Friday, March 30, 2012


Look up. 
The sun is there.
"Without inner peace,
it is impossible to have 
world peace." 

~ The Dalai Lama

Thursday, March 29, 2012

While We Are Here

"Our lives are given meaning by our actions--
accomplishments made
while we are 'here'
that extend beyond our own time."
~ Maya Lin

Monday, March 26, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012


"No man ever prayed heartily without learning something."

Thunder, rain (am totally soaked), sunrise... & God. What a morning... 

Some people have an altar, others a church. Every morning I have this, where I say my prayers: Photo.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wonder & Thanksgiving

Great gorgeous sky 
billows blue gold glory
& (very grateful) me:  Photo.

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"If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving." 
~ Earl Nightingale

Swirling clouds & red fire. Power. Human soul. Rapidly changing sky. High drama. Lots of camera clicking here... 

Prayers. I say them & the sky opens up with Hallelujahs. Mist. Passion. Colors. Just remarkable... Colors... & more colors. Clouds rapidly moving. mist. Photo...

Tried to show you the colors in this short video. Not doing sky justice. Unbelievable beauty: Video.

Tears this morning for this very remarkable sunrise... & the gift of today. Everybody gets it free. Celebrate. & spread your creativity. (Make sure you click these two photos to get enlarged view.)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Perpetual Astonishment

"Every  Spring is the only spring,
a perpetual astonishment."

 ~ Ellis Peters 

Verily, Darling, I look up at the sky & catch my breath. 

Asheville, with its BigSky and SexyRidges, is quite a wondrous place to live... Astonishing, actually. 

My sunrise this morning is another yummy orange sherbet one. Always think of those hard working folks at when it rises this way...

Saturday, March 17, 2012


"Everything in life is theater."

 ~ Margo Jones 

Draw the curtain, my love.

Roosters rumble in the cove
as the crescent moon
plays hide-n-seek with the clouds. 

Life IS theater. Act Huge, mates.

Light spills slowly across my horizon... This morning's Asheville dawn: Photo.

More light on the subject (of Asheville dawn): Photo.

Take a bow, dear sun. Applause.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thousand Rays

"The sun is a thousand rays in your belly."

Moon saucer backlit by clouds. Sky orange smear of anticipation. & the birds keep singing to the dawn. Photo.

Stage right. Me & the moon listen & wait with languid sighs. Photo.

Two crows soar over me and squawk hello. There she is again they whisper as they do their touch and go...these fickle clouds have abandoned the moon for the sun. :) Photo.

30 seconds of the sun cresting. Turn up the volume and hear the birds. Video.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dragon Slayers

Happy Birthday, Rodney!  

"My brothers, the dragon slayers, capable and strong."
~ Patricia Penton Leimbach

All I see is goodness... Photo

Turn up the volume and listen to the morning sounds of sunrise! Video

♪♫ ♪♫ Hard to Say I'm Sorry ♪♫ ♪♫ "Just a part of me..."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Poets or Parents or Teachers

"Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners, we must start where we are and use what we have. In the process of creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show itself to be holy, precious part of a pattern." ~ Luci Shaw

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Gray skies. Howling wind. Swirling, churning drama. Rays of light, faint but there... Stronger still.

So easy to just sit here and watch the clouds roll across the sky. The colors change, the light heals the spirit. Bring on the new day!

 My sun is playing peek-a-boo with me. Just delightful.

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."
Marian Anderson

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quintessence of Their Lives

"Books are more than books. They are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worded and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives."

 ~ Amy Lowell 

Dogs are barking in the cove. Everyone sleeps. No sun rise this morning; just heavy clouds, moving right to left. Overwhelming beauty Still. 

I offer my prayers up to heaven with a sigh.

Tilt my camera up & catch enough blue and gold to gasp... and smile.

(Thank you for sharing this with me.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yield To It

"The only way to get rid of an emotion is to yield to it." 

My halo sun. Bright angel of light. Photo.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Heart of the Melody

"The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper."
~ Pablo Casals

Last evening, my ridge & moon at dusk... Photo
This morning, more snow flurries... & more hearts in the clouds...

Surprise! Now my sun is cooking! Photo
(Look at the difference 15 minutes makes... You never know.)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Follow Your Dreams

"And to all young people, in mother's words; 'If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.' Follow your Dreams." ~ Jane Goodall

Thursday, March 1, 2012

To Be

"Everything comes to us from others. 
To be is to belong to someone."