Saturday, December 31, 2005

Carpe Diem!

Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. Good bye to 2005 ~~ Welcome 2006! Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2005

River Sunset

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
~Danny Kaye

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

One with the Currents

"Standing on the bare ground . . . a mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God."


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Angels Around Us

"Sometimes an angel appears in the form of a friend who says exactly the words we need to hear that day. Or you will unwillingly act as an angel to someone else, tossing off a message so casually that, though it saves another person's life, you hardly remember the moment at all."
-Sophy Burnham

Monday, December 26, 2005

Breaking the Ice

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it.
~Author Unknown

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Holly-Days!

I wish everyone a safe holiday filled with peace, love and happiness. Last year my husband gave me my flickr and Blogger accounts as a gift on this date, and what a gift it turned out to be! I had no idea one year ago what wonderful friends I would make, and how inspired I would be. I appreciate each and every one of my friends here so very much. Thank you!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Lovely Snow

"The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."

~Margaret Atwood

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sisters with Santa

My sister Kathy and I with Santa Claus in 1970, I believe. On Saturday my blog will be a year old . . . this was a Christmas gift to me last year by my husband, Phil. Taking pictures and sharing them with you all has been the highlight of 2005 for me. Happy Holidays, everyone! Peace and love to all in 2006!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Happy Winter Solstice

"Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - He paints in nature and describes in rime."
~Thomas Hood

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A Gift from the Sky

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."

~David Viscott

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Nature's Chill

"Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold."

~William Carlos Williams

Friday, December 16, 2005

Winter Wonderland

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”

~ J. B. Priestley

Thursday, December 15, 2005

'Tis the Season

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
~Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Quiet River

"Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted."
~Hans Margolius

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


"Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold."
~Judith Olney

Monday, December 12, 2005

Looks like Thumper had a party

One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Coated with Silence

"It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts."

~K.T. Jong

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Winter Blues

I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue.
~Author Unknown

Friday, December 09, 2005

Colors to Soothe the Soul

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. "

~Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Hanging by a Thread

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Tree Greeting

Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.

~Candy Polgar

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Annunciation / John the Baptist

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Monday, December 05, 2005

Message of the Angels to the Shepherds

This window was installed in the Arlington Street Church in 1900.
"When our destiny is Heaven, and our guides the angels, we are always in the perfect place at the right time."
-Terry Lynn Taylor

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Madonna of the Flowers

This was taken this past summer in the Arlington Street Church in Boston. The church has 18 Tiffany stained glass windows, which were installed between 1898 and 1933. This particular window was installed in 1899. I recommend clicking on it to see it large.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Brain Food

A mind is a terrible thing to taste . . . {Groan}
Yes, I actually went out and bought this candy JUST so I could take a picture of it. I must be out of my mind. These gummi brains actually didn't taste bad, but the consistency was not what I would call pleasant. My co-workers enjoyed them however. Have a fun weekend, everyone! :-)

Friday, December 02, 2005

Little Clouds in Raindrops

"I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness."
~Adeline Knapp

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Relax by the River

The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.

~Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Dance like nobody's watching

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music."

-William Stafford

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Fascinatin' Fungus

"In every true searcher of Nature there is a kind of religious reverence, for he finds it impossible to imagine that he is the first to have thought out the exceedingly delicate threads that connect his perceptions."
-Albert Einstein

Monday, November 28, 2005

Why did the ducks cross the sidewalk?

. . . to get away from the photographer, of course! :)
Have a great Monday, everyone!

Sunday, November 27, 2005


"A Mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever"

Saturday, November 26, 2005

A Delicious Autumn Day

"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

Friday, November 25, 2005

Basking in the Warm Light

"Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind."
-Alice Meynell

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

"I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."

-Jon Stewart

To all who are celebrating today, have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Taking Flight

Humans have earthly roots, the spirit has wings. By honoring the lineage of being the Earth Mother's children and by finding our spiritual roots in the Dream Weave, our spirits embrace our bodies and together are allowed to take flight. -Cisi Laughing Crow

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Where Earth Meets Water

"Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world." ~Brenda Peterson

Monday, November 21, 2005

Blue Jay Buffet

He who has fed a stranger may have fed an angel. -The Talmud

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Leaf Freeze

"The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Rotated River Reflection

"Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, November 18, 2005

Sweet Voice in the Forest

"It is with birds as with other poets: the smaller gift need not be the less genuine; and they whom the world calls great . . . may possibly not be the ones who touch us most intimately, or to whom we return oftenest and with most delight." ~ Bradford Torrey

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Holy Ground

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." ~John Muir

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Your Imagination is Your Future

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." ~Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Life Lives in Circles

"...The Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round." ~Black Elk

Monday, November 14, 2005

Happy Monday

Since everything is but an apparition, perfect in being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter. ~Long-Chen-Pa

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Finding a Bright Spot

"Look closely, and you will see the bright spots in this day. Give your attention, your thoughts and your efforts to those bright spots, and they will grow even brighter. Life is rich and complicated, ever-changing and coming at you from every direction. You always have the opportunity to make the very most of it all." -Ralph Marston

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Floating Along

"When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float." -Unknown

Friday, November 11, 2005

Looking Ahead . . . Looking Within

"The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being." ~Dag Hammarskjold