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Friday, October 30, 2009


Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
~Dexter Kozen

Monday, October 26, 2009

Gypsy blood

There is something in October
sets the gypsy blood astir,
We must rise and follow her;
When from every hill of flame,
She calls and calls each vagabond by name”

~ William Bliss Carman

Friday, October 23, 2009

Middle of nowhere

"I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than
in any city on earth."
~ Steve McQueen

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Grey Whale

Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
"The Kraken" - Alfred Tennyson

Monday, October 19, 2009


And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams,
Are where thy dark eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams
In what ethereal dances
By what eternal streams.
~E.A. Poe, To One in Paradise

Friday, October 16, 2009

Abandoned Mustang

The Horse: Friendship without envy, Beauty without vanity, Nobility without conceit, A willing partner, yet no slave.

This mare was born in Nevada the year 1991, adopted and then abandoned to fend for herself. She was found and is now on the road to recovery. Updated: This mare is now up for adoption!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pacific Tree Frog

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish author (1850 - 1894)

Monday, October 12, 2009


Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush.
~ Van Morrison "Moondance"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Indomitable Spirit

"We learned to be patient observers like the owl.
We learned cleverness from the crow,
and courage from the jay,
who will attack an owl ten times its size
to drive it off its territory.
But above all of them ranked the chickadee because
of its indomitable spirit."

~Tom Brown, Jr., The Tracker

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The only calendar I need is just outside my window. With eyes to see and ears to hear, nature keeps me posted.
~Alfred Montapert

Monday, October 5, 2009

October Eves

Listen! The wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!
~Humbert Wolfe

Friday, October 2, 2009

Living in agreement

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.