Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Day's Work


Happy New Year Celebration

"Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work,
from illuminating the fog that surrounds us."
Henri Matisse

Golden sunrise coming:   ...Waiting for the sun. Loving the gold sky. Makes me feel life is all possibilities. Moments for creativity and the sharing of aloha... "aloha & samurai spirits." I just love that. TY!  ...Sky toward Asheville glows color. Just a few beautiful clouds. Clear, clear day.   ...Much too bright to look at straight on. hmmm. Am I talking about the sun... or our dear // (ˆˆ)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Find Time


"We all find time to do what we really want to do." 
~ William Feather


Oh glow. waiting for the sun...  Bright, bright light. Immense feeling of hope & goodwill... Make it a good day.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thing You Love


"You will see a lot of things,
But they will mean nothing to you
 if you lose sight of the thing you love."
 
Oliver Sacks


Brrrr! Waiting for the sun to crest and it's gorgeous out here...  
 Love this golden baby blue sky. Very light & lovely.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Right Words

"One day I will find the right words,
and they will be simple." 
~ Jack Kerouac

Got a lovely solar globe wind chime for Christmas. Now I can watch the sun's reflection in a new way...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sword of Light

"Out of the scabbard of the night,
By God's hand drawn,
Flashes his shining sword of Light,
And lo, the
dawn!"
~ Frank Dempster Sherman

Fog... And light.... And breathtaking beauty on the ridge. Photos will not do it justice... changing as I post this. Colors & Light!  ♥...Completely blanketed in fog.  ♥ ...Drama. Fog. Wet air. Cold. Light, Blurred reality. Sensual. Fantastic!  ♥...Am I completely buried in fog? Or am I being transported in a gigantic cloud?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Opening


"Christmas is not as much about
opening our presents as opening our hearts."
 ~ Janice Maeditere

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holy Spirit


"A  Holy spirit lives within you."

Hot coffee & cold toes. waiting for the sun. :) Photo ...Waiting for my sun to crest. It is so holy, this still and clear morning...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Always the Language


"I learned that to be amusing
was not to be frivolous
 and that language – always the language –
was the magic key as much to prose as to poetry."
~ Christopher Hitchens


oh... God... the sky is afire & I'm catching my breath. So beautiful outside! ...As luck would have it, the sun was swallowed by the clouds before it crested. But will share the sky I say my prayers to and wish you an excellent day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Two Eyes

"My object in living is to unite
My avocation with my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight."
~
Robert Frost

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Live!


"Live to the point of tears."
~
Albert Camus

The cove is buried in fog this morning. A plane soars across the skyline. Am waiting for the sun to crest... Spectacular, glorious sunrise...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Significance






















"I feel the capacity to care
is the thing which gives
life its deepest significance."
~
Pablo Casals

Will be driving into sun. Heading off to Charlotte, NC for personal business. Will take my time & enjoy the day. (Love visiting Charlotte.) ...Lights of Asheville glow like stars. Clouds are puffs of gray goodness. Dawn. ...Kindness... then spread kindness jelly some more.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Being Good

"Early in life—I was two, maybe three—
I developed what I would
call a 'sensitivity to good'
with a
capital G—
what a man should
be doing in this life.
That was
my purpose in life,
I discovered: being good."
~ Aaron Feuerstein

Gold... My ridge glows golden as I wait for sun to crest. Cold. Invigorating. Life-affirming morning.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sweetness of Life

"By home, we mean a place
in which the mind can settle…
a refuge to which we flee
in the
expectation of finding
those
calm pleasures,
those soothing
kindnesses,
which are the sweetness of life."
~ James Bean

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Counting My Blessings

Waipahu, Oahu

"When I started counting my blessings,
my whole
life turned around."
~
Willie Nelson

Overcast this morning, but still, the sun comes through. I am at Patsy Mink Park, watching my nephew play Freshman baseball. What a wonderful gift, this day is!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fire

Moana Hotel at dawn, Waikiki

"The Islands were born in fire, far from human eyes."
 ~ Rita Ariyoshi

My brother said, "Go sit over there so I can take a picture of you with Diamond Head in the background."

I did.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hawaiian Heart

Waikiki, Oahu
"Make good the good in you…
and you will slowly steal into the Hawaiian
heart,
which is all of softness, and gentleness, and sweetness."
~
Jack London

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Going On

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hope, Belief, Faith, Victory

"Never talk defeat.
Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."

My Daddy's birthday and it is chilly, but the sky is beautiful, streaked with orange . ...One more... with . . 180 degrees turn, the moon winks. I . ...I have clouds moving right to left, a fine mist in cove, & fast changing colors along the ridge. Cold!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hidden Fire

"Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
uttered or unexpressed;
the motion of a hidden fire that trembles in the breast."
~ James Montgomery

My morning prayers... & the .. Holy... .

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ability to Fly

Hey, it's 11/11/11 and I am happily experimenting with special effects this morning...

"When we become fixed in our perceptions
we lose our
ability to fly.
~
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

This Morning's Sunrise in ... .

Jason Mraz, ♪♫ ♪♫ Details in Fabric ♪♫ ♪♫

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Required Beginning

"The core of Hawaiian healing way,
and still is,
prayer (pule).
The pule is not just for
healing;
it is also a required
beginning
to any significant event."
~ Ken Carlson


And here we start... another ...Glow of morning. Anticipation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Survival

"Survival is a form of resistance."
~ Mendel Le Sueur

Bundled up, trying not to teeth chatter, waiting for the sun. Fog, cold air, colors. Invigorating. Life-affirming.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cares a Lot

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not."

No sunrise this morning, but the thick clouds have created a beautiful pattern of gray, blue, and light.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Art of Being Kind

"So many gods, so many creeds;
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the
art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs."
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Surreal fog & light this morning. Dream Dawn.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sun's Rays

"Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand.
The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
~
Alexander Graham Bell

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happiness?


"Happiness? That’s nothing more than health
and a poor memory."
~ Albert Schweitzer
 
My morning dance w/ shadows & light ...Color, anticipation... and a heart full of aloha: crests. I never get tired of it.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Habits


"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
~ Mark Twain
Now that is a nice color combo, don't ya think? Sky! ...Now look, more colors! ...The sky is remarkable. Wake up! Look up!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Inner Light


"Sometimes our light goes out
but is blown again into flame
by an encounter with another
human being.
Each of us owes the deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this inner
light."
~ Barbara Glanz

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kind of Poetry


"Habit has a kind of poetry."
~
Simone de Beauvoir

Ahh! hold on to your heart this morning! ...With dogs Kolo & Clapton, watched sunrise from back field again this morning. Just beautiful morning hike. Sunrise through the locus trees...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sit Down & Listen

"Courage is what it takes
to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes
to sit down and
listen."
~
Winston Churchill


Still waiting for the sun, ...Walking around back field with my dogs, Clapton & Kolohe. The sun is strong gold! ...Even the rocks & weeds glow ...Sit down & listen: Me, my camera, iPad, & the ...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Minute Longer



"When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you
until it seems that you cannot
hold on for a minute longer,
never give up then,
for that is just the place and time
that the tide will turn."
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe


Remarkable sliver moon & me, awash in gold, wait for the sun. ...The sky toward Asheville. not too shabby. :) ...Gentle morning mist, magic, & colors, changing by the second...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Interdependence of All Things

"Compassion is the keen awareness
of the interdependence of all things."
~
Thomas Merton


My beautiful red sky :) waiting, with aloha, for my ... Take the time to share your creative light with others. It will change your life... Hmm. Color is diminishing. Clouds are really thick. Shy sun not comin' out to play.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Only Victory

"The only victory that counts
is the one over yourself."
~ Jesse Owens

Golden light. Holy promise. All is good & warm in the world... Sun

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spirit of Love

Good grief, it is freezing this morning... Clouds on fire!

"You will find as you look back upon your life
that the moments
when you have really lived
are the moments when you have done things
in a spirit of love."
~ Henry Drummond

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Autumn Burned Brightly

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