Sunday, January 30, 2011

Own Private Literature

"The memory of every man
is his own private literature."
~ Aldous Huxley

The sky opens wide... Canopy of clouds and that gorgeous sun. I need wider lens...
Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our Own Strength

"The awareness of our own strength
makes us modest."
Paul Cézanne
Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Lose Treasures

Happy Birthday, Dana

"It is the image in the mind
that links us to our lost treasures;
but it is the loss
that shapes the image,
gathers the flowers,
weaves the garland."
This morning's sunrise is all light... and love...
Thursday, January 27, 2011

Something Better

Gray rain clouds with hope-full glimmer of gold. I'll take it.

"There is no medicine like hope,
no incentive so
and no tonic so
powerful as expectation
of something better tomorrow."
~ Orison Swett Marden
Monday, January 24, 2011

Merely Inquisitive

"I have no particular talent.
I am merely inquisitive."
Albert Einstein
Sunday, January 23, 2011


"It doesn’t have to be somber to be sacred."
~ David J. Wolpe
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Angle of Repose

"In the mountains where I live,
geologists and miners use the elegant term
'angle of repose'
to describe the precise angle
at which a boulder will rest on the side of a hill,
rather than tumble downward.
I think of that image as the point at which
prayer and action meet."
~ Philip Yancey
Prayer Does It Make a Difference

Remarkably, I thought all was gray this morning, but was treated to (brief) glowing horizon as I said my morning prayers.
Friday, January 21, 2011

Good Grace

Hazelnut coffee. Light dusting on ground. Gold blue twilight. No clouds. Mighty ridge. Should be clear cut sunrise. :) Good morning!

"Our lives are of great worth
if we accept with good
the situation Providence places us in,
and go on living lovingly."
~ Takashi Nagai
Thursday, January 20, 2011


"You are your choices."
~ Alexandra Stoddard

Can't begin to describe this sky--blanket of dotted clouds--across & above--in orange gold wonder. Unbelievable... Which one, which one do I post today? How do I choose?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I choose all.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Singleness of Purpose

"You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
have anything you
accomplish anything
you set out to
if you will hold to that desire
with singleness of
~ Robert E. Lee
Hard for me to not believe in the existence of God when I behold this beautiful, fiery sky.
Monday, January 17, 2011

Your Motto

So nice of the sky to glow red this morning...

So nice of the sky to glow purple this morning...

"Your motto: Be Bold, Be Free, Be Truthful."
Brenda Ueland
Sunday, January 16, 2011

Everything That Counts

"Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted."
Albert Einstein
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Your Deepest Presence

Sunset's gentle colors...

"Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror
up to where you're bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here's the
joyful face you've been wanting to see.

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
if it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.

Your deepest presence
is in every small contracting and expanding,
The two as beautifully
balanced and coordinated
as birdwings."
Jalaluddin Rumi

Live Together

"We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Back from walking in the snow. My lungs are filled with the clean Twilight Sky, sparkling stars, and clouds gathering, waiting for the sun...Everything so pretty here. Cold, but invigorating. Conducive to creativity. Feel full up with joy...
Friday, January 14, 2011

Inner Fire

Apparantly it is -1°F on this back deck. No wonder I can't feel my face or fingers. (But the sunrise sure is pretty.)

"In everyones life at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter
with another human being.
We should all be
thankful for those people
who rekindle the human
Albert Schweitzer
Thursday, January 13, 2011

To Love Deeply

Let the sun rise in glory...

Oh my magic sky!

"To Love deeply in one direction
makes us more loving in all others."
~ Anne-Sophie Swetchine

First light along the ridge. Gold and gray clouds. Sunrise coming this morning. YAY! ...Two deer watch me watch the sun... Snowflakes... Red horizon...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mountain and Me

"We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains."
~ Li Po
Sunday, January 9, 2011

Organized Life

"Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life."
Immanuel Kant

Freezing outside. But the twilight blue, emerging light, & stars along the ridge cleanse the soul.
Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quality of the Day

Orange sherbert sky and snow covered Pisgah Forest. Spellbinding...

"To enhance the quality of the day ...
That is the highest of the
Henry David Thoreau
Friday, January 7, 2011

As For Me

"As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles."
~ Walt Whitman

Gentle snowflakes, glowing sun crests and breaks through the clouds. That glow, my heart. Love and aloha.
Thursday, January 6, 2011

What You Do

Just a dusting of snow yet still so much radiance...

"Now is no time to think of what you do not have.
Think of what you can
do with what there is."
Ernest Hemingway
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Look at a Picture

"You can look at a picture for a week
and never
think of it again.
You can also look at a picture for a second
think of it all your life."
Joan Miró

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Apparently sunrise decided to get even more spectacular & I need a wider lense.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Love Like That

Thank you, @primalmarks...

After all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
'You owe Me.'
Look at what happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky."

Cloudless sky awash in twilight blue, glows gold along my ridge. Venus winks a fanciful dream above. I wait, happy, for the sunrise... Now everything is golden. The sky, my heart, this day...