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Happy New

Step into the picture,
let go of the frame.
Leap into the future,
it's your life to claim.


Mt. Everest, originally uploaded by Carpe Feline. Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. - Vista M. Kelly

Cloud Nine

Sunset and evening star And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thrill of the Chill

watching , originally uploaded by mrs. french. You are a swift she-camel, running here and there, a wild donkey accustomed to the desert, sniffing the wind in your craving, how can I restrain you? Do not run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. Jeremiah 2:23-25

Feelin' the Burn

Villy in the snow, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare

Back to the Ball

Disco ball, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. If I make the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And the lips more scarlet,
Or ask if all be right
From mirror after mirror
No vanity's displayed:
I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made.

- William Butler Yeats, "A Woman Young and Old"

The Infinite Within

, originally uploaded by Sabino .. The Divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.
- Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace

Mr. Magic

Mr. Magic, originally uploaded by colbyh. "The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.”
~ Albert Einstein

Saint Theresa 's Prayer

Love Locks, originally uploaded by Fenfotos. May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.


Castle of Chillon, originally uploaded by 'Bobesh. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. - Psalm 27:13

Leaving together

Leaving together, originally uploaded by colbyh. We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree. ~ Pablo Casals

Pillars of Faith

Temple of Poseidon, originally uploaded by 'Bobesh. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. - John Muir

Arena Precision

Guitar Ranch Bronc, originally uploaded by looneylady22. The principle without the technique is useless, the technique without the principle is dangerous. - George Ohsawa


Licking his sister, originally uploaded by Tambako the Jaguar. "Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can." - C.S. Lewis

Walk in the Wild

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”George Washington Carver

Voyages and Villages

Anandapur at Night, originally uploaded by JNad. "The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them." -Walt Whitman

Clenched Wish

TremblantDiptych3, originally uploaded by KarenWise. "If you believe within your soul, just hold on tight and don’tlet go, you’re gonna make it, make it happen"- Mariah Carey

Nautical notes

Monnickendam in the winter Anno 2010, originally uploaded by B℮n. We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. -General Omar Bradley

Length + width... so much higher

, originally uploaded by Sabino .. I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. - Diane Ackerman

Full Spectrum

, originally uploaded by Sabino .. In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us. - Virginia Woolf

Forever young

Forever young, originally uploaded by colbyh. May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

- Bob Dylan

*So grateful for my Surrey sweethearts!!

New or Never

New or Never, originally uploaded by colbyh. Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
~ Carl Jung

Heading home

Spring Road (Phillipsburg Church Road), originally uploaded by Cybastean. "You belong among the wildflowers. You belong in a boat out at sea. You belong with your love on your arm. You belong somewhere you feel free." - Tom Petty

On the Move

São Vicente Chapel - Madeira Island, originally uploaded by GilSantos. Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather. ~ Martha Graham.

Collaboration City

Morning view, originally uploaded by Mike Lanzetta. Everyone in your life right now could be conspiring towards the fulfillment of your dreams, bless them! - Ryan Lee Chow

Master your Methods

Master your Methods, originally uploaded by colbyh. > Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
> -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


A Sailboat on Lake Geneva from the Castle Window, originally uploaded by Pear Biter. Why do I always have to drift so far out to sea to be sure of the shore?


~ Goodbye sun ~, originally uploaded by ~Fussel~. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. ~ Goethe

Watch and learn

New hat and a hula hoop, originally uploaded by fd. So, like a forgotten fire, childhood can always flare up again within us.
- Gaston Bachelard

Extended families

"we must take care of our families where-ever we find them."
— Elizabeth Gilbert

il dolce far niente

, originally uploaded by bellarosebyliz. "The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life's achievement." — (Eat, Pray, Love)

Tidal wave

Awaiting the wave, originally uploaded by colbyh.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou


l'équilibre, originally uploaded by Rick Elkins. Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live!
Psalm 119:116a


Overflow, originally uploaded by colbyh. If then you are wise, you will show yourself rather as a reservoir than as a canal. A canal spreads abroad water as it receives it, but a reservoir waits until it is filled before overflowing, and thus without loss to itself [it shares] its superabundant water.

-Bernard of Clairvuex

Commander in chief

Commander in chief, originally uploaded by colbyh. “What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.”
Cleveland Amory

Revelling Remedies

Revelling Remedies, originally uploaded by colbyh. The richest of all lords is Use,
And ruddy Health the loftiest Muse.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea,
Drink the wild air's salubrity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882

Daily dusk

Daily dusk, originally uploaded by colbyh. One should count each day a separate life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher (BCE3 - 65CE)

Son and Reign

Son and Reign, originally uploaded by colbyh. Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o'erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.

Veni, Creator Spiritus

Nourished bliss

Nourished bliss, originally uploaded by colbyh.

Glory glimmers

Glory glimmers, originally uploaded by colbyh.

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,

The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Appareled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
Heaven lies about us in our infancy;
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
Upon the growing boy,
But he beholds the light, and whence it flows.
He sees it in his joy;
At length the man perceives it die away,
And fade into the light of common day.
- William Wordsworth


Privateer ship Lynx in Morro Bay, CA privateer-ship-lynx-morro-bay, originally uploaded by mikebaird. Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal.

Soul sisters

Soul sisters, originally uploaded by colbyh. "and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds" Hebrews 10:24

The Rescue

The Rescue, originally uploaded by colbyh. So long as we imagine it is we who have to look for God, we must often lose heart. But it is the other way about - He is looking for us.
Simon Tugwell

Sweet Peaks

Sweet Peaks, originally uploaded by colbyh. "Any great work of art... revives and readapts time and space,
and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you
an inhabitant of that world - the extent to which it invites you in
and lets you breathe its strange, special air."
~Leonard Bernstein

Deep Rooted

Deep Rooted, originally uploaded by colbyh. 'A man prayed and, at first, he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until, in the end, he realized that prayer is listening.' ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Heart of the Maze

Heart of the Maze, originally uploaded by colbyh. The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed.
The Sacred Journey

Tap of the trough

Tap of the trough, originally uploaded by colbyh. Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. Marcus Aurelius


It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone. - Marilyn Monroe

Dream weaver

Dream weaver, originally uploaded by colbyh. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. ' ~ Goethe

Once upon appears

“Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human.” ~Tim Hansel