Saturday, July 31, 2010

Light Unto Yourself

"Be a light unto yourself.
Be your own
confidence.
Hold to the
truth within, as to the only truth."
~
Buddha

Clouds sure are pretty, but: Where does the sun go on a cloudy day?

This morning, my camera caught what my eyes did not... The sun rising...Subtle, but pretty spectacular... Then I go to dailycelebrations.com for a quote, and this one loads: (Truth Within)...Serendipity!

Daniel Ho: ♪♫ ♪♫ Lia ♪♫ ♪♫

Friday, July 30, 2010

Something Worth Doing


"Far and away the best prize
that life offers
is the chance to
work hard
at something worth doing."
~
Thomas Jefferson


Sky looks like a lovely pastel painting this morning. Just me and the dogs awake on the ridge and we wait for the sun...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Strength You Possess


All love, pure love, as I wait for the sun... Lots of clouds this morning as color seeps into the gray. So much beauty everywhere I look...Well. that was spectacular.


"Life only demands from you the strength you possess."
~
Dag Hammarskjöld

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

All Things Good


Happy Birthday, Mom

"Believe there is a great power
silently
working all things for good,
behave yourself,
and never mind the rest."
~
Beatrix Potter


Monday, July 26, 2010

Breathless I Catch Up


"From the glow of enthusiasm
I let the melody escape.
I pursue it.
Breathless I catch up with it.
It flies again, it disappears,
it plunges into a chaos of diverse
emotions.
I catch it again, I seize it,
I embrace it with delight...
I multiply it by modulations,
and at last I triumph in the first theme.
There is the whole symphony."
~
Beethoven



An evening spent letting go of loved ones... "Always let go with love," the sky whispers... Another red sunshine, stunning. Hazy, humid mist, and the cleansing roar of Rinehart pipes rising from valley below.

Thank you, Mountain Xpress & @michaelfmuller: My Sunrise

Neil Diamond: ♪♫ ♪♫ Be ♪♫ ♪♫

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stories Matter


"Our stories matter... Your stories matter…
For you never
know
how much of a
difference they make
and to whom."
~ Caroline Joy Adams
The air reeks with humidity already this morning, leftover from yesterday's blistering heat?
Full moon tonight, Bele Chere ends today... All quiet on the ridge, everyone sleeps. Except me and the sun... That sun just hangs there in the cloudless sky. An eerie poem, a silent omen.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Within the Sorrow

"This is what I have learned:
Within the
sorrow, there is grace.
When we come close
to those things that break us down,
we
touch those things
that also break us open."
~ Wayne Muller

Thursday, July 22, 2010

With the Sun


The sky is so beautiful this morning. Orange and gold smears of dawn light. A gossamer mist kisses the valley. I wait for the sun...



"I am lit with the sun."
~ Sidney Lanier
Thank you, Mountain Xpress & @michaelfmuller: Here Comes the Sun

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Precious Gift

"Every morning, when we wake up,
we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live.
What a precious gift."
~
Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

No Smooth Road


"Life has no smooth road for any of us;
and in the bracing atmosphere
of a high aim
the very roughness
stimulates the climber to steadier steps
till the legend,
'over steep ways to the
stars,'
fulfills itself."
~ W.C. Doane

My "sun" rise is more "fog" rise this morning.. Still very pretty, but sun is blocked by clouds. Rapidly changing... Always feel like I'm channeling the sun here on this morning deck, today is all clean with endless potential... Big difference from yesterday & today's sunrise...


My close up of the fiery sun through the clouds looks like lava flow...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Find Ways


"There is nothing like returning
to a place that remains unchanged
to find ways in which
you yourself have altered."
~
Nelson Mandela

Saturday, July 17, 2010

What Autobiography Should Be


"People.
Wonderful, remarkable people
are what autobiography should be
rich in--
the people who make up
a person's real
environment."
~
James Cagney
Some mornings are golden, some are gray... This morning's sunrise is wet with heavy clouds and hints of orange. Still beautiful, wistful, and true.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Joy Made Double

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


No matter what heartache I may have, waiting then watching the sun rise fills me with hope and joy...

Sunrise salve. Free for everybody. All you gotta do is be there... Clouds, thick along ridge, cover the sun, but the light still blazes through... Waiting for sun to break through the clouds. I know it will...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

To Love Somebody




"The only way of full knowledge lies in the act of love;
this act transcends thought, it transcends
words.
It is the daring plunge into the
experience of union.
To love somebody is not just a strong
feeling--
it is a
decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise."
~
Erich Fromm



While everyone slept, I watched this magnificent display of clouds and gold and contemplated how my house... my heart... my life...is full with love...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Only Listen


"Stories are medicine.
They have such
power;
they do not require that
we do, be, act anything —we need only
listen."
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Sunday, July 11, 2010

In Rhythmic Measure


"The same stream of life
that runs through the world
runs through my veins
night and day in rhythmic measure.
It is the same life that shoots in joy
through the dust of the earth
into numberless waves of flowers."
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Stillness. Puffs of clouds are gray against orange sky. Airplane soars up into the color... oooh. Pretty. That sun knocks me over, then swallows me up, with its light... and colors...


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Contemplated in Advance

"It's so hard when contemplated in advance,
and so easy when you do it."
~
Robert M. Pirsig


Drenched from humidity. Unusual sunrise. Perhaps the sun, like I, was spellbound by clouds' rapid movement and fog rising and dissipating?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Listening From Within


"Can you hear it?
Your right brain speaks to you--
and guides you--in the subtle
language
of impulses, feelings, hunches, and intuitions.
'I get my
ideas,' said Edison,
'by
listening from within.'"
~ Zane Vaughn

Subtle sun... Red, behind the clouds. Hanging there, like a mirage. No blazing light. Just waiting for us to take a glimpse... and listen.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gate of Access

"Any object, intensely regarded,
may be a gate of access to the
incorruptible eons of the gods."
~
James Joyce

Silent, yet powerful sun. Rays shoot upwards, through the clouds, through the sky.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wild, Unruly Things

"All of us need to keep in touch with wild, unruly things,
even if we do it in the tamest possible way."
~ Maggie Nichols

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lead With Your Heart


"If you lead with your heart,
it will carry you much further
than your brains will."
~
Sylvester Stallone

Gold, golden sun, blazing through the clean, clean sky. No clouds. Just the Big Blazing Star... And the feelings of leading with my heart and creative possibilities.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Do It

"In life,
you have to deal with your
fear,
the part of you that says, 'I cant do it.'"
~
Chuck Close



Nice walk w/Kolo. Nice spectacular sunrise... Not a cloud in sky...
...And Blues Traveler on my Sansa: Run Around

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dawn of Day

"Enlighten the people generally,
and tyranny and oppressions of
body and mind
will vanish like evil
spirits at the dawn of day."
~
Thomas Jefferson

Train whistle in distance. Crow perched on branch, squawking. Another red sunrise. THAT sun gives new meaning to "rise and shine."
Having a bit of trouble choosing just one sunrise photo this morning. Generous sun.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Full Measure

"A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the full measure I have received and am still receiving."
~
Albert Einstein

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gleaming Taper's Light

"Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
adorns and cheers our way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
emits a lighter ray."
~ Oliver Goldsmith

Fog...mist...stillness...light. And the birds are chirping 3-part harmony... There's my surreal... silent... not-so-shy BIG red sun.