Friday, May 26, 2017

The Glory of Friendship



"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, 
nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; 
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one 
when you discover that someone else believes in you 
and is willing to trust you with a friendship."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cleaning the area around my rose bush in the front, waiting for the sun to rise. With all the rain and sunshine lately, I have work to do, but the work is satisfying.

I am thinking of my classmate Susi who lives in Washington State. She is my gardening mentor. Her plant knowledge and landscaping abilities are remarkable. She works hard, yet still finds time to believe in me. Often when some plant in the garden delights me, I send a thought of gratitude westward to her.

People who help us, who inspire us, change our lives forever. And if we are lucky, they remain life-long friends.

Rose petals in sunlight.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Humanity of the Moment


"Photography must contain one thing: 
the humanity of the moment."
~ Robert Frank


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Our Honest Self


"I feel the greatest gift we can give to anybody 
is the gift of our honest self."
~ Fred Rogers

Even when the sun 
is blocked by clouds, 
the sky sings.


The clouds and fog are doing the tango. 
Quite a show to watch this morning!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Relentless Fidelity


"What the human eye observes casually and incuriously, 
the eye of the camera... notes with relentless fidelity." 
~ Berenice Abbott

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Picture Anything


“You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.” 
~ William Eggelston

Picture anything
A rose, a frying pan, a glove.
Your nail polish.
My sharpened pencil.

Good pictures
are talisman.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Attitude About Life


"It's the attitude about life, man. 
Looking at the light instead of the dark. 
Looking at love instead of fear. "
~ Quincy Jones

Monday, May 15, 2017

This Above All


“This above all: to thine own self be true, 
And it must follow, as the night the day, 
Thou canst not then be false to any man.” 
~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Love

Happy Mother's Day

"A mother's love for her child 
is like nothing else in the world.
It knows no law, no pity,
it dates all things and crushes down 
remorselessly all that stands in its path."
~ Agatha Christie