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
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
As seen during a walk...
And a sprinkle of quotes:
To ride a horse is to ride the sky.
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.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
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.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
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
Monday, June 07, 2010
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
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
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