Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nobody Else Has Thought


"
Discovery is seeing
what everybody else has seen,
and
thinking what nobody else has thought."
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Some times the shy sun is content to rise behind the clouds. There's just no coaxing it out...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Feels Nice

"If it feels nice, don't think twice ."
~
James Taylor

Colors continue swirling to my delight... THAT was remarkable. Utterly life affirming & making me bow down with humility.
Wish you all goodness, salve for every heartache, and endless celebrations... Video: Shower the People, James Taylor

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hopeful Symptoms

From I-85,
near Charlotte, North Carolina

"The impulse to travel is
one of the
hopeful symptoms of life."
~ Agnes Repplier

Monday, June 21, 2010

Care Enough


"You can make a difference in your life
and in the
lives of others
if you simply care enough to try,
and care enough to persevere."
~ Daniel K. Inouye
Thank you, Mountain Xpress & @michaelfmuller: My Sunrise

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Greatest Gift

Happy Father's Day

"My father gave me the greatest gift
anyone could give another person,
he believed in me."
~
Jim Valvano

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Explore and Explore

"Explore, and explore.
Be neither chided nor flattered
out of your position of perpetual inquiry.
Neither dogmatize, or accept another’s dogmatism."
~
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, June 18, 2010

Walk Tall

"Walk tall.
Or don't walk at all."
~
Bruce Springsteen

Luck of the shuffle, today's sunrise crested as "He's singin'" refrain from New York City Serenade hit my ear. Religious experience.

Video: New York City Serenade, 7/11/09

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Find Time

"We all find time to do what we really want to do."
~
William Feather
Back from walk down my mountain. Surveying the forest damage from yesterday's hail storm. Remarkable... Blackberries everywhere...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

All Earthly Dignities

"A peace above all earthly dignities
a
still and quiet conscience."
~
William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

A peaceful morning, full of light-hearted possibilities...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Welcome the Ecstatic Experience

"A soul should always stand ajar,
ready to welcome the ecstatic
experience."
~
Emily Dickinson

Looks like I'll be meeting the sun dancing this morning... Ahh, but dancing is quite a prayer... Dancing and the fog rolls in and in just seconds, I'm covered in a silky mist.So, is this a "Mist Dance?" ...That was wonderful! Now my blood is pumping.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Some Great Good

"The potential of the average person
is like a huge ocean unsailed,
a new continent unexplored,
a world of
possibilities waiting to be released
and channeled toward some great
good."
~ Brian Tracy

Just a fine mist in the valley. Orange sky is lightly seared with golden light. Dozens of birds chatter. Hues changing fast... Stillness. The rooster calls out from the valley below. I listen, spellbound, to the quiet sounds of dawn!

An airplane rises across the sky. The fog, gently hugging the tree tops, dissipates in seconds. The sun will be cresting & my heart beats.

Generous, generous dawn.

Red sun. Orange sky. Blue-gray mountains. Poetry. Faith. Possibilities.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Our Attention


"Whatever we put our attention on
will
grow stronger in our life."
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Can't see any of the cove, the fog is so thick, but the horizon is clear, which should make for a stunning sunrise. Counting the minutes... In just seconds, the fog has completely covered everything. Can't see my ridge, just mist and slender ribbons of orange light... Air is moist, in a dream cloud. Dozens of birds singing. Mist clings to spiderwebs. Sky toward Mt. Pisgah, blue with orange clouds.
Settle down, I say, now give me the sun!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Catch Excellence

"Perfection is not attainable.
But if we chase perfection,
we can catch
excellence."
~
Vince Lombardi



Misty, golden sun rise, breath-catching, life-celebrating gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Forever

"Forever is composed of Nows."
~
Emily Dickinson


Bright, bright sun in a cloudless sky. The house and garden are streaming light...The bright light and clear horizon transform the mountain outlines into sensual curves. Beautiful, really.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Let the Glory Out

"Defeat may serve as well as victory
to shake the
soul and let the glory out."
~Edwin Markham
Clouds and profuse light. The word "glory" keeps singing in my head.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Produce Joy

"Do anything, but let it produce Joy."
~
Walt Whitman



So many colors. Joyous world we live in... Feels like a Whitman sort of sunrise... :) while my 125 photos download, let me search my quote database... Ahh, technology.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Nobody in Particular

"In heaven, an angel
is nobody in particular."
~
George Bernard Shaw

Orange is streaking horizon, across my ridge. My heart skips beat at thought of upcoming sunrise... (w/Bob Marley singing in my ear) Clouds makin' light soup out of sun. Orange blaze, sprinkles of gold, lavendar, gray. Rasta Goulash!
...Red sun, red sun, peaking cresting. STUNNING!

Tricky sun. Gave me 10 seconds only. Now it's chillin' behind clouds. Peek-a-boo you...Aha! You know you've got a special life when the sun starts listening to you...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Do Good Work

"You learn how to do good work
by being honest with yourself."
~ Rodney Crowell


My cove is drenched in heavy fog. But tips of my ridge are visible. Color on the horizon is hope for a sun rise...The sun, a brief exclamation point. Cuddled by the fog...Hope my camera caught it...
How can my heart hold this much love?