Saturday, July 31, 2010 worries...

"difficult times have
helped me understand better
than before how infinitely
rich and beautiful life is in
every way and that so
many things that one
goes worrying about
are of
no importance whatsoever."
~isak dinesen
my day is grey.
and rain.
i hope that there
is sunshine.
where you are.
light + objects = shadows
you must have the two
to make the third.
and the answers
to this equation
can be found
no worries today.
release them to the wind.
just BE.

Friday, July 30, 2010

...eye level...

this one is about 8 feet tall
this one is eye level
just BE.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

...the colors i see...

ending of july.
i will be joining susannah
for an august break.
no rules.
come play.
just BE.

Monday, July 26, 2010

...for karin...

...thinking of you...
praying for comfort
and peace...
just BE.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


july is winding down.
"the one fact
that i would cry
from every housetop
is this:
the good life is
waiting for us-
here and now."
b.f. skinner
this day.
this moment.
this breath.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

...self propelled flowers...

butterflies are self propelled flowers.
R.H. Heinlein
happiness is like a butterfly which,
when pursued,
is always beyond our grasp,
if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
just like the butterfly,
i too
will awaken
in my
own time.
Deborah Chaskin
there is a
sadness that
comes over me
when driving down
my country road
and i hit a butterfly.
i will actually slow down
if i am given enough
warning of the little
beings presence.
crazy i know.
but they are
here for such
a short time...
light + objects = shadows
take flight on
butterfly wings and join us at
may you experience
the stillness of a butterfly
on your shoulder today.
just BE.

Monday, July 19, 2010

...drop, drop, drop, rainbow...

what a photographer's delight.
the weather last night was awesome.
well despite tornado
warnings and all.
the sun would shine.
then it would pour rain.
bright sun...then dark clouds.
simply lovely.
just a few of the photos i caught.
it was a good time to..
just BE.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


love the flower shadow in the cup...
my week's vacation
is winding down.
i had an awesome week.
home again...
no where special.
learned some new things.
wish that i could just
stay home and do photography
but...that doesn't pay the bills
now does it.
i don't look forward
to heading back to the office tomorrow.
never seems like you were on
vacation at all.
dreams that are imagined...
will become reality.
you just wait and see.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday evening.
just BE.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


1. (esp. of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.
2. (of a mixture or effect) delicately complex and understated.
that is how i describe
this shadow.
soft shadows
around the worn
out laces.
the soft shadows
of a baseball forgotten.
yet every time i see it.
it makes me smile.
light + objects=shadows
please stop by.
i like this...
delicately complex and understated.
just BE.

Friday, July 16, 2010 starts...

my beautiful daughter
you cannot know
how much my heart breaks
as I watch you grow.
in time you'll become
independent and free
always my daughter
and special to me.
as you grow older
you will see
through the eyes of a mother
reflections of me.
past, present and future
all intertwined
my mother, your mother
all daughters you'll find.
our reflections, not vanity
mirrored lives we share
always a daughter
your mother, who cares.
by carol
just BE.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

...i am at peace...

dreams are which the mind conceives,
the heart desires,
and the soul believes.
photo revisited from last summer
use affirmation
to assert your ideals.
speak as if
you've already attained
the state of mind to which you aspire-
for example,
"i am at peace"
"i am an endless fountain of loving energy."
affirmations like this dissolve time,
the future tense of intention,
which can be a barrier
to new states
~1,001 ways to live in the moment
just BE.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

...the desire...

"the desire for expression
lies deep at the heart
of the invisible world.
all our inner life and intimacy of soul
longs to find an outer mirror.
it longs for a form
in which it can be seen, felt, touched."
~anam cara
just BE.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


"your wings already exist.
all you have to do is fly"
early morning.
dew filled grass.
wet footprints
across the wooden planks.
the creak of the rungs.
the fluttering wings
and sporadic flight of a butterfly.
the sweet utterance of the robin.
both near and off in the distance.
the creak of the rungs.
the familiar.
the wind chime
playing it's song...gently.
the water flowing
from the clay vessel,
cascading to the waiting pool below.
the sun casting
it's early morning shadows.
the steam
from the coffee cup.
twisting in the gentle breeze.
the creak of the rungs.
this is my sanctuary.
and here is my steeple.
and i said...
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.