Thursday, June 24, 2010

W is for ...

wondering and wandering.

Jenny Matlock

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. ~ Rachel Carson

Not all who wander are lost.  ~J. R. R. Tolkien

And with those worthy words for you to ponder, I'm off to wonder and wander a bit this afternoon ... lots to wonder about, like why my neighbor cannot hear her LOUD, OBNOXIOUS dog barking for hours on end, but I can ... sigh.  But there are much more pleasant things to wonder about ... sunsets, birds, water, woods ...yes, those are much better than barky dogs. And when the stifling heat and humidity relent just a bit, I'll be wandering around the community garden and probably wondering about the plants and the wildlife and who knows what else (my mind tends to wander far and wide these days).  Wondering and wandering can be very pleasant ways to spend a summer afternoon.
And for my herb loving readers, I suggest you go here and peruse the wonderful W herbs Mountain Rose Herbs has to offer.  White Willow Bark is highly recommended, and I wouldn't be without Witch Hazel! 
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  1. i love to wander with my girls and just taking in the beauty of nature :D

  2. Wandering and wondering is a treasured activity of mine also...

  3. I think we all should take more time to wonder. I liked this post, a lot.

  4. I am trying to carve out more time in my day for these things. God has given us all 24 hours so I don't like to say "I don't have time" since I have as much time as everyone else :) God is so good. I hope you are well. Be blessed.

  5. What a great W post. I hate it when people "pretend" they don't hear their dogs barking. Oh well. Have a great day wondering and wandering.

  6. Ah...You are so right...lots of wonderful things to wonder as we wander :o)

    I hope though that the large barking will stop soon :o) that you can have a more peaceful time to wonder :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

  7. Hi Catherine.

    Oh, I am so glad to finally get to your stop on the little Alphabe-Thursday "W" train.

    Those are two of my favorite words! And I suspect I do both of them way too much!

    I hope this comments finds you getting ready to do a little bit of both on this hot and sunny summer day!

    Thank you for linking.

    You are wonderful.


  8. To wander and wonder is an endangered art - I hope I never lose my ability. Great quotes!

  9. oh i love to wander and wonder ... this is so much a part of me ... enjoy it ... always ...

  10. I like to wander and wonder to check out the herb site you recomended.....


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