“the two most beautiful words in the English language”


“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

Henry James


“a world where there are Octobers”


Through The Island Forest
Through The Island Forest by Douglas MooreZart – copyright 2016, all rights reserved. Original Fine Art Prints By Douglas MooreZart


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

In the mountains of southern California there is a lake with an island in its midst. Outside this island a majority of trees were consumed in a forest fire in 2003 (The infamous Cedar Fire).   Many of the trees had stood 200-300 or more years. But on the lake’s island you can still walk through a landscape of beautiful ancient oak and pine trees. On a fall day, as I walked the island’s edges, I came upon this spot-  a still standing glorious ancient survivor.  Autumn perfection – Fall color surrounds, the air is crisp and clear, migratory birds call above and the sun rests on the horizon.


220 Years of Respite

Who'll Walk Me Down to Church When I'm 60 Years of Age - D. Moorezart, copyright 2015
220 Years of Respite – D. Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

On my travels along the California coast this year I retreated from the 100 degree heat and the endless, unrelenting freeways into this otherworldly house of worship – the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California.

Here it is cool and still and with one step past the threshold the outside world simply ceases to exist. Here time stands still and the rarefied ambiance of 220 years takes over my being. One lone man sits in midday prayer before me.

Some time later, my being in balance, I depart through the church doors and, as I do, I recall the opening lyrics of the Elton John song “60 Years On”.

Who’ll walk me down to church when I’m sixty years of age
When the ragged dog they gave me has been ten years in the grave
And señorita plays guitar, plays it just for you
My rosary has broken and my beads have all slipped through.

— Bernie Taupin



“We need hope, the sense of a future”

Blue Hope – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

 Prints available here.

“To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings;

we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning,

understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns

in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need

freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves,

whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning

technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds,

to rise above our immediate surroundings.”

— Oliver Sacks



“The sea answers all questions”


Seaside –  Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“The sea answers all questions…

…and always in the same way; for when you read in the papers
the interminable discussions and the bickering and the
prognostications and the turmoil, the disagreements and the
fateful decisions and agreements and the plans and the
programs and the threats and the counter threats, then you
close your eyes and the sea dispatches one more big roller
in the unbroken line since the beginning of the world and it
combs and breaks and returns foaming and saying:
“So soon?”
— E. B. White, “On A Florida Key”


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“you only get so many days on the planet”

Pacific Crest Sunrise – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all right reserved


“You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.”

―Galen Rowel


Mind You

Mindful – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh


No Yesterdays

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No Yesterdays – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved


“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

– William Least Heat Moon



“A dreamer is one who”

Moonlit Night, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2015, http://fineartamerica.com/featured/moonlit-night-douglas-moorezart.html
Moonlit Night – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved


“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
— Oscar Wilde

The Imitation Quotient


Imitation Quotient – D. Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved


“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

– Oscar Wilde

“At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art.Then life will find its very existence from the arts.”

— Fyodor Dostoevsky


“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”

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Ancestor – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved

“We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”

― David Mitchell, The Cloud Atlas


“Never mind searching for the person you are…”

Aspirations – Douglas Moorezart, c 2016, all rights reserved





“Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.”

~Robert Brault


Still Life to Go

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Still Life to Go – D. Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved



Last Morning of Spring

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Last Spring Morning – D. Moorezart, copyright 2016, all rights reserved

“Summertime is always the best of
what might be.”

— Charles Bowden


After the Tourists are Gone

After the Tourists are Gone – D. Moorezart, c 2016

“Once you have traveled…the mind can never break off from the journey.”

― Pat Conroy


No. 16 – Wish You Were Here

No. 16 - Wish You Were Here - D. Moorezart, copyright 2015 - PRINTS: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/no-16-wish-you-were-here-douglas-moorezart.html
No. 16 – Wish You Were Here – D. Moorezart, copyright 2015

Good retro morning to all from somewhere in Los Angeles, California!

Photo Dedicated to Ms. W. on the East Coast!


Portfolio Gallery 3 – Landscape Photography

Here is my third portfolio gallery which offers 9 landscape photographs completed between 2013 and 2015. I will be adding more to the portfolio in the future accessible through the top menu “Portfolio“.  ( For a gallery style viewing )

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