05. May 2006


I've decided to Include Famous Quotes on this Month's Photos.
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A Self Portrait - From Spring to Summer

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"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller

"Life is a joke. The only way to survive it is to find the right punchline." Becky Alunan
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The Reality Of Mickey Mouse

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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind." James Truslow Adams
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This is the view as I sat quietly on a corner of a pool in Fairmont Hot Springs. The warmth of the water and the view of the cool mountains sure was refreshing.

02_12

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"How amazing it is to be alive! Anyone who lives and breathes and puts both feet on the ground, What possible reason could he have for envying the gods?" Paul Claudel
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Kootenay Bikers

03_13

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"Remember this,--that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Kootenay Bikers

04_12

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"Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life." Joseph Conrad
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Summer Flowers

05_12

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"Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity." Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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Helen's Car

06_11

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"What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath." Thomas Crum

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The Deadly Bear

07_11

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"Remember this,--that very little is needed to make a happy life." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Mr. Bear: Hmmm ... FOOD!

08_12

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Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity." Dan Custer
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Beast Friend - A Taxidermist's Work

09_12

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"Life's two Great Questions: Why me? and What do I do now?" William L. DeAndrea
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View From My Special Place. Marysville, British Columbia

10_12

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"What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams." Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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Mike & Ron, Boston Pizza, Fernie BC

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"If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things." Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
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Neon Pattern - Boston Pizza, Fernie BC

12_12

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"I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." Isak Dinesen

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Fernie, BC - An Old Street

13_11

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"Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incomptetents in asylums, who can't are those in cemeteries." Everett McKinley Dirksen

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Sidewalk Patterns - Fernie BC

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"As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life." Benjamin "Dizzy" Disraeli

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It's a joke for F*** You - No Such University Exist

15_10

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"The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for." Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

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On the Road to Calgary

16_10

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"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it." James Truslow Adams

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Bugs on the Windshield

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"My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary." Albert Einstein

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Sitting on a park in Calgary

18_10

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"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people." Albert Einstein

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On a Bus - Heading back to Kimberley
(I'm in the picture, can you find me?)

19_9

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"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone." George Eliot
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Rushing Vehicle - A view from my seat

20_9

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"It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them." George Eliot

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A Canadian Bus Driver

21_10

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"One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Purple Cauliflower

22_10

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"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose." Kahlil Gibran
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Ron & Beverly

23_10

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"Life is a festival only to the wise." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Overlooking Calgary - Our Special Place

24_10

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"The good and the wise lead quiet lives." Euripides
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Paul in his Apartment, Calgary, AB, Canada

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"No man is a failure who is enjoying life." William Faulkner
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The End of A Concert

27_8

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"I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it." Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Calgary Night

28_8

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"My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life." Stan Getz
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The Concert was Spectacular

29_8

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"We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same." Anne Frank
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Mini Me

30_8

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"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts." Nikki Giovanni
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Hard to Imagine in North America

31_7

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"Character develops itself in the stream of life." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Ron on an Alberta Highway

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"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Ron & The Electric Fence
I Got Zapped. Hmmm Tingly

33_7

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The secret to life lies in the quality and
purity of every thought we keep.

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34_7

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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

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"Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves." Walter Anderson
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Edgar & Ron

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"When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large"

Geoffrey F. Abert

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The Crowsnest Mountain

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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature." Marcus Aelius Aurelius

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"...solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition..." Amelia Barr
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The Basement Window to My Room

39_5

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"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." Sir James Matthew Barrie
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Dandelions Abloom

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"A dream can be nurtured over years and years and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient. It will happen for you. Sooner or later, life will get weary of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and then it will let you in and throw you a real party!" Les(ter Louis) Brown
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Luke's House
(I Live in the Basment)

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"Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside yourself." Jacob Bigelow ______________________________

A Self Portrait in May

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"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." Aristotle
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Helen, Joanne & Edgar - Cranbrook, BC, Canada

43_4

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"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions." Deepak K. Chopra
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Wilfred Nieva

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the quotes. Like most quotes - easier said than done...we all just have to rememeber to keep practicing. Sometimes we forget certain things and we fall, but we all have the right to make mistakes and correct them. These pictures are what I've seen and experienced this month. Please e-mail and keep in touch or leave comments!

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