Monday, February 28, 2011

Beautiful Inward Friendship

"Adversity not only draws people together
but brings forth
that beautiful inward friendship,
just as the cold winter forms ice-figures
on the window panes
which the warmth of the sun effaces."
Soren Kierkegaard

60°F in Asheville & I'm out on the back deck bare foot & happy...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Turn in the Tide

Warmer morning... looks like a splendid new day... Celebrate!

"The lowest ebb is the turn in the tide."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yet the Spirit

The mountain ridge glows gold ans streaks of orange smear the Asheville sky. I suspect a marvelous sunrise is coming...

"The sword and the spirit
are the two mightiest forces in the world,
yet the spirit
is mightiest of the two."
Napoleon Bonaparte

Cold and gold this morning! As the chemtrails slash and the clouds swirl, again moving right to left... Three crows dance in front of me... The sky is all magic delight

Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan, ♪♫ ♪♫ 1000 Miles Behind ♪♫ ♪♫

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Looking Up

"No life can be barren
hears the whisper of the wind
in the branches,
or the voice of the sea
as it breaks upon the shore;
and no
soul can lack happiness
looking up to the midnight
~ William Winter

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Certain Point

Nice of that airplane to fly through the gold...

"From a certain point onward
there is no longer any turning back."
Franz Kafka

Monday, February 21, 2011

Life Shrinks or Expands

Dropped my glasses, had to search back field. And got different perspective, including birds!

The nearly full moon, this morning, a tree ornament...

"Life shrinks or expands
in proportion to one's
Anais Nin

Absolutely gorgeous morning. The Asheville sky is streaked with red & gold... Always exciting to download my shots to see what I caught. Hoping those flock of birds made the shot... Lightly. Gladly. Impossible to frown with this pretty sun kissing my face.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Consenting to Dream


This morning, beneath a thick curtain of clouds, the sky along the mountain ridge glows red…And it is all golden over Asheville...

"An artist is a dreamer
consenting to dream of the actual world."
George Santayana

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What Is Precious

for @ThunderPig & @michaelfmuller
"Only the heart knows
how to find what is precious."
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Enjoy the Game

"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
Michael Jordan

Stillness.... Peace.... Orange glow... The sunrise is so holy this morning.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Around in Awareness

"Let us not look back in anger,
nor foward in fear,
but around in awareness."
James Thurber

This morning sky is a water-colored painting of clouds & light. Pastels and gold... Waiting for sun to break through clouds... WIDE open, beautiful sky. Clouds. All dreams & possibilities...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Reach Out From the Inside

Remarkable sunrise. Open your heart...

"Without a noise,
without my pride,
I reach out from the inside.
Peter Gabriel
♪♫ ♪♫ In Your Eyes ♪♫ ♪♫

Clouds on fire this morning. Bold red passion. Sun is coming soon. :) I'm dancing here on my back deck.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Very Best I Can

ooooo, delightful sun...

Golden glow along my mighty ridge. Over Asheville, clouds are a red & purple mix...

"I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep doing so until the end. "
Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Winding Stair

Freezing cold... Just a light dusting of snow... another beautiful winter sunrise...

"All rising to great places is by a winding stair."
Francis Bacon

Another view of this morning's sunrise: Tumblr

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Singing Bird

"My heart is like a singing bird."
Christina Rossetti

It's this moment, when the sun nearly crests the mountain ridge, when the day is pure and the possibilities are endless... Gorgeous sunrise. Full, full heart...

Another view of this morning's sunrise: Tumblr

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Highest Reward

Snow is just powdered sugar on the back deck. Robust clouds fill the sky. Color!

"The highest reward for person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it."
John Ruskin

Monday, February 7, 2011

Loving Heart

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."
Charles Dickens

Hey Venus, you're burning brightly in the twilight sky as we both wait for the sun to rise. Good morning!

Cold, clean... Glorious sky... It does not get much better than this... I wish for all of you a day full of creativity, kindness, & discovery...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

When It Comes

"When you are a poet, you are a poet first.
When it comes, it's like an
May Sarton

Blue sky above, but heavy fog blanket covers ridge line. Valley clear. Clouds moving quickly, right to left. Wild air show...The sun is there, behind all the fog. Brightly burns my eyes. Will it break through?
Very windy... Clouds engulf me... wet... fantastic. Come out, oh sun.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Courage to Get Up

"Passion and hard work
makes a great player,
but the courage to get up
every time you fall
is what makes a champion."
Jeanette Lee