Aldo Leopold

Elephant at Gold Beach A hobby is a defiance of the contemporary. It is an assertion of those permanent values which the Momentary eddies of social evolution have contravened or overlooked. If this is true, then we may also say that every hobbyist is inherently a radical, And that his tribe is inherently a minority.Continue reading “Aldo Leopold”

Claude Monet

Water Garden at Giverny (Reproduction) If someone lived your life today, would they have any regrets tomorrow? Would you recommend the life you live to anyone else? Suppose the person you love most decided to live the way you plan to live today, thinking your thoughts, saying your words, and making your choices?  Would theyContinue reading “Claude Monet”

William Butler Yeats ~ S. M. Hart

Virginia at Eighteen When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love falseContinue reading “William Butler Yeats ~ S. M. Hart”

T. S. Eliot ~ S. M. Hart

Whaler’s Cove, Point Lobos 2021 I grow old…I grow old… I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing each to each. I do notContinue reading “T. S. Eliot ~ S. M. Hart”

Christina Rossetti ~ S. M. Hart

Headland Cove, Point Lobos. 2021 For there is no friend like a sister In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands. Goblin Market 1862