'evening prayer'
“Trees are in love with the earth, the earth is in love with the trees. The birds are in love with the trees, the trees are in love with the birds. The earth is in love with the sky, the sky is in love with the earth. The whole existence exists in a great ocean of love. Let love be your worship, let love be your prayer.”  -Osho  

'evening prayer'

“Trees are in love with the earth, the earth is in love with the trees. The birds are in love with the trees, the trees are in love with the birds. The earth is in love with the sky, the sky is in love with the earth. The whole existence exists in a great ocean of love. Let love be your worship, let love be your prayer.”  -Osho  

sunlight on frangipani
“At some point, you will have to get up, open your door and walk out into the sunlight of your Being and feel its light and its warmth on your own skin.”  excerpt from @ashramof1

sunlight on frangipani

At some point, you will have to get up, open your door and walk out into the sunlight of your Being and feel its light and its warmth on your own skin.”  excerpt from @ashramof1

great blue heron
"When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water.  And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."  -Wendell Berry, ‘The Peace of Wild Things’

great blue heron

"When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water.  And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free."  -Wendell Berry, ‘The Peace of Wild Things’

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."    ~Jean Giraudoux

"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."    ~Jean Giraudoux

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”   -Hafiz
Happy Birthday Joni!

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”   -Hafiz

Happy Birthday Joni!

spring thaw
    “Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.”                                  -Sarah Ban Breathnach

spring thaw

    “Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.”                                  -Sarah Ban Breathnach

'spring awakening'
“A sap-run is the sweet good-by of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.”  -John Burroughs, Signs and Seasons, 1886
 

'spring awakening'

A sap-run is the sweet good-by of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.”  -John Burroughs, Signs and Seasons, 1886

 

redbud blossoms
"A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live."   -Hermann Hesse

redbud blossoms

"A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live."   -Hermann Hesse

'sandhill migration'
“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.”  -Annie Leibovitz 

'sandhill migration'

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.”  -Annie Leibovitz 

"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper…the photographer begins with the finished product. "  -Edward Steichen 

"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper…the photographer begins with the finished product. "  -Edward Steichen