Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happily May I Walk

"Happily may I walk.
May it be beautiful before me.
May it be
beautiful behind me.
May it be beautiful below me.
May it be beautiful above me.
May it be beautiful all around me.
In beauty it is finished."
~ Navajo Night Chant

I've got temporary computer problems, so this post requires a bit more technical creativity to post... Ever notice how the sun continues to rise, despite any problem you may have?

Makes me feel good about the beauty of life... and life's possibilities...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Be Thankful

"There is always something
for which to be thankful."
Charles Dickens
Newness... Hope... Bright promise. With the sunrise, everything is awash in light.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Light Shining Nearby

"Never fear shadows.
They simply mean
there’s a light shining nearby. "
~ Ruth E. Renkel

My brain is all over the place this morning. I'm on the deck, covered in damp fog, moving fast. Clouds are settling soft. Maybe a sunrise...So much peace and beauty... Sounds below... Roosters, a woodpecker, dogs, cars, silence, a humming motor. Two black crows glide by:

Below, expanses of frozen green grass, dormant. Bare trees salute the blue sky. Where or where is the sun? Glowing light through the clouds. Pretty. I know you're there. Come on...

No drama this morning, just pure, golden light.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Compact of Fire

"Love is a spirit all compact of fire."
William Shakespeare

Sky is ablaze with color. Clouds on fire. One of those mornings where my camera isn't going to do this justice.

Friday, November 20, 2009


"God is within us --
we glow with his inspiration."
~ Ovid

Chilly sunrise today. Still splendidly beautiful.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Perpetual Optimism

"Perpetual Optimism is a force multiplier."
~ Colin Powell

Sky show here. No sunrise. Cloud & fog moving quickly. Sky above is blue & gorgeous. WOW... Now I'm drenched in fog. No blue sky. Just ethereal timelessness. Astounding how quickly the sky changes this morning.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

All True

"There's no one thing that's true. It's all true."

Redeeming Formula

"We are always in search of
the redeeming formula,
the crystallizing
Etty Hillesum
Pre-sunrise Asheville sky this morning is magnificent--Purple, red, pink clouds ablaze with colors. Breathtaking.

Monday, November 16, 2009

You Mustn't Miss the Dawn

Welcome back, Michael!

"Come quickly. You mustn't miss the dawn.
It will never be just like this again."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Untie the Ribbons

"Each Day comes bearing its own gifts.
Untie the ribbons
~ Ruth Ann Schabacker
The motionless clouds are like gentle ribbons across the sky. Fanciful pastel strings of light...Stillness and quiet in the cove... except for those roosters crowing...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Say With Certainty

"What can we say with certainty?"
Fran├žois Voltaire
There it is... another day begins in holy possibilities.


"Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

Oh, what beauty... The sky is on fire this morning...Then in seconds, the red sky evaporates to light. We wait for the sun to crest the ridge.

Friday, November 13, 2009

One Universal Grin

"All nature wears one universal grin."
~ Henry Fielding

Our dog Kolo started barking and I opened the door and was able to capture three of the five deer that dashed from our front yard to the forest at sunset.

Shine Within

"Let your Light shine.
Shine within you so that it can
shine on someone else.
Let your
Light shine."
~ Oprah Winfrey

Not a cloud in the sky. Unbelievable, brilliant light... O, shine.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cloud Shine

"We talk of sunshine and moonshine,
but not of cloud shine,
which is yet one of the
illuminations of our skies.
A shining cloud is one of the most majestic
of all secondary lights."
~ Alice Meynell

After days of rain and French Broad River Flood Warnings, there is still no sun today. Just clouds... and light... and dreams...

Sunday, November 8, 2009


"Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."
~ Joseph Addison

I'm watching the sunrise this morning with a deer. Three seconds earlier and I would have caught her on camera.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holy Joy

"The beating Heart of the universe
Holy joy."
~ Martin Buber

I've got a wide open sky and the sun radiates the mountain top... JOY!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Two Roads

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Thinking... that's what I did: Took the road less traveled...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

How Do I Work?

"How do I work? I grope."
Albert Einstein
Good morning, great day. Waiting on the sun to rise...Crisp, cool air. The sky glows with clarity and light.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Infinite Expectation

"We must learn to reawaken
and keep ourselves awake...
By an infinite expectation of the dawn."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn Burned Brightly

"Autumn burned brightly,
a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees."
~ Faith Baldwin

Good Sunday morning...

It's chilly, but dry, and the clouds are gliding across the sky as I anticipate the sunrise. Quiet calm lulls the valley, decorated with evergreen trees and branches of red, yellow, burgundy, and orange leaves... The clouds continue to move, but they are thickening where the light shines. Will clouds shroud my cresting sun?