Tuesday, June 28, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Thirty-Nine

Copyright 2011.  Sunset sky in Nags Head, NC
All Rights Reserved.

*Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.*

-- Rabindranath Tagore --

Saturday, June 25, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Thirty-Eight

Taken in Nags Head, Nc - June 2011.

*The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.*

-- Charles Swindoll --

Sunday, June 19, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Thirty-Six

I'm Back!

Copyright 2011.  The sun peaking through the clouds on our first day at the beach :)
Nags Head, NC - June 2011.

*Mom says each of us has a veil between ourselves and the rest of the world, like a bride wears on her wedding day, except this kind of veil is invisible.  We walk around happily with these invisible veils hanging down over our faces.  The world is kind of blurry, and we like it that way.
But sometimes our veils are pushed away for a few moments, like there's a wind blowing it from our faces.  And when the veil lifts, we can see the world as it really is, just for those few seconds before it settles down again.  We see all the beauty, and cruelty, and sadness and love.  But mostly we are happy not to.  Some people learn to life the veil themselves.  Then they don't have to depend on the wind anymore.*

-- Rebecca Stear --
(From When You Reach Me)

Monday, June 6, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Thirty-Five

From a Distance Challenge

Copyright 2010.
Nags Head, North Carolina - The sunset over Jockey's Ridge last September.

We were out taking photos of the sunset over Jockey's Ridge in Nags Head, NC during our vacation in September when this family walked up over the ridge.  I thought it was too beautiful not to capture.  And it's definitely fitting for my 365 Day's Blog since we're here in Nags Head for our annual trip right now.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

365 Days Take Two! -- Day Thirty-four

As of late tomorrow afternoon...
this will be my view for two glorious weeks.

Copyright 2010.  Nags Head, NC
All Rights Reserved.

*There are windows to the galaxies,
and hallways to the past,
there are trapdoors to the future,
and an ancient splintered mast.

There are relics from Apollo's trips
when earthmen came to play,
and a hammock from a distant star
out on the Milky Way.

He's the admiral of the ocean,
the lone eagle of the sky.
He gave me my first sextant
and he taught me how to fly.

I saw him through my telescope
on a cloudless night in June
as he rested between voyages
at his beach house on the moon.*

-- Jimmy Buffett --