Saturday, 31 December 2016

366/366 Master the Tides


366/366  Master the Tides

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” 
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Friday, 30 December 2016

365/366 Which Bridge?


365/366 Which Bridge?

"The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn."
David Russell

Thursday, 29 December 2016

364/366 Shopping


364/366  Shopping

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” 
Erma Bombeck

363/366 Creativity


363/366 Creativity

“Creativity takes courage. ” 
Henri Matisse

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

362/366 Nature More


362/366 Nature More

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

361/366 Gardeners


361/366 Gardeners

"In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy."
Robert Brault,

Monday, 26 December 2016

360/366 Tomatoes


360/366 Tomatoes

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
 Lewis Grizzard

359/366 Keep the Light


359/366 Keep the Light

"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light."
Theodore Roethke

Sunday, 25 December 2016

358/366 Flowers


358/366  Flowers

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

357/366 Sail Forbidden Seas


357/366 Sail Forbidden Seas

“I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” 
Herman Melville

Saturday, 24 December 2016

356/366 Step into the Unknown


356/366 Step into the Unknown

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” 
Roy T. Bennett

355/366 Solitude


355/366 Solitude

"There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect." 
Robert Louis Stevenson

354/366 Silence


354/366 Silence

“The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.” 
Simon Van Booy, Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories

Friday, 23 December 2016

353/366 Discover New Land


353/366 Discover New Lands

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” 
André Gide

Thursday, 22 December 2016

352/366 All Experience is an Arch


352/366 All Experience is an Arch

“Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untraveled world whose margin fades
Forever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
As though to breathe were life!” 
Alfred Tennyson

351/366 Live!


351/366 Live!

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

350/366 Nature


350/366 Nature

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” 
Gary Snyder

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

349/366 Flora MacDonald's Birthplace


349/366 Flora MacDonald's Birthplace


"Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Skye."

Sir Harold Edwin Boulton, 2nd Baronet

348/366 The Beginning


348/366  The Beginning

“I do not insist," answered Don Quixote, "that this is a full adventure, but it is the beginning of one, for this is the way adventures begin.” 
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

347/366 Looking for a Treasure


347/366 Looking for a Treasure

“I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure” 
 Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

346/366 Wisdom Gathered


346/366  Wisdom Gathered

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” 
Ansel Adams

345/366 Venture


345/366 Venture

“To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one's self.... And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one's self.” 
Søren Kierkegaard

344/366 Here's to Freedom


344/366 Here's to Freedom

“Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” 
Jason Mraz

Monday, 19 December 2016

343/366 I Told You So


343/366 I Told You So

“Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.” 
Ursula K. Le Guin

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

342/366 Adventures First


342/366  Adventures First

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” 
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

341/366 Life is a Journey


341/366  Life is a Journey

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” 
 Hunter S. Thompson

340/366 I'll go to it laughing.


340/366 I'll go to it laughing.

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” 
 Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

339/366 We are all travelers


339/366 We are all travelers 

"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." 
Robert Louis Stevenson

338/366 Scotland


338/366  Scotland

“Fantasy, myth, legend, truth - all are intertwined in the story that is Scotland.” 
Laurence Overmire,

337/366 Reaching Home


337/366 Reaching Home

“One never reaches home,' she said. 'But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.” 
Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

Monday, 12 December 2016

336/366 By the Sea


336/366  By the Sea

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It's always our self we find in the sea.” 
 E.E. Cummings, 100 Selected Poems

335/366 Castles


335/366 Castles

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

334/366 Streets on a Distant Shore


334/366 Streets on a Distant Shore

“So I find words I never thought to speak
In streets I never thought I should revisit
When I left my body on a distant shore.” 
T.S. Eliot

Sunday, 11 December 2016

333/366 Home away from home...



333/366 Home away from home...

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." 
George A. Moore

332/366 The Myths of Time


332/366 The Myths of Time

“When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.” 
Madeleine L'Engle

Friday, 9 December 2016

331/366 Where Wisdom is Found


331/366 Where Wisdom is Found

“There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.” 
E.A. Bucchianeri

330/366 The Kelpies


330/366 The Kelpies

"No mortal ear could have heard the kelpie passing through the night, for the great black hooves of it were as soundless in their stride as feathers falling.” 
 Mollie Hunter, The Kelpie's Pearls

329/366 A Happy Talent


329/366 A Happy Talent

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 8 December 2016

328/366 Ye Must Have Faith


328/366 Ye Must Have Faith

"Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.' "
Max Planck

327/366 Be Happy


327/366 Be Happy

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” 
Robert Louis Stevenson

326/366 A Light


326/366 A Light

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” 
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

325/366 Be Brave


325/366 Be Brave

"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been."
 Alan Alda

324/366 Live


324/366 Live

“Death twitches my ear;
'Live,' he says... 
'I'm coming.”
Virgil

323/366 Light from Within


323/366 Light from Within

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

322/366 The Lights


322/366 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

321/366 They Mystery of Art


321/366  They Mystery of Art

“I think the mystery of art lies in this, that artists’ relationship is essentially with their work — not with power, not with profit, not with themselves, not even with their audience.” 
Ursula K. Le Guin

320/366 The Industrial Revolution


320/366 The Industrial Revolution

"The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization."
Stephen Gardiner

Monday, 5 December 2016

319/366 The Steam Engine


319/366 The Steam Engine

“The steam engine has done much more for science than science has done for the steam engine.” 
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

318/366 James Watt


318/366 James Watt

“Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.” 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

317/366 A Light


317/366 A Light

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  

Plato