woohoo!

Hard to believe…. time flies… and all those other platitudes!!!

Happy Anniversary!

just can’t help it

This should count as a serving of vegetables. See if you can keep from laughing! :D

Perhaps Sissy and I need to work on something like this? :o

the sky on fire

the show in the sky last night… my timing is off. I missed the best part.
clouds-6793When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. 
Mahatma Gandhi

…from both sides now

a roll cloud over Bandon Marina…cloud-2242Rows and flows of  angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air

And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way.
Judy Collins

First harvest

Don’t know if it exactly qualifies as a “harvest”, but it’s the first time I’ve had grapes show up on the vines…. not a whole lot of them, but they’re tasty. NO idea what kind they are (I wasn’t here when they were planted.)grapes-6757A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. 
Frank Lloyd Wright

still a bit foggy

Still part of the Face Rock legend… these are the kittens the Indian princess tossed out to sea when the monster tried to grab her. I can actually see the kitten ears from this angle…. (this is the same wispy fog from a previous post of the Indian princess, but I’m still a bit fascinated with the layers of fog and clouds rolling in from the sea).bandon-6674I wanted the past to go away, I wanted
to leave it, like another country; I wanted
my life to close, and open
like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
where it falls
down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
I wanted
to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,

whoever I was, I was

alive
for a little while. 
Mary Oliver, Dream Work

ripples

little buzzy things making ripples in the clouds…Floras_Lake-6716Time is rhythm: the insect rhythm of a warm humid night, brain ripple, breathing, the drum in my temple—these are our faithful timekeepers; and reason corrects the feverish beat.
Vladimir Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

Reflections

Part of the visit from the other day included Floras Lake. This is definitely a pretty spot worth exploring some more.Floras_Lake-6714Don’t know if this person out on the lake was walking on water, or what…. :) But the location does seem to attract windsurfing and kiteboarding and folks carrying surf boards during the day.Floras_Lake-6717I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better. 
Mary Oliver

face rock in the mist

rather strange, streaky skies lately

face_rock-6694

What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain. 
Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

So…. I just discovered the change everyone seems to be muttering about in the “add new post” interface. I hate it along with seemingly everyone else, but I suspect there isn’t a damned thing I can do to change it. It’ll be mighty difficult to change the way I think about it because it is so very annoying….  so, that only seems to leave COMPLAINING! :p

 

Grand Opening

Announcing my NEW GALLERY where I offer some of my favorite images for sale. No need to buy, go on over and take a look. (or there’s a link in the header now, too.)

I’m offering a limited time offer as an opening special. All prints are 10% off if you enter GRAND OPENING in the “coupon” slot when checking out. Good through August 13, 2014 (at midnight here in the Pacific time zone of the USA). Free shipping, unless it’s overseas and then we’ll have to discuss it (email me through the contact page of the Gallery).

I’m mostly featuring Metal Prints™ with ready to hang float frames. Go to the “Store” page at the Gallery for more details.

I was asked what the print looks like hanging on the wall with the float frame. It’s pretty hard to see- and not seeing the distraction of the frame is pretty much what I like about this option. But here’s an attempt at showing it by shooting at an angle so the shadow gives you some idea. gallery-6654What the back looks like. It only takes a small nail to hang the image. I’ve even been known to hang it with a push pin when in a hurry. The metal weighs next to nothing.gallery-6652

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