer



















Ford Model T, a close view.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Henry Ford

Roberto's Restaurant















Italian Cuisine, Ogunquit, Maine, USA.

“The perfect lover is one who turns into a pizza at 4:00 a.m.”
Charles Pierce

I Won't Back Down



















God Bless America, September 11th, eleventh year.
Photo, Boston Massachusetts, USA.

Songwriters: PETTY, TOM / LYNNE, JEFF

I Won’t Back Down

Well I won't back down, no I won't back down
You could stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down
Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down
Chorus
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
Hey I will stand my ground
And I won't back down
Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I'll stand my ground and I won't back down
Hey baby there ain't no easy way out
Hey I will stand my ground
And I won't back down

Summer Sea













Summer in New England.

“it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!”
Kenny Chesney

DC



















Georgetown, Washington DC.

“My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.”
Barack Obama

Break at the Harbor














Happy Labor Day!
Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius

Renewal














...

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
Rachel Carson

Harbor Walkway














Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

“Boston is the engine of the state's economy.”
Thomas Menino

Blue Sea














New Hampshire, USA.

“He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground.”
Virgil