Sunday, May 30, 2010


"Freedom is from within."
Frank Lloyd Wright

Quiet beauty, walking with moon and sun, rising stillness. Peace. Bursts of yellow garden. Celebrate life.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Every Little Thing Counts

"Every little thing counts in a crisis."
Jawaharlal Nehru
The elegant mountains awake. Clouds gather against horizon. A watercolor palette, waiting for the sunrise. Misty cove, birds singing. Coolness. Light. Dawn makes everything fresh and new.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Courage Cautiously

"You cannot test courage cautiously." ~ Annie Dillard

Doesn't look like that cloud is going to step aside for my sun...Awfully nice of these birds to serenade me... Was I wrong. Just experienced spectacular, catch your breath, glorious, special, remarkable red sunrise...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Altering Life

"Photography takes an instant out of time,
life by holding it still."
Dorothea Lange

That airplane just took lazy ride across my ridge, humming the clouds and light. Fanciful black speck on the horizon. Wonderlust.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Because it is Impossible

"I believe because it is impossible."
~ Tertullian

Wild sight happening: holy sunbeams irradiating clouds, moving, changing by second. Spellbound here...Sometimes the holy spirit just comes down and wraps you in arms of joy.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Twist of Fate

"Blame it on a simple twist of fate."
Bob Dylan

Hazy, pastel sky. Quiet. Honeysuckle air...Very surreal sunrise. Tough to choose just one this morning. Might be able to narrow it down to two...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

All That Matters

"Tell the truth. Sing with passion..
Work with
Love with
'Cause that's all that matters in the end."
Kris Kristofferson

Every morning it's just me and the birds watching the sun. Everyone sleeps. It's like a little secret...Spectacular sky. Changes w/each passing second...So beautiful, it fills my chest so full with joy that it hurts.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Not the Worst Thing

"Loneliness is not the worst thing
that can happen to you."
Chilly on the deck this misty morning. Lots of flat gray clouds across horizon. Here comes the sun! ...Sun is red again. Only a sliver of it through the clouds...A sighing glimpse, only. Seconds matter... Now sun is swallowed up, gone.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Extraordinary Perseverance

"With ordinary talent and
all things are attainable."
~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton

Holy rays of light, breaking through clouds, shining down on Asheville. Great cgi, Sir...

Don't... give.... up....

In Your Heart

"When you are proclaiming peace
with your lips, be careful to have it
even more fully in your
St. Francis of Assisi

Some mornings, the sky just won't let the sun in. Go figure.

My ridge is very beautiful. Even without the sun. There's a feeling of peace...And unending strength resonating in the blue gray and green.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010



In the Clouds

"Life is in the clouds:
life, broad life, deep life, elevated life."
Hawaiian Proverb

Clouds are thick where sun will be. Brilliant, fluffy white cotton. Can light break through this density?

Birds are flying, chirping. Dozens, from all directions...Oh man. Mist covers me. I can see orange outline above cloud quilt. Color washes above...Orange fire. Clouds glow. Spectacular.

Show yourself. Why doesn't this holy light blow forth the clouds? There you are, my beauty.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Country of Pain

"In the country of pain we are each alone."
May Sarton


"The world of Imagination is boundless."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Fog in valley, but my horizon is clear. Should be exceptional sunrise today. Very excited...When fog entrenches valley, I imagine, just for a few moments, that I'm gazing at Kaneohe Bay. Ahh, fantasy...We moved from Kaimuki to Kaneohe when I was 8. Emerging from tunnel to windward side is like rebirth.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Everybody Needs a Hug

Happy 13th Birthday, Ashley
"Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism."
~ Leo Buscaglia

That sun is a red ball, suspended in the sky.
Peaceful, calm, surreal sigh.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

So Like God

"Nothing in all creation is so like God
as stillness."
~ Meister Eckhart

Today's Daily Celebration: Stephen Colbert

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In My Own Way

"I will work in my own way,
according to the light that is in me."
~ Lydia Maria Child
My ridge blanketed by deep fog... Half-hidden trees and invisible ridge, eerie and pretty at same time... Sun brilliant. Light. Blazing, relentless.

Monday, May 10, 2010


"Courage easily finds its own eloquence."
~ Titus Plautus

This sunrise is for @imjstsayin.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Soul Answers in Music

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

Blue Mountains against hazy lavendar sky...Light fog in the valley. Rising above Asheville, the sky is shade of magenta. Picture postcard perfect...Red sun! Red sun! Oh.

Today's Daily Celebration: Rabindranath Tagore ♫ Song: Good Morning Good Morning

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Joy Enough

"Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of
living is joy enough."
~ Emily Dickinson

Today's Daily Celebration: Benjamin Spock ♫ Song: Spanish Dancer, Patti Scialfa

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Curious Paradox

"The curious paradox is that
when I accept myself
just as I am,
then I can change."
Carl Rogers

Sacred Reserve

"Love is a sacred reserve of energy."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Clouds and color. White and orange sky... Gorgeous moon... Gray clouds moving quickly, right to left... Ominous heavy gray clouds, shrouding moon, blocking sun... No sun, no moon. Clouds. Heavy gray... All in 20 seconds.

Today's Daily Celebration: Principles of Aloha ♫ Video: May Day, Kapiolani Park 2009