Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Doubling Our Joy

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery,
by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."
 ~ Cicero

Getting ready for Bev and Sandy, arriving Charlotte tomorrow for brief stay... Excited! 

Overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this new day... Counting my blessings. Trying to choose a sunrise photo. & Eating cantaloupe... I never choose photo #1. Never. Until today.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Into the Firmament

"An old story tells of a man who grew so fond of the sky—of the clouds like hills and the shadows of hills, of the birds like notes of music and the stars like distant blessings that he made his heart a kite and sailed it into the firmament."
~ Kevin Brockmeier

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Letting Go

"The spiritual life is always about letting go. It is never about holding on."
 ~ Jesse Lee Peterson

Friday, February 24, 2012


"If I had to choose my driving force,
it would be passion."
 ~ Anita Roddick

Clouds are all smeared and swirling against the horizon. Quite wonderful to watch... Easy to be happy when a glorious sun is coming soon: Photo. Wow. Wow. Radiant light extending completely out. (So nice of those clouds to hang right there.)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Passing Time

Spectacular dawn fog. Colors of bold passion, my heart reflected. Get a load of what is going on this morning...
The colors have dissipated. Don't know what kind of sun (if any) is coming, but it is gorgeous gray and fog outside. 

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Glorious Uniqueness

"While we have the gift of life, 

it seems to me 
the only tragedy is 
to allow part of us to die 
whether it is our spirit
or our glorious uniqueness." 

Gold dawn. A plane soars straight up to heaven. Photo

All gold and glorious outside. Not too cold. Small flying birds soar all around me. Waiting for the sun to crest. Photo

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Information & Energy

Ridge glows golden. Good grief, look at these clouds. 

Wow. Wake up world! Photo

"Anger is loaded with information and energy." 

I love it
when the clouds and sun dance
in the morning sky.

Me & the Pisgah Forest
stand still & watch

Like interlopers.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Every Hour

"To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle."

orange sherbet
Asheville sky... Photos 1 | 2

Backlit by the sun,
the bare row of trees
are ablaze
with gold white light

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hope to Hope

My mountain ridge
glows golden. 

Saying my prayers. 

So easy to be grateful...
 & hopeful.
As the sun crests
my heart soars
like that airplane
lifting the sky.

"The natural flights of the human mind
are not from pleasure to pleasure,
but from hope to hope."
~ Samuel Johnson

Sunday, February 12, 2012

So Startling

Accuweather says it's 15° but with wind chill,
 it is -10° here. Negative Ten.
Thinking it is time to jump back under covers. 

Or not.

 "To live is so startling  

it leaves time for little else."

How Will I Know♪♫ ♪♫ Whitney Houston ♪♫ ♪♫

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thousand Rays

"When you come right down to it
 all you have is
The sun is a thousand rays
 in your belly.
 All the rest is nothing."

 ~ Pablo Picasso

somewhat clear
Maybe a sunrise?

Snow this morn
 in Asheville.
Sticking. Photo

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Profound Secret

"A wonderfufact to reflect upon,
that every human creature
is constituted to be
 that profound secret and mystery
to every other."
~ Charles Dickens,

I never grow tired
of waiting for this sun
to crest.
My heart thumps
loudly, steady.

Ice everywhere.
Fire in the sky. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quiet Places

Cloud or fog. Fog or cloud. Just can't decide. That fine fog in the cove is my fave, but I'm obsessed with this cloud this morning. Which one?

"In quiet places, reason abounds.

thought I'd try see...

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trust Yourself

"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
And as the mighty sun crests
through the bare winter branches,
my heart bursts with love.
And gratitude.

"my heart bursts"
So much light.
New day,
endless possibilities.
Again. Photo

Cornflower blue sky.
Radiated by gold.
How can it be this beautiful?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Intimate Connection

"To have an intimate  connection with the world... (is)... to know about its passing."
~ Natalie Goldberg

It is so lovely again this morning.
Low hanging clouds.
Cotton & marshmallows.
& gold light. Photo.

Above, a jet hums the sky.
A cawing crow harmonizes nearby.
Clouds are turning red before my eyes.

Red, my favorite color: Photo.

When gold takes over,
the clouds smooth,
transformed from passion to holy spirit.
& now all golden, here comes the sun.

Sun sun sun here it comes... Photo.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Always Intoxicated

"We were always intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors live." ~ Andre Derain

Orange sherbet sky
with purple frosting.

smells of clean wonder
sounds of blue birds
giving spirit light.