Sunday, December 23, 2012

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love - Hamilton Wright Mabie

Happy Christmas everyone. See you in the new year!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I don't know what they are called, the space between seconds - but I think of you always in those intervals - Salvador Plascencia
 
Paris, France

Saturday, December 01, 2012

 The heart is a museum, filled with the exhibits of a lifetime's loves - Diane Ackerman
 
Paris, France

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I bend clumsily at the knees
and I quarrel no more
All I want is a human window
in a house whose roof is my life
 - Ilya Kaminsky

Basilica of the Sacré Cœur,  Paris


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Silence is of different kinds and breathes different meanings - Charlotte Brontë 

Venice, Italy





Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand, the world - Robert Pirsig
 
Venice, Italy

Friday, October 19, 2012

 
 
Venice, Italy

Sunday, October 14, 2012

To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius - Alexander Herzen

Venice, Italy

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone - Erica Jong

Venice, Italy

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Venice, Italy

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Venice, Italy

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Off on a break. Be back next month. Thank you so much for visiting!

Love,
Ash

Saturday, July 07, 2012



                                                    Meandering leads to perfection - Lao Tzu
                                                                  
                                                                 Francavilla Fontana, Italy

Sunday, July 01, 2012

                                                           The evening is my book. Its fine
                                                             purple damask covers fasten
                                                          with gold clasps,  and cool-handed
                                                           I reach, unhasting, to release them
                                                                    - Rainer Maria Rilke

                                                               ( Acquappesa, Calabria, Italy )

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Your way begins on the other side
Become the sky
Walk out like someone
suddenly born into colour
Do it now 
-Rumi



Acquappesa, Calabria, Italy

Friday, June 22, 2012

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone ~ Rainer Maria Rilke.

( Calabria, Italy)

Friday, June 01, 2012

                  I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself - Maya Angelou

                                                                             Calabria, Italy



Wednesday, May 30, 2012


There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk
                                                                         - Jean-Paul Sartre

                                                                      ( Villars, Switzerland)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
















                              We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust - Rumi

                                                                   ( Villars, Switzerland)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

                                       Each moment is a place you've never been ~ Mark Stand

                                                                    ( Villars, Switzerland)

Friday, April 27, 2012



Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Off on a break. See you next month!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Clifton, Bristol

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I hope to meet God some day, because I want to thank Him for the flowers - Robert Brault

( Taken at home)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A cat is there when you call her - if she doesn't have something better to do - Bill Adler

Gloucestershire, England

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself - Hermann Hesse

Ashton Court, Bristol

Monday, February 13, 2012

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget. - Arundhati Roy

Taken yesterday afternoon in Clifton, Bristol

Thursday, February 09, 2012

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Puglia, Italy

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs - Fran Lebowitz

Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales.

Saturday, January 21, 2012



"What is it about a beautiful sunny afternoon that makes you want to get drunk ?" - Jack Handy

Pub in Llandaff, Cardiff

Friday, January 13, 2012

A single grateful thought towards heaven is the most complete prayer - Gotthold Lessing

Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

Friday, January 06, 2012

Today a new sun rises for me: everything lives, everything is animated, everything invites me to cherish it - Anne De Lencios