Friday, March 31, 2006


Tuesday, March 28, 2006


"A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."

William Wordsworth


"Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots."

George Santayana


"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number."

Edith Armstrong

Monday, March 27, 2006


"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."

Anthony J. D'Angelo


"Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down."

Natalie Goldberg

Let's hope there's no emergency as it is impossible to read the number.

Friday, March 24, 2006


"If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot."




"The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others."



"All pleasures contain an element of sadness."

Jonathan Eibeschutz


"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather."

Washington Irving

For Photo Friday.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."

Joseph Addison


"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."

Albert Camus

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


"It's not easy being green."

Kermit the Frog


"Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?"

Frida Kahlo

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


"When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation."

Cherrie Moraga

Moody Monday - this is an old one as I haven't had much opportunity to get out with my camera recently(apart from the odd flower in the garden shot).Hopefully, this weekend should see an end to that :o) Oh and I didn't want to post a self-portrait although it would have fitted the theme like a glove ;o)


"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

Dorothy Nevill


"We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of thingsā€¦[but] there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper."

James Carroll

Monday, March 20, 2006


"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."

Thich Nhat Hanh


"Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak."


Sunday, March 19, 2006


"Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there."

Eric Hoffer


"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

Mark Twain


"A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away."



Saturday, March 18, 2006


"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."

Georgia O'Keeffe


"Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding."

John Locke


"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand ­ and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late."

Marie Beyon Ray

For Lensday - still trying to ketchup.

Friday, March 17, 2006


"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."

Putt's Law

Photo Friday - trying to catch up after being a bit under the weather this week :-(

Monday, March 13, 2006


"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

Mahatma Gandhi


"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."

Washington Irving

This is my friend's son - Jack, he is also my special little lad :o)

Sunday, March 12, 2006


"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."

Gustave Flaubert

Moody Monday - I haven't lost the stupidity so maybe there is hope ;-)


"Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to game in a field that has none."

I Ching

Leave my frogs alone :o(


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."

Kahlil Gibran


"To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime."

Emily Dickinson


"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."

Erica Jong

For Macroday


"A library is an arsenal of liberty."


For Pxite.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Flying Again

"When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us."

Margery Allingham


"Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet."

Jeremy Bentham


"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."

Henry Miller

Friday, March 10, 2006


"The world loves a spice of wickedness."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For Photo Friday - 'Red' ;-)

Thursday, March 09, 2006


"When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind."

Michel de Montaigne


"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


"A great flame follows a little spark."

Dante Alighieri


"And sanguine hope through every storm of life, shoots her bright beams, and calms the internal strife."

William Watson

For the Thursday Challenge.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."

Margaret Young


"Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living."

Soren Kierkegaard


"Sprinkled along the waste of years Full many a soft green isle appears: Pause where we may upon the desert road, Some shelter is in sight, some sacred safe abode."

John Keble


"Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it."

Robertson Davies

Monday, March 06, 2006


"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

William Feather


"The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten itself."

James Anthony Froude


"Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount."

Clare Booth Luce

Great ;-)

"Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence."

Henrik Tikkanen