Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I really wanted to post this pic. It's of a garden I cont-ributed to by installing all the stone walls surround-ing the garden beds. The client did most of their own planting.

I just really like this shot. It's one of a large group of pics I took when the garden finally matured which I then presented to the client in an album during the off-season.

Recently I came across the following words buried between the lines in one of my notebooks.

" Lord, grant that I may desire more than I can accomplish."

~ Michelangelo

Words to live by? You decide.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

So It Goes

It's all very fleeting when you think about it.

Our favorite things blossom and peak and then retreat again. Building up momentum until the next time they flower. The downtime used to prune and channel the growth.

And so it could be said with everything in our lives.

This is a Clematis that has begun flowering in the garden.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Truce

Unless you are fortunate enough to have the proverbial charmed life then there will inevitably be times you need a break...a truce with the world at large. I think life in general is unforgiving - not for the faint of heart.

Rarely are we given second chances to get it right. We wade into dangerous territory everyday believing our wits or savvy will keep us safe and sound. Seemingly unaware every new decision, good and bad, ultimately sculpts who we become and where we are headed.

Today I'm posting a pic I took at the Japanese Gardens in Springfield Missouri.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Sometimes words can escape us and summing up how you look at life is no easy task. For me personally I haven't yet decided how I look at life. I have many an idea but they seem to be forever evolving as new experiences continue to wash over me.

Luckily it's easy to find inspiration in the words of others. I read this following piece a little while ago and I've been playing it in my head ever since.

I really wanted to post it so here goes.

"There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; The philosophy is kindness."

~ Dalai Lama

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Finding Treasure

I'm fascinated by the notion that as humans we are capable of tran-scending our primitive addictions and desires. I do believe it's simply the next stage of attainment and I also believe we are well on our way.
Not that you would ever notice outright since evolution is always in play like one big swirling soup.

This pic is of something I came across in a client's garden. It was hidden - out of the way.

It was apparent that I had stumbled upon something that was not created for exhibition or accolades and it felt like finding treasure.

I soon returned with a camera and took several shots. When I inquired about it I was told it was done by the client's young grandson during a visit.