Thursday, April 29, 2010

Restless weather

Spring storms lately; rain, hail, wind. Warm Monday, 20 degrees colder today. (At least we didn't have snow, like some other parts of the country). All part of the rite of spring.

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dinner with Rothko

We had pasta with chicken and veggies tossed in olive oil topped with grated Romano cheese, salad, apples, and pieces of dark chocolate for dessert.

How was your dinner?

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Beauty is a good way to start a new week....

Friday, April 23, 2010

Awesome visions

It's the 20th anniversary of the Hubble telescope. So, the featured images tonight are from Hubble. This photo is Stephan's Quintet, a group of galaxies located in the constellation Pegasus.

This is the Cat's Eye Nebula, and from Hubble's site: "One of the first planetary nebulae discovered, it also has one of the most complex forms known to this kind of nebula. Eleven rings, or shells, of gas make up the nebula. The Cat's Eye Nebula is about 1,000 years old, and could have resulted from a double-star system."

To see more fantastic images, click here to visit Hubble's website.

Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.
— Plato, The Republic, 342 BC

When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.
— Kalpana Chawla

The treasures hidden in the heavens are so rich that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
— Johannes Kepler

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

From lines to drops

Rains came last night and today, more predicted for tomorrow. Makes me want to sing, in the rain :)

Under my tree-roof
slanting lines of April rain

separate to drops

~ Basho

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Good steps to take?

As discovered during a walk in the n'hood.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Time for nesting

Pairs of geese and ducks are building nests, guarding their territory. It won't be too long before we see their downy babies. Canadian geese mate for life and family groups usually stay together as a flock.

How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clouds, sunset

I am a sky where spirits live.
Stare into this deepening blue,

while the breeze says a secret.

Like this.

~ Rumi

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring cleaning?

As spied in an alley during a walk through the n'hood.

Friday, April 09, 2010

"Outsider" art

Curious combination.
Perhaps it's a secret message.... :)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


After days of storms and rain, sunshine came. Blossoms sprang up from the ground, as if the blooms were impatient with the lingering cold weather. Here's a three-part song to spring.

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Spring fever?

You never know what's gonna bloom in the spring....

Sunday, April 04, 2010


It's always inspiring to me to see trees in bloom in spring.

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One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
~ Maya Angelou

Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news! The good news is that you really don't know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is!
~ Anne Frank

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Wondrous weather

Today we had rain, sleet, snow -- and later, skies like this.
April Fool to us from Mother Spring.