Sunday, 30 November 2014

334/365 Happy St. Andrew's Day



334/365 Happy St. Andrew's Day

"From the lone shielding of the misty island Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas – Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides!"
John Galt 1779-1839 Scottish writer

Saturday, 29 November 2014

333/365 Rejuvenescence


 333/365 Rejuvenescence

"Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow it up again fairer and stronger. She calls her family together within her inmost home to prepare them for being scattered abroad upon the face of the earth." Hugh Macmillan, "Rejuvenescence," The Ministry of Nature, 1871




332/365 Let it Rain



332/365  Let it Rain

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
Langston Hughes

Thursday, 27 November 2014

331/365 Gratitude



331/365  Gratitude

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” 
 Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

330/365/Apples



330/365/Apples

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."

Cyrano de Bergerac




Tuesday, 25 November 2014

329/365 In the Sunshine



329/365 In the Sunshine

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
Louisa May Alcott

328/365 An Autumn Pathway



328/365 An Autumn Pathway

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, 23 November 2014

327/365 A Vancouver Street

 327/365 A Vancouver Street

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” 
Jane Jacobs


Saturday, 22 November 2014

326/365 Out on a Limb



326/365 Out on a Limb

"You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is."
Will Rogers

Friday, 21 November 2014

325/365 The Breath to Life



325/365 The Breath to Life

“You are the butter to my bread,and the breath to my life” 
Julia Child

Thursday, 20 November 2014

324/365 Music is Life


324/365  Music is Life

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” 
 Plato




Wednesday, 19 November 2014

323/365 Gertrude Stein on Vegetables





323/365 Gertrude Stein on Vegetables


"A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables."
 Gertrude Stein

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

322/365 The Worth of Water



322/365 The Worth of Water

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ”  
Thomas Fuller




Monday, 17 November 2014

321/365 Understanding a City




321/365 Understanding a City

"Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city." 

Frank Gehry

Sunday, 16 November 2014

320/365 Be Eccentric Now



320/365 Be Eccentric Now

"Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple." 
Regina Brett

Saturday, 15 November 2014

319/365 The Air Up There



319/365 The Air Up There

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be?--it is the same the angels breathe.”  
Mark Twain, Roughing It

Friday, 14 November 2014

318/365 The Lights




318/365 The Lights

“Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in.” 
Leonard Cohen

Thursday, 13 November 2014

317/365 We are the Children



317/365 We are the Children

"We are the children of the earth and removed from her our spirit withers.”
 George Macaulay Trevelyan

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

316/365 Freedom



316/365  Freedom

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” 
Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

315/365 Life's Vast Ocean



315/365 Life's Vast Ocean

"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale."
Alexander Pope

Monday, 10 November 2014

314/365 The Mellow Season



314/365 The Mellow Season

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” 
 Samuel Butler

Sunday, 9 November 2014

313/365 Time Changes Everything



313/365 Time Changes Everything

"Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change."
Thomas Hardy

Saturday, 8 November 2014

312/365 Preparing for Spring



312/365 Preparing for Spring

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming."
Pablo Neruda


Friday, 7 November 2014

311/365 The Refrains of Nature



311/365 The Refrains of Nature

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” 

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Thursday, 6 November 2014

310/365 The Sound of Flowers



310/365 The Sound of Flowers

"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers."
Matsuo Basho

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

309/365 Waiting for the train.



309/365 Waiting for the train...

“The restlessness and the longing, like the longing that is in the whistle of a faraway train. Except that the longing isn't really in the whistle—it is in you.” 
Meindert DeJong, The Little Cow and the Turtle

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

308/365 The Richest



308/365 The Richest

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature."
Socrates

307/365 Look Deep



307/365 Look Deep


"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
Albert Einstein

Sunday, 2 November 2014

306/365 This is your life...




306/365 This is your life...

“Don't ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.” 
Lavinia Spalding

Saturday, 1 November 2014

305/365 Do you hear?




305/365 Do you hear?

“I hear the trees whispering sometimes. They don't talk to everyone. Or maybe they do, but not everyone listens. Do you hear them?” 
J.J. Brown, Brindle 24