Showing posts from 2014

Mark my footsteps good my page, tread thou in them boldly, Thou shall find the winter's rage freeze your blood less coldly."

Frosty wind made moan.

So the shortest day came, and the year died, And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing,To drive the dark away. (Susan Cooper).

'Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.' Bradley Chicho

"....far from a useful fireplace." The Woodpile, Robert Frost

'As gentle as feathers, the snow piles high. Our world gets rewritten and retraced every time.' Sleeping at last.

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.” ― Jack Kerouac

'...When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang'

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

Forerun thy peers, thy time, and let / Thy feet, millenniums hence, be set / In midst of knowledge, dream’d not yet. Tennyson.

Architecture aims at Eternity. — Sir Christopher Wren

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

“My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.” ― Marcel Proust

“Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.” William Longgood 

I don't paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what a particular scene looks like. (J. M. W. Turner)

“... a discovery you make yourself is worth twenty thousand things that you are taught, even if it is a discovery that everyone else has made.” ― Esther Freud

'These landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession. They are beyond the strength of an old man, and yet I am determined to set down what I feel.' Claude Monet

“Hell is not hot, or cold. Nor is it deep below ground, or somewhere in the sky. Instead it is a place on Earth filled with sucking bogs, disfiguring diseases and millions of tiny flesh-eating creatures.Hell is a jungle, and it is monstrously green.” ― Greig Beck, This Green Hell

“Solitude sometimes is best society.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost

The beginning is always today. Mary Wollstonecraft

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Gerard De Nerval

It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth,"

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Maya Angelou 1928-2014

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.William Blake

Paint what you really see, not what you think you ought to see; not the object isolated as in a test tube, but the object enveloped in sunlight and atmosphere, with the blue dome of Heaven reflected in the shadows. (Claude Monet)

"You must think me very rude; but all this is so new to me. So - this - is - a - River!""The River," corrected the Rat.Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” ― Vincent van Gogh

The airless studios grow stifling. Kick the door open – the hum of life turns into a roar. (Feliks Topolski)

Now i think i know....

Now i understand what you tried to say to me, how you suffered for your sanity, how you tried to set them free.

Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.”―James Thomson

“A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.” ― Rudyard Kipling,