“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to…”

“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”

-Italo Calvino

Promenade, copyright 2017, Douglas Moorezart, all rights reserved

 

 

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“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.

“Our deepest fears are like dragons.. “


Desert Dragon, original photography by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserved

“Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then”

“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


“No Yesterdays”, original photography, Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, Prints Available Here

 

 

 

When they awoke each morning, they turned their teacups right side up saying “I’m still here!”

Autumn Equinox

“I was once told that certain spiritual masters in Tibet used to set their teacups upside down before they went to bed each night as a reminder that all life was impermanent.

Fall Equinox, original photo by Douglas Moorezart, copyright 2017, all rights reserve

And then, when they awoke each morning, they turned their teacups right side up again with the happy thought, ‘I’m still here!‘ This simple gesture was a wonderful reminder to celebrate every moment of the day.”

Susan Jeffers, Embracing Uncertainty


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Art of Quotation

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

— Mary Oliver, from Summer Day, 1992, Poet, Pulitzer Prize Winner


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“Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.”

 

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Idyll- D. Moorezart c 2017, all rights reserved

“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day… So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ”

― Henry David Thoreau