Category Archives: HIGH ABOVE

He has but sorry food that feeds upon the faults of others.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

KIDZ HOLS3 066

Cha deinee rieau yn soogh y shang.


"The greedy will never feel for the hungry."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/fim/fim13.htm

FOTO-THE MOB’S DINNER AT BILAMBIL

The owl thinks all her young ones beautiful.

KIDS HOL 2 064

Think to-day and speak to-morrow.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

 

foto- ilnam estate winery

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic. Henry Ward Beecher.

KIDS VISIT 025

This night, all night, the lean dogs of desire Have bayed upon my track, Yelping, keen of scent, afire To pull me down.

Verse (1915) Thompson, Vance, 1863-1925

foto – charlie and co at forealty towers

In fact, one grand development of Time We found is this, that none declare it crime For each to be himself — to shout, to talk As children do — to dress, to leap, or walk, And freely think, in bounds of innocence.

"Verse"

FEBBILMUR 010

With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me and about me, I walk,
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty
Navaho Night Chant, Looking Far West

http://www.gardendigest.com/beauty.htm

foto – shoes in bilambil 2009

Big churches, little saints. German.

cathedral 022

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING:

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.

foto- anglican cathedral church grafton july 09

_____________________

NORTHERN BELLES A CALENDAR

HE WHO WOULD REST, MUST WORK.

004

The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Ecdes, Y, 11.)

foto – lawnmowing in  Ulmarra 09

ROAD BUILT ON HOPE

One mountain does not go to aid another, but man does go to the aid of another man. Pashito.

p3265844FOTO – VIEW FROM BEECHMONT TO THE SOUTH. 2009.

Bann or, Our Afghan frontier

Tall and stately as a pine, the daughter of the mountains stands at the tent-door in her indigo-dyed petticoat and hood, smiling on the gambols of her naked brats, or else sits down and rubs out corn for her lord who is a-field.

 

BANNU UNDER NATIVE RULE 

Al Neuharth The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.

TERRANORA 008

Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.

Elizabeth Aston. The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005

FOTO – MT WArning from TERRANORA RESORT BILAMBIL

I have a stepladder. It’s a very nice stepladder but it’s sad that I never knew my real ladder. Craig Charles

IMGP4578

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you – suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, ‘well, I’ll have a go, too’. Margaret Thatcher

Lhig y crottag ve boght ny roauyr, t’eh curlesh groat er e ghreeym. Let the curlew be poor or fat, he carries a groat on his back. There is a mark on a curlew’s back like the figure four, and fourpence equals a groat.

                                       

      eastern_curlew

 

The mists are curled o’er a dark-faced world,
And the shadows sleep around,
Where the clear lagoon reflects the moon
In her hazy glory crowned;
While dingoes howl, and wake the growl
Of the watchdog brave and true;
Whose loud, rough bark shoots up in the dark,
With the song of the lone Curlew!
Whose loud, rough bark
Shoots up in the dark,
With the song of the lone Curlew!

HENRY KENDALL.

____________________

MANX PROVERBS.

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving. Rosalind Russell

my birthday 08 042

A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.

http://www.wku.edu/~yuanh/proverb.html

CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

"If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end." – Saudi Arabian Proverb.

VIEW FROM FITZROY

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.  O.A. Battista

FOTO – URUNGA 1990s BRAD AND DONKEY WALKING HOME WITH ODIN.

People who are in a hurry are already dead.

image0

“I may not be better than other people, but at least I’m different.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“We’ve heard that beyond the next mountain where men have never gone before there is an even yet wider valley and more abundant water."

AUSSIE DAY EVE 019

MTC CRONIN

SEVEN MYSTERIOUS SONGS VI
AUTHORSHIP

Mountains, valleys, rivers merge
The land hides itself
in landscape
The day’s form buried in my eye
like a grandmother in her coffin

FOTO – BILAMBIL VALLEY 2009

All worn and wasted by the storms, All gapped and fractured by the storms, All split and splintered by the storms. HENRY KENDALL.

NOV HOLS FINAL 047

Roads are wet where’er one wendeth,
And with rain the thistle bendeth,
And the brook cries like a child!
Not a rainbow shines to cheer us;
Ah! the sun comes never near us,
And the heavens look dark and wile.

Mary Howitt, The Wet Summer, from the German

FOTO – KALANG 2008