Wednesday, September 30, 2009

No Limitations

"Life has no limitations,
except the ones you make."
~ Les Brown

This morning's light 
reminds me that life 
is a gift 
of unlimited possibilities. 

Everything I want pulsates
waiting for me to create.

It will be done
if I want it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Curiosity Survives

"It is a miracle that curiosity
survives formal education."
Albert Einstein

In Hawaii, 
we call a nosy person, 
niele - (nee-eh-leh)

That has always been me.
Or so my family says.

And while I may
have a big nose,
I think
I am more curious
than nosy.

And curiosity survives.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Own Private World

"The main thing in one's own private world
is to try to
laugh as much as you cry."
Maya Angelou

The release
of laughter
gets you to 

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sunlight Will...

Three minutes between these two photos.
"Sunlight will renew your pride."
Joni Mitchell

Just wisps of fog this morning in the valley. Lots of clouds. Very little sky where the sun is to rise. Clouds and light. Interesting formations of quiet grey and blue...

In contrast, looking south, towards Mt. Pisgah, the sky is awash with gorgeous color--light blues, oranges, pinks, and white... Clouds, clouds above me. Settled billows, with tributaries of light and sky. Pattern so still, seems etched, kissed.

(I sat and waited, needing to leave, thinking "too much clouds, no sun." Then... in seconds. Fog moved in, then spectacular fire ball of the sun... )

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Peace Begins

"Peace begins with a smile."
Mother Teresa

This morning's sky, a watercolor box of blue, white, and pink. Again, the thick fog has rested low in soft, billowy white, giving a settling feeling of peace.
So much majestic beauty, with the chance of starting anew.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Go With It

Happy 60th Birthday Mr. Springsteen

"Growing old. It happens to everybody.
Might as well go with it
instead of going against it."
Bruce Springsteen

After eight days of rain and cloud and fog coverage, it looks like I'm going to get a sunrise today. And it may be spectacular. Rice Pinnacle is glowing orange.

I looked down to enter my last tweet and the fog rolled in with incredible speed. The valley is buried in fog. Everything is ethereal... and in seconds, clear. Unspeakable beauty.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

World Speaks to Me in Colors

"The world speaks to me in colors,
soul answers in music."
Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds are wonderful this morning. Plentiful billows. High, but ablaze with red & gold, fast-changing color and light. A perfect ceiling for the sun.

We are all a part of the same, great body. The beat, our beat, unifies our hearts and our spirits with love and light.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Presence of an Angel

"Be careful how you look at people,
or treat them; you may be
in the presence of an
~ Barbara Hart

Beautiful, still morning. No clouds, just the sky's gentle colors as we wait for the sun.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Twenty-Four Hour a Day

"Faith is a twenty-four hour a day commitment."
~ Mary Kay Ash

No room in this morning's sky for anything but unending (and humble) gratitude.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moments of Wholeness

"The fiery moments of passionate experience
are the moments of wholeness
and totality of the personality."
Anais Nin

Soaking in light and fog; watercolor sky. Stillness. In the distance, birds welcome daylight. Sunrise today? After four overcast days, I dunno. Sure is peaceful, tho...

Thinking...We soak in the sun to tan our skin... How about soaking in dawn to enrich our soul?
Ahh... there's that orange glow... now!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Essential Aspect

"An essential aspect of creativity
is not being afraid to
Edwin Land
Red glow... iridescent glory... the sun rising sets the stage with effortless clarity. Everything new, bright, and real. Happiness.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Into the Soul

"There is nothing that makes its way
more directly into the
soul than beauty."
~ Joseph Addison

Enjoying the Stillness of Dawn... Oh my...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Only Poem

"The moment of change is the only poem."
~ Adrienne Rich

The clouds cover the sky with a thick blanket of lavendar and are outlined by red, bright red fire from the hidden sun...The cloud change in 15 seconds is incredible. No time to tweet, the sky is changing so quickly. A drama of clouds, fog, and light.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Defend the Truth

"Man has no nobler function
than to defend the
~ Ruth McKenney

Trying to control my excitement: I have a breath-catching RED pre-sunrise sky. Lavendar clouds... Chilly Asheville morning. Got hoodie on. Sky's colors are changing so fast, now I have yellow-pink-orange all doing their presun dance... Wild cloud patterns. Grey cotton balls, sponge imprints, and wavy lines against blue and yellow sky... ooo ooo oo Clouds tinged with red glow...

Life is all possibilities.