~ Morning Light ~
Nature's first light is gold - her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower; but only for an hour;
Then leaf subsides to leaf, so Eden sank to grief.
So dawn goes down to day.  Nothing gold can stay.
-- Robert Frost
High on my hills of dreams - dear hills that know me!
And then how fair will seem the land below me,
How pure at vesper time the far bells chiming.
God, give me hills to climb and strength for climbing.
-- Arthur Guiterman
When the sun streams through the woods, upon a winter's morn,
Where'er his silent beams intrude, the murky night is gone.
-- Henry David Thoreau
Only the heart knows how to find
what is precious.  
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Here comes the morning with the golden basket in her right hand,
bearing the wreath of beauty silently to crown the earth.
--  Rabindranath Tagore
A light exists in Spring not present on the year
At any other period, when March is scarcely here.
It waits upon the lawn, it shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest hill we know; it almost speaks to me.
Then, as horizons step, or noon reports away,
Without the formula of sound, it passes and we stay.
A quality of loss affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached upon a sacrament.
-- Emily Dickinson
The sun just touched the morning; the morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell, and life would be all spring.
-- Emily Dickinson
The grand show is eternal.  It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is
never dried all at once.  Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn, on sea and
continents and islands, each in its turn.  
-- John Muir
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Friday's Journal
The Past Whispers - Home
Old New Orleans

These websites offer no-cost ways to help various good causes simply by going to
the site each day and clicking on the link provided.  They even offer a reminder
service to help you remember.  I made a shortcut on my desktop, so the links would
be easy for me to find.  Nancy

The Animal Rescue Site
The Hunger Site
The Rainforest Site
The Breast Cancer Site
The Child Health Site
The Literacy Site

So many talented people offer their photos to Flickr Creative Commons --
I especially enjoyed going through CaptPiper's photos when I was
searching for images today, the link is the first one below.
The photos on this page are courtesy of Flickr and CaptPiper, Christing0,
DenisGiles, GrantMacDonald, IndyKethdy, LauraMary, lenmandy, MarilynJane,
MartinSojka, PatrickGoossens, Vaughan, walla2chick, WillyVolk
Quotes are from Allspirit and Daily Celebrations.