Friday, June 30, 2006

nothing more

"I am whatever you make me, nothing more. I am your belief in yourself, your dream of what a people may become.... I am the clutch of an idea, and the reasoned purpose of resolution. I am no more than you believe me to be and I am all that you believe I can be. I am whatever you make me, nothing more."
~ Franklin Knight Lane ~

Thursday, June 29, 2006

celestial melody

"And even the sun
in dawn chorus sings,
a celestial melody to the earth
~ Tjaden ~

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that."
~ W. Dayton Wedgefarth ~

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

only in the country

"It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book."
~ Cyril Connolly ~

Monday, June 26, 2006


"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
~ George Moore ~

Sunday, June 25, 2006

the sound

"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers."
~ Basho ~

Saturday, June 24, 2006


"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"
~ John Muir ~

Friday, June 23, 2006


"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."
~ John Gunther ~

Thursday, June 22, 2006


No quote for this one.

The threat of fire is so pervasive that a siren sounds and we all cringe, wondering if it's in our part of town.

Today one of my co-workers came into my office and told me she thought there was a fire in my part of town. I was worried. My dog was home alone and I was 40 minutes away. I called the fire department to verify. Luckily, there wasn't a fire. However, the dispatcher said that we are welcome to call anytime because people are worried and if it helps, call.

There were 4 fires in town today - and the one in Sedona still burns.

This fire, behind my office, was started by a man who wanted to cook some lunch. He started his lunch fire and then threw the match into a trash can - which promptly burst into flames.

Everything is kindling right now. And we have to watch what we're doing or we could burn down the whole town.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

the words of prophets

"The words of the prophets were written on the subway walls and the tenement halls..."
~ Simon & Garfunkel ~ Sounds of Silence ~

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen ~

The positive thing about fires - they give us beautiful sunsets.

Monday, June 19, 2006

vigorous pulse

"For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."
~ George Gissing ~

Sunday, June 18, 2006


"Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of."
~ D.M. Thomas ~

Saturday, June 17, 2006


"Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me."
~ Kublai Khan ~

Friday, June 16, 2006


"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
~ Nelson Mandela ~

Thursday, June 15, 2006


There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
~ Washington Irving ~

It's fire season and this fire is in town with winds gusting to 45mph.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity.
The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber
Burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning.
So one generation of men will grow while another dies.
~ Homer ~

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


"A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air."
~ Eric Sloane ~

Monday, June 12, 2006


"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced."
~ Leo Tolstoy ~

Sunday, June 11, 2006


"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail."
~ Henry David Thoreau ! ~

Saturday, June 10, 2006


"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful."
~ Abram L. Urban ~

Friday, June 09, 2006


"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
~ Crowfoot ~

Thursday, June 08, 2006

delicious autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
~ George Eliot ~

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


"Bless... the two painting masters who first pointed out to me (raw young pupil that I was) that there was coming and going among trees, that there was sunlight in shadows."
~ Emily Carr ~

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

glorious ladder

"When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling."
~ Lord Byron ~

Monday, June 05, 2006


"Imagine someday riding the railroad to visit relatives in the Lower 48, enjoying beautiful scenery and spectacular views aboard a train."
~ Frank H. Murkowski ~

Sunday, June 04, 2006


"Venus favors the bold."
~ Ovid ~

Saturday, June 03, 2006


"Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

Friday, June 02, 2006


"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~

Thursday, June 01, 2006


"How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill?"
~ Victor Hugo ~