Monday, October 11, 2010

Our weekend in pictures: Camping

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

~Leonardo DaVinci

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter,
and is about as ample at one season as at another.
It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.

~Henry David Thoreau

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.

~Charles Dudley Warner

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves.

~Edwin Way Teale

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

~Vernon Howard

In the woods. With a tent. And great friends. And yummy food.
The stars, the sky, the fire (oh... the fire!).
It was an absolute blast! Yep, an absolute blast...

and the epitome of simple living.

Sign. me. up.

To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter...
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring -
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

~John Burroughs


Maher Family said...

Beautiful pictures, as always! Looks like you guys had a blast!!

Christine said...

What a lovely time and what a beautiful place. I'm glad you got a taste of the simple life. Praying you are able to carry a piece of it back into your everyday life this week.

Linda said...

You have captured the real joys of life so beautifully Heather. It sounds so inviting to me.
I love a fire - it is so peaceful just to sit and watch the flames dance. I'm glad you had such a lovely getaway.

Carrie said...

Oh, Heather!! I'm so glad you guys had a good time! Your pictures are priceless ... You're making me want to organize a campout with friends, too! :)

The dB family said...

Love it! The photos the quotes. It almost felt like I was there too. *Sigh!* Camping is awesome!