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Saturday, May 31, 2008

A Rose by Any Other Name

“Truths and roses have thorns about them.”
Henry David Thoreau

Friday, May 30, 2008

Oops There Goes...

“As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!”
Mark Twain

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Promise of Summer

“All we need is the truth in our hand. Someone to call a friend. Never fear the darkness. All we need is just the sun in the sky. And the hope of a summer to come with the meaning of love.”

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thorns Amongst the Flowers


You have it in your power to make your days on Earth a path of flowers, instead of a path of thorns.”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Then Came the Rain

“Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.”

Monday, May 26, 2008

Fruits of our Labor

"Strawberries are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward. "
Jasmine Heiler

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hello My Friend

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.”
Alexander Pope

Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Mother's Day (a bit late)


“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”
Stevie Wonder

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Music to My Ears

“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
Richter

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

To Garden

Cares melt when you kneel in the garden”
unkown

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Fallen Friend

Mollie
“One of the animals which a generous and sociable man would soonest become is a dog. A dog can have a friend; he has affections and character, he can equally enjoy the field and the fireside; he dreams, he caresses, he propitiates; he offends, and is pardoned; he stands by you in adversity; he is a good fellow.”
Leigh Hunt

Monday, May 19, 2008

Life's a Trap

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs
This photo was inspired by Renee French's drawings

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ode to the Honey Bee

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
Victor Hugo

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Toil of Being Industrious

“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants"
Henry David Thoreau

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Field of Clover

I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers/ And laid entwined together in a bed of clover/ Left there to sleep/ Left there to dream of happiness.”
Conor Oberst

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pain

A mighty pain to love it is, and 'tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.”
Abraham Cowley
Today's blog was inspired by a killer headache

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beautiful Day

"Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
Last Princeton Picture

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Leisure Time

"Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world. "
William Lyon Phelps
from this weekend

Monday, May 12, 2008

Stone Face

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.”
Joseph Addison
taken sun 5/11

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I am the Tiger


“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Souls of Poets

"Do you know the legend about cicadas?They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because, when they were alive, they never wrote the poemsthey wanted to."
John Berger

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Sun God

The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.” Arthur Rimbaud

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Window to a Crypt

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”
Leo F. Buscaglia
Old photo shot 3 weeks ago
at the Tennent Cemetery

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Afternoon Snack


"Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive."
Pliny (AD 23-79)


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lovely Spring Day


It's spring fever.... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
Mark Twain

Monday, May 5, 2008

Spring Brings New Life

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”
Joseph Campbell

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunday Afternoon

"Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Saturday, May 3, 2008

With the wind

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Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.”Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld