Saturday, September 29, 2012


"My mother used to rock me — and she used big rocks."
Rodney Dangerfield 1921-2004

This is a different perspective of the same pile of rocks you
may have seen on my August 16th post. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bring It On

 "You can't fight Mother Nature."

But you can have fun trying.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wheels Revealed

“The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise”
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

But which one makes the loudest color? I found these bright wheels
in a barn in California's gold country.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Setting Sun

“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
Pamela Hansford Johnson 1912-1981

The end of the day on Maui.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Banyan Tree

“I think people tend to forget that trees are living creatures. They're sort of like dogs. Huge, quiet, motionless dogs, with bark instead of fur.”
Jack Handey- Deep Thoughts

And you don't need to walk them.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Good Morning

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.”
Cary Grant 1804-1986

This was the morning part.

Monday, September 17, 2012


"Abstract art is part of the constant change and vital searching that energizes every art."
Leonard Brooks 1911-2011

This abstraction is an aerial view of the coral reef off the South Molokai coast.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Vault of Heaven

“Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven,
Curtain round the vault of heaven.”
Thomas Love Peacock 1785-1866

This is a view from upcountry looking towards west Maui
where clouds are constant companions.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


“Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?”
Charles de Lint

St. Joseph Catholic Church at Kaupo, Maui, Hawai’i was built in 1862 by the missionary Catholic priests who evangelized on Maui beginning in the mid 1800s.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In 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 1894-1962

Big sea, little self.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


“Hawai‘i has the key and that key is ALOHA.”
Pilahi Paki 1910-1985

A beloved linguist, Paki gave spiritual meaning to each letter of the word aloha:
This was adopted by the Hawai‘i Legislature in 1986.

A stands for AKAHAI, meaning kindness, expressed with tenderness.
L is for LOKAHI, meaning unity, expressed with harmony.
O is for OLU`OLU, meaning agreeable, expressed with pleasantness.
H stands for HA`AHA`A, meaning humility, expressed with modesty.
A stands for AHONUI, meaning patient and persevering.

I’m back from Maui- had a wonderful time (of course). More pictures to follow.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Deep Thought

“Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much
deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.”
Stephen Wright 1955-

Something to think about as you gaze out to sea.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shadow Biking

“Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall of unless you stop pedaling.”
Claude Pepper 1900-1989

It’s also true that you can never get off until you stop pedaling.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pothead Hangout

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.”
Yogi Berra 1925-

He would be if he went to this place.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kitchen Color

“I hate flowers. I only paint them because they're cheaper than models
and they don't move.”
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887-1986

I don’t hate flowers but they are very cooperative. The daffodils agreed to
pose in our kitchen.