Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair.

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic and we’ll change the world."  Jack Layton 

A great quote from a Canadian politician who believed we all have the power to make a difference.

The bird is a Cormorant or yes in deed a shag on a rock (for my Aussie friends the name shag refers to their style of headdress).  Early in the morning is my favourite time to visit the beach while it is peaceful and quiet.  Am on the road this week, catching up with other bloggers who are becoming fast real life friends.

Am linking to an expat blogging party for the month of Feb and having great fun seeing what everyone has to share. The life of an ex-pat was not one that I would have chosen. My childhood memories are scattered across many continents but one thing that stands out for me in all our adventures, is the beach. No matter where were we have been it was not far from the beach and they have all been so different. The black sand of New Brunswick Canada, my mothers’ rocky gravel shore lines in England were hard on tender toes, foggy misty dunes of Cape Cod, and now the wild and remote beaches of Australia’s east coast. Where ever we go, where ever we wonder, and not matter how different the shore line might look the beach is always home to me.

Joining Linky Parties:
Sky Watch Friday
Chrisy's Reconnecting With Nature party
Expat Blogging Challenge

15 comments:

Linda Manning Findley said...

Wonderful quote ... It would be such a great world ...

Rose Brier Studio said...

So very true! Love your sky photo.
~Marilee

sage and spirit said...

Beautiful photo!

LOLfromPasa said...

Fabulous shot and inspiring words. Lovely!

Dorothee said...

beautiful moment + great quote!

Lynne Dohner said...

Wonderful quote. Lovely seascape photo. Happy SkyWatching.

Share my Garden said...

Good words and a very beautiful photo - a great way to start the day!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful quote and photo!

Rachit Aggarwal said...

Early morning time is the time when nature looks most beautiful.

Nicely captured.

Regards
Rachit

jeannettestgermain said...

When I saw on FB that it was your b'day, I realized how long ago I was on your blog:) I moved mine to wordpress. Great Sky watch pic!

Joyful said...

A wonderful quote and beautiful photo to go with it. Happy SWF!

Steffi said...

Wonderful quote and photo,Mandy!

Chrisy at Good North Coast Life said...

Playing catch up on some posts from when we were away camping - thanks again for linking up.
Love this picture, and the fact you had to explain to the Aussies, that it's not that type of shag you're referring to. ;)

C. In Oz said...

I'm with you. I need the beach, or some sort of water, to feel at home, as well. Could never live somewhere landlocked.

plungedownunder.com said...

Cormorants are a favorite of mine--and I was interested to hear them referred to as shags when we visited New Zealand last month. Also, love the black sand beaches in the Maritimes (but not the freezing cold water!).