Friday, October 31, 2003

Give me a little kiss...


American Lady...


American Copper...



Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

-Abraham Lincoln

Quality is not...

an act. It is a habit.


Thursday, October 30, 2003



Dangling colors...


Only two things are infinite...

the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

A lie...

gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

With the eye of an eagle...


Honor the herd...


We either make ourselves...

miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

-Carlos Castaneda

If there is...

no wind, row!

-Latin proverb


Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

-Frank Tyger

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Ancient echoes...


Colorado Aspens


Source: James Kay

Wasatch Mountains, Utah


Source: James Kay

Great is...

the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Little strokes...

fell great oaks.

-Benjamin Franklin

Nothing is particularly hard...

if you divide it into small jobs.

-Henry Ford

I am...

seeking. I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.

-Vincent van Gogh

There is...

nothing harder than the softness of indifference.

-Juan Montalvo

Monday, October 27, 2003

Full moons...

Full Moon...

fUlL mOoN...

Another type of grape...

Grape hyacinth!

Let the light into your life...



Click on this link and check out the photos of Tuscan grapes...Wow!

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Lavender your thing?

Here's one from Sequim, Washington...


And how about this one from Provence...


America's best donuts...


America's top 10 donut shoppes.

Life has such a great "f-e-e-l."


Many thanks to the Urban Textures Exhibit.

Wall closeup...


From Walls and Doors in Winchester.

More sNoW...


Snowy days ahead...


Saturday, October 25, 2003

Comments are back...

I switched to Haloscan and commenting is once again possible on Conscious-Living. Please take advantage of it and let me know what you think. Thanks.

On my cereal this morning...


New Hampshire Autumn


Source: BlueStarFolly



Use that pumpkin to...


Carve this one...


Thank you BlueStarFolly.

Friday, October 24, 2003


Yes, it's Friday. Get a jump on the weekend. Promise yourself that you will not allow yourself to get hassled today. Inhale the cool Fall air and gaze upon Nature's rich colors. Remind yourself that is what life is really all about.

League Park, Cleveland

Remember the good ole days when you could peek into see the Indians play baseball? Circa 1940s.

Thanks to the Cleveland Press Photo Collection at Cleveland State University.

Downtown Lakewood

This is what you would have seen in downtown Lakewood, Ohio in 1962.

Thanks to the Cleveland Press Photo Collection at Cleveland State University.

Cool Cleveland sunrise...


Thanks to AIM Enterprises!

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Heed this advice...

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it, while there's time.
-Dale Dauten

Life is hard, but...

This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult--once we truly understand and accept it--then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
-M. Scott Peck

Would you hire this man?


Watch your kitty on Turkey Day...


Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Calvin and Hobes anyone...

Feel like this somedays?


Colorado Locco Weed


Thanks to Andy Cook's Gallery.

Is this a "Wow" experience or what?


Thanks to Andy Cook's Gallery.

Your relationships are...

networked experiences with others. Allow for more shared experiences in your life and your networks of relationships will grow in number and quality.

Every cloud...

has a silver lining. And remember that on some days you have to make your own "sunshine."


your mission in life and live a mission-led life.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003


in your own power to make a difference.

Ohio Fall colors...


Thank you Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources.

Danube River...


Southern Ohio Autumn walk....


My house 5,000 years ago...


Monday, October 20, 2003




"Frodo drew the Ring out of his pocket and looked at it. It now appeared plain and smooth, without mark or device that he could see. The gold looked very fair and pure, and Frodo thought how rich and beautiful was its colour, how perfect was its roundness. It was an admirable thing and altogether precious."

The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

Regional consciousness...

"The simple principle that a region's consciousness of itself defines the region offers a sensible and effective means for interpreting local historical events. Regional consciousness bears no necessary relation to artificial administrative boundaries imposed by governments. Regiional consciousness crosses all ethnic, class, cultural and economic lines as well. Regional consciousness is less a matter of geography than it is a state of mind."

Source: Sense of Place: American Regional Cultures, Edited by Barbara Allen and Thomas Schlereth.

I suppose in this sense it is a "region of thought." How we think about place matters.

Pittsburgh's Forbes Field...

This is where I watched my first live baseball game ever. Great memories of sitting behind the Pirate's Roberto Clemente in right field. That was a while ago...maybe 1958. Wow!

Check this photo out...


Go here to read and see more of Forbes Field.

Cleveland's Jacob's Field

Go here to see a great digital photo series of the Jake. Click the "next" button is see the slideshow. Now, if we could just get the team winning again!

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Marsh Marigold

Very nice...


See more of this artist's work here.

Canada Anemone

Check it out...


Saturday, October 18, 2003

Ok, how about a "painted lady?"


Another one...

Very cool!!!





Friday, October 17, 2003

The fragrance...

always stays in the hand that gives the rose.

Success seems to be...

largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

-William Feather

A successful man...

is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

-David Brinkley

A ship in a safe harbor is safe...

but that is not what a ship is built for.

-William Shedd

Only those who...

risk going too far will ever know how far they can go.

Thursday, October 16, 2003


the beauty that is today. Now is beautiful!

Essence of beauty...


See more at Raysweb.

Inner awakening...


See more at Kimsteinbacher Gallery.



See more here at Raysweb.



See more here at Raysweb.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

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