{simple pleasures} énergie solaire: solar powered

The adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature’s sustaining and poetic spirit.
— Henry Beston

énergie solaire: as the winter months unpack their cold + their damp, i like to remember the sunny days of yore. one thing you'll never find at eco voyage: photos of snow. snow is a no no here :) the sun rising, the sun setting, the sun shining: now that's worth sharing. 

{simple pleasures} strike up the band: démarrer la bande

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would be also free.
— Rosa Parks

the peninsula park: this historic park, also known as the rosa parks park, is portland's first rose garden, with original features including a bandstand, expansive brickwork, a 100-year-old fountain + lantern-style streetlight.

{simple pleasures} espoirs et invitations: a fresh, new day

Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year,

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

espoirs et invitations: each new day is dear with its hopes + invitations according to sir emerson. and i quite agree. with every morn + every new season, a fresh start.

{simple pleasures} jouer et prier: places to play + pray

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
— John Muir

places to play + pray: far and wide, beauty pours forth from nature. one of my favorite scents is the smell of the great outdoors; that magical combination of grass + dirt, trees + leaves, wind + sun. i so love the summer months.