Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We Can't Fail

If our American way of life fails the child,
it fails us all.
Pearl Buck

Monday, February 21, 2011

Power Lines at Sunset

Electricity, the peril the wind sings to
in the wires on a gray day.
Janet Frame

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Howling At The Moon

I've never felt like I was born with a silver spoon at all,
although I've felt like howling at the moon
 a lot of times!
Van Morrison

The full moon, the barbed wire, and the grasses all caught my eye.  Just a typical scene in my area, but quite easy to overlook.  I have a hard time capturing just how big those full moons look.

Cups of Blessings

Never lose an opportunity
of seeing anything that is beautiful;
for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face,
in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Aged Is Best

Age appears to be best in four things;
old wood best to burn, old wine to drink,
old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Our Help and Hope

Oh God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come;
Be thou our guide while life shall last
And our eternal home.
Issac Watts

Thursday, February 10, 2011

All Kinds of Good Weather

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;
there is really no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
~John Ruskin

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nature's Face Lift

Kindness is like snow--
it beautifies everything it covers.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter: Time For Home

Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
~Edith Sitwell