Monday, April 30, 2012

As it was Before


There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man 
than the way in which they can build 
and yet leave a landscape 
as it was before.
~Robert Lynd~  

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ice Tower

It's amazing what water and changing temperature can do.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Secrets to tell You

The breeze at dawn 
has secrets to tell you.
 Don't go back to sleep.
 
~Rumi~

Friday, April 27, 2012

Repurposing

You have to love it when an old tire can become a holder for beautiful flowers!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breath of Spring

Can words describe the fragrance of 
the very breath of spring? 
~ Neltje Blanchan~

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  
~e.e. cummings~

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Subtle Magnetism


I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature,
 which, 
if we unconsciously yield to it,
 will direct us aright. 
 ~Henry David Thoreau~

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dandelions

Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don't get around
Like the dandelions do.
~Slim Acres~

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!


If all mankind were to disappear,
the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium
that existed ten thousand years ago.
If insects were to vanish,
the environment would collapse into chaos.
~Edward O. Wilson~

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Return

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms - will it return to my body when they scatter?
~Kotomichi~

Friday, April 20, 2012

Be Excellent



Excellence is not a skill.
It is an attitude.
~Ralph Marston~

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Utilities of the World


Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. 
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sing



Some days there won't be a song in your heart.
Sing anyway.
~Emory Austin~

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Monday!



I don't say we all ought to misbehave,
but we ought to look as if we could.
~Orson Welles~

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Surface

It may feel like you're alone.
It may even look like you're alone.
Look under the surface and you will realize that you are never really alone.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Peace and Beauty



The peace and beauty of a spring day
had descended upon the earth
like a benediction.
~ Kate Chopin~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hand Prints

 To those who have left their hand prints on my soul:
Thank you.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Born Princes


We are born princes
and the civilizing process
makes us frogs.
~Syrus
~

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Excitement

Oh that I could live my life with the excitement of this child!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Implanted



A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry,

and see a fine picture every day of his life,

in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense

of the beautiful implanted in the human soul.

~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe~

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter


A friendly look,
a kindly smile,
one good act,
and life's worthwhile.
~Author Unknown

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Brother


There's no other love like the love for a brother.  
There's no other love like the love from a brother.  
~Terri Guillemets~

Friday, April 6, 2012

Beautiful Day


How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston~

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Unconditional Love

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.  
For me they are the role model for being alive. 
 ~Gilda Radner~

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Work for it



It isn't enough to talk about peace,
one must believe it.

And it isn't enough to to believe in it,
one must work for it.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt~

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Faerie Wreaths

It looks to me as if the faeries made wreaths of flowers for this tree.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Into and Above the Clouds



May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous,
leading to the most amazing view.
May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
~Edward Abbey~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ripples

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope...and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.  
~Robert F. Kennedy~