Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Puddle Picture

“photograph, n. A picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”
Ambrose Bierce 1842-1913

Sometimes it helps to look down to look up.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Doing Nothing

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself”
Zen proverb

Waiting patiently

Sunday, February 24, 2013

What's Important

“Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind.
You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head.”
Garrison Keillor

How about 50’s haircut on a fifty-cent head? I'll have a flat top with fenders.
Bottom row, second from the right.

Friday, February 22, 2013


“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”
Charles Dickens 1812-1870

This tree creates its own winter ornaments.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Of Sheep and Men

“You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind- legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.”
Sir Maximilian Beerbohm 1872-1956

It may be better to leave the sheep alone.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Not Downton

“The British love permanence more than they love beauty.”
Hugh Casson 1910-1999

Sometimes they have both. This is Tewkesbury Abby in Gloucestershire, England.
It was built in 1150.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Honorary Duty

“The honorary duty of a human being is to love.”
Maya Angelou

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


“When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.”
Doug Horton

But they’re not very welcoming.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


“It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.”
Robert Lynd 1879-1949

And now I know that some Tennessee Titans fans like to play dirty.

Friday, February 8, 2013

What Remains

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”
Buddha 563 BC-483 BC

Taking the long view through Patterson Pass in Northern California

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The White Bike

“Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs 1955-2011

For years this bicycle has been leaning against a signpost next to a busy Oakland street. It is a memorial for a bicyclist who was accidently killed.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy H2O

“It is wise to bring some water, when one goes out to look for water”
Arab proverb

I didn’t bring any water... but I found a wet smiley face anyway.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Political Speech

“Political speeches are like steer horns.
A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.”
Alfred E. Neuman

Looking a little long of horn