*’TIS well that ev’ry one should know, Something of his next door neighbour; What are his hours of to and fro? — Habits of life, and trade or labour? For, whatever our love of quiet. And our care to keep aloof, If he’s giv’n to drink and riot, Mischief soon may reach our roof. Peaceful neighbours are a treasure .
HE is the wisest, who has school’d his mind To adopt the current of the ruling wind. Blow whence it will, prepared for all event, With fortune’s dispensations .e’er content. Who with discernment both in time and place, Bends his opinion with a cheerful grace ; To him unknown the troubles which impart The constant fever of the stubborn heart.
Ang Owang nga matulog Paga dad-on sa solog.
A sleeping shrimp is carried away by the current.
foto – fixing the rigging at sail urunga
Learn to be The unmingling River, flowing through the sea Of this World’s brackish waters. Thou too, keep Thy course unbroken ‘mid the briny deep Of all its lures, its lusts and vanity.
foto – twin bridges over the kalang river in nsw
VERY little fish expects to become a whale. He who would be every where will be no where.
foto – pelicans eating fish in urunga 2010 june
"Married in white, you have chosen all right; Married in gray, you will go far away; Married in black, you will wish yourself back;
Married in red, you’d better be dead; Married in green, ashamed to be seen; Married in blue, you’ll always be true; Married in pearl, you will live in a whirl; Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow; Married in brown, you’ll live out of town; Married in pink, your spirits will sink."
foto creek at bellingen park 2010
Fools are not planted or sowed, they grow of themselves. (Russian).
foto – plants for sale at bellingen june markets 2010
To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. Hopi Indian
foto – bellingen markets june 2010 northern new south wales
The husband cries out, ” I am hungry! I am hungry! " The wife replies, " Let the morning meal and evening meal be taken together." (Assamese) .
A taunting expression that is applied to women who in excess of economy seek to cut down family expenses to such an extent that suffering ensues.
A man found a snake. Although it was frozen, he recognised it as a poisonous snake. He picked the poor thing up and took it home to revive it. He placed the snake in front of the fire to thaw. Once thawed, he bent down to give it a nice little saucer of milk. The snake lifted its head and bit the good man. As the man lay dying he asked the snake, “How could you do this to me after all I have done for you?” As the snake slid out the door, it turned to the good man and said, “Stop your whingeing. You knew I was a poisonous snake when you picked me up. What else did you expect me to do?!” (Respect, Aug 1996)
foto – bellingen markets nsw 2010 june
Monkeys eat bananas. Why be surprised when they eat another one? That’s what monkeys do.
foto – back paddock raleigh 2010 with bananas
foto – back paddock raleigh winter 2010
A certain man, on hearing that God would care for those who relinquished all their possessions, left his home and retired to the desert where he gave himself to fasting and prayer. On the third day of his retirement he observed many horses laden with baskets of bread passing over a distant highway. Seeing a loaf fall from one of the baskets, he waited and then cautiously dragged himself over the ground to the spot. Seizing the bread he began to eat. As he did so he re peated to himself: "Yes, it is true, God gives bread, but we must creep along ourselves to get it."
foto – izzy foreal and his friends at the workers’ cottage 2010
A man should avoid these six evils: lust, anger, avarice, pleasure, pride, and rashness, for free of these he may be happy. Sanskrit.
foto- vintage coffee shop bellingen nsw 2010
A hair casts its shadow on the ground.
foto – north bello 2010
"A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars."
Carl Von Linne
foto – baby in bello 2010
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
foto – urunga boat ramp
What a wonderful beast in the pelican,
Whose bill can hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week-
And I’m damned
If I know
How the helican.
foto – pelicans in urunga 2010
I feel like a chicken in a metal chook pen!
TRAPPED by Annette Kosseris
foto – chooks in the yard scrabbling. raleigh 2010
Throw that bone to another dog."
Play that trick upon another, ’twill not pass with me.
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not yet understood. Henry Miller.
foto – corner in bellingen.