Monday, April 30, 2012

Do It


"Ask yourself what you could do 
to make situations less difficult. 
Do it, even if you think 
you shouldn't have to."

Things look different
below my usual morning perch
Luscious low fog engulfs the cove this morning as light seeps into the sky. Time to play in the dirt and sky. (I bought a fragile white rose plant yesterday that I need to find spot for...)

She fits perfectly in the garden. (Photo)

Now for some rocks... & of course the rising sun. 


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Affinity


"Human beings grew up in forests; 
we have a natural affinity for them. 
How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky."


Waiting for the sun to rise. The sky changes colors so quickly.

Collecting rocks for my top garden from the back field, which is bursting fireworks of white wild blackberry flowers. 

Just back from uphill hike with camera full of ooo-ing ahh-ing photos...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Heart

 Catch it before it dissolves. A break in the gray, a beautiful white heart fills the sky. See it? A kiss from Nature, a promise, a gentle reminder.
"Believe."

"Ask questions from your heart 
and you will be answered from the heart."
 ~ Omaha Indian Proverb

Whirling fog & clouds. Softness, like heartbreak. (Yes, my heart is broken.) Gray, mostly, but wild tinged of pale red-pink light. Birds loving it. (Photo)... 

After the rain, everything rocks green. Hundreds or birds singing. (Photo)... Rain kissed garden flowers. Lavender blue.  (Photo)... "Nature somehow knows," I think. 

This locus tree tilts right, bending south with strong branches, elegant leaves. Nice to watch birds & clouds. (Photo)... It is true good things come to those who wait and so briefly, maybe five seconds, my sun came out to see me. & the heart opens wide, for an instant.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thyself

"Make it thy business to know thyself,
which is the most difficult lesson in the world."
~ Miguel De Cervantes


Watching the light break through the clouds. Absolutely gorgeous sky show... My holy rose this morning. Fragile music, all Aloha.

rain, tears & nourishment

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pause


My rose bush, bathed in sunrise
Clouds aglow with red & sky


"The principle of art is to pause, not bypass."
~ Jerzy Kosinski

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Radiant Heat

Just back from a short walk, got lost in the music of dozens of birds who like me wait for the sun...  
"The body seems to feel beauty when exposed to it
 as it
feels the campfire or sunshine,
 entering not by the eyes alone,
but equally through all one's flesh
like radiant heat,
 making a
passionate ecstatic pleasure
glow not
explainable."

Friday, April 20, 2012

Reason

 "Faith, hope and love
are the three most important words in my life.
I believe it is faith that helps you achieve
those things you hope for
and that love is the reason for it all."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Harmony

Lying on my back, looking up at the sky. So nice to just contemplate the changing colors. I just took a shot of the crescent moon with my irises. I love the shot... Photo
Looking up at the crescent moon. Me & my irises. Oh. So. Wondrous. 

"Art is a harmony parallel with nature."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Imagination


"There are no days in life so memorable 
as those which vibrate 
to some stroke of the imagination." 



Again. Waiting for the sun. Photo...


Well that cresting sun looks like a nipple on the breast of that reclining mountain.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happiness

Sky is smeared red over pale blue. Golden light seeps in. The moon, off to the right, is outside my focus range.


Me & Kolo, sitting on the garden steps, waiting for sun. My thyme that hugs the steps smells heavenly. ... 


Yep. My once-blind Kolo CAN definitely see.



"Where your pleasure is,
there is your
treasure:
where your treasure, there your
heart;
where your heart, there your
happiness."

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sweetness

 It is one of those mornings where every photo is fantastic & difficult to chose one. What a tremendous sky.
Yes. The sky is beautiful this morning. Spellbound, I am.
"You cannot teach love,
but you can feel the sweetness that it pours into everything."
~ Anne Sullivan

Friday, April 13, 2012

Try Again

"Try again.. Fail again. Fail better."


Have learned that the heart is precious & pumps goodness. It helps us to connect profoundly so we can do great thing together... Waiting for the sun to rise... Good morning, world! Photo.

Spring green. Bright. Saucer moon & I gaze at the lemon orange sky & wait for the sun to crest. Chorus of birds serenade us...

Me & the saucer moon wait for the sun to rise... Photo... Simply waiting for sun to crest. Soaking in the sounds of morning. Overwhelmed by all the surrounding beauty: Photo... 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nature


"Everything in Nature
contains all the
powers of Nature.
Everything is made of hidden stuff."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Recap. Had Pisgah Forest fire near where my morning sun crests. Started at 5:30, continued into the night...The raging fire grew relentlessly & provided a dynamic visual display. Lots of high drama for awhile: Photo 1 | Photo2.

This morning, it looks like the fire is extinguished. Fire fighters are heroes... Waiting to see the damage at dawn... My morning view is lovely. No visible sign of damage from the fire. We are still all green!!! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tugs


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the world." 

 ~ John Muir


On very rare mornings, like this morning, I go with my first shot. All the rest do not come close to this one.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Startling


my perch this morning
waiting w/ my iPad
Drinking coffee, sitting on my front garden step. Waiting for my sun. Photo...
"To live is so startling it leaves time for little else."
 ~ Emily Dickinson



Worked until sunset last eve moving mulch & rocks & dirt & weeds. Very content to sit & admire my work. More to do. Photo... Everywhere I look, a pretty picture. Waiting on the sun. Photo... Really love these solar globes... Oops gotta go, here comes the sun. Photo...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Blessings

"Reflect upon your present blessings,
 of which every man has plenty;
 not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

Chilly outside. Just back from short walk. Saying goodnight to the very pretty setting moon... Photo.

Checking out the garden, sitting, waiting for the sun to rise. Everything is green, full of life and goodness. Photo.


 Here's our new day...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Preparation

Happy Easter...
"Wisdom is nothing but 
a preparation of the soul,
a capacity, a secret art of thinking,
feeling, and breathing
thoughts of unity
 at every moment of life." 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Balance, Peace, and Joy

Unbelievable clarity. Big light, all golden, everything. Gold.
"Balance, peace, and joy
are the fruit of a successful life.
It starts with recognizing your talents
 and finding ways
to serve others by using them."

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Yours

"This life is yours.
Take the 
power to choose
what you want to do and do it well.
Take the power to 
love
what you want in life and love it 
honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest
and be a part of 
nature.
Take the power to 
control your own life.
No one else can do it for you.
Take the poweto make your life 
happy."

 ~ Susan Polis Schutz


Finally, through the billows of imagination, the rising sun, my sun, blazes... Have a wonder-full day, with good solutions marked by jazzy light...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Incomparable

Happy Birthday, Charelle
"Since you are like
no other being ever created
since the beginning of Time,
you are incomparable."

Monday, April 2, 2012

Blue Serenity

"And joy is everywhere
it is in the earth’s green covering of grass
 in the blue serenity of the sky."
Rabindranath Tagore


Even blocked by clouds, the sun manages to paint the sky with passionate colors. Good morning world! Photo.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Down Through It

Good morning, Asheville

"You don't look back along time
but down through it, like water.
Sometimes this comes to the surface,
sometimes that,
 sometimes nothing.
Nothing goes away."

Seconds from the sun's crest and air crackles with bird songs & delight. Photo.