Sunday Dinner: The Beauty of Tenacity

Siletz Bay, Oregon


“Most of the things worth doing in the world
had been declared impossible
before they were done.”


Louis D. Brandeis


“There are times in life
when people must know when not to let go.
Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”


Terry Pratchett


“People can be at their most vulnerable,
but still tenacious at the same time.”


Toni Bernhard

Rhododendron re-blooms in October at the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy.


“The qualities of a successful man
are tenacity, perseverance, courage
and the will to win”


Sunday Adelaja


Mussels grow amid barnacles on rocks jutting up through a sandy beach on Oregon’s central coast.


“Tenacity is the dance

within the art of opportunity”

Rasheed Ogunlaru


Aging Rhododendrons regenerate with new growth at the Connie Hansen Garden.

No matter what is going on,
Never give up.
Develop the heart.
Too much energy in your country
Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart.
Be compassionate,
Not just to your friends,
But to everyone.
Be compassionate,
Work for peace.
In your heart and in the world,
Work for peace.
And I say again,
Never give up,
No matter what is going on around you.
Never give up.”
Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama XIV
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017

Ferns cover the exposed rock work at Cape Foulweather along Highway 101 in the coastal mountains of Oregon.


“Beauty is seen in repetition;
keep repeating your beauty
even if your beauty is not all that beautiful,
you shall still leave a mark
and there shall come a moment
when the beauty will be seen”


Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Sunday Dinner: The Beauty of Tenacity

  1. Oh…. the Coast is so close… you make me long to get there… soon!

    • And what a beautiful time of year to visit! The October light there is just exquisite, when its not raining! I was so lucky to enjoy several days with sunshine in the middle of my visit. I hope you can find time for a visit, soon, Jane. ❤

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