Friday, April 30, 2010

Life Is Magic

"Life is magic, the way nature works
seems to be quite magical."
Jonas Salk

Every prayer, every chant is heard... There is not a cloud in the sky...My sunrise ridge is a dark silhouette against an ethereal pale gold sky... Amazing how over Asheville, the sky glows a different shade of pale red...Fine mist in the valley and light reveal Pisgah Forest's vibrant greens. The birds and I await the sun, just a breath away...

These are the minutes of pure anticipation...And this morning stillness is holy... Giving birth to light. Pure, blazing light.

Today's Daily Celebration: Willie Nelson ♫ Song: A Song For You

Thursday, April 29, 2010


"To fly we have to have resistance."
Maya Lin

The sky is streaked with vibrant orange! Be still my heart... Clear view of the gentle slopes that surround Asheville, skyline is crisp colors of purple, orange, and blue. Beautiful Asheville... Every where I look, a miracle of life.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Point of View

"You never really understand a person
until you consider things
from his point of view."
Harper Lee

Asheville sky is purple and orange, lots of clouds. Freezing toes; need to put on shoes... Wild sky. No clarity on this end. Clouds, color, and light. Unfurling, interesting. Invigorating. Beautiful... Trio of jet exhaust streams punctuate skyline. Up, soaring.

Today's Daily Celebration: Jim Valvano

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who We Really Are

"Somehow we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes, all you need is a sliver of light.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Close to the Heart

"The beauty of the written word
is that it can be held close to the heart
and read over and over again."
Florence Littauer

my sky is blazin' orange & gold
red clouds over Asheville
bare feet, spectacular beauty

The Wind, Cat Stevens

Sun Tree

Friday, April 23, 2010

Difficulty in Life

"The difficulty in life is the choice."
~ George Moore
So much cloud cover; too much for the sun...Waiting for the promise, just a glimpse...My heart soars, with that plane climbing the sky...Oh, magnificent sun, soak my frame with powerful light.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day of the Sun

Happy Earth Day.

"The day of the sun is like the day of a king.
It is a promenade in the
a sitting on the throne at noon,
a pageant in the evening."
Wallace Stevens

Red sun this morning! What a beautiful, wonderful world we live in. Gorgeous sunrise.

Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Breathed Gentleness and Care

"It has been women
who have
gentleness and care
into the hard progress of
Queen Elizabeth II

Fog settling in valley...Ridge, just enough clouds. Ssssh... don't want to jinx it, anticipate spectacular sunrise. Grabbing shoes...Waiting on the sun... :) Cloud show. Swirling, settling, moving. Sensual...Now light... red tinges clouds, gold stains skyline. Clean.

I Run For Life, Melissa Etheridge

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stand Firm

Stand firm."
Queen Lili`uokalani

Gray clouds, with only slivers of light. Not giving up yet...Got it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cremated, not Embalmed

"Disappointments should be cremated,
not embalmed."
~ Henry S. Haskings
Can see clearly for miles--catch-your-breath clarity toward Asheville.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bigger, Better, Wiser

"A man dies daily,
only to be reborn in the
bigger, better, wiser."
~ Emmett Fox

Chill in the air. Cloudless sky, golden... We are all golden... My heart is full of aloha.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

You Made It Better

"Your legacy should be that you made it better
than it was when you got it."
Lee Iacocca

Pink is seeping across gray skyline. Dots of clouds. The show begins...

Where did all these clouds come from. Is my sunrise compromised? Allow me to bark along w/noisy dog in valley below.

Move along, heavy clouds, you're blocking my view...

Actually, these clouds are remarkable, fanciful against blue red sky. Pisgah Forest has filled in green, almost overnight... My sun, swallowed by clouds. Still so much beauty, color, and light. Life, a daily celebration.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eye of the Camera

"What the human eye observes casually and incuriously,
the eye of the camera... notes with relentless fidelity."
Berenice Abbott
Buried in fog. Amazing how quickly it's engulfed the ridge and valley. Stark, breathtaking, and relentless. No sunrise today... I am wrong. The sun is right there. Can I capture it through the fog?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For You

"I climbed across the mountaintops
Traveled across the ocean blue
I crossed over lines and I broke all the rules
Baby, I broke them all for you."
~ Brandi Carlile,The Story

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

True Mystery

Happy Birthday, Mikioi
"The true mystery of the world is the visible,
not the invisible."
Oscar Wilde

Monday, April 12, 2010

Call It Wonder

"Don’t call it uncertainty—call it Wonder."
~ Osho

Blessings, every where I look...Perhaps, every sunrise has my heart whispering, "Shine, shine."

Friday, April 9, 2010


"All a man can betray is his conscience."
Joseph Conrad

Sliver of a moon, hanging multi-colored clouds, visibility, crystal blue sky: Spectacular sunrise.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

All You've Got

"Don't compromise yourself.
You are all you've got."
Betty Ford

Why do I allow myself to question myself and be influenced by the opinions of others? Why would I compromise my beliefs in that way? I keep my heart open to ideas that I do not share or understand. It seems fair. I always learn.

I will not be marginalized. You are not my kin or friend if you try to extinguish my light.

In the quiet moments of dawn, I listen to my heart and everything becomes clear: I matter. My opinions and feelings matter. 

I walk in beauty and silence and appreciate what I create.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

True Friendship

Happy Birthday, Harumi!

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized
than true friendship."
St. Thomas Aquinas

Light blue sky ablaze with orange clouds. Birds chattering. Mountains are sweeping mounds of lavender-gray...Gold against blue. Green leaves filling branches. World awakes with color, sounds.Crow streams black against horizon. We wait for the sun...

Maunaleo, Keali'i Reichel

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Most Important Things

Happy Birthday, Uncle Joe!
"The most important things
are the hardest things to say.
They are the things you get ashamed of,
words diminish them
words shrink things that seemed
when they were in your head
to no more than
living size
when they’re brought out."
Stephen King

Monday, April 5, 2010

Eternity’s Sunrise

"He who kisses the Joy as it flies. Lives in Eternitys sunrise."
~ William Blake

I am discovering this wonderful way to start the day... Watching the Space Shuttle Discovery launch while waiting for the sun to rise. Can life be more glorious?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sun Show

"Won't you stay? We'll put on the day.
There's a sun show every second..."
Joni Mitchell

Chelsea Morning, Joni Mitchell


"There's nothing that I Love more than predawn.
I'm with the dogs, I make coffee,
and there's no one up."
Dustin Hoffman

Friday, April 2, 2010