from a "click and hope" photographer


“If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat,
they, too, would purr.”
-Martin Delany-


“The patience of a mother might be likened to a tube of toothpaste;

it's never quite all gone”



“The secret to staying young is to live honestly,

eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

-Lucille Ball-


“Wouldn't it be nice if our lives were like VCRS (video recorders),

and we could "fast forward' through the crummy times?
-Charles M. Schulz-


“To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.

It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness.

It cannot be.”

-Frank Herbert-


"Together we are making love happen"


“When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.”


“Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults;

look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it.

Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.”
-John Ruskin-


A Rose is often used to show your affectionate feelings to someone special.

The 'R' in the word represents the radiant beauty of a rose. For no flower can compare.
For you are like a rose filled with passion and are truly one of a kind.

The 'O' represents the overwhelming depths of colour of each petal of the rose. It's like the outstanding depths of color that spark in your beautiful eyes.

The 'S' represents the softness of each petal of the rose. For your lips are like the petals of a rose, soft and sweet to each kiss.

The 'E' represents the everlasting beauty of the rose, for the rose soon fades and dies But the everlasting beauty of it stays in the eyes of your mind forever.

For you are like my rose
For your beauty is everlasting
It never fades nor dies
In the eyes of the one who loves you.

-Wilfred Chang-


“Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.”
-Jim Stovall-


“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving:
To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes-


“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief -
But the pain of grief
Is only a shadow
When compared with the pain
Of never risking love.”
-Hilary Stanton Zunin-


“A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.”


“The world is your playground.
Why aren't you playing?”
-Ellie Katz-


“The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that fits all cases”
-Carl Gustav Jung-


FOR Sx & Ax

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
-G. K. Chesterton-


brave anemone

“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go;
it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”
- Alice M. Swaim -


“Many people will walk in and out of your life,

but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”

-Eleanor Roosevelt-


"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp,
but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
-Nathaniel Hawthorne-


I know I am breaking my own rule by posting a photograph that I did not take myself but Icarus highlighted this project on Time And A Word and I want to share it with you.

Children at a rural school in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are running a photoblog about daily life in their village, Kalleda. The school gives children from poor families a free education.

"These labourers work on the construction of the new Junior College. They are carrying the foundation stones for the guest house."

"Education is a tool for human development.
A man without education is like a strange animal."
-Abhilash- (the boy who took this photograph in an article on BBC News)

You will find their photos on

8/02/07 x2

In honour of our first"real" snow this winter; a second "photo a day".
snow on sorbus berries
“To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold."


“Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.

Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”



“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions.
You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.”


“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


Forget the lottery.
Bet on yourself instead.
-Brian Koslow-


"An addiction to gardening is not all bad
when you consider all the other choices in life."
-A Fellow Addict-


“Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity.
It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.”
-Phyllis McGinley-


“By three methods we may learn wisdom:
first, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.”


“No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.
If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.”
-P. J. O'Rourke-

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