Thursday, 31 December 2015

365/365 Courage & Love

365/365  Courage & Love

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” 
 Maya Angelou

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

364/365 Winter Colours

364/365  Winter Colours

"The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship."
Norman Douglas

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

363/365 Heather Blooms

363/365  Heather Blooms

LET us go, lassie, go,
  To the braes o’ Balquhither,
Where the blaeberries grow
  ’Mang the bonnie Highland heather;
Where the deer and the rae,        5
  Lightly bounding together,
Sport the lang summer day
  On the braes o’ Balquhither.

Robert Tannahill (1774–1810)

Monday, 28 December 2015

362/365 Gradually

362/365  Gradually

"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away."

Sunday, 27 December 2015

361/365 Coffee & Friends

361/365  Coffee & Friends

"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Saturday, 26 December 2015

360/365 Friends & Neighbours

360/365 Friends & Neighbours

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friday, 25 December 2015

359/365 Merry Christmas

359/365 Merry Christmas

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” 
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Thursday, 24 December 2015

358/365 Thoughts, Hopes & Joys

358/365  Thoughts, Hopes & Joys

“He was consious of a thousand odours floating in the air, each one connected with a thousand thoughts, and hopes, and joys, and cares, long, long, forgotten.” 
 Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

357/365 The Ends Will Change

357/365 The Ends Will Change

“Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” 
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

356/365 Laughter & Good Humour

356/365 Laughter & Good Humour

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” 
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Monday, 21 December 2015

355/365 The Art of Peace

355/365  The Art of Peace

"One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train."
Morihei Ueshiba

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Saturday, 19 December 2015

352/365 I Prefer Winter

352/365  I Prefer Winter

I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show."
Andrew Wyeth

Friday, 18 December 2015

353/365 Angels Whisper

353/365  Angels Whisper

"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk."
Raymond Inmon

Thursday, 17 December 2015

351/365 The Christmas Tree

351/365  The Christmas Tree

"The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There's a kind of glory to them when they're all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.” 
Andy Rooney, Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

350/365 The Cold

350/365 The Cold

“Nothing burns like the cold.” 
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

349/365 December is here...

349/365 December is here...

"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"
Dr. Seuss

348/365 Blessed

348/365 Blessed

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” 
Hamilton Wright Mabie

Monday, 14 December 2015

347/365 Christmas is...

347/365 Christmas is...

"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." 
Charles M. Schulz

346/365 Happy, Happy

346/365  Happy, Happy

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!" 
Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

Sunday, 13 December 2015

345/365 Remember

345/365 Remember

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!"
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

344/365 Fully Alive

344/365 Fully Alive

“The arts especially address the idea of aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak; when you’re present in the current moment; when you’re resonating with the excitement of this thing that you’re experiencing; when you are fully alive.” 
 Ken Robinson

Saturday, 12 December 2015

343/365 A Language

343/365 A Language

"Coffee is a language in itself."
Jackie Chan

342/365 A Selfie

342/365 A Selfie 

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
Martha Washington

Friday, 11 December 2015

341/365 Letting go...

341/365 Letting go...

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
Lao Tzu

340/365 Salmon Sing in the Street

340/365  Salmon Sing in the Street

"I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street."
W. H. Auden

339/365 I Like This Place

339/365  I Like This Place

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” 
William Shakespeare

Thursday, 10 December 2015

338/365 A Lovely Thing

338/365 A Lovely Thing

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” 
 Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

337/365 A Drama in Time

337/365  A Drama in Time

“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time” 
Patrick Geddes

336/365 Volcanoes & Mountains

336/365  Volcanoes & Mountains

"We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains."
Ursula K. Le Guin

Sunday, 6 December 2015

335/365 Good Plans

335/365  Good Plans

"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man."
Stewart Udall

Saturday, 5 December 2015

334/365 The Rose

334/365  The Rose

"Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem."
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

333/365 Better Than...

333/365  Better Than...

"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup."
Wendell Berry

Friday, 4 December 2015

332/365 To Build a Bridge

332/365  To Build a Bridge

"I learned that a long walk and calm conversation are an incredible combination if you want to build a bridge."
Seth Godin

331/365 Something More

331/365  Something More

"You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."
Saint Bernard

Thursday, 3 December 2015

330/365 Perfect Faith

330/365  Perfect Faith

“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” 
J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

329/365 Shadow-Dancing

329/365  Shadow-Dancing

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
Carl Sandburg

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

328/365 Drama

328/365  Drama

“A city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time” 
Patrick Geddes

327/365 Energy

327/365  Energy

"You know how you feel somebody looking at you, and you turn, and somebody actually is? It's the same at an art gallery. You're looking at one portrait, turn around, and there is a work of art directly behind you. Because it's all energy. Every single thing has energy."
Marina Abramovic

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

326/365 Slowly & Reverently

326/365 Slowly & Reverently

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future."
Thich Nat Hahn

325/365 Wisdom

325/365 Wisdom

“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 bitterest.” 

Monday, 30 November 2015

324/365 Bob Hope on Christmas

324/365 Bob Hope on Christmas

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” 
 Bob Hope

323/365 Supporting our Artists

323/365  Supporting our Artists

“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” 
 Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Sunday, 29 November 2015

322/365 Journey

322/365  Journey

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
 John Steinbeck

321/365 Life Is...

321/365 Life Is...

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” 
Lao Tzu

Saturday, 28 November 2015

320/365 Walking

320/365 Walking

“We need to walk to know sacred places, those around us and those within. We need to walk to remember the songs.” 
Joseph Bruchac

319/365 Three Things

319/365 Three Things

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

318/365 The Last Tree

318/365 The Last Tree

“When the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, then you will see that you can't eat money.” 
John May, The Greenpeace Story

317/365 Enough...

317/365 Enough...

“...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” 
Vincent van Gogh

Monday, 16 November 2015

316/365 Who Mourns

316/365 Who Mourns

“Where do we record the passing of wildlife? Who mourns the silent deaths of the small?” 
O.R. Melling