Tuesday, 30 September 2014

273/365 Harvest Time




273/365 Harvest Time

"What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action."

Meister Eckhart



Monday, 29 September 2014

272/365 Be Like a Train




272/365 Be Like a Train

“Be like a train; go in the rain, go in the sun, go in the storm, go in the dark tunnels! Be like a train; concentrate on your road and go with no hesitation!” 
Mehmet Murat ildan




271/365 Looking at a City



271/365 Looking at a City


"When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it."
Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Architect 


Friday, 26 September 2014

270/365 The Care of the Earth



270/365 The Care of the Earth

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” 
 Wendell Berry



269/365 The Secret of the Sea



269/365 The Secret of the Sea

“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.” 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

267/365 The Lighthouse



267/365 The Lighthouse

“There is hope in honest error, none in the icy perfection of the mere stylist.”
Charles Rennie McIntosh.

The Lighthouse in Glasgow is Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture. It was opened as part of Glasgow's status as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999.

Architects:  Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Keppie

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

266/365 Culloden


266/365 Culloden

"When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine."

Robert Louis Stevenson




Monday, 22 September 2014

265/365 Castle of Possibilities



265/365 Castle of Possibilities


"Reading is an act of civilization; it's one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities."



Ben Okri




Sunday, 21 September 2014

264/365 Art is the Flower

 264/365 Art is the Flower


'Life' is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but 'art' is the flower which embodies its meaning." 
Charles Rennie Mackintosh"




Saturday, 20 September 2014

263/365 At the Art Gallery


263/365 At the Art Gallery 

"Father, in spite of all this spending of money in learning Latin, I will be a painter"

William Allan (1782-1850 Scottish historical painter)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

262/365 Scotland



262/365 Scotland

"O Caledonia! stern and wild, 
Meet nurse for a poetic child! 
Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, 
Land of the mountain and the flood, 
Land of my sires! what mortal hand 
Can e'er untie the filial band, 
That knits me to thy rugged strand!"
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

261/365 A Harbour



261/365 A Harbour

"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour."
Arnold J. Toynbee

259/365 Caledonia Flower




259/365 Caledonia Flower

"Let me tell you that I love you, and I think about you all the time
Caledonia you're calling me, and now I'm going home
But if I should become a stranger
you know that would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything, I've ever had."
Dougie McLean

260/365 Reverence


 260/365 Reverence

"...I feel a sort of reverence in going over these scenes in this most beautiful country, which I am proud to call my own, where there was such devoted loyalty to the family of my ancestors - for Stuart blood is in my veins..."

Queen Victoria's journal entry in 1873.




Tuesday, 16 September 2014

258/365 The Wisdom of Bridges



258/365 The Wisdom of Bridges

“The wisdom of bridges comes from the fact that they know the both sides, they know the both shores!” 
Mehmet Murat ildan

Monday, 15 September 2014

257/365 In a Forest




257/365 In a Forest

“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” 
Paulo Coelho, Aleph

256/365 Tea on a train to Mallaig



256/365 Tea on a train to Mallaig

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.” 
William Ewart Gladstone




Sunday, 14 September 2014

255/365 Speed...




255/365 Speed...

(Taking through the window of a speeding train)

“I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.
Nobody goes faster than the legs they have.
If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant.” 
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

254/365 Music can name the unnameable...



254/365 Music can name the unnameable...

"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable."  
Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, 13 September 2014

253/365 It's being here now...



253/365 It's being here now...


“It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.” 
George Harrison





252/635 Robbie Burns Resting Place


252/635 Robbie Burns Resting Place

“I am little acquainted with politeness, but I know a good deal of benevolence of temper and goodness of heart.” 
Robert Burns, The Letters Of Robert Burns


Friday, 12 September 2014

251/365 Jean Armour - wife of Robbie Burns



251/365 Jean Armour - wife of Robbie Burns

“But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love forever.” 
Robert Burns

250/365 To a Mouse



250/365 To a Mouse

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, 
In proving foresight may be in vain: 
The best-laid schemes o' Mice an' Men 
         Gang aft agley, 
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, 
         For promis'd joy!

Still thou are blest, compared wi' me! 
The present only toucheth thee: 
But Och! I backward cast my e'e, 
         On prospects drear! 
An' forward, tho' I cannot see, 
         I guess an' fear!
Robert Burns

Thursday, 11 September 2014

249/365 Robert Burns Monument



249/365 Robert Burns Monument

O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion.” 
 Robert Burns, The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

248/365 Robbie Burns Garden



248/365 Robbie Burns Garden

My love is like a red, red rose 
That's newly sprung in June: 
My love is like the melody 
That's sweetly played in tune. 

How fair art thou, my bonnie lass, 
So deep in love am I; 
And I will love thee still, my dear, 
Till all the seas gang dry. 

Till all the seas gang dry, my dear, 
And the rocks melt with the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear, 
While the sands of life shall run. 

And fare thee weel, my only love. 
And fare thee weel awhile! 
And I will come again, my love, 
Though it were ten thousand mile.” 
Robert Burns