It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Bean is Learning to Swim


"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams,

....and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined,

one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~ Henry David Thoreau~
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8 comments:

castlewon said...

love this quote, plus especially the last picture

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love Thoreau!!

Good for you little guy! Mine learned very very young and now they are fish. Just like their momma... only momma doesn't quite get into the whole bathing suit thing since she got a bit .; ahem... wider! :)

Reddirt Woman said...

Yea for the Bean... It's very important for kids to learn to swim and what an adventure it looks like he's having.

Thanks for sharing. That little guy has my heart, but then you know that already...

Helen

Reddirt Woman said...

Yea for the Bean... It's very important for kids to learn to swim and what an adventure it looks like he's having.

Thanks for sharing. That little guy has my heart, but then you know that already...

Helen

Madeline's Album said...

It looks like Bean was enjoying himself. I believe all children should learn to swim at an early age. I myself love to swim and was fortunate to be able to teach some of my grandchildren to swim. Have a great day Connie.

Chicken Boys said...

Lovely blog. I"d like to be a new follower, if that's okay.

-Randy

Roslyn said...

I had no peace of mind until each of my boys could swim & they swam competitively for many years. They became at home as much in the water as on land. I took oldest GS to swim lessons it is SO important. The Bean is a keeper, so cute, & Noni's Thoreau quote is perfection!
I have baby Matt today! And tomorrow.....

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I love this quote. High-minded endeavors found in common hours -- so accessible to ALL. What greater blessing could there be?

Those grands of your are ADORABLE!

Great photos, too.

p.s.
My word verifier: HYDRA

How funny is that?!?!?! ; D