Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ready to fly

This is a great piece of public art at the Hulls Gulch Center -- that seedling ready to ride the wind.

We're getting ready to ride the wind, too -- we're in the process of moving to another part of town. So, my postings will be irregular for a bit until we are fully moved in and connected. It's a welcome move and we're psyched for it!

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Monday, June 21, 2010


A swirl of green; dancing in the morning sun.
Happy summer solstice!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Before the wedding

As seen at the local botanical garden.

I always cry at weddings, especially my own.
~ Humphrey Bogart

All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful.
~ Liz Smith

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ready for a ride?

As seen during a walk...

And a sprinkle of quotes:

To ride a horse is to ride the sky.
~Author Unknown

If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle.
~Rita Mae Brown

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
~W.C. Fields

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hulls Gulch

This is where we went today; it's in the foothills above Boise. Gorgeous day out, and lots of people hiking, biking, running, and enjoying the sunshine. Wildflowers are in bloom. Many birds soaring, dipping, singing. A gopher snake slid across the path at one point.
For more info, check out this link.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Viewing the viewers

Clear, sunny day today, like June usually is. People out and about everywhere, making up for all the cool, rainy days we had to stay inside.

And close to sunset, people climbed Camel's Back to take in the view of the area, when everything is bathed in gold-red hues of dusk.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Lunch break

Lots of squirrels in the neighborhood where we live. And a lot of people feed them. They've got it made; none of them have to go through what these 2 squirrels did to get a little lunch:

Monday, June 07, 2010

Poppy time

They are springing up everywhere in gardens and yards. But we don't have fields of wild poppies -- nor do we have magic ones....

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They walked along listening to the singing of the brightly colored birds and looking at the lovely flowers which now became so thick that the ground was carpeted with them. There were big yellow and white and blue and purple blossoms, besides great clusters of scarlet poppies, which were so brilliant in color they almost dazzled Dorothy's eyes.

"Aren't they beautiful?" the girl asked, as she breathed in the spicy scent of the bright flowers.

"I suppose so," answered the Scarecrow. "When I have brains, I shall probably like them better."

"If I only had a heart, I should love them," added the Tin Woodman.

"I always did like flowers," said the Lion. "They of seem so helpless and frail. But there are none in the forest so bright as these."

~ from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Saturday, June 05, 2010

In the sway

These remind me of dancers.

How can we know the dancer from the dance?
~William Butler Yeats

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
~Martha Graham

Thursday, June 03, 2010


Reminds me of a Midwest summer evening long ago. Just need the tiny flashes from lightning bugs, the songs of frogs and crickets, and the soft rumble of thunder in the distance....

Most of our oldest memories are the product of repeated rehearsal and reconstruction.
~ Ulric Neisser

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


...comes from the Greek word for rainbow.
Iris can also mean:

Part of the eye
A consortium of universities managing seismic data
A song by the Goo Goo Dolls
OCR software
A movie about Iris Murdoch
Certain types of flowers

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
~ Iris Murdoch