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Monday, August 31, 2009

Mouse on a Stick

"I honestly believe it is better to know nothing
than to know what ain't so."
~Josh Billings, 1818-1885 (in "Solemn Thoughts")

Poor mountain anemone (a.k.a. mouse on a stick; dish mop; old man of the mountains; tow-head baby; windflower, pasqueflower). Pasqueflower comes from the French word for Easter, since the anemone blooms early in spring. Anemone and lupine are favorite food of the Pika. Thanks to Old Man Travels.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love,
for they enkindle and melt the soul.
~Saint Teresa of Avila
Spanish ascetic, nun, & saint (1515 - 1582)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Alligator Lizard

Never regret something that once made you smile.
~Amber Deckers, Ella Mental and the Good Sense Guide

Monday, August 24, 2009

Molly the Mule

“My favorite animal is the mule. He has more horse sense than a horse. He knows when to stop eating -- and he knows when to stop working.”

~Harry S Truman

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.
~Archibald MacLeish
US administrator, dramatist, & poet (1892 - 1982)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Can you see the mountain?

What the human eye observes casually and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.
~Berenice Abbott

Monday, August 17, 2009


Make visible what, without you,
might perhaps never have been seen.
~Robert Bresson

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Part of being a hero is knowing when you don't need to be one anymore.
~Alan Moore, Watchmen, 1986

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Looking over the edge

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."
~Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, August 10, 2009

Raven in Flight

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
Jules Feiffer (1929 - )

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Flowers for Sandy's Birthday

There is nothing better than birthday cake. It's like a slice of concentrated love with buttercream frosting.
~Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Monday, August 3, 2009

Right now

It could happen any time,
earthquake, Armageddon. It
could happen.
Or sunshine, love,

It could, you know. That's
why we wake
and look out - no
in this life.

But some bonuses, like
like right now, like noon,
like evening.
~William Stafford