Community, History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Quotes from around the World

vigelandI find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought provoking.  I hope you will too.

“Liten tue kan velte stort lass”–Little strokes fell great oaks.

Norwegian proverb

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”

(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Some words to ponder about.

History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought provoking.  I hope you will too.

Iceland

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid;
 courage means you don’t let fear stop you.

Your cattle will die, your friends will die, you will die, but your reputation will never die, if you get a good one.

Odin, (Mythical Viking god)

Icelandic proverb from the Sagas.

Something to ponder about this day.

Community

Travel theme: Light

Here is my contributions to Ailsa’s weekly travel theme. You will find more entries in this theme here: Where’s my Backpack/

As a pathological picture taker, I am especially fascinated with the light one finds in snowy, wintry conditions. The following photos are taken at Dimmiborgir, (quite a spooky place) and Myvatn, (an errie colour pervaded here) the entry to the Blue Lagoon, and Rejkjavik, (taken at dusk) all places which are found in Iceland. Iceland really is a photographers nirvana!

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neuJoin in the fun, and ponder your own submissions to this fun photo challenge…..

 

Related Articles:

http://starlight427.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/travel-theme-light/

http://politonomicsandtravel.wordpress.com/

Australia

Travel theme: Mountains from Where’s My Backpack

The Travel theme: Mountains Weekly challenge comes from http://wheresmybackpack.com/ 

and as I have finished the January Photo challenge, I thought I would join in. Also a great opportunity to showcase some of my amateur ( but I love them) photos of mountains. One or two may be reposts, but worthwhile reposts….

This is something quite relaxing when sitting in the peace and quiet gazing at a mountain scene ( preferably with snow atop) especially where the mountain meets the water line.

Here is my contribution: –

Mt Pilatus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Tranz Scenic Train Journey : Picton to Christchurch
Tranz Scenic Journey : Picton to Christchurch

 

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia
Lake Tekapo New Zealand, looking towards Mt Cook
Europe 2011second batch 465
Innsbruck, Austria
Europe 2011second batch 426
Innsbruck, Austria
Skiing the Remarkables
The Remarkables, New Zealand
Arts Centre and Lyttleton Gondola
Towards Akaroa and Lyttleton from the Gondola,Christchurch, New Zealand
Lunch with Edmund Hilary at 760 metres at MT Cook /Aoraki
MT Cook /Aoraki,
NewZealand
Ferry ride... was like this.... and then Paradise...
Looks like Norway, but it is Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand
The best of the Queenstown!
Queenstown! New Zealand
Off to New Zealand
Looking towards Mordor, (LOTR Movie) New Zealand
Amazing Ålesund, Norway
Amazing Ålesund, Norway

 

Beitostolen, Norway
Beitostolen, Norway