Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

When We Share

"When we share --
that is poetry in the prose of life.
Sigmund Freud

It is GORGEOUS outside... Asheville is some sort of wonderland. Awfully nice of that bird to come by as I was taking this photograph...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Heart

"A happy heart comes first,
then the
happy face."
~ Shania Twain

The sky is pink and lavender and gorgeous this morning...Airplane, leaving Asheville Airport, rises above the ridge, over snow and gold... My ridge, the cove, is white powder and gold sky...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

To Be Loved, As To Love

"Make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt,
where there is despair,
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness,

heavenly Father, grant that I
may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to
to be loved, as to
for it is in
giving that we receive,
it is in
pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal
~ Prayer of
St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

amazing day

"i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees
and a blue true
dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural
which is infinite which is yes"
e.e. cummings

Happy birthday, Grandma Dorothy...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Color Is Joy

"Color is Joy.
One does not think
One is carried by it."
~ Ernst Haas

The sun suggests immortality...And the clouds... all the answers to every question are there, in the clouds... Spectacular sunrise. Fast moving fog drenches Cove, rising and twirling against a blue sky, clean from the rain.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Imagine It

"You won't get anything
unless you have the vision
imagine it."
John Lennon

Just a glorious sunrise. I walked with the morning chill. Open your heart and let the light in.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Can't Stop the Sun

"Can't stop the sun from Shining... Shining..."
~ Tom Petty

Today's sunrise brought to you by brrrrr... Toto, we're not in Honolulu anymore...

Thursday, December 3, 2009


"Everything in life that we
really accept undergoes a change."
~ Katherine Mansfield
Here's the dilemma... The sunrise is absolutely gorgeous... blue sky, clouds... bright. I'll have to post another pix. Remarkable contrast.

Fully Understood

"Every man supposes himself not to be
understood or appreciated."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sky is burning red... clouds magnificent. (And the sun hasn't risen even)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

After a Storm

Sunset off front porch...
"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldnt we?"
~ Rose Kennedy
Unbelievable Asheville sky... Storm rinsed out gray. Bold colors of yellow, orange and blue. Spectacular, fast-moving clouds... Going into the sunset business today.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Always a Valley

"Always a valley before a hill."
~ American Proverb
Waiting for the sun in morning chill, listening to Kapono Beamer strum classic "Pua Lilia" on my MP3. Gorgeous... Thinking.... How can life be this full and simple?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happily May I Walk

"Happily may I walk.
May it be beautiful before me.
May it be
beautiful behind me.
May it be beautiful below me.
May it be beautiful above me.
May it be beautiful all around me.
In beauty it is finished."
~ Navajo Night Chant

I've got temporary computer problems, so this post requires a bit more technical creativity to post... Ever notice how the sun continues to rise, despite any problem you may have?

Makes me feel good about the beauty of life... and life's possibilities...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Be Thankful

"There is always something
for which to be thankful."
Charles Dickens
Newness... Hope... Bright promise. With the sunrise, everything is awash in light.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Light Shining Nearby

"Never fear shadows.
They simply mean
there’s a light shining nearby. "
~ Ruth E. Renkel

My brain is all over the place this morning. I'm on the deck, covered in damp fog, moving fast. Clouds are settling soft. Maybe a sunrise...So much peace and beauty... Sounds below... Roosters, a woodpecker, dogs, cars, silence, a humming motor. Two black crows glide by:

Below, expanses of frozen green grass, dormant. Bare trees salute the blue sky. Where or where is the sun? Glowing light through the clouds. Pretty. I know you're there. Come on...

No drama this morning, just pure, golden light.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Compact of Fire

"Love is a spirit all compact of fire."
William Shakespeare

Sky is ablaze with color. Clouds on fire. One of those mornings where my camera isn't going to do this justice.

Friday, November 20, 2009


"God is within us --
we glow with his inspiration."
~ Ovid

Chilly sunrise today. Still splendidly beautiful.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Perpetual Optimism

"Perpetual Optimism is a force multiplier."
~ Colin Powell

Sky show here. No sunrise. Cloud & fog moving quickly. Sky above is blue & gorgeous. WOW... Now I'm drenched in fog. No blue sky. Just ethereal timelessness. Astounding how quickly the sky changes this morning.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

All True

"There's no one thing that's true. It's all true."

Redeeming Formula

"We are always in search of
the redeeming formula,
the crystallizing
Etty Hillesum
Pre-sunrise Asheville sky this morning is magnificent--Purple, red, pink clouds ablaze with colors. Breathtaking.

Monday, November 16, 2009

You Mustn't Miss the Dawn

Welcome back, Michael!

"Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn.
It will never be just like this again."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Untie the Ribbons

"Each Day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons
~ Ruth Ann Schabacker
The motionless clouds are like gentle ribbons across the sky. Fanciful pastel strings of light...Stillness and quiet in the cove... except for those roosters crowing...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Say With Certainty

"What can we say with certainty?"
Fran├žois Voltaire
There it is... another day begins in holy possibilities.


"Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

Oh, what beauty... The sky is on fire this morning...Then in seconds, the red sky evaporates to light. We wait for the sun to crest the ridge.

Friday, November 13, 2009

One Universal Grin

"All nature wears one universal grin."
~ Henry Fielding

Our dog Kolo started barking and I opened the door and was able to capture three of the five deer that dashed from our front yard to the forest at sunset.

Shine Within

"Let your Light shine.
Shine within you so that it can
shine on someone else.
Let your
Light shine."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Not a cloud in the sky. Unbelievable, brilliant light... O, shine.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cloud Shine

"We talk of sunshine and moonshine,
but not of cloud shine,
which is yet one of the
illuminations of our skies.
A shining cloud is one of the most majestic
of all secondary lights."
~ Alice Meynell

After days of rain and French Broad River Flood Warnings, there is still no sun today. Just clouds... and light... and dreams...

Sunday, November 8, 2009


"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."
~ Joseph Addison

I'm watching the sunrise this morning with a deer. Three seconds earlier and I would have caught her on camera.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holy Joy

"The beating Heart of the universe
Holy joy."
~ Martin Buber

I've got a wide open sky and the sun radiates the mountain top... JOY!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Two Roads

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Thinking... that's what I did: Took the road less traveled...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

How Do I Work?

"How do I work? I grope."
Albert Einstein
Good morning, great day. Waiting on the sun to rise...Crisp, cool air. The sky glows with clarity and light.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn Burned Brightly

"Autumn burned brightly,
a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees."
~ Faith Baldwin

Good Sunday morning...

It's chilly, but dry, and the clouds are gliding across the sky as I anticipate the sunrise. Quiet calm lulls the valley, decorated with evergreen trees and branches of red, yellow, burgundy, and orange leaves... The clouds continue to move, but they are thickening where the light shines. Will clouds shroud my cresting sun?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our True Depth

Ka Iwi Channel, Honolulu, Hawaii

"We sometimes need adversity
to fathom our true depths
~ Pat Riley

Monday, October 19, 2009

Joy That Is Shared

Halona Blow Hole

"A joy that is shared
is a joy made double
~ English Proverb

Just off Kalanianole Highway, Oahu's Blow Hole is a lava tube where on a wild and rough morning like today, the ocean rises and bursts up to the sky.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Creativity is Magic

Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu

"Sometimes I think creativity is magic;
it's not a matter of finding an
but allowing the idea to find you."
Maya Lin

Lanikai, just south of Kaneohe: one of Hawaii's best beaches... Incomparable beauty... fine white sand...clear aqua ocean... arching palm trees. The beach where ancient Hawaiian royalty played... And at dawn today, life begins anew.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Sunrise, Niagara Falls
(Thank you, Rick)

"Gold cannot be pure,
and people cannot be perfect."
~ Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Seed of Faith

Mt. Olomana just after dawn

"Remember that the smallest seed of faith
is of more worth
than the largest fruit of happiness."
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Loveliest Smile

"Autumn.. the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant

An overcast sky today. Leaves are changing, so my mountain quilt is getting more vibrant... Greens are turning yellow. I love it when the reds and burgundies come in with a vengeance.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Soothed & Healed

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put in tune once more."
John Burroughs

I don't know if I'll get a sunrise this morning, but cloud action along my ridge is wild. Fast changing light. Swirling, dream-like wisps of white and gray.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fill Your Heart

"Fill your heart with
as much Love
as you can,
and don't hold it in."
~ Carl Perkins

Steven captured me this morning watching the sunrise. I love this photo and love him...

Follow Your Heart

"Follow your heart, your instincts.
People might try to dissuade you
from your passion,
but no one can
live your life
but you."
~ Olympia Dukakis

The pre-sunrise sky defies description... My camera can't capture the beauty, fire, and colors.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Glow

"The glow of one warm thought
is to me worth more than
Thomas Jefferson

Looking at the sky... Feels wonderful to be alive... All this beauty is humbling. I have so much love and gratitude in my heart.

Wishing you all, good things...