“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.” ― Ansel Adams
To always be grateful for the opportunity to express the heart’s intent through a creative medium - no matter what that medium may be. What’s important is to base that intent in the courage of honesty and in a love for life.
The soul insists on journeys to the gardens of the heart. Somewhere outside the walls we’re constantly building around ourselves resides everything we truly hope for.
“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. ” ― John Muir #nature #beauty #spring #hope #naturephotography #muir #grace #soul #spirit #home #latergram
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ― John Muir
“What you seek is seeking you.” ― Rumi
To catch the morning light. April at The Inn at Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills, Ohio
Simple Gifts. In art, love and life. The beautiful execution of a simple concept. To live and create with intent and gratitude.
“We may think that this other shore is something we have to achieve, like fame, success, or enlightenment. But that prevents us from seeing that we’re already there. I think the Dude is an example of someone who doesn’t feel that he needs to achieve something. He likes lying in the bathtub drinking his White Russians with the whale music on. He’s just taking it easy, taking it the way it is. There’s a lot of generosity in that, you know? People talk about being seekers, searching for meaning, happiness, whatever. I think of myself as a finder, because I find all these things right around me.” - Jeff Bridges
Set a steady heart against the headwinds and stay true to your course. Battered and bruised, set it on course again, and again. What is true will carry it through.
April moonrise and moonlit mist in the hollow. Hocking Hills, Ohio.
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” ― Paulo Coelho
Gratitude for what has gone by; faith in what is to be.
“Some people walk in the rain; others just get wet.” - Roger Miller
Tideland Journey by Jim Crotty