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Fall Landscape   Leave a comment

Fall Landscape — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“It is precisely because we resist
the darkness in ourselves
that we miss the depths
of the loveliness, beauty,
brilliance, creativity, and joy
that lie at our core.”

— Thomas Moore

Joy   2 comments

Joy-11-30-05-art-72Joy — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

— Thomas Moore

Clear For Landing   4 comments

Naturalists On Lemmon MeadowClear for Landing — Computer Art by kenne

“. . . to the soul,
the most minute details
and the most ordinary activities,
carried out with mindfulness and art,
have an effect far beyond
their apparent insignificance.”

— Thomas Moore

Mountain Fenceline   Leave a comment

White Mountain Road TripMountain Fenceline — Image by kenne

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible.
To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple,
obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”

— Thomas Moore

Today The Desert Mariposa Lily Is My Irish Peace Lily   Leave a comment

Desert Mariposa Lily — Images by kenne

The Meeting of the Waters
by 
Thomas Moore

There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet;
Oh! the last rays of feeling and life must depart,
Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.

Yet it was not that nature had shed o’er the scene
Her purest of crystal and brightest of green;
‘Twas not her soft magic of streamlet or hill,
Oh! no, — it was something more exquisite still.

‘Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom, were near,
Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear,
And who felt how the best charms of nature improve,
When we see them reflected from looks that we love.

Sweet vale of Avoca! how calm could I rest
In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best,
Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease,
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.

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