Salutation To The Dawn


“Look  to this day, for it is Life, the very life of Life;
In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence…
the Bliss of Growth, the Glory of Action, the Splendour of Beauty.

For Yesterday is but a Dream,
and Tomorrow only a Vision;
But Today well lived makes Yesterday a Dream of Happiness
and Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day.
Such is the Salutation to the Dawn.”


Image: The lake at Acton Park, Wrexham, North Wales December 2017

Categories: Landscapes, Life, North Wales, PhotographyTags: , , , , , ,


  1. So serene and beautiful! xxxx

  2. Thank you, Ally. It was exactly that -serene and beautiful, and I felt totally at peace. I’m so glad you feel it too.

  3. Beautiful, peaceful scenes, Izzy, and wise reminders to be fully present in this moment. Sending my best wishes to you. ❤

  4. Beautiful pictures, lovely quote. ❤
    Blessings & merry Christmas ~ Wendy

  5. Thank you, Carol. Yes, it’s one of those places where the peace is palpable. I’ve just returned from there yet again. And the poem is one of my absolute favourites.

  6. Thank you, Wendy. I only discovered this lake in the last few weeks. I’ve missed Moss Valley since I left but this has now taken its place in my heart. Christmas blessings to you too. have a wonderful time 💛💙💜

  7. I love Wales!!! What a beautiful place to celebrate this special season.

  8. Bless you, Rebecca. Have a wonderful Christmastime.

  9. Like a very beautiful painting! A fine art work. 🙂

  10. That’s so kind, Amy. Thank you.

  11. Each day sufficient unto itself. It’s a good message. God bless, Isabella 🙂 🙂

  12. God bless you, too, Jo. Happy Christmas 💙💜

  13. Mrs. Stewart, our sixth grade teacher (1963) introduced us to the Salutation and I’m so pleased to be reminded by your lovely post today.

  14. Thank you, Ruth. That’s so nice of you. It’s one of my favourite poems although I only came across it a few years ago. Christmas blessings 💙💛💚

  15. Thank you so much, dear Isabella, for this incredibly beautiful blessing! Yes, this moment is the ONE! Sweet blessings for a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all of your love and support 💜

  16. Thank you, Lyn [or is it Lynne?]. Happy Christmas.

  17. Thank you, Lorrie. It’s wonderful to share from our hearts with so many kindred spirits here on WordPress, isn’t it. Happy Christmas!

  18. It has helped to change my life!!
    Merry Christmas, dear friend 💜

  19. Happy Christmas :), it’s Lynne, but whats yours, as you seem to have two names and I am not sure which to use 🙂 🙂

  20. What a beautiful start of the day

  21. I dont mind. Some friends still call me Isabella/Izzy and that’s fine. Legally I am now Elisabeth, my original birth name[ aka Lizzie, Lis] changed back by Deed Poll a few months ago.

  22. Thank you. It really was amazing.

  23. Ah, now I understand, so Lizzie is its, I like Lizzie 🙂

  24. Thank you for this beautiful inspiration!

  25. My pleasure, Patricia. Thank you for your lovely comment.

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