31 October, 2008

Happy Halloween-excerpt from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

An opening in the trees now cheered him with the hopes that the churchbridge was at hand. The wavering reflection of a silver star in thebosom of the brook told him that he was not mistaken. He saw the wallsof the church dimly glaring under the trees beyond. He recollected theplace where Brom Bones's ghostly competitor had disappeared. "If I canbut reach that bridge," thought Ichabod, "I am safe." Just then he heardthe black steed panting and blowing close behind him; he even fanciedthat he felt his hot breath. Another convulsive kick in the ribs, andold Gunpowder sprang upon the bridge; he thundered over the resoundingplanks; he gained the opposite side; and now Ichabod cast a look behindto see if his pursuer should vanish, according to rule, in a flash offire and brimstone. Just then he saw the goblin rising in his stirrups,and in the very act of hurling his head at him. Ichabod endeavored tododge the horrible missile, but too late. It encountered his craniumwith a tremendous crash,--he was tumbled headlong into the dust...

30 October, 2008

Skywatch Friday-

I took this photograph a couple months ago in the late afternoon. I love the power and intensity of the clouds, you can almost feel them. To me this is a glorious sky photograph.
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29 October, 2008

Just before the death of flowers, and before they are buried in snow, there comes a festival season when nature is all aglow - Author Unknown

28 October, 2008

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind-Albert Einstein

27 October, 2008

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all-Stanley Horowitz

26 October, 2008

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known-Winnie the Pooh