Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Robert Frost - Tree at My Window (1929)

The Tree at My Window - Robert Frost 1929

"Tree at My Window" Robert Frost (1928) *The "Tree at My Window" photographed is a Sugar Maple which stood directly outside Robert Frost's kitchen windows in at his farm in Derry, NY. Robert Frost resided at the Derry farm with his family from 1900 to 1911.  The maple tree was removed on September 29, 2007.

Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me.
Vague dream-head lifted out of the ground,
And thing next most diffuse to cloud,
Not all your light tongues talking aloud
Could be profound.
But tree, I have seen you taken and tossed,
And if you have seen me when I slept,
You have seen me when I was taken and swept
And all but lost.
That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Louisa May Alcott: "Lulu"

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, 
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."  

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Perseverance" Calvin Coolidge

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. 
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. 
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. 
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. 
The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”

Calvin Coolidge

Friday, September 24, 2010

"In the Sunshine Are My Highest Aspirations" Louisa May Alcott

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. 
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, 

believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."  

Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Amy & Beth "At the Dance."

"But Beth, though yearning for the grand piano, 
could not pluck up courage to go to the 'Mansion of Bliss,' as Meg called it." Chapter 6, pg. 69

Louisa May Alcott "Little Women" (1868)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mending Wall - Robert Frost

"There where it is we do not need the wall: 
He is all pine and I am apple orchard. 
My apple trees will never get across 
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. 
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'. "

Robert Frost
North of Boston (1914)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mother's Love

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me.  
They have clung to me all my life."
Abraham Lincoln

Friday, September 17, 2010

1880 Vermont Barn

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.  

Ansel Adams

Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you -- Nobody -- Too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Don't tell! they'd advertise -- you know!

How dreary -- to be -- Somebody!
How public -- like a Frog --
To tell one's name -- the livelong June --
To an admiring Bog!

Emily Dickinson

Thursday, September 16, 2010