Monday, April 29, 2013

A Little Birth

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth,
every fresh morning a little youth.
Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860

The day begins in Kauai.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wanted: Rainbow

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
Dolly Parton

Or, in this case, the blow hole.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Don't Fence Me In

“Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the earth.”
Archimedes 287 BC-212 BC

This banyan tree in Kaua’i is moving the earth and the fence.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hippy Cow

A hair divides what is false and true.
Omar Khayyam 1048-1131

This is a real long haired Highland cow in Scotland.

Friday, April 19, 2013

You Should Go

“A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't.”
Burt Bacharach 1928-

This idyllic small town is on the Aurlandsfjord in beautiful Norway.

Conditional Spirit

“Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.”
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

All Fall Down

“I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.”
Henry Miller 1891-1980

Just a reminder- everything is temporary .

Monday, April 15, 2013

What People Say

“People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that’s only if it’s done properly.”

Was this truck done properly?

Saturday, April 13, 2013


“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, April 11, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Repetition noititepeR

“The eye loves repetition, but does not want to be bored.
It likes familiarity, but needs surprises.”
Edith Bergstrom

A couple of deer eating their greens on the Pebble Beach golf course in Monterey. The right half of this photo looks like a mirror image of the left but, of course, it is not. It’s just a bit of nature’s symmetry.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


“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 5, 2013

The Wild Blue Yonder

“Oh! `darkly, deeply, beautifully blue', / As someone somewhere sings about the sky.”
Lord Byron 1788-1824

Window seat heaven.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


“A shift in our routines is invigorating.”
Brenda Behr

I’m taking a break but I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime I’ll rerun some old posts from the archive. Cheers!

Monday, April 1, 2013


“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather 1889-1981

I stopped and enjoyed this out of alignment street painting. But now I have a headache.