Happy Holidays

Friday, December 17, 2010


The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 
the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. 
~Burton Hillis

Wisdom of elders

Friday, November 26, 2010


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
~William Shakespeare

summer snow

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


A weed is but an unloved flower.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

On grandparents

Friday, November 5, 2010


What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. 
They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. 
And, most importantly, cookies.
~Rudolph Giuliani


Thursday, November 4, 2010


The sun is the epitome of benevolence -
it is lifegiving and warmthgiving and happinessgiving, 
and to it we owe our thanksgiving.
~Jessi Lane Adams

Open skies

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
~Standing Bear

Ecology vs Economy

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, 
then names the streets after them. 
~Bill Vaughn

Under pregnant skies

Sunday, October 3, 2010


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, "Winter," The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft, 1903


Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Live in rooms full of light.
~Cornelius Celsus

Sweet autumn

Thursday, September 23, 2010


For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. 
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. 
~Edwin Way Teale


Sunday, August 29, 2010


This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer
where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight,
like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and,
with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat,
puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.
~Sarah Orne Jewett

Because everyone loves happy

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


If you want to be happy, be.
~Leo Tolstoy

On friends

Thursday, August 5, 2010


The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
~Henry David Thoreau


Sunday, July 25, 2010


Seventy-five percent of our planet is water - can you swim?
~Author Unknown

Twinkle little seaglass

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us
so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or
scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers
like the homesick refugees of a long war.
~Loren Eiseley

Fingers to lips

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Great food is like great sex.
The more you have the more you want.
~Gael Greene


Thursday, June 24, 2010


We all grow up with the weight of history on us.
Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do
in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
~Shirley Abbott

I like books

Sunday, June 20, 2010


A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it,
or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.
It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind
can get both provocation and privacy.
~Edward P. Morgan


Friday, June 4, 2010


The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper;
I cannot quite make it out.
~Annie Dillard

The wisdom of horses

Friday, May 14, 2010


He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
~Author Unknown

Sans titre

Thursday, May 6, 2010


A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
~Douglas Pagels

Spring has sprung

Thursday, April 15, 2010


It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want - oh, 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

The golden years

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
~Samuel Ullman

On building materials

Friday, March 19, 2010

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
~Don Wilder

Wise and beautiful

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.
~Yugoslav Proverb

Emily said it right

Friday, February 26, 2010

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880

On mankind

Friday, February 12, 2010

Modern man is the missing link between apes and human beings.
~Author Unknown


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm waiting for the night to fall
When everything is bearable
And there in the still
All that you feel is tranquillity
~Depeche Mode, Waiting For The Night


Friday, January 29, 2010

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace.
You will find that deep place of silence right in your room,
your garden or even your bathtub.
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Monday, January 18, 2010

A cat, after being scolded, goes about its business.
A dog slinks off into a corner and pretends to be doing a serious self-reappraisal.
~Robert Brault

On technology

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history;
it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities
made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man -
if man is not enslaved by it.
~Jonas Salk


Sunday, January 10, 2010

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe
and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
~Blaise Pascal


Monday, January 4, 2010

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson