Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Real Heart

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 "It takes real heart to
 make beauty out of 
the stuff that 
makes us weep."
                     Clive Barker

“Carpe every 
damn diem.” 
      Justine Musk

"There are years
 that ask questions
 and years that 
             Zora Neale Hurston

"Once we discover how to 
appreciate the timeless in our 
daily experiences, we can
 enjoy the best things in life."
              Jerome K. Jerome

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Somewhere, Over

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Novato, CA
 "Your timeless self 
does not age and 
has no fear of the future. -

Novato, CA
- Contemplate your physical 
self and all its possessions,
 and practice laughing 
peacefully at it all."
                Wayne Dyer

"Live life grand 
and fan it brightly
Fan your fields of 
flowery friends " 
               Martin Kloess

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Monday, April 24, 2017

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To Know The Place

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Bird of Paradise
“Change is like that: 
you are no longer 
where you were; 

-you are not yet 
you will get; 
you are 
nowhere exactly.” 
                 Lionel Shriver

“We shall not cease 
from exploration
And the end of 
all our exploring
Will be to arrive 
where we started
And know the place 
for the first time.” 
           T.S. Eliot

“When I look 
at my life and 
its secret colours, 
I feel like 
bursting into tears.” 
               Albert Camus

In Gratitude

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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A Big Word

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" If you can't be 
thankful for 
what you have, 
be thankful for what 
you have escaped. ” 
                    John Wayne

These Sea Turtles Inhabit a Construction Fence

Gratitude is
a big word for 
realizing how
you are
in so many ways
right here - right now

starts as
an idea -

But if it takes root,
gratitude becomes
the texture of
a happy life

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" Life's like a movie, 
write your own ending. 
Keep believing, 
keep pretending. "
                             Jim Henson 

Keep Believing
Keep Pretending
Keep Gratitude

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Day's Haze

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Dawn, N. Calif
"Yellow, mellow, ripened days, 
Sheltered in a golden coating; 
O'er the dreamy, listless haze, 
White and dainty 
cloudlets floating. . ."
            Will Carleton

"Poetry is the 
mother-tongue of 
the human race."
         Johann Georg Hamann

"Than smoke and mist 
who better could appraise
The kindred spirit 
of an inner haze?"
            Robert Frost

"The farther reason looks 
the greater is the haze 
in which it loses itself."
             Johann Georg Hamann

I confess to cultivating
a haze. . . 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

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Wildlife Face To Face

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Wild Mallards Are My Neighbors
 "For the quiet, 
sensitive souls, 
solitude is the 
golden thread 
that unites us with 
our inner world"
       Michaela Chung

Here They Come!
Walking towards me

Sidewalk Stride

 "If you don't like the 
road you're walking, 
start paving 
another one."
       Dolly Parton

"I have a nice car, 
a Mercedes. 
And then I have an 
old El Camino truck that 
I'm crazy about. I 
like to get in that truck 
and go up in the hills 
near where I live, in Vegas, 
and take my camera. 
That, to me, is Heaven, 
being out in nature, 
taking pictures 
of the wildlife."
    B. B. King

Me too, B. B.
Me too. . .

I see the mallards
and other wildlife
flying by my house.

When they land
or swim ashore, to
spend time on the property,
it is a special kind of blessing!

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for landing here
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Hard to Dislike

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Joy In Flight
"It's hard to dislike someone 
who genuinely seems 
to like YOU."

"The biggest problem in 
the world could have 
been solved when 
it was small."
          Witter Bynner 
                    (1881 - 1968)

"You must have been 
warned against letting 
the golden hours slip by; 
but some of them are golden
 only because we 
let them slip by."
        James Matthew Barrie

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Birds, Shall We

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 "A kiss makes the heart 
young again and 
wipes out the years." 
            Rupert Brooke

"Be just to everyone 
and don’t look for an 
honor greater than this!"
            Mehmet Murat ildan 

Manu O Ku Link
"Each friend represents 
a world in us,a world 
possibly not born 
until they arrive,
and it is only 
by this meeting 
that a new 
world is born."
           Anais Nin 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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My Super Power

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DARE to think that 
today a person 
you did not even notice 
wished you well, 
even admired you. 

I do stuff like this 
all the time. 
Notice an older person 
going about their business, 

- an adult & child, or 
someone living with 
a visible challenge. 
I see them and think: 
"Yes! You are doing it, 
what a hero." An 
every day hero. 

And I wish them well, 
asking God to bless them. 
Yup. Happens every day 
without anyone noticing.

But energy is exchanged. 
The blessing transfers. 
Angels follow that person home. 
That's my super power. . . .

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Click Photo to See Mural & Me
'Kolohe Ranch, South Shore Oahu"

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Embarrassment Salve

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Thee, Tree
"So will I build my 
altar in the fields,
And the blue sky my 
fretted dome shall be,
And the sweet fragrance
that the wild flower yields
Shall be the incense 
I will yield to thee."
             Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Penry Park, Petaluma 
"Penry Park was the first park 
established in the town of Petaluma, CA 
and appears to meet 
National Register Criteria. 
It is significant in the categories of 
social history, landscape architecture, 
recreation, and in community planning 
and development. It is associated with the Parks Movement, with the Women's Improvement Clubs movements, and with the Temperance Movement. 
It is also associated with early settlers and important figures in Petaluma, Building/structure dates: 1896" 

Memories of Waikiki
"Embarrassment lasts 
a moment, regrets 
last a lifetime."
                Petteri Tarkkonen 

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