Bridges were made for wise men to walk over and fools to ride over.
as the bell clinks, so the fool thinks or as the fool thinks, so the bell clinks
A foolish person believes what he desires. The tale says that when Dick Whittington ran away from his master, and had got as far as Highgate Hill, he was hungry, tired and wished to return. The bells of St Mary-le-Bow began to ring, and Whittington fancied they said: ‘Turn again, Whittington, lord mayor of London.’ The bells clinked in response to the boy’s thoughts.
foto – bell from jack-a-dandy ulmarra. 2009
If it does not get cloudy, it will not get clear. Albanian.
foto – ulmarra the day the flood receded may 09.
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."
Gertrude Jekyll 1843-1932
foto – izzy foreal in garden of bilambil cottage 2009
Don’t throw out even dirty water until you have the clean water in.
Cast not out the auld water till the new come in.
foto – gleniffer via bellingen 2008
" A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."
foto – robyn ferguson and lynne sanders-braithwaite in ulmarra at wide river cafe. nov 09.
Gail Lumet Buckley
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.
foto- ulmarra nov 09 60 years
No man’s sight is so strong that he can read in the dark ; neither can reason, without revelation, guide us to heaven.
foto – susan and izzy looking through a lens at ulmarra nov 09
There is not an enemy so stout as to storm and take the fortress of the mind, Unless its infirmity turn traitor, and Fear unbar the gates.
foto – storm over ulmarra in november 2009
Two birds disputed about a kernel, when a third swooped down and carried it off.
Proverb from the Congo.
foto – rainbow lorikeet ulmarra 2009 nov.