Monday, February 27, 2017

Pause to Reflect

"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved;
but by reflection, force of character, and judgement."

Thursday, February 23, 2017

See the Light

With mild February temperatures in these parts, many of us find ourselves looking forward to summer gardens and more daylight.  This picture features a unique garden design that uses multi-colored plates to create the inner circle and a multi-level piece as the focal point.  In addition, with the light literally at the end of the tunnel, this photo is encouraging as it reminds me that warmer weather is just ahead.  So, in the meantime, I will enjoy the warmer-than-average weather and appreciate this reprieve from the usual cold, snow and ice.

For those wondering, this photo was taken during a visit to Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.  Plan now for a summertime visit to this delightful destination in the Hawkeye state.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Make Art

The EARTH without ART is just EH.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Full Heart


"Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
                                     --Norman Vincent Peale

Monday, February 13, 2017

For Valentine's Day

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."
                                               --Helen Keller

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cool Kicks

"One shoe can change your life."

Monday, February 6, 2017


"The details are not the details.  They make the design."
                                          --Charles Eames

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Master Artist

What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... 
No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.
                                   --John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866