Category Archives: HOME AND HOUSED

This old river town saw the Early steamboats. The line of wharf and houses is a faded chromo. It is bleached and bitten standing To steady the sunrises.

Carl Sandburg, Honey and Salt

http://www.siue.edu/OSME/river/RiverQuotes/RiverQ1.htm

028

I stand by the river and I know that it has been here yesterday and will be here tomorrow and that therefore, since I am part of its pattern today, I also belong to all its yesterdays and will be a part of all its tomorrows. This is a kind of earthly immortality, a kinship with rivers and hills and rocks, with all things and all creatures that have ever lived or ever will live or have their being on the earth. It is my assurance of an orderly continuity in the great design of the universe. 

(Virginia Eifert)

http://www.rivers.gov/quotations.html

FOTO – BOATHOUSE ON THE KALANG RIVER IN URUNGA.

The only advantage to wearing glasses is that you can do that dramatic removal. Jim Haffigan.

DSCF1241

"Those were summers when the heart quivered up from the hot yellow gravel and pierced the plaited rushes
of my wide-brimmed hats, summers almost without nights.  For even then I so loved the dawn that my mother
granted it to me as a reward.  She used to agree to wake me at half past three and off I would go, an empty
basket on each arm, towards the kitchen gardens that sheltered in the narrow bend of the river, in search of
strawberries, black currants, and hairy gooseberries."
Colette

http://www.egreenway.com/months/monjul.htm

foto – dining ensemble in sydney

He that would live in peace and rest. Must hear, see, and say the least. Eng.

A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

foreal camp 025

How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward.

Proverb

FOTO- CAMPING AT BILAMBIL 09

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

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.” Honore de Balzac.

002

WOODEN SHIPS THEY are remembering forests where they grew,The midnight quiet, and the giant dance; And all the murmuring summers that they knew Are haunting still their altered circumstance. Leaves they have lost, and robins in the nest. Tug of the goodly earth denied to ships.

"Ships in harbour"

 

__________________________

foto – W.W. JACOBS COLLECTION COLDSTREAM STREET 2009

http://www.readprint.com/author-182/W-W-Jacobs-books

Blush like a black dog.

ARMIDALE 023

If man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these with a keen sensitivity to his real environment, and moreover had achieved a level of communication so simplified that one syllable could express his every thought, then he would have achieved the level of intelligence already achieved by his dog. 

Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

http://www.quotegarden.com/human.html

foto – Charlie in Armidale 2009

________________

NORTHERN BELLES

One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession. French.

004

The great church bells rarely sound, the full cask returns no sound.

(A proverb of the Chinese directed against babblers for whom they have a great aversion)

"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages:

 

foto – the silver bell from jack-a-dandy,ulmarra. july 09.

_____________________

NORTHERN BELLES

. 

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

I’d like mornings better if they started later.

DSCN1004

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE IN THE MORNING 2004

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

I am of the east-coast country; Not from the great cities that play Faust, With flats for souls. VAL VALLIS.

AFRAME

But my daughter… said, “Tell them about how you’re never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there is always that one little piece inside you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter, and if you don’t speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth from the inside.”

Audre Lorde in Sister Outsider

FOTO –FOR ZARA HABLETHWAITE. A FRAME AT THE END OF URUNGA. WITH BARINA.

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.