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November Sunrise, Upstate NY
Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2011 – 7:21 | Comments Off on November Sunrise, Upstate NY
November Sunrise, Upstate NY

What an astonishing sunrise on November, 28, in Rhinebeck, NY! This rivals an amazing sunset I saw last month on an island in Thailand, and this sunrise was at my front door! I guess …

Simple Beauty, Simple Enrichment
Thursday, 15 Sep, 2011 – 18:04 | One Comment
Simple Beauty, Simple Enrichment

The sun reflecting off this grass, making it look so golden, took my breath away. I work out of a home office and had been at my computer all day, hardly looking outdoors at all. …

So Much Water, Unable to Share
Monday, 12 Sep, 2011 – 19:31 | Comments Off on So Much Water, Unable to Share
So Much Water, Unable to Share

On a trip to Woodstock, NY, yesterday, I decided to drive past a powerful river, the Sawkill, to see how it looked a few weeks after the Hurricane. Woodstock and other places in the Catskills …

A Product of Hurricane Irene
Thursday, 1 Sep, 2011 – 14:08 | Comments Off on A Product of Hurricane Irene
A Product of Hurricane Irene

Sept. 1st, 2011. Rhinebeck, NY. Hurricane Irene dropped about eight inches of rain on the land where I live. For all the suffering that I have read about that this heavy rain has caused, I …

Sandcastle Wonder
Monday, 16 Aug, 2010 – 9:45 | Comments Off on Sandcastle Wonder
Sandcastle Wonder

Someone sent me an email with all of these incredible photos from a sandcastle contest in Oregon — all I can say is WOW!! This was my personal favorite.
— Anonymous

Stomp Out Loud! – Video
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Stomp Out Loud! – Video
Stomp Out Loud! – Video

Rhythm using brooms, pots and pans, and basketballs…how wonderful!! Stomp Out Loud, directed by Luke Cresswell, is an amazing musical created with recycled materials and choreography. What do we need with expensive drumsets when this …

Wild Thistle Beauty
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Wild Thistle Beauty
Wild Thistle Beauty

I went for a walk this morning and the wild thistles were just calling me to notice them. Their purple color pops out along the roadside so beautifully, and they were just hanging over the …

“In Our Talons” Bowerbirds – Video
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 10:03 | Comments Off on “In Our Talons” Bowerbirds – Video
“In Our Talons” Bowerbirds – Video

Bowerbirds band
Here is the start of the text for this song. The video was found by Mattie on blanktv.com:
And the warblers sing: deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-­deet-deet-deet-deet!
And the sparrows sing: deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-deet-­deet-deet-deet-deet!
Through the wheels, through the wheels on the …

North and South – A Pause for Beauty
Monday, 2 Aug, 2010 – 7:16 | Comments Off on North and South – A Pause for Beauty
North and South – A Pause for Beauty

By Rod MacIver (www.herondance.org).
If you say north and south are opposites, you then have to recognize there’s a whole range in between. Therefore you have to tremendously enrich the field . . . …

Watch the Thought …
Sunday, 25 Jul, 2010 – 13:26 | Comments Off on Watch the Thought …
Watch the Thought …

The thought manifests as the word
The word manifests as the deed
The deed develops into habit
And the habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought
And its way with care
And let it spring from love
Born out of respect …