from a "click and hope" photographer


He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion,
or an effectual comforter.
~Isaac Barrow~


Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul;
the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
~Napoleon Hill~


Even if you are on the right track,

you'll get run over if you just sit there.

~Will Rogers~


Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue.



Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead centre of middle age.

It comes when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.

~Franklin P. Adams~


“Wild oats will get sown some time,
and one of the arts of life is to sow them at the right time”
~Richard Le Gallienne~


“I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number.”
~Edith Armstrong~


“Courage doesn't always roar.

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,

"I will try again tomorrow.”
~Mary Anne Radmacher~


Worrying is like a rocking chair,

it gives you something to do,

but it gets you nowhere.

~Glenn Turner ~


“There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.”
~Washington Irving~


“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air.
They are where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.”
~Henry David Thoreau~


“The difference between school and life?

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.

In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
~Tom Bodett~


“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love”
~Mother Teresa~


“Two men look out the same prison bars;
one sees mud and the other stars.”
~Frederick Langbridge~


“Freedom is not worth having
if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
~Mahatma Gandhi~


“Between the optimist and the pessimist,
the difference is droll.
The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!”
~Oscar Wilde~


“If you don't know where you are going,
any road will get you there.”
~Lewis Carroll~


“I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
~Jimmy Dean~


Sudbury Library

“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.
The only entrance requirement is interest.”
~Lady Bird Johnson~
Champion of Conservation and co-founder of

who sadly died 11th July 2007



“Life is full of beauty.

Notice it.

Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.

Smell the rain, and feel the wind.

Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
~Ashley Smith~


“If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say,

every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people

to stammer that they loved them.”
~Christopher Morley~


Keep on beginning and failing.

Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger

until you have accomplished a purpose -

not the one you began with perhaps,

but one you'll be glad to remember.

~Anne Sullivan~


A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves

- strong, powerful, beautiful -

and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.

~Pam Brown~


The picture is the quote;

I saw this at the zoo today and it made me think of someone

who has recently shown particular kindness to me.


“To listen is an effort,

and just to hear is no merit.

A duck hears also.”
~Igor Stravinsky~


“To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable”
~Helen Keller~


“Political speeches are like steer horns.
A point here, a point there,
and a lot of bull in between.”
~Alfred E. Neuman~


“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”
~Golda Meir~


"Many a man with no family tree has succeeded

because he branched

out for himself."

~Leo Aikman~


Love is like a river,

never ending as it flows,

but gets greater with time!”



“Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build bridges
even when there are no rivers.”
~Nikita Khrushchev~

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