Monday, July 31, 2006


"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."
~ Oscar Wilde ~

Sunday, July 30, 2006

without hope

"Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow."
~ Antonio Porchia ~

Saturday, July 29, 2006

endless variety

"As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail. Like a generous host, she offers her brimming cups in endless variety, served in a grand hall, the sky its ceiling, the mountains its walls, decorated with glorious paintings and enlivened with bands of music ever playing."
~ John Muir ~

Friday, July 28, 2006


"O to be self balanced for contingencies!
O to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule,
accidents, rebuffs as trees and animals do! "
~ Walt Whitman ~

Thursday, July 27, 2006


"And the wand-like lily which lifted up, As a Maenad, its moonlight-coloured cup, Till the fiery star, which is its eye, Gazed through clear dew on the tender sky."
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


"The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
~ Marcel Proust ~

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

love waits

"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits."
~ William Carlos Williams ~

Monday, July 24, 2006


"Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore.
~ Hindu Proverb ~

Sunday, July 23, 2006


"Tell me you feel this fire."
~ Douglas Coupland ~

Saturday, July 22, 2006


"Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations."
~ Jane Austen ~

Friday, July 21, 2006

precious blessings

"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Thursday, July 20, 2006

fire in the sky

" a fire in the sky..."
~ Yngwie Malmsteen ~

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


“And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like it, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose, and it's always daisy-time.”
~ D.H. Lawrence ~

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity."
~ John Ruskin ~

Monday, July 17, 2006

unnatural stillness

"A blight had fallen on the trees and shrubs; and the wind, at length beginning to break the unnatural stillness that had prevailed all day, sighed heavily from time to time, as though foretelling in grief the ravages of the coming storm."
~ Charles Dickens ~

Sunday, July 16, 2006


"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
~ Anaïs Nin ~

Saturday, July 15, 2006


"My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."
~ A. A. Milne ~

Friday, July 14, 2006


"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
~ George Washington Carver ~

Thursday, July 13, 2006


"Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

the edges

"I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don't find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges."
~ William Albert Allard ~

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


"I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind."
~ Emily Bronte ~

Monday, July 10, 2006


"There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."
~ Minnie Aumonier ~

Sunday, July 09, 2006


"Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life."
~ John Muir ~

Saturday, July 08, 2006

a flower

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~ Albert Camus ~

Friday, July 07, 2006


"In those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth."
~ John Milton ~

Thursday, July 06, 2006


"The United States is the only country with a known birthday."
~ James G. Blaine ~

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

what they seem

"Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets."
~ Baltasar Gracian ~

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

lay waste

"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Monday, July 03, 2006


"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
~ Douglas Adams ~

Sunday, July 02, 2006


"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson ~

Saturday, July 01, 2006


"The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water, - so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~