Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quite Magical

"Life is magic, the way nature works seems to be quite magical."
Jonas Salk

Birds singing so sweetly. Sliver crescent moon & golden sky. Beautiful new day.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Birds Sing

Vicious tornadoes. Powerful storms. Hundreds die in the south. A mile-wide tornado leveled Tuscaloosa. Here on my ridge, a wild midnight ride. We watched nearby forest trees dance Tahitian, not hula. With lightning strikes, one after another after another. Sheets of rain. Wind and thunder. My sunrise viewing chair ended up in the back field... So minor in context...
"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t we?"
~ Rose Kennedy

Outside this morning, the birds are singing...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Without Wondering

Today's prayer is made with dirt and mulch... No laptop, just shovel and clippers... Rocks, weeds, flowers, love... Waiting for the sun...

"People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering."
St. Augustine

Lavender sky streaked with pink cloud smears. Dawn's light, the birds are singing for the sun... I'm sitting in the garden, with this wonderful perspective....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Masterpiece of Man

"The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with a purpose."
Michel de Montaigne

The morning is awash with green. Rich, fertile green. The trees, mountains, everywhere. Green. Alive.

Late last fall, I cleared a section of back brush & found a poplar that today is doing wonderful. Hoping my sunrise photographs near it are good enough to post...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What's Inside

"It doesn't matter whether you're the king of a country or... a fabulous Beatle; it's what's inside that counts."
George Harrison

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Excursion Is the Same

"The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy." ~ Eudora Welty

So many many things to be grateful for. Every where I look this morning. Blessings... Beauty.... Bright gold... red, orange. Sky. Sky! Chill, too beautiful to care about that. Sun is coming! ...Think I'll go w/ wide spring green forest, clarity to Asheville, and gold rays that seem to extend, reach, celebrate the sky.

Friday, April 15, 2011

In the Right Light

"In the right light, at the right time,
everything is extraordinary."
~ Aaron Rose

All gray sky, except for a patch of glowing light, in the middle of my mountain ridge. Think I'll run with it... Everything is extraordinary.

Ben Harper & Jack Johnson, ♪♫ ♪♫ My Own Two Hands ♪♫ ♪♫
H/T: @joanne_cooper

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Make It Meaningful

Spring green, coffee, and sunrise...
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days.
An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing
is to make it
a meaningful friend or a meaningful day."
Dalai Lama

As I waited for the sun, I spent an hour listening to a live stream of the Dalai Lama speaking at the University of Limerick. One of the things he mentioned is the importance of a mother's love... So of course, I noticed how this morning's sun glows golden behind that mountain breast. Radiant color and maternal love...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rises For Me

"Today a new sun rises for me;
everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my
passion, everything invites me to cherish it.
~ Anne De Lenclos

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Infinite Expectation

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid,
but by an infinite expectation of the dawn."
Henry David Thoreau

Some sort of percolating cloud action along my ridge. Wild. Birds are loving the morning... Absolutely SpectACULAR clouds... Well, that was rather miraculous.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Growth Stage

"I began to realize that life
is a growth stage I'm going through."
Ellen Goodman

Wisps of blue, swirling clouds, and gentle fog in the cove. Birds question and answer one another. They fly in pairs across the sky... Life calls.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Without Problems or Pride

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride..." ~ Pablo Neruda

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Most and Best

"Integrate what you believe
into every single area of your
life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else."
Meryl Streep

Thinking this morning's sunrise was all about clouds & shy sun... but then, a vision of light. Remarkable inspiration... And hope.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great Good

"Love is a great thing,
a great
good in every wise."
~ Thomas à Kempis

Golden sky is streaked orange. And as if overnight, lower trees are filled with leaves. New green. New promises...In these brief moments before sun crests, there is anticipation, of course, and overwhelming gratitude.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Be Bold

Ahh, the power of editorial license & sun-loving joy that I can take off my shoes...

"Your motto: Be Bold, Be Free, Be Truthful."
Brenda Ueland

Doing double take. Our weather forecast is high of 78° today in Asheville? ...Gotta admit, this morning's Asheville sky is spectacular. Wide open blue with glorious clouds. Hollywood, where are you?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vast Perhaps

"I go to seek a vast perhaps." ~ Francois Rabelais

Ah, dawn. And the sweet light tickles the clouds... My home, my heart, is all quiet love this morning... Snow on the ridge, rain on my deck chair. Absolutely gorgeous with clean color clouds, birds, sounds. Morning. Sun coming...

Beautiful sunrise. Watching it, I know, everything, anything is possible...

Friday, April 1, 2011

April is a Promise

Ice on my chair... Rapid-moving clouds, left-to-right, along my ridge...

Asheville gold...

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep." ~Hal Borland

Note to self: Don't go outside barefoot when the deck is covered w/ice. (Even if you're carried away by orange glow against gray clouds.) ...Have gray clouds along my ridge, but it is SPECTACULAR gold radiating over Asheville. Stunning color and light against higher gray clouds. Wow.