April 2, 2015

april2015-islandcreek-23 (1 of 1)april2015-islandcreek-18 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-17 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-12 (1 of 1)april2015-islandcreek-20 (1 of 1)april2015-islandcreek-11 (1 of 1)april2015-islandcreek-10 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-03 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-07 (1 of 1) april2015-islandcreek-02 (1 of 1)“We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”
― Alan W. Watts

Boys Night

March 31, 2015

16983060031_a364048307_b“We have not immortal souls, we shall never live again; but, like the green sea-weed, when once it has been cut off, we can never flourish more. Human beings, on the contrary, have a soul which lives forever, lives after the body has been turned to dust. It rises up through the clear, pure air beyond the glittering stars. As we rise out of the water, and behold all the land of the earth, so do they rise to unknown and glorious regions which we shall never see.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

Staying Warm

March 29, 2015

march2015-lastdayofmarch-18 (1 of 1)“As we embrace our passions and delve into the mystery of life, we unite with the majestic complexity of nature; and if we follow the signs, this can help us understand who we really are.”
― Sebastian Pole

Expanded Family

March 29, 2015

march2015-lastdayofmarch-02 (1 of 1)“Tell me a story of deep delight.”
― Robert Penn Warren


February 18, 2015

feb2015-snow-85 (1 of 1)“Dream of the Tundra Swan

Dusk fell
and the cold came creeping,
cam prickling into our hearts.
As we tucked beaks
into feathers and settled for sleep,
our wings knew.

That night, we dreamed the journey:
ice-blue sky and the yodel of flight,
the sun’s pale wafer,
the crisp drink of clouds.
We dreamed ourselves so far aloft
that the earth curved beneath us
and nothing sang but
a whistling vee of light.

When we woke, we were covered with snow.
We rose in a billow of white.”
― Joyce Sidman

Meet At Dunbar

February 18, 2015

feb2015-snow-45 (1 of 1) feb2015-snow-41 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-42 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-44 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-50 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-51 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-43 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-89 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-70 (1 of 1)feb2015-snow-78 (1 of 1)“The wastes of snow on the hill were ghostly in the moonlight. The stars were piercingly bright.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace

Firewood Delivery

February 16, 2015

feb2015-snow-07 (1 of 1)“Experience life in all possible ways —
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,
summer-winter. Experience all the dualities.
Don’t be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more
mature you become.”
— Osho

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

Dream Team

January 29, 2015

january2015-work-01 (1 of 1)“…it was honey, smoke, crystal, fire, wind, water, earth.”
― Anne Rivers Siddons

Timber Frame

January 19, 2015

january2015-holly's-06 (1 of 1)  january2015-holly's-09 (1 of 1)january2015-holly's-02 (1 of 1)january2015-holly's-07 (1 of 1)january2015-holly's-03 (1 of 1)january2015-holly's-04 (1 of 1) january2015-holly's-12 (1 of 1)january2015-holly's-10 (1 of 1)“I am the one whose love
overcomes you, already with you
when you think to call my name.”
― Jane Kenyon