May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

~ Nelson Mandela

Photo by Robert Armstrong | Twin Lakes, Westmoreland County, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Dawn on Twin Lakes

It hides you from the world and the world from you. You feel that everything has changed, and nothing is what it seemed to be.

~ Eugene O’Neill

Photo by Alexander S. | Laguna Mountains, San Diego County, California

Mute Oaks II

Daily Ray of Hope

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Photo by Stephen J. | Palm Beach, Florida


If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.

~ Fred Rogers

Photo by Anita Ritenour | Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara, California


Striped Hairstreak//

On a windy day, let’s go on flying.
There may be no trees to rest on,
There may be no clouds to ride.
But we’ll have our wings and the wind will be with us,
That’s enough for me,
That’s enough for me.

~ Yoko Ono

Photo by Don Roos, MD | Cannon River Watershed, southeastern Minnesota

“… is to open your heart to humanity.”

Out For a Walk“When we fail to see the eccentricities in ourselves and to be amused by them, we become monsters of self-regard. Each in its own way, every family is as eccentric as mine. I guarantee it. Opening your eyes to this truth is to open your heart to humanity.” ~ Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have yet to be discovered.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo by Sandy Harris | Oso Flaco Lake, San Luis Obispo County, California

When the Wind Blows