from a "click and hope" photographer


“Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.”
-Byron J. Langenfeld -


“The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.”
-Origin Unknown-


Mick's smile 28/1/07

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,

but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh-


“Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish”
-John Lyly-


"Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals.
Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams."
-Ann Landers-


“I won't date a guy who doesn't own a toolbox.
I'm not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that.

But I've been out with a couple of guys who didn't own toolboxes, and they couldn't even change a light bulb.”

-Kristen Swanson-


"If life deals you lemons, make lemonade;

if it deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys”

-Jack Handey-


“A woman is like a tea bag,
you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water"
-Eleanor Roosevelt-


“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed...It feels an impulsion...this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”
-Richard Bach-


dog wood

“A life that hasn't a definite plan is likely to become driftwood”
-David Sarnoff-


“You wouldn't believe how many trees I have around here and how long it took me to get just the right lights to outline them.”
-Keith Sweat-


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
-Albert Schweitzer-


"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self."
-Benjamin Franklin-


“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
-Charles H. Spurgeon-


What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families.

What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?”

-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis-


Here at the fountain's sliding foot,
Or at some fruit tree's mossy root,
Casting the body's vest aside,
My soul into the boughs does glide.
-Andrew Marvell-


The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
-Dorthea Lange-


Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.”
-Dr. Robert Anthony-

Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche