Photo of the Day – May 7, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 7, 2012

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

‘Tree of Wisdom and Despair’, Montinore Estates, Forest Grove, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 6, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 6, 2012

Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.”
Kim Hubbard


‘Stormy Afternoon’, PDX Airport, Portland, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 5, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 5, 2012

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell

‘Secret Wall’, Forest Park, Portland, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 4, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 4, 2012

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
― Helen Keller

‘Enough Said’, Elk Cove Winery, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Today’s photo and quote of the day are in memory of a great man, my father. Today would have been his 86th birthday. He was a wonderful man who had a passion for the finer things in life; nonetheless was extremely frugal. This is for you dad. I hope you don’t mind the color. I looked around and all that was available at the time was red. I know red is your favorite color, but I also know it is a bit ostentatious. I think you can manage, this once. I hope you will be enjoying a fine class of cognac later in the day. I love you. Forever yours. L

Bringing Sexy Back,’ Elk Cove Winery, Willamette Valley, Oregon

All washed and ready to go!

‘Happy 86th Birthday!’ Elk Cove Winery, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 3, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 3, 2012

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
― Mother Teresa

‘Serenity’, Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (photo taken with permission by the Japanese Gardens).

Photo of the Day – May 2, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 2, 2012

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”
― Nicholas Sparks, ‘The Notebook’

‘Tears of the Gods’, Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (photo taken with permission by the Japanese Gardens).

Photo of the Day – May 1, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 1, 2012

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
― John Lennon

Today’s Photo of the Day is dedicated to my brother David, as today marks his ? birthday. Apparently men don’t like advertising their age either. The name for my image was chosen by my brother David, a professor and philosopher at heart.


‘Light the Way Through Peace and Tranquility’, Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon (photo taken with permission by the Japanese Gardens).