Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep."
~ Rumi

Saturday, October 8, 2011


From the East comes the sun,
Bringing a new and unspoiled day.
It has already circled the Earth and
Looked upon distant lands and
Far-away peoples.

It has passed over mountain ranges and
The waters of the seven seas.
It has shown upon laborers in the fields,
Into the windows of homes,
And shops, and factories.

It has beheld cities with gleaming towers,
And also the hovels of the poor.
It has been witness to both good and evil,
The works of honest men and women and
The conspiracy of knaves.

It has seen marching armies, bomb-blasted villages
And "the destruction that wasteth at noonday."
Now, unsullied from its tireless journey,
It comes to us,
Messenger of the morning.
Harbinger of a new day.

~ Clinton Lee Scott

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Morning Glory

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sun may set, but memories live on...

An American flag flies in a light breeze over headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery near sunset (John Leyba, The Denver Post)

Please join me, at 3pm Local time, in a "National Moment of Remembrance'' . This memorial observance represents a simple and unifying way to honor those who have sacrificed everything and commemorate and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.

Then, take just another moment to remember our men and women who fight, today, to protect our freedom; and the families who have made the sacrifice with them.

Moment Of Remembrance
In 1996, a humanitarian organization based in Washington, D.C., known as 'No Greater Love' conducted a survey on children and asked them why do they think there is a holiday on Memorial Day. It was agonizing to hear their remarks that were all associated with barbecues and extended weekend parties and celebration, while they hadn't the vaguest idea about the sacrifices of the soldiers in whose honor it is celebrated. One of the children was even quoted as saying that this was the day when swimming pools open!

Thus, the organization came up with the idea of 'National Moment of Remembrance' to remind and especially, let the future generations know about the real meaning of the holiday. The idea clicked with the President and Congress and since 1997, it became a standard American tradition. National Moment of Remembrance requires everybody to keep silent for a minute, exactly at 3.00 pm (local time) when 'Taps' is played and reflect on the glory of those who have shed blood for us. The federal government hopes to raise public awareness about the heroes and their valor by introducing this moment.

Photo and title credited to
The Denver Post

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011


In the still
you hear the echo
of past laughter,

the swell of
happy memories
lifts you as you
swoop through
valleys of tears
and rise
with new hope
to glimpse
the sun rise.
~ Nicola Quinn

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sunsetting on Catalina Island from Laguna Beach

The rich fire of the orange sunset gloriously announces the coming night.
~ Susan S. Florence

Thanks, Michele

Monday, February 21, 2011

Laguna Beach

At Table Rock

Before the storm

Thanks, Michele!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011