Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fountain of Gladness


"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, 
making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."
Washington Irving


Every morning, I am snapping photos as I wait for the sunrise. I just can't help but observe my world this way. My camera and I have a special relationship with the morning sky. My awareness grows with the emerging light.  I believe we all share this light.

I don't always have time to post my photos, my archive is large. But I think when I do finally share, sometimes even wordlessly, my intimate narrative shines through.

Sending smiles of love to the world...



Sunday, October 26, 2014

God in Everything


"A state of mind that sees God in everything
 is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart."
~ Charles G. Finney

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Coherent Understanding

Fall is a coherent understanding
of life
glorious.

This morning, looking into the cove, just as the sun crests, I feel the sounds of peace. It wraps me in a blanket of calm. I look, hear, smell, touch the sunlight, the chilly mixed with warmth and fire. The colors vibrate.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Longing of the Soul


"Prayer is not asking. 
It is a longing of the soul. 
It is daily admission of one's weakness. 
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words 
than words without a heart."

The sunrise photograph this morning was taken with my iPad2. I am giving my device some attention since I will soon be replacing this three year old friend when the new iPad Air2 is released on October 26.

In charming response to my attention, my iPad2 captured two hearts in the clouds. I gladly transformed the photo into a watercolor, using my Waterlogue application. 

Thanks to the heart clouds, I found the Mahatma Gandhi quote about prayer and things flowed and fit.

Prayer is a longing of the heart. And the wordless prayers say the most.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Playing Out Your Dreams


"Writing a story is like playing out your dreams 
while you are awake."
~ Haruki Murakami 

Monday, October 20, 2014

An Individual Creation


"A joyful life is an individual creation
 that cannot be copied from a recipe."
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just As You Are

7:23 AM. Bird is singing sweetly. Rooster responds in the cove. Another bird. More colors. 
"You are more powerful than you know; 
you are beautiful just as you are."

How wonderful, the sky, this moment. These thoughts.

My sunrise companion



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Source of Light


"The sky is the source of light in Nature 
and it governs everything."
~ John Constable

7:15 AM

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For the Light to Shine

It is beautiful here right now.

"For the light to shine so brightly, 
the darkness must be present." 
~ Francis Bacon

The rain cleared the sky. Gold and tender fog kiss the mountains.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wonder

"I don't think there is any better worship than wonder." 
~ Donald Miller

5:55 AM: Looking up, the sky is a gift of heart clouds. And dreams...