water.

April 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

 

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”  – Margaret Atwood

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Klamath River

Klamath River

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs185/1107417106285/archive/1115718414138.html

 

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“When you sit in silence long enough, you learn that silence has a motion. It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water. Its color is silver. And silence has a sound you hear only after hours of wading inside it. The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up, like the words of glass speaking. Then there comes a point when you must shatter the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light.”  – Anne Spollen

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service.

April 29, 2014 § 1 Comment

“For an artist is not a consumer, as our commercials urge us to be. An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the act of creation there is collaboration. We do not create alone.”  – Madeleine L’Engle

 

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Pueblo Bonito Chaco

Pueblo Bonito Chaco

http://www.leesmallfineart.com/doors-pueblo-bonito-chaco-canyon/

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“…here’s what I’ve learned – people will hurt you, but you don’t have to respond – not every mean comment or cruel act deserves to be noticed …”  – John Geddes

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search.

April 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Without the quest, there can be no epiphany.”  – Constantine E. Scaros

 

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Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

http://www.doi.gov/news/photos/2010_03_24_photo.cfm

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“It felt as if everything that had happened so far in my life had been leading me to this point, preparing me for this task, and that I was uniquely equipped to pursue this quest. It was a perfect collision of personality, past experience, purpose, and timing.”  – Roz Savage

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Dominguez-Escalante NCA

Dominguez-Escalante NCA

http://conservationlands.org/cca

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“We are, finally, all wanderers in search of knowledge. Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves. Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.”  – Louis L’Amour

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return.

April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.”  – Antonio Porchia

 

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Road to Cortez

Road to Cortez

http://www.cagefreervers.com/2014/04/13/the-land-of-the-ancients-hovenweep/

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“Well, my friends give me purple flowers and orange tea
and goosedown spinning quilts and torquoise chairs
we greet one another in a wild profusion of words
and wave farewell amidst the wonderment of air
In the laughing times we know we are lucky
In the quiet times we know that we are blessed
And we will not be alone”  – Dar Williams

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Canyon of the ancients

Canyon of the ancients

http://wilderness.org/blog/wilderness-society-announces-list-2014-lwcf-priority-projects

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“You cannot disown what is yours. Flung out, there is always the return, the reckoning, the revenge, perhaps the reconciliation. There is always the return. And the wound will take you there.”  – Jeanette Winterson

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life.

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally. The end result is what matters. What one felt was what one experienced. One retires to bed as wearily from having dreamed as from having done hard physical labor. One never lives so intensely as when one has been thinking hard.”  – Fernando Pessoa

 

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Mt. Tipton at sunset

Mt. Tipton at sunset

http://www.azwild.org/newsletter/2003_03_wildwatch.shtml

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“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.”  – J.D. Stroube

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 Mt. Tipton Wilderness in Mohave County AZ

Mt. Tipton Wilderness in Mohave County AZ

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/MtTipton.html

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“The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.”  – Eudora Welty

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Private land within Mt. Tipton Wilderness

Private land within Mt. Tipton Wilderness

http://www.azwild.org/newsletter/2003_03_wildwatch.shtml

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”  – Robert Frost

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Mount Tipton Wilderness occupies the highest part of the Cerbat Range

Mount Tipton Wilderness occupies the highest part of the Cerbat Range

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/WhiteHillsWind.html

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“I don’t think immediate tragedy is a very good source of art. It can be, but too often it’s raw and painful and un-dealt-with. Sometimes art can be a really good escape from the intolerable, and a good place to go when things are bad, but that doesn’t mean you have to write directly about the bad thing; sometimes you need to let time pass, and allow the thing that hurts to get covered with layers, and then you take it out, like a pearl, and you make art out of it.

When my father died, on the plane from his funeral in the UK back to New York, still in shock, I got out my notebook and wrote a script. It was a good place to go, the place that script was, and I went there so deeply and so far that when we landed Maddy had to tap me on the arm to remind me that I had to get off the plane now. (She says I looked up at her, puzzled, and said “But I want to find out what happens next.”) It was where I went and what I did to cope, and I was amazed, some weeks later when I pulled out that notebook to start typing, to find that I’d written pretty much the entire script in that six hour journey.”  – Neil Gaiman

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surface.

April 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Have you ever noticed how we often live on the surface of our lives? Each day is like the previous day. Time passes, and we continue to feel like we’re living a life less than we deserve. So, dive deeper into your life, and discover what lies below the surface….”  – James A. Murphy

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Little Colorado River

Little Colorado River

http://www.seaglen.com/can-x-2007/

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“Every moment is a crossroad in time. Consider that, as above so below and as inside so outside and live accordingly.”  – Grigoris Deoudis

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flowers.

April 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.”  – Henry Ward Beecher

 

 

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ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

ORIGINAL Oil Painting White Mist 23 x 30 Palette Knife Colorful Flowers Roses White MIst Modern Textured Floral Green Vase ART by Marchella

https://www.etsy.com/listing/85139533/original-oil-painting-white-mist-23-x-30

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“Ephemerals: That’s what Hub called them; flowers that bloomed and died in a matter of weeks, before the trees leafed out and shaded them. She liked the way the word sounded in her head. I am an ephemeral. It made her feel like something passing and precious.”  – Pamela Todd

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Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14"x16"

Daffodil watercolor, original, yellow and green, 14″x16″

https://www.etsy.com/listing/71071096/daffodil-watercolor-original-yellow-and?ref=favs_view_3

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“The Gentle Gardener

I’d like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray;
I’d like to pass away from earth and feel I’d left behind
But roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.

I’d like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
To leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth;
And when at last I’m called upon to join the heavenly throng
I’d like to feel along my way I’d left no sign of wrong.

And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few;
There is not time enough on earth for all I’d like to do;
But, having lived and having toiled, I’d like the world to find
Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.”  – Edward Guest

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Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8x10, "Bike In Pujols"

Bicycle Photography, Travel, Bicycle, Flowers, France, Teal Blue, 8×10, “Bike In Pujols”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112783825/bicycle-photography-travel-bicycle

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“When I was a girl,” she had once told a friend, “I was terribly sure trees and flowers were the same as birds or people. That they thought things, and talked among themselves. And we could hear them if we really tried. It was just a matter of emptying your head of all other sounds. Being very quiet and listening very hard. Sometimes I still believe that. But one can never get quiet enough…”)”  – Truman Capote

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