Sublime Natural Beauty

To experience sublime natural beauty is to confront the total inadequacy of language to describe what you see. Words cannot convey the scale of a view that is so stunning it is felt.

~ Eleanor Catton

The Beat Generation ~ Jack Kerouac

“The Beat Generation, that was a vision that we had, John Clellon Holmes and I, and Allen Ginsberg in an even wilder way, in the late forties, of a generation of crazy, illuminated hipsters suddenly rising and roaming America, serious, bumming and hitchhiking everywhere, ragged, beatific, beautiful in an ugly graceful new way.”
~ Jack Kerouac

Love Is

To sing is to love and affirm,
to fly and to soar,
to coast into the hearts of the people
who listen
to tell them that life is to live,
that love is there,
that nothing is a promise,
but that beauty exists,
and must be hunted for and found.
-Joan Baez (Daybreak 1968)

Winter

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter…. In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. -John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866

No Name Park

I’ve been living in this part of the city for five years, and have no idea what the name of the park is. I have asked people who have lived here a lot longer than me, and they don’t know what the name is, or if it ever had a name. The park is so small, that a person can do a complete walk around it in a minute, two at the most. September 3 2014

Baby Blue Jay

July 10 2014

I spotted this tiny Blue Jay, sitting on the mulch, so I took a few photos, and this one seem to be the best of the lot. Plus, I had to reach through the fence to take the shot(s).

Time of photo: 9:23 AM.

Happy Birds

It’s early Saturday evening, and in an hour, the sun will be setting at 8:24 PM. Have the windows open, the baseball game is on the TV, and the best part is, the numerous birds all happy and chipper as they are tweeting away in one massive chorus. Sitting here listening to the birds, they are saying that there is still a lot to like about the earth, that we all call home. With a touch of Zen, life is grand.

Cemetery on the NH – Mass Border

Before entering the supermarket, I took a couple of photos. The first one, is a photo of a cemetery in New Hampshire, which is right near the Mass border on the left side of the photo.Mass - NH2The photo below is left of the one above.Mass - NH1

Snow Covered Park

On my daily walk this morning, I decided to cut through the local park, as the walking was kind of on the treacherous side. Lots of icy spots. I only took this one photo, and it does have a Zen look to it.

Snow covered park, 12/16/2013.
Snow covered park, 12/16/2013.

Hot Air Balloon

From my email inbox:

So you think you’re having a bad day…


then you step outside of your house…
 

and look up into the beautiful blue sky… 

…and see this!!!!! image0010009All of a sudden, that smile comes back to your face and you say to yourself

”Now that’s a big ass balloon!!!”

…and things don’t seem quite so bad! 

HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEK! 

Saturday Sunset(s)

Another warm day here in Massachusetts, which will be the last one. Colder air moving in for Sunday and Monday.

Here’s a couple of photos of the end of day’s sunset.

Sunset 2

Sunset 3

Pink & Red Geraniums

A couple of photos, first on is pink, and the second one is red. The flowers on the side of the drive, leading to the main entrance of the building I reside in. I’ll admit, there not the best photos, but it was just something I felt like taking them.

Pink Geraniums
Pink Geraniums

Red Geraniums
Red Geraniums