Monday, December 31, 2012

Fill the Hour

"To fill the hour--
that is happiness."
Live Peace. 
"E Noho i ka Maluhia"

Looking forward to 2013 with open heart, fingers on the keypad and camera shutter. Join me on this creative jaunt... :) ~♥~

Sunday, December 30, 2012


"Teach us delight in simple things." 
Rudyard Kipling

Before the sun, a little bit of tangled moonlight
Dusting and great light

Friday, December 28, 2012

What We Are

"Happiness is inward, and not outward; 
and so it does not depend on 
what we have, but on what we are." 

Thursday, December 27, 2012


"Go slowly, breathe and smile."

Ice this morning. Cold and beautiful... Seemed to take the sun a bit longer to rise and stretch over the ridge. Happy shadows extended over the deck... Rays of goodness. Smiles across the horizon...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Uttered or Unexpressed

"Prayer is the soul's sincere desire
uttered or unexpressed; 
the motion of a hidden fire 
that trembles in the breast." 
~ James Montgomery

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012


"It is the nature of grace always 
to fill spaces that have been empty."

Life is too short. Hurry up and love more. <3 So the sun glowed then was swallowed by the clouds.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Nature's Teachings

"Go forth under the open sky 
and listen to Nature's teachings."
~ William Cullen Bryant

Monday, December 3, 2012


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

Above the rooftop,
even the trees
reach out
to the morning.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


"When you wholeheartedly adopt a 
'with all your heart' attitude 
and go all out with the positive principle,
you can do incredible things."

What You Believe In

“You need all kinds of influences, 
including negative ones, 
to challenge what you believe in.” 

Color Joy
Moon's dawn light
Kolo takes over the guest room

And this morning
as I watch the sky
Kolo takes over my guest room
in the same manner
She takes over my heart.

With the moon
and the sun,
and all the colors that come,
My life goes on.

Breathing in the beauty of this dawn.  Breathing out love. Good morning!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


"Moonlight is sculpture"
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Dozens of stars... And this very holy December moon.

7:08 AM Just a beautiful dawn. Colors of orange anticipation and possibilities.

7:13 AM On our morning walks, my dog Kolo sniffs and I click.

On this day in 1955, a historic day for American Civil Rights, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus. Her celebration:

Rosa Parks once said this beautiful thing: "Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others." 

Friday, November 30, 2012


"Practice what you know, 
and it will help to make clear what now you do not know."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


"When you do something, 
you should burn yourself completely, 
like a good bonfire, 
leaving no trace of yourself."

Sunday, November 25, 2012


"Every adversity, every failure
every heartache carries with it 
the seed of an equal or greater benefit."
~ Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


"Live a balanced life--
learn some and think some 
and draw and paint and sing 
and dance and play 
and work every day some."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


"Joy is the sweet voice, joy the luminous cloud--We in ourselves rejoice! And thence flow all the charms or ear or sight
All melodies the echoes of that voice, All colors a suffusion from the light."

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Happy birthday, Kayla

"May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers."

It is Kayla's birthday and the morning sun has given her a great gift...

Friday, November 16, 2012


"Above all, be true to yourself,
 and if you cannot put your heart in it, 
take yourself out of it.
 ~ Hardy D. Jackson

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little Things

"To those that have not yelearned the secret of true happiness
begin now to study the little things in your own door yard."

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Different perspectives, same sun...
From the back deck

From the top garden

From the side yard
"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Illusions We Allow Ourselves

Watching the Sunrise With My Kolo

“Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions.” 
~ Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year

Sunday, October 14, 2012

amazing day

 I went away for awhile and came back to Fall colors...
 Waiting for the sun to rise above the clouds... Look at the sky!

"i thank You God for most this amazing 
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; 
and for everything
which is natural 
which is infinite which is yes
~ e.e. cummings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


"The only solution is love."

Celebrating life, one sunrise at a time...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Outer Banks, North Carolina

"How wonderful it is
 that nobody need wait
a single moment
before starting to improve the world."

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rebound From Hardship

"The soul gives us resilience -- 
an essential quality since we constantly 
have to rebound from hardship."
~ Wynton Marsalis

Friday, September 28, 2012

Tender Sense

"Just a tender sense of my own process, 
that holds something of my connection 
with the divine." 

Some folks miss the sunrise... Photos story