Monday, October 31, 2011


“If you tickle the earth with a
hoe she laughs with a harvest.”
Douglas William Jerrold 1803-1857

Plenty of pumpkins to go around.... happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


“Art is pattern informed by sensibility.”
Sir Herbert Read 1893-1968

I don’t know if it’s art or sensible but I found this design in eastern Norway.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Only Gold

“Love is the only gold.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809-1892

If this is true, there’s a lot of love at the Imperial Palace in Bangkok.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spirit Space

“What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.”
John Updike 1932-2009

Inhale, exhale........inhale, exhale.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Returning Home

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Nelson Mandela

Nine rowers race the sun to home port after a day on San Francisco Bay.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Harvest Time

“The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught,
a portion of the rainbow I have clutched”
Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862

It’s time to gather the grapes in the vineyards of Northern California.
Rain is not wanted but a rainbow couldn’t hurt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Visual Talk

“People should talk less and draw more. Personally, I would like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic nature, communicate everything I have to say visually.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832

I am trying to say "turban squash".

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Stupid Tree

“He fell out of the Stupid Tree and hit every branch on the way down”
The Urban Dictionary


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Upon Reflection

“It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors”
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900

And as Dennis Miller once said “There's nothing wrong with being shallow as
long as you're insightful about it.”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tree Hugger

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834

This is called the Giant Tree. It is the largest coast redwood in America
and has a circumference of over 53 feet.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For the Birds

“I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day....”
Robert Frost 1874-1963

It was getting a little noisy around this birdhouse near Ferndale, California.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

We All Share

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."
Steve Jobs 1955-2011

This quote is from the commencement speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford in 2005.
It is called How to Live Before You Die.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pelekunu Valley

“Nature is imagination itself.”
William Blake 1757-1827

This is a view of the ridges above Pelekunu Valley on Molokai. When we first reached this view point all we saw was a whiteout of cloud, fog and mist. But as we waited the clouds lifted and the beautiful valley was revealed.