'this place you call home'
    “No, they whisper.  You own nothing.  You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.  We never belonged to you. You never found us.  It was always the other way round.”  -Margaret Atwood  (excerpt from ‘The Moment’)
 

'this place you call home'

    “No, they whisper.  You own nothing.  You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.  We never belonged to you. You never found us.  It was always the other way round.”  -Margaret Atwood  (excerpt from ‘The Moment’)

 

'evening reflection'
“Let the mind be like the lake that reflects all of the clouds passing over it without any sticking to it.”    -Zen Proverb 

'evening reflection'

“Let the mind be like the lake that reflects all of the clouds passing over it without any sticking to it.”    -Zen Proverb 

the ‘music’ of ice out on Silver Lake, NW Wisconsin 4-30-14

ice out on Silver Lake, NW Wisconsin

    “Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”    -Albert Schweitzer

 

The lake is quiet, the trees surround me, asking and giving nothing. — Margaret Atwood, last sentence of Surfacing 

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'dissolving season'
“Attention is the natural prayer of the soul.”-Nicolas Malebranche

'dissolving season'

“Attention is the natural prayer of the soul.”-Nicolas Malebranche

'reflection of beauty'
"Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a LOVE song to your existence."  -Rumi

'reflection of beauty'

"Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a LOVE song to your existence."  -Rumi

'dawn's kiss'
"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn."                        - Henry David Thoreau

'dawn's kiss'

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn."                        - Henry David Thoreau

'day is done'
"Day is done, gone the sunFrom the lakes, from the hills, from the skyAll is well, safely restGod is nigh.”
lyrics for “Taps”, written by Horace Lorenzo Trim

'day is done'

"Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.”

lyrics for “Taps”, written by Horace Lorenzo Trim

wood duck with young on Mud Lake, Wisconsin
"The state of the crop in the surrounding farms alters the expression of the earth from week to week. The succession of native plants in the pastures and roadsides, which makes the silent clock by which time tells the summer hours, will make even the divisions of the day sensible to a keen observer. The tribes of birds and insects, like the plants punctual to their time, follow each other, and the year has room for all."
excerpt from ‘Nature’, (1836) by Ralph Waldo Emerson

wood duck with young on Mud Lake, Wisconsin

"The state of the crop in the surrounding farms alters the expression of the earth from week to week. The succession of native plants in the pastures and roadsides, which makes the silent clock by which time tells the summer hours, will make even the divisions of the day sensible to a keen observer. The tribes of birds and insects, like the plants punctual to their time, follow each other, and the year has room for all."

excerpt from ‘Nature’, (1836) by Ralph Waldo Emerson