Sunday, July 31, 2011

Feel and Love and Lose

"Then, as if no one had ever tried before,
try and say what you see
feel and love and lose."
Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters to a Young Poet

Just lovely. The sky is inspiring this morning, all bright & full of aloha...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Power to Endure

Sand Hill Road...
Downtown Asheville...
"Courage is not fighting back;
it is the
power to endure."
Robert Frost

Friday, July 29, 2011

Really Great

"Keep away from people
who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you, too,
can become great."
~ Mark Twain

Thursday, July 28, 2011


"If we are ever to enjoy life,
now is the time
tomorrow, nor next year...
Our beliefs in a rich future
are of little importance
unless we coin them into
a rich present life."
~ Thomas Dreier

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Far More Glorious

Good Lord, look at the sky! Glowing, passionate purple and orange sherbet with crescent moon. Unbelievable, beautiful sky.

"For in the true nature of things,
if we rightly consider,
every green
tree is far more glorious
than if it were made of gold and silver."
Martin Luther

Here I am again, awash in the simple rhythms of morning... The mist makes my photos seems out of focus. They are not. :) As sharp as my imagination... & That sun pulsates goodness...

Surpassing Itself

The sun is just hanging there in the fog. Surreal apparition. Tender, like my heart. Mine, mine...

"Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying."
Simone de Beauvoir

Mick Jaggar, ♪♫ ♪♫ Street Fighting Man ♪♫ ♪♫

Monday, July 25, 2011


Wild storm last night, thunder, lightening & power outage. Spectacular sunrise this morning.

It is like the mountains are cupping the sun in the palm of their hand...

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

It is SO gorgeous this morning after the storm... Clouds, fog, mist, colors. Delight. Possibilities.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Blue Ridge Parkway, near NC Arboretum

"The engineering is secondary to the Vision."
Cynthia Ozick

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Some mornings, silence is wondrous...

"Everything has its wonders,
even darkness and silence,
and I
learn, whatever state I may be in,
there in to be content."
Helen Keller

Friday, July 22, 2011

Seeds You Plant

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Saucer moon & stars above me, dawn's pastels ease into the misty sky. The mountains rise up to meet me... Hazy, warmer than usual. Thick covering of clouds frost the mountains. Colors. Birds. Airplanes... My morning prayers, those wishes & fears, are gathered up & dispersed like music in the beautiful morning sky.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


"When you believe in something, you can move Mountains."
Isaac Stern

Finally, the sun breaks through the mist & the world opens up with wide-eyed glory. A new day... Just uploaded a rather stunning photograph of my overexposed sun at my Tumblr account....

Elvis Costello, ♪♫ ♪♫ What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding ♪♫ ♪♫

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


"Sharing is healing."
~ Cathy Stone

Beautiful morning. Ahh, the golden orange sun is romancing me with its light. Pulling me into its center, like a magnet... It makes me so happy to be able to share this sunrise with you...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Live the Life You've Imagined

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined.
As you
simplify your life, the laws of the universe
will be simpler."
Henry David Thoreau

My mountain is all fog and misty and haze. A wonderland of cool beginnings... Eerie glow along the mountain ridge, through the haze, above Asheville. Some sort of golden dream...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happier Man

"So we shall let the reader answer the question for himself. Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?"
Hunter S. Thompson

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Worthy of Note

"A person who can create ideas
worthy of note
is a person who has
learned much from others."
~ Konosuke Matsushita

All fogged in, chilly, moist, and beautiful.
Still and quiet.
Open heart,
ethereal contemplations, as light as the mist...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Based on Love

From my back deck, watched an electrical storm for hours last night... Little groggy this morning, waiting for sun.

My maternal and paternal grandmas both died on the same day, July 6, two years apart. Maybe they were bowling in heaven last night?

"In art, as in life, everything is possible
so long as it is based on
Marc Chagall

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Don't Sweat

Waiting for the sun to break through the fog. Will it?

"Don't sweat the petty things
and don't pet the sweaty things."
George Carlin

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Makes Us See

"Art does not reproduce what we see;
rather it makes us
~ Paul Klee

Totally fogged in. Dark, damp, beautiful... Watching the vapors rise from the cove, like fanciful dreams...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Take Root

"Liberty, when it begins to take root,
is a plant of rapid
George Washington

The sky is just too beautiful for words... So I'll let my photograph do all the talking for me...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

In Motion

Three birds in the tree and me wait for the sun...

Don't know about sunrise this morning, but the clouds are pretty. Dreaming wide.

Waiting for that sun to break through. It... is... coming...

"Our natures lie in motion
without which we die."
Blaise Pascal

The heart knows. It just does... Look at the sky! Hurry.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kiss Each Other's Eyes

"Ah, let us kiss each other's eyes,
laugh our love away."
William Butler Yeats

Cool air, orange sherbet sky. Pretty, calm, hazy. The birds are sleeping in this morning, I think... Oh, a kiss in the contrail...

Friday, July 1, 2011


"Mālama Kekahi I Kekahi."

"Take care of each other."
~ Hawaiian Kupuna Wisdom