Eternally in My Heart

Eternally in My Heart
Lord, grant Charles eternal rest in Your loving arms.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: G Is for Gnome


painting by Heinrich Schlitt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome

If you are like me when you hear the word 'gnome', 
the image above is what comes into your mind.
But when I went to Phronistery, I learned a new meaning.
Chinese gnome or proverb
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. 

On another site, I came across this quote that I found interesting-
“I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than planes.”
~Charles Lindbergh (interview shortly before his death- 1974)








joining other for the fun
created by Mrs. Nesbitt
and hosted this week by Roger



Hoosier Quote:
“Robins are the most indulgent parents of all birds.  
I’ve seen a mother robin lead a youngster right up to a worm 
and point it out, but in spite of all she can do, she finally had to pick it up for the youngster and hand it to him.  Young robins will not work till they just have to.”
~Frank McKinney Hubbard~



7 comments:

Hildred said...

I was not aware of that meaning for gnome - your example is lovely.

Gattina said...

Like the gnome painting !

Gattina
ABC Team

http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Roger Owen Green said...

GREAT philosophy!

ROG, ABCW

GB said...

The Chinese prove is so true! We may think we have the answers but we are all birds at heart.

Uppal said...

Love little birds!

Stephanie said...

Your pictures were so much fun to scroll through :) Thanks for the lovely visit to my blog. Hugs!

Fritz Ant said...

Cute painting, and love your wild life.