Monday, April 30, 2012


“You know I like color and flummery and all such things--I was born red-headed--maybe that accounts for my passion for the gorgeous and ornamental.”  
Mark Twain 1835-1910

These two tykes know all about color and flummery.
They were participating spectators at the Butter and Eggs Days parade.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Riding High

“The good old days are now.”  
Tom Clancy

This vintage biker is riding in the annual Butter and Eggs Days parade in Petaluma, California which is happening today. Petalumans like to celebrate their chicken industry past.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Good Vibrations

“Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything,
color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.”
Marc Chagall 1887-1985

These colors vibrate daily in the beach town of Capitola, California.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I named my dog Stay so I can say, "Come here, Stay. Come here, Stay."
Steven Wright

When you’re in Hawaii you might as well stay put.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


“The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.”  
Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun 1729-1807

Like bees, butterflies help move the pollen around so the flowers do visit their neighbors.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sun Spot

“I am at two with nature.”
Woody Allen

This image is the reflection of the sun and trees in an oily puddle
in a shopping mall parking lot.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Relative Values

“Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

Monday, April 16, 2012


“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”
Paul Cezanne 1839-1906

The hot and cool of the California coast.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Not Alone

“We read to know we are not alone.”
C.S. Lewis 1898-1963

Yes....a solitary activity that brings the rest of the world inside.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Space Between

“If you want to find God, hang out in the space
between your thoughts.”
Alan Cohen

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Good Walk

“Golf is a good walk spoiled.”
Mark Twain 1835-1910

Which is why I play golf with no clubs, no ball, no holes, no green fees,
and no stupid club rules. I am glad Bubba won the Masters, though.
Ya gotta love a Bubba.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


“Of the original phenomena, light is the most enthralling.”
Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

Happy Easter, world!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Something's Off

"Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better,
but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse."
Will Rogers 1879-1935

Hard to argue.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Like the Waters

I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'
William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Monday, April 2, 2012

Palm Monday

“Had I not seen the Sun,
I could have borne the shade,
But Light a newer Wilderness,
My Wilderness has made”
From “Wilderness”
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

As you might imagine, the shade here is pretty easy to bear.
This is on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.