An old blog post which I hope you don’t mind me revisiting. I haven’t had a chance to take any nature photos since our last walk. Yesterday was Thanksgiving here. For those of you who were celebrating, I hope your day was wonderful. To all those who had a regular day, I hope your day was wonderful too.
Since we have lived in this area we have visited George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, on several occasions. Usually this is where we take family and friends who have been visiting at the time. My first photos show the likeness of General Washington, and below these I have included several of his quotes.
Depending on the time of the year, the lines can be very long and our guests on occasion, understandably so, do not want to wait the two hours it might take to get inside the house. This has often been in the height of the summer when it is very hot and humid. However, the walk around the grounds alone is well worth the visit and they have a lovely garden. And the Fall is a great time to go for less crowds, and also reasonable weather, especially in October.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.
There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.
We must take human nature as we find it. Perfection falls not to the share of mortals.