Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Show Some Courage

Waiting for the sun to rise, I walked around the house. My oriental lilies are spectacular this year. Gifts. Bursts of yellow & orange. Like the sun...

"You learn you can do your best
even when it’s hard,
even when you’re tired
and maybe
hurting a little bit.
It feels
good to show some courage."
Joe Namath

Guess everyone knows about my sunrise addiction, huh?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sweet Remembrances

Happy Memorial Day

"Sow good services:
sweet remembrances will grow from them."
~ Madame Germaine de Stael

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Beautiful dawn with the birds singing clearly. Fog, mist, and pastel sky... Rising sliver of a Moon. Catch my breath. Damp colors of lavender, gray, & pink. Stunning canvas.

"Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness."

Thought the sun was going to let the fog rule the sky this morning... Wrong... All I keep thinking is, "tenderness."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Good Warm Sun

Oh, my beautiful sun.

"Let the weather alone. Fog is shallow.
It will burn off before long.
There is a good warm sun
love at work,
and the blue sky will soon be over us."
~Maltbie Babcock

Fog settles in the cove. Pretty. Where's the sun? Bird sings an uplifting tune. Dew settles like diamonds on the grass. The fog whispers, "Good morning." Where is the sun?

Not.. giving... up... In life, sometimes you have to wait... and look deeply to discovery.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Within and Around You

"Commitment creates a powerful radiant energy
that activates all sorts of '
within and around you."
Susan Jeffers

Cloud canopy. Burning golden-orange light. Rugged mountains, holding steady. This morning's sunrise photo, an easy choice... Well, maybe not...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thoughts Rule the World

Busy, beautiful morning... And my sun won't wait for me...

"Great are they who see
that spiritual is stronger
than any material force,
that thoughts rule the world
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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

Monday, May 23, 2011

Holy Fire

Ahh, the cove is covered in fog. A fine mist has moved over me, sitting here on the deck.

WOW! Sun just emerged then was immediately buried by fog. Hope I got a shot...

"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our Purpose warm and our intelligence aglow."
Helen Keller

Tricky business, this sunrise addiction... I, like the sun, am completely swallowed by fog and mist. Damp & invigorating! Loving it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Take Our Breath Away

For Nathan... Thank you...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." ~ George Carlin

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Love Is a Seed

I am an ebullient flower, smiling, reaching, toward the sun.

Gentle sunrise, settling in the whisper mist. Pensive, like a sonata. My heart beats hard happy.
"Love is a seed: it has only to sprout,
and its roots spread far and wide."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey

Some mornings, it's impossible to choose just one...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Love, Friendship, and Compassion

"One's life has value
so long as one attributes
to the
life of others,
by means of
love, friendship, and compassion."
Simone de Beauvoir

Heavy gray clouds, except for a patch of golden fire over downtown Asheville... An oasis, a beacon? Stunning magnet this Asheville. Tugs at the heart with irresistible charm.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where the Gold Is

"Let whatever’s going to happen, happen. Don’t judge it before you do it. Sure, sometimes it will be terrible, but sometimes it will just be amazing. That’s where the gold is."
~ Cloris Leachman

Only 48°F on my back porch, but the sky is red with streaked clouds. Finally, maybe, a sunrise? Mist, fine damp air. Waiting for sun to break through the clouds... My nose is running. So are my feet, down the stairs, into the back yard for a different perspective... Deep breath. Glorious sunrise... Ahh, gold. I've somehow captured gold this morning...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Clouds, center stage, are moving dynamic today. Fun to watch... And daydream...

"Revelations are found in clouds."
~ Serge Kahili King

Fog, clouds, and unmistakable sunlight... Magic revelation.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cornerstone of Life

"When a man’s home
is born out of his
and developed through his labor
perfected through his sense of beauty,
it is the very cornerstone of
~ Gustav Stickley

Gentle rays, glowing through heavy clouds... It is good to be home...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Breath of Kindness

"A friend is one whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart; chaff and grain alike, knowing that the gentlest of hands will keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away."
~ Arab Proverb

Walked aways down the hill with Kolo and got this shot through the locus trees... The sun just glided through the sky this morning, gentle and subdued by the thick clouds. No fanfare or bright light, just a glow and shimmer... Listen and you can hear the whisper: "Good morning..."

Thursday, May 5, 2011


"We feel and know that we are eternal."
Benedict De Spinoza

Brrrr in the mountains this morning... No clouds. Just the sun. Beckoning.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Those crazy clouds, playing hide & seek with the sun.

"Always remember,
your focus determines your reality.”
~George Lucas

Too cold for barefeet on the deck. But I am focused on the clouds that are breaking waves along mountain ridge. Rippling shadows and radiant energy... Bright light, strong sun coming.

Monday, May 2, 2011

America’s Best Days

"If anyone tells you that America’s best days
are behind her, they’re looking the wrong way."
~ George H. W. Bush

Woke to the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by America's Special Forces in Pakistan... A good time to reflect on the tragedy of 9/11 and its 10-year aftermath... I had to wait for this morning's sunrise to come out from behind the heavy gray skies. It did, brightly, strongly, surely... Bright gold against the hopeful horizon... Seems an appropriate metaphor for our times...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Touch Souls

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature trees, flowers, grass grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Red silent sun hangs in the sky, like some beacon. Catch your breath.