Monday, April 27, 2020

Quotes for a Pandemic


"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day."
--unknown



"The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."   
--Harriet Ann Jacobs



"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places, but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."  
-- J.R.R. Tolkien



"Going out into nature was one outlet that I had, which truly allowed me to calm down and not think or worry."
 -- Richard Louv



"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God."  
--Anne Frank



"When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate.  When life is bitter, say thank you and grow."   
-- Shauna Niequist




I hope these favorite photos and the quotes will give you some hope and inspiration as we continue to stay at home during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

My state of Colorado is relaxing some restrictions tomorrow, with our governor's executive order called "Safer At Home." You can read what that entails here. However, the county I live in, as well as a few other counties in Colorado, will continue restrictions until May 8th. 


 Be safe, happy, and healthy!  

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49 comments:

Linda said...

Comforting thoughts and beautiful photos to encourage us! Texas is relaxing some restrictions as well. We are in the country now and the pandemic seems farther away than it does when we are in the city. Probably because there is so much more space in the country and not nearly as many people. Only one case of Covid 19 in all of Falls county where the ranch is.

handmade by amalia said...

I love them all.
Amalia
xo

Angie said...

Pat - this is terrific from start to finish! I oohed and aahed out loud at the daffodil picture - the light is incredible. My favorite quote of the group is from Shauna Niequist.

Our governor has entered phase one of relaxing the restrictions, and people seem more inclined to stay home now than when they were told to! Go figure!

Thanks for an inspiring/calming post for everyone at Mosaic Monday!

EricaSta said...

Very good quotes. Especially the first one.

Stay healthy.

Happy MosaicMonday

...by the way I'm not longer at Wordpress, here is actually my Blog
https://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.com

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

An interesting selection of photos and quotes. I specially appreciate the daffodils and the Tolkein quote.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,

I loved all the quotes and the beautiful photos. The deer are so cute!
Being out in nature is calming. Stay safe and healthy. Have a good day and great week ahead.

A Bit of the Blarney said...

Oh, my what a refreshing and calming post. It is stress free and lovely. Now I have some new favorite posts! Thank you and have a wonderful day! Please visit me at my new blog experiment at https://abitoftheblarney.wordpress.com. Don't know if it will last but thought since I had the time I try it. Please take care of yourself!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thank you for the pretty pictures and lovely quotes. Stay safe and be well.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love quotes like these and will sit down and write some in my journal today. Thanks for sharing! And I hope and pray things go well as we open up our country. Take care!

Powell River Books said...

I like that plant quote. And the beautiful red rock formation. - Margy

Dawn P. said...

My governor, Brian Kemp, has been all over the news since last week's executive order to open up certain businesses last Friday and again today, with the rest of retail allowed to open Friday May 1st. And he has made an order that the local counties cannot override his order and since my county and city the HOTSPOT of Albany, my mayor and county commission not too happy right now. And worse? I work for a mall, in the mall office, but its a nightmare of a situation for us. On one hand, we don't want the tenants to suffer (or their employees) due to the shelter in place orders, but on the other hand I and many others feel it was too soon on Friday for nail salons, barbershops, gyms, bowling alleys, massage therapy places to open for business. Today dine in restaurants are allowed to open. Our numbers have not gone down 14 days in a row and we fear a big Uptick in cases with a few short weeks... gonna by ugly...

ellen b. said...

Wonderful photos and quotes. Hope you have a very good week!

Being Woven said...

Oh, these quotes are so apropos for this day, this time. I, too, love the out-of-doors, finding it the calm, the delightful, the joy all wrapped in the hands of God. I find Anne Frank's quote so ... what's the word I am looking for...so hard! That is not it, but anyway...here she was confined for so long, yet she was well aware of what she truly needed in her attic closet, her camp, her last years. Thanks. ~ linda

Sherrie said...

Hi,
All so beautiful and so true...Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Beautiful photos, I especially like the deer drinking from the bird bath.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Linda W. said...

Thanks for the quotes, very timely right now.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Wow! Just look at th view in the background and you above the clouds!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely photos and great quotes. Yes, there is something good in every day. Some days we just have to look a little harder for it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

These are great, the Shauna Niequist quote is my favorite.

We are loosening up here kind of, the state has loosened up and Tulsa is lagging a little. Because of my MIL and my brother, who are both at risk, we personally are extending our isolation until June 1.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Great words and beautiful photos

Vagabonde said...

Meaningful quotations and beautiful photographs! I know we need to stay positive but it’s not easy when we see the number of casualties going up and still no remedy for the virus. But we need to keep our chins up.

Jeanie said...

I'm glad your county is hanging on a little longer. I know you will be very careful but I'll be thinking extra good thoughts for you. Our lockdown is more or less till the 15th of May but some places are gently opening. We'll see how that goes...

I love each and every beautiful photo and the quotes are wonderful and inspiring. Thanks for this.

Sylvia said...

Pat, Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

Handmade in Israel said...

Lovely photos! Thank you for your comforting words.

stevebethere said...

Loved the quotes and what lovely photos :-)

Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

Christie Hawkes said...

Thank you Pat for these truly lovely quotes and photos. I found them comforting. I hope all is well with you and yours. Take care and stay safe!

NCSue said...

A gorgeous series of photos here - quite lovely. And I love the quote from Shauna Niequist.
Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/04/loving-springtime.html

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Let all things great and small rejuvenate and flourish during this time of slowdown.

Annie said...

Thank you for sharing all those encouraging quotes and pretty photos! Restrictions are starting to be removed slowly here in Idaho and Washington as well.

Tom said...

...the secret od life is looking and finding the good out there!

Jeanna said...

They've relaxed some restrictions here too so now you can get your dog a haircut or go golfing.
Some powerful quotes and Anne Frank certainly puts things in perspective.
I reread the one by Tolkien, didn't realize what an optimist he was.

NanaHood said...

I love quotes! Thanks so much for sharing and for being a NanaHood friend!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your photos and choice of quotes have uplifted me, thank you very much. A few restrictions are being lifted in California. Nearby counties have already extended the stay-in-place to the end of May. It's still out whether our county and/or Gov. Newsome will. Yes or no, the Husband and I will continue to hunker down. Hope all goes will for us all. Take care.

Jeanne said...

I love your collection of quotes!

XmasDolly said...

I live in Illinois about 45 minutes west of Chicago near the Fox River. I use to live in Chicago and then a suberb of same, but I've decided to go further west where I met my husband of 20 yrs. now, but we've known each other for almost 30. I hope you're happy in Colorado and I hope you share your wonderful pictures of your new home with us. So far you're doing a beautiful job. Thank you so much for sharing. God be with you & bless you and yours.

Crafty Green Poet said...

great selection of quotes and photos.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I loved every photo - what a way to start the day!

betty-NZ said...

Your photos are just fabulous to see and the quotes are very inspiring to hope for a better day coming.

Thanks for taking part at 'My Corner of the World' this week! It's good to see you.

Barb said...

Thanks for the inspiring quotes and beautiful nature shots, Pat. I love the little twins coming for a drink. We are having some reopening in Summit County tomorrow, but Bob and I will continue to isolate. I don't know if you saw it on the news, but 8 workers in our Breckenridge City Market tested positive. Stay well!

Rambling Woods said...

Thank goodness we are in spring because we will be inside here for some time to come..Love the photos..Michelle

Joyful said...

Beautiful shots.

Anne said...

Beautiful blog. Thank you for your visit to my blog.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Thanks for the uplifting post and photos. Going out into nature is my biggest outlet. Thank goodness we still have some nature left to go out into!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,

These are all wonderful inspiring quotes. Love the sweet deer, beautiful flowers and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week ahead!
PS, thanks for the visit and comment.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful quotes.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wonderful quotes and beautiful selection of photographs.

Happy May Wishes.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is a lovely meditative post and perfect for the time we’re in right now (still social distancing here, and staying home except for walks and grocery pickup every ten days or so.

Ann said...

Such a lovely post. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - You always find the best quotes to go along with your superb photography. Stay well in these scary times.