Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

One's Courage


Dawn's moon, the tree tops, and a squirrel's nest...




"Life shrinks or expands
in proportion to one’s courage."
~ Anais Nin


No clouds. But valley is engulfed in fog. Looks like fantasy land...This morning Fog, a thick blanket, like every secret we hide... Like the heart, a mystery, a celebration: Glowing Golden

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recklessness and Freedom


It's a cloud and fog show this morning. Spectacular sunrise about to crest!



"The way to find your true self is by
recklessness and
freedom."
~ Brenda Ueland



Monday, November 22, 2010

Blessings


I spend my time celebrating the sunrise, but last night's blue moon, was pretty spectacular. From my vantage point, way more brilliant than the Asheville lights below...


"By looking up,
by raising our eyes above our limited horizon,
we are more likely to perceive the
blessings
hidden in affliction."
~
David Steindl-Rast



Thanksgiving week--My heart is focused on gratitude and love. Mahalo all!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Filling Some Other Body


Moon setting in front forest...



"A Poet... has no Identity--
he is continually.. filling some other Body--
the Sun, the Moon, the Sea and Men and
Women."
~
John Keats


Dawn this morning is fog and fire. Mist in the valley and orange red bursts along the ridge.


This morning's prayers, all rock & roll. Very spiritual experience. Full up. Singing and dancing with my random shuffle. Meeting the sun, heart wide open. Cresting song: Dave Matthews Band, ♪♫ ♪♫ #41 ♪♫ ♪♫ , Accident? I think not.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

For the Sake of Other Men


"You do not belong to you. You belong to the universe. The significance of you will forever remain obscure to you, but you may assume that you are fulfilling your significance if you apply yourself to converting all your experience to highest advantage of others. You and all men are here for the sake of other men."
~
R. Buckminster Fuller
Oh, the sky is glowing orange gold and I can still see the stars, fading softly with the new light. So beautiful... We have this miracle dawn every morning... Light and color transforming the sky. Change per second. Dominant shadow of ridge, strong foundation. Grounding. Hope.

Friday, November 19, 2010

How You Finish


Had some company this morning watching the sun rise...




"You have to meet all of the challenges,
big and small.
Because how you
start is how you finish."
~ Bernie Mac


Venus burns brightly in twilight sky. Peace, gratitude, hope... What a holy morning...Light, wonderful blessing, fills the sky as I finish my prayers. Celebrate life...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Deep Wild Rock Molten

Happy birthday, Kayla...

"Go deeper than love,
for the
soul has greater depths,
love is like the grass, but the
heart is deep
wild rock molten, yet dense and permanent."
~
D. H. Lawrence

Sky, some sort of orange miracle. Vibrant glowing clouds bright Creamsicle... (My photos are not photoshopped. I say this because even though today's sunrise looks like it is, it still doesn't do sky justice.)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It Is

"Beauty is not caused. It is."
~
Emily Dickinson



So..much...beauty... Takes the breath away... Sunrise.


Nora Jones: ♪♫ ♪♫ Sunrise ♪♫ ♪♫ ( h/t @JackieYunTweets )

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Love and Knowledge


"Where nature is concerned,
familiarity breeds love and knowledge,
not contempt."
~ Stewart Udall



This anticipation never goes away... It sure feels good when that sun crests. Finally... Now my world is awash with bright light... Very powerful sun this morning. Full force kisses of light.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Say What You Feel


"Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
~
Dr. Seuss



Another cloudless morning. The sky along the ridge glows gold against the blue sky... Venus glows in the sky, like some secret promise & fills my heart with love...The sky's colors keep changing, like a bright kaleidoscope. It is now white light against pale blue-gray, waiting for the sun.



Chill in the air, planes in the sky. Wide open sky. Big blue sky. Big enough for every dream and prayer... Totally accidental, but my favorite photo this morning has my feet in it... Ahh, look at my kingdom at my feet.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time is Eternity

"Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who
fear,
too long for those who
grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who
Love, time is eternity."
~
Henry van Dyke

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Believed the Best


"I have believed the best of every man.
And find that to believe is enough
to make a bad man show him at his best,
or even a
good man swing his lantern higher."
~
William Butler Yeats

Monday, November 8, 2010

Awe

"Awe is what moves us forward."
~
Joseph Campbell

Glorious sunrise. Cold air fills the lungs with joy. Feels so good to be alive.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ask Your Heart

Passionate colors of morning light...


"Go to your bosom:
Knock there, and ask your heart
what it doth know."
~
William Shakespeare


Cold, but extraordinary visibility. Ridge awash with light and color... Sun is coming!

I always think the bare trees on the very top look like soldiers, saluting the sun: tumblr

Joni Mitchell: ♪♫ ♪♫ Both Sides Now ♪♫ ♪♫ ( h/t @michaelfmuller )

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sun God

Snow flurries on the deck. Red fire, swallowed up by gray clouds. Beautiful gold over Asheville. Clouds are putting on a show...No sunrise.

"Be... as a page that aches for a word
which speaks on a theme
that is timeless...
While the Sun God will make for your day..."



Friday, November 5, 2010

Castles in the Air


"If you have built castles in the air,
your
work need not be lost;
That is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them."
~
Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Hope

"The word 'no' denotes a shutting of the door.
It means
failure, defeat, delay.
But spell in backwards and take new
hope,
for backwards it spells 'on.'"
~
Norman Vincent Peale

Heavy Gray Clouds, so no blinding light today. The sun remains a magnificent, iridescent beacon.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sense of Obligation


"A man said to the universe:
Sir, I exist!
However, replied the
universe,
The fact has not
created in me
A sense of obligation."
~
Stephen Crane


Ribbons of orange clouds smear the golden sky. Oh, it is pretty today! The sky is open wide with color!