Monday, February 15, 2010

The spaces between the stars are where the work of the universe is done.~ Ivan Doig

Nature is the armory of genius.
Cities serve it poorly, books and
colleges at second hand; the eye
craves the spectacle of the
horizon; of mountain, ocean, river
and plain, the clouds and stars;
actual contact with the elements,
sympathy with the seasons as they
rise and roll. ~ A. B. Alcott

Ivan Doig quote from This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind

photo via Flickr



distracted by shiny objects said...

Gorgeous...all of it.

Kim said...

Loved this quote and the picture. The eye does crave a lot.

English Rider said...


Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful poem!

Nancy said...


Looking to the Stars said...

Stunning, I loved the pic and quote. thanks for sharing :)

Lydia said...

distracted~ Glad you enjoyed, and great to have you here.

Kim~ That's for sure. I'm getting anxious for some horizons!

English Rider~ Hope your day was beautiful. :)

Phivos~ I found it in a book owned by my grandmother. The author is the father of Louisa May Alcott, the American author who wrote LITTLE WOMEN (maybe not a well-known book in Cyprus!).

Nancy~ :)

Looking to the Stars~ You are most welcome.

clo said...

hello Lydia....
I'm really happy to meet you...
thanks for your visits and kind comments....really appreciate...
i speak a really poor English...
and sometimes it's so restrictive to say what i feel exactly...:o)
but i learn and i try ....:o)

secret, fragile skies said...

lovely post. needed that today. thanks!

Lydia said...

clo~ You are so good at your know much more than I know of French. I use the online translators. I would love to learn your language.

secret, fragile skies~ My pleasure that it helped in any way today. and, likewise, having a comment from you made a difference in mine. :)



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