Working on the Weekend

February 29, 2016

march2016-ilana-03 (1 of 1)march2016-tinyhouses-01 (1 of 11)“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
― Eckhart Tolle

A Special Evening

October 11, 2015

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“Love. It was the beginning and end of everything, the foundation and the ceiling and the air in between.”
― Kristin Hannah

Black Walnut

October 1, 2015

october2015-pasture-07 (1 of 1)“There is nothing more pathetic than caution

when headlong might save a life,

even, possibly, your own.”  –Mary Oliver

Impossibly Pink

October 1, 2015

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“Our touching, our stories.


and holy both.

How can this be,

but it is.”  –Mary Oliver


April 3, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-33 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-29 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-26 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-25 (1 of 1)“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”
― Thomas Merton

Dormer Window

April 2, 2015

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“Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated”
― Alan W. Watts


April 2, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-15 (1 of 1)“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
― Alan W. Watts


April 2, 2015

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― Alan W. Watts

Roof Rafters

January 30, 2015

january2015-work-22 (1 of 1) january2015-work-21 (1 of 1) january2015-work-20 (1 of 1) january2015-work-19 (1 of 1) january2015-work-23 (1 of 1)“No map to help us find the tranquil flat lands, clearings calm, fields without mean fences. Rolling down the other side of life our compass is the sureness of ourselves. Time may make us rugged, ragged round the edges, but know and understand that love is still the safest place to land.”
— Rod McKuen

Best Spot in Virginia

January 29, 2015

january2015-work-04 (1 of 1)“I think that sometimes the great changes in our lives, the ones that divide time, happen so deep down and silently that we don’t even know when they occur……It frequently happens that the seasons of the greatest change are the times that feel the most tranquil, the most suspended, the most…timeless.”
― Anne Rivers Siddons