Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


One of the girls my daughter dances with lives way out of town. We have been going out there frequently in preparation for their upcoming competition.

Everyday as we leave the "neighborhood," I admire the ranches, fences, live oaks and various other elements of the area that the developers left untouched. When we wind through roads that have trees popping up in the middle of them and pass over bridges built over gullies I tell myself, "Today you should really stop and take some pictures."

Well, Tuesday, we finally stopped. Unfortunately, there must be cows nearby or someone walks their dog there everyday because it smelled so badly that these were the only pictures we could stand long enough to take.
Which reminds me of something Henry David Thoreau said, There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted

The beauty of the landscape couldn't overcome the overwhelming odor of who or what had been there before us.

Here are some more quotes that caught my eye:
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Beauty and folly are generally companions. " ~Baltasar Gracian

LOL - This one of the reasons my blog is titled:
So I Was Just Thinking


Fly Girl said...

And... don't judge a book by its cover! Interesting how the illusion of beauty exists until we look a little deeper. Too bad you didn't get to enjoy the beauty a little longer!


Anonymous said...

my my Kait is so beautiful and she is getting so big!
love the photos. the scenery IS beautiful.

the quotes are so very appropriate.

miss you too. i'm itching to go to Austin. maybe we can meet there soon. (is that close to you?)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

I love the photos - too bad about the smell! LOL. Your comment at my blog cracked me up this morning - thanks!

MJ said...

Great photos! I've enjoyed reading about why you chose "If" for your playlist too! It's been a long time since I've heard "If"!

Chimene said...

What a beautiful photos and so is your daughter!!!!!!

Love the way your blog looks now and the beautiful music!!!!

Hugs from the Netherlands:)
XXXX Chimene

Octamom said...

Bummer about the smell--but great photos!

And of course, your collection of quotes is hilarious and spot-on!

You'll have to let me know what competitions you're going to be at--we are at Hall of Fame with 2 of 8 and have 3 more coming up--


Anonymous said...

HEY! Its me HAWAIIGIRL on sb!

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