Monday, October 29, 2012

JaZZ at the MuSeUm

Somerset Maugham
"At a dinner party one should eat wisely
but not too well,
and talk well
but not too wisely."

"There is nothing better for a man
that he should eat and drink,
and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor.
This also I saw, was from the hand of God."
Ecclesiastes 2:24

REd ShOe JAzz

'All this I have proved by wisdom.
I said, "I will be wise";
But it was far from me.'
Ecclesiastes 7:23

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Place des Vosges

"Even the taxi drivers in Paris are chic
Our man was dressed in brown corduroy tailored jacket,
paisley shirt and stylish  cap."

"For there is not a just man on
earth who does good
And does not sin."
Ecclesiastes 7:20

Garden St daisy

"Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous."
Psalm 118:15

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pot a Fleurs

oNe wiSe leAder
naMely Mr BenJaMin FrAnkliN
oncE sAid
"a penny saved is a penny earned"

"It is better to hear the rebuke
of the wise
Than for a man to hear the
song of fools."

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Peppermint Tea

Oui, tout va bien.
Yes, everything's all right.

Psalm 56:3
"Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in you"


Monday, July 16, 2012

Hotel Ritter Heidelberg

Old Proverb
One who looks for a friend
without faults, will have none.

"A man who has friends must
himself be friendly,
But there is a friend who sticks
closer than a brother."
Proverbs 18:24

Harold's Chair

Henry Thoreau (1817-1862)
"Life is frittered away by detail.
Simplify, simplify."

"A man who isolates himself
seeks his own desire;
He rages against all wise judgement."
Proverbs 18:1

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Azay Le-Rideau

"And he said:
The Lord is my rock,
my fortress and my
The God of my strength,
in Him I will trust,
My shield and the horn of
my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;
My Saviour, You save me from violence."
2 Samuel 22:2-3

Friday, June 29, 2012

Monsieur Claude

"Everyone who is proud in heart
is an abomination to the
Though they join forces,
none will go unpunished."
Proverbs 16:5

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

THe QuIEt RoOm

Psalm 84:6
"As they pass through the valley of Baca,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.

The Hebrew meaning of Baca is weeping or tears.
Baca or Mulberry trees have leaves that distill fluid that resemble tears in size and appearance.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

La Maison, PARIS

"A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for
Proverbs 17:17

Thursday, May 24, 2012


"Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety."
Plato (c. 429-347 BC)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Eskdale in the Afternoon

"Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble."
Psalm 41:1

Thursday, May 17, 2012

La Signora

"It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits." Charles A Jaffe

"Not that I speak in regard to
need, for I have learned in what-
ever state I am, to be content."
Philippians 4:11

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Purple Trumpets

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go:
I will guide you with My eye."
Psalm 32:8

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Bay Window

""The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles
of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly."
Psalm 118:15

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Bay Window in Eskdale (practise)

"It is said the least stimulating people tend to speak most about other people.
More interesting are those who talk about events.
Most engaging are those who focus on ideas and concepts.
Article by Michael Short; "Let's Talk", The Age newspaper, April 2nd, 2012

"Out of everything in life, probably the main things for a satisfying and fulfilling life is the relationships
that you have and what sort of fulfillment you give and you get. " Louise Howland from the same article.

Howland also cites a U.S. survey of high achievers that found the only common denominator was they had all spent a lot of time having conversations around the family dinner table.

"For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings."
jOB 33;21

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ms Honorine

Alexander Pope
inaccurate quote
"Words are likened to leaves
and where they most abound
much fruit of sensibility beneath is rarely found."

"A fool's lips enter into
And his mouth calls for blows."
Proverbs 18:6

SmeLL the RoSes

"A merry heart does good ,
like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones."
Proverbs 17:22


A few more "old" posts reworked and improved.....

"Yet man is born to trouble,
As the sparks fly upward."

Church in Hydra, Greek Island

"For all people walk
each in the name of his god,
But we will walk in the name
of the Lord our God
Forever and ever."

Saturday, February 25, 2012

oUr PlAce

"He's not without charm sir."
"Has someone else declared his intention for you?"
"No sir".
"Then , what is it?"
"I do not trust him , sir."
"What do you distrust?"
"His nature sir, like many charming people
he conceals an almost absolute dependance
on the appreciation of others."
"And what is the terrible ill in that?"
"His sole interest is in being loved sir,
not in loving."

Excerpt from the film "Mansfield Park"
based on the book by Jane Austen.

"Direct my steps by Your word,
And let no iniquity have
dominion over me."
Psalm 119:133

Blue Jug

....You shall break them with a
rod of iron;
you shall dash them in pieces
like a potter's vessel.'"
Psalm 2:9

Friday, February 24, 2012

House in Vienna

"It is better to go to the house of mourning,
than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men;
and the living will lay it to his heart."
Ecclesiastes 6:2

Sea Creature

"Kiss the Son, lest he be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him."
Psalm 2:12

Whinifred the false Prophetess

"And say, "Thus says the Lord God:
"Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and make veils for the heads of
people of every height to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people, and keep yourselves alive?"
Ezekiel 13:18


"Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth
I tell you of them."
Isaiah 42:9

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mrs Milliforne's Jug

"Vanity of vanities," says the
"All is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 12:8

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Autumn House

Proverbs 20:7
"The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him."

H and B

Psalm 23;2
"He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

BaThRooM ButtErFly

Proverbs 21;5
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty
But those of everyone who is hasty,
surely to poverty.

Tea Time

"For I know the thoughts that
I think toward you, says the
Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a
future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:11

Eskdale sketch

"But now, thus says the
Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine."
Isaiah 43:1

Fireplace Read

"And you will seek Me and
find Me, when you search
for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:13

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blue Moon Stroll

Psalm 102;28
"The children of Your servants will
And their descendants will be
established before You."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunflowers in Vegetable Garden

In France the fields of sunflowers are very beautiful,
the flowers face toward the sun as do these in our little vegie patch.

"The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night."
Psalm 121:6

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

HouSeS in HiPPy

Associate with men of good character
if you esteem your own reputation;
for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
inaccurate quote
Washington, George

"Woe unto them that join house to house,
that lay field to field,till there be no place, that
they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses
shall be desolate, even great and fair,
without inhabitant."
Isaiah 5:8,9.

Monday, January 9, 2012


"Obsolescence is built into computers. That's why it is so hard to preserve any of this digital
material. It rots. It leeches. It decays. On the other hand, paper, which seems so fragile and transient, can last for centuries." Rachael Buchanen
From an article, "Paper Trail: All That Is Digital Melts Into Air." The Age 7/1/12

"A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools
proclaims foolishness."
Proverbs 12:23