Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as children’s book author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2nd 1904 and to celebrate his birthday, I had a bit of fun matching up a few of my photos with some quotes from the “winning-est writer of all”. Although the grouchy, cave-dwelling Grinch is my favourite character, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” wins my heart for both story and spirit and these are some of my favourite verses:
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
It’s opener, out there,
in the wide, open air.
You will come to a place
Where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted.
But mostly they’re darked.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike
and I know you’ll hike far
and face up to your problems,
whatever they are.
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!
Kid, you’ll move mountains.
My favorite author and great shots to go with the quotes! Great work (or is it play?)
Totally play! 🙂
SO fun! Great job Ailsa!
Hee hee, I couldn’t resist, Tina, glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
What an assortment of wonderful pictures! It makes me realize just how many places you’ve gone 😉
Goodness, now you mention it… I feel pretty lucky to have seen so many wonderful places so far… but oh, the places I’ll go! 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it, Naomi. xxx
My ALL-TIME favorite book also. It goes to every high school graduate in the family!!
What a perfect graduation gift, I love it!
What a great, great post! I love it.
Hurrah for Dr Seuss! Thanks Lynne. xxx
That’s also my favorite Seuss’ poem and I give that to new employees as part of their welcome pack :). This is a great version with photos of your own travels to prove the point of the poem.
Now that’s what I call a good boss 🙂
this is my favourite book. I give this to my nephews and nieces who graduated from high school and they are off to a bigger world. Scarry!
And exciting, seeker. No better words than those of Dr Seuss to launch them on their adventure through life! 🙂
Thanks Ailsa! I am a big Dr. Seuss fan. Oh! The Places You’ll Go has been a favorite since my preschool teaching days. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!
Hurray, glad you enjoyed my little tribute, journeyingjoyously, it was a lot of fun to put together! 🙂
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Love it 🙂
Thanks Sas 🙂
Very clever post! I love Dr Seuss’s books. 🙂
Me too, he had such a sense of joy. 🙂
What a fantastic idea. I love Dr Seuss and your photos match brilliantly.
Aww this is beautiful! You’ve made a great match with the words and I love that picture with the lantern in the foreground!
Glad you enjoyed it, Piggletino – that shot of the lantern was from a rooftop in New York during Earth Hour – it was pretty cool to see most of the big city blacked out for the hour. xxx
The photos are so perfect for the text
Fun idea and wonderful photos!
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
My favourite Dr Seuss! I bought the book of this when I was living in Japan and needing a bit of encouragement to keep going. Love it. 🙂
I love it, Haikugirl, what a great way to cheer yourself up! 🙂
This gave me chills. Fabulous!
Creative and made me smile!
I’ve got shoes on my feet to travel too. I’m off to Vietnam with my backpack.
Oh the places you’ll go! That sounds like a wonderful adventure, Suzanne, have fun!
Love Dr.Seuss and your matching photos – don’t know if anyone else is getting this but I only get your posts on the WP reader sporadically or very late and then they get inserted sort of retroactively in stuff I’ve already gone through – I do still get notifications by email, thank goodness….
Hi ideflex, you’re not the only one, there’s been some weirdness in the appearance of posts for about 2 months now. I submitted a ticket to WordPress a couple of weeks ago and they still haven’t found a solution so I am exploring other options such as self-hosting to solve the problem. Hoping to get it fixed soon!
I love your imagery! What a great way to honor Dr. Seuss. The pictures were so fitting.
Oh the places you’ve seen,
and the pictures you’ve taken,
Not for green eggs and ham,
A Seuss in the makin’ …
Love it 🙂
Aagh, that is so flipping cool, Loca Gringa, I’m doing a happy dance, brilliant 🙂
It’s all about “Seusology” glad you enjoyed 🙂
Thanks for liking my latest post. Dr. Seuss was dear to my childhood, so many yrs ago now!
So glad you enjoyed my Dr Seuss tribute, sirfelion, I had a lot of fun coming up with it. 🙂
AnElephant’s tribute yesterday begins:
AnElephantCant hide his excitefulness
Today in sunny San Francisco
With no inhibition
He attends an exhibition
Of his very most favouritest Super Hero
So much fun, I love those art pieces. 🙂
Love it, you can’t go wrong with Dr Seuss and your photos matched brilliantly 🙂
Awesome post! What could be better than Dr Seuss and travel photos?! I love them both!
Hurrah, I thought Dr Seuss and travel was a pretty good combination too, Jo, it was a wicked amount of fun finding photos that fit! 🙂
Fabulous!! Thanks for putting that together so that we might all enjoy!
Happy Dr. Seuss Day!
I did a Facebook tribute, not nearly so nice though!
Yaay, glad you enjoyed it, Mark, my fellow Seuss fan! 🙂
I love me some Dr. Seuss! Thanks for stopping by and giving me a LIKE!
Dr. Seuss is awesome!! Love how you put it together with photos.
I loved this post. You’ve definatley travelled alot. The pictures fit the quotes perfectly!
Love Dr. Seuss, love this story. The photos look great with it – it’s a poem that goes so well with illustration! My friends and I stayed up many a night painting the scene with purple elephants and transforming it into a mural…. clearly this post is making me a little nostalgic right now!
Beautiful tribute. Especially love the scene with the logs that get progressively smaller into the sand 🙂
Oh that mural sounds wonderful, Michal, did you get any photos? Glad you enjoyed my little tribute, it was a lot of fun to do! 🙂
I do, have some, they are hilarious – I’d love to send them your way! I am, however, still new to blogging… how do I do that?
Well, you should write a post about them and then send me the link, or put the link to this page in your post, so that it will show up here in the comments stream. I think it would be an awful lot of fun! 🙂
GREAT post! My favorite Dr. Seuss with an adult twist! Love it!
Grin. I think this particular Dr. Seuss piece is just as applicable to adults as it is to kids, glad you enjoyed it. lrunsolo! 🙂
Love Dr Seuss! So enjoyed reading him out loud to my girls! Maybe even more than they did, ha! ha! But this was my fav and my youngest really did enjoy it too. It really captured her adventurous little heart. Cute!
What a great homage to an incredible literary master!
This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time, I even managed to incorporate it into a page on my blog!
Late to the party, but lovely post – you selected just the right pictures
One of my favorites! Your pictures are breathtaking 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed this lighthearted pick me up a wonderful post to end my day with.
Hurrah, glad I could brighten your day, typewriterpoet 🙂
I adore your post, it is beautiful and very inspiring, the words just spoke to me. I wanted to also take the time to thank you for visiting my blog and for your likes, it means a lot to me.
Hi there Caterina, so glad you stopped by for a visit and very happy you enjoyed my Dr Seuss post. xxx Ailsa
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I love this like a million times!!!! My sister used to read Dr. Seuss book to me when I was little. Holy nostalgia, awesome idea!
Haha, what an awesome comment, sjmm21, you just made me giggle. Yaay, thank you a million times!!!!
Nice homage to the great one. One of our faviourite NPR radio shows is “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” Soo funny. One of their guests a while back was Dr. Seuss’s wife. Apparently he was a cheeky devil too.
Hee hee, I love that show too, honey – I shall try to find a recording of that episode, I bet he was a cheeky devil, it wouldn’t surprise me. 🙂
“… a who is a who no matter how small!” did you read the NY Times Mag from Sunday? Northern Lights and travel writing. Great pieces and photos but none as good as “Where’s My Backpack”
Haha, thanks Laura, didn’t catch this week’s mag but I’ll seek it out now. Sounds interesting. xxx
I loved the quotes and the matching photos.
Thanks Joseph, glad you enjoyed my homage to the good Dr. 🙂
Those are some street signs 🙂
No kidding, Yellow Cable, you wouldn’t need a map if all street signs looked like that! 🙂
Thanks for quoting my favorite Seuss book, plus including some spectacular pictures!
Yaay, glad you enjoyed it, Janice! 🙂
Breathtaking pictures!! It’s funny because our school recently did a performance of Seussical, so I like this post even more 🙂 Thanks for liking my post!
Thanks, bythesparklingsea, I bet Seussical was a whole lot of fun to put on. 🙂