Archive for October, 2012
We had a wonderful walk around big Fumee this afternoon. 43 degrees and sunny with only a slight breeze. It’s 4.5 miles around and at the end of the trail is this fountain which flows year round with fresh spring water. As you can see from the ice build-up, it’s been a little chilly here lately. It was great to get out and enjoy the sun after nearly a week of rain and dreary weather.
True happiness is to rest satisfied with what we have.
True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man, to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress.
There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feet. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be, without wishing for what he has not.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca~
We took a walk Monday evening and just after sunset we were by Chapin Pit and it was a little too dark to get any good pics, so I decided to have a little fun with the camera. I set my ISO at 100 and focused on the lights across the pit and moved the camera while the shutter was open. I also turned my flash off. I took these with my little point and shoot as the walk was unplanned and I didn’t have my Rebel with me. The first pic is what I was shooting. The rest were just for fun.