Writer’s Quotes Wednesday – Leisure Time

thanks to Marsha for hosting WQWWC https://tchistorygal.net/2021/03/24/wqwwc-17-leisure/?wref=tp

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. During COVID so many of us have had more time on our hands because commuting was no longer necessary to get to and from work because we were able to work from home but how many of you made use of that extra hour or two to do something for yourself. I’m painfully aware of this after I spend too much of my day binge watching TV.

One of the best things that my husband and I have done since January is to put aside one day a week, in the middle of the week, get into the car and drive somewhere where we can be in nature and go for long hikes and not worry about crowds of people. We’ve had a wonderful time and each week we become a little more organized. This week we even packed a picnic lunch and some weeks we had dinner cooking in the slow cooker so that when we got home dinner was ready.

Here are some of the wonderful places we have visited since January. These are our ‘brightest gems’ in our lives this year.

Ball’s Falls


Lime House


Webster’s Falls and Tews Falls


Tiffany Falls


Niagara Falls and Dufferin Islands


Crooks Hollow


Halton Hills and Hilton Falls


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20 thoughts on “Writer’s Quotes Wednesday – Leisure Time

  1. Awesome visuals of your leisure time. We did a lot of hiking and being outside during the week too. Crowds were out on the weekends so we took advantage of the week day thing. It will be leisure time next week and so looking forward to it. 🙂

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  2. These pictures are so amazing, Carol. I can’t believe how beautiful the falls all are. You have done so much in just one day per week. How fun! Vince and I have loved going on our little hikes as well. It feels so good to get out and walk and neither of us got sick. Your Emerson quote fit perfectly – great advice for all of us! guard every spare moment! Thanks for sharing, Carol.

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