Saturday, 31 May 2014

151/365 The Butchart Legacy


151/365 The Butchart Legacy

"Humanity's legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. At the very simplest, it can be: 'He/she was born, lived, died.' Probably that is the template of our stories - a beginning, middle, and end. This structure is in our minds."



Doris Lessing

Friday, 30 May 2014

150/365 Sweet & Fragrant


150/365 Sweet & Fragrant


“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.” 
L.M. MontgomeryAnne of the Island

149/365 Creating Myths



149/365 Creating Myths

"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi, The Essential Rumi


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

148/365 Everything Dances



148/365 Everything Dances


“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”  

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

147/365 Love & Colour



147/365 Love & Colour

“Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.”
Paulo Coelho

Monday, 26 May 2014

146/365 Ballet Tutu



146/365 Ballet Tutu

"The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language."
Twyla Tharp


145/365 Remembering



145/365 Remembering

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below."
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Saturday, 24 May 2014

144/365 Living the Miracle



144/365 Living the Miracle

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  
Albert Einstein

Friday, 23 May 2014

143/365 Choose Your Path





143/365 Choose Your Path

“I won't tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world's voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!” 
Oscar Wilde

142/365 Growing Up









142/365 Growing Up

"The trick is growing up without growing old.
Casey Stengel

141/365 Flowers are Medicine for the Soul



141/365 Flowers are Medicine for the Soul

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."
 Luther Burbank


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

140/365 Coffee Time



140/365 Coffee Time

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."
T. S. Eliot

139/365 My name is Doronicum



139/365 My name is Doronicum

“It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.”  
W.C. Fields

Sunday, 18 May 2014

138/365 A New Hat






138/365 A New Hat

"Life is like a new hat.  You don't know if it suits you if you keep trying it on in front of your own mirror." 
Shirley McLaine.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

137/365 Animals are Reliable




137/365 Animals are Reliable

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
Alfred A. Montapert 

Friday, 16 May 2014

136/365 Curious



136/365 Curious

“It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. ”  
Colette

Thursday, 15 May 2014

135/365 Lilacs are in Bloom



135/365 Lilacs are in Bloom


“Now that the lilacs are in bloom
She has a bowl of lilacs in her room”
T.S. Eliot, Collected Poems, 1909-1962

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

134/365 Teaching them to grow..



134/365  Teaching them to grow...

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
John W. Gardner

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

133/365 Ray of Beauty



133/365 Ray of Beauty


"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 12 May 2014

132/365 The Straight Line





132/365 The Straight Line

"The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God." 

Antonio Gaudi

Sunday, 11 May 2014

131/365 Happy Mother's Day




131/365 Happy Mother's Day


"And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read."
Alice Walker

Saturday, 10 May 2014

130/365 Savoring Life



130/365 Savoring Life

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
Marc Riboud

Friday, 9 May 2014

129/365 Accepting



129/365 Accepting

“I saw a star, I reached for it. I missed, so I accepted the sky” 
Scott Fortino