Quotes from the Masters: Grahame

Robin from Bringing Europe Home has started a new challenge.  She will provide a quote and then you can interpret the quote via pictures, stories, poems, and more.  Here is this week’s quote:

“There is nothing– absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”  Kenneth Grahame, from  The Wind in the Willows

I took this photo of the Thames at sunset several months ago.  I was really drawn to all of the boats.  If you would like to see other interpretations please visit this page.   And if you join in on the fun, please link to her page and leave a comment.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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44 Responses to Quotes from the Masters: Grahame

  1. Carl V. says:

    It is not something I do very often, messing about in boats, but I would not disagree!

    Lovely sunset!

    • TBM says:

      I’ve always wanted a boat…and this quote inspires me.

      • Carl V. says:

        Me too. My brother-in-law and I have talked before about going in on one together. I’d love to be able to go out and spend weekends on the water. I’d love to sleep in a boat, actually, which is something I’ve never done.

      • TBM says:

        I slept on a cruise ship, but I don’t think that counts at all. I hope your dream comes true Carl. I can see you sitting on a boat and reading.

  2. Rosa says:

    the sun always sets extra beautifully over the Thames

  3. Beth Ann says:

    Great interpretation of the quote!! Love the picture—it looks so tranquil.

  4. aFrankAngle says:

    Besides the sky, the bridge’s arc add to the pic.

  5. That is a gorgeous sunset–with a bunch of cool boats! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge, TBM! 🙂

  6. Caroline says:

    That’s a very interesting challenge, great idea.
    I like your interpretation of this one.

  7. beautiful shot. love the play of light and dark.

  8. What a beautiful view! Not a boat person, but I like looking at them. 🙂

  9. Madhu says:

    Lovely interpretation TBM!

  10. amazingazaleas says:

    Great photo!

  11. jakesprinter says:

    Excellent post TBM , Great work you have here my friend 🙂

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    Nice sunset and great interpretation of the quote!

  13. zelmare says:

    Pretty picture. My laptop died, so at the moment I don’t have any access to my photographs – how depressing is that? I know I’ve got some boat pics that could work here… 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Oh no…I’m sorry to hear that. I hope everything gets worked out. When you get a chance, I would love to see the boat pics.

  14. Seasweetie says:

    Lovely. I too love boats.

  15. Carol says:

    Beautiful photo. And I love the idea of sharing photos inspired by quotes.

  16. niasunset says:

    WOW! This is great idea, I loved it and your photograph beautifully works with this amazing quote. Thank you dear, I love London… You captured such a nice moment with the sky… Love, nia

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Nia. I’m excited about this project as well. I’ve always been a sucker for quotes and it is fun to see what pictures bloggers associate with them.

  17. Beautiful. I love boats, and water and sunsets!!!

  18. Valentina says:

    I was born on the water, so I have a natural predisposition toward water and boats.

    • TBM says:

      I’ve always been drawn to water. I haven’t spent much time on boats, but I think it would be a perfect way to enjoy a day.

  19. rossanaf says:

    Great interpretation of the quote. I love the clouds 🙂

  20. restlessjo says:

    Such a lovely shot. Thanks for sharing.

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