Not long ago on a cool November day I stopped in a small town for coffee on my way home from a trip to The City. Well, really, I missed the coffee house, an old house alongside the highway, upscaled into a relaxing place to sit with coffee or tea. When I turned around at … Continue reading Relax is all headspace
Found art on Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, WA News Years Day 2018 gathering stepping stones on Island Bar, Salmon River, near Riggins, Idaho Stepping stone garden path in Cascade, Idaho. A small urban park for relaxing I’ve been collecting beach rocks, as flat as I can find them, for years. Some … Continue reading Variations on a Theme: Beach Stones
My new best coffee! I get up at 6 AM to get ready to open the office at 7. It takes me a while to wake up. I brought a bag of instant powdered coconut milk for creamer. Mixed with honey in pressed coffee the flavors astound me! This one cup coffee press it’s great … Continue reading keeper of the keys: day 3
All in all, it’s good to go topsy-turvy now and then and look at the nature of life from the flip side.
At a shallow view customs may seem as folkloric manifestations, extensive and spectacular, but watching them closely we will discover that they have deeper meanings related to human relation with the world and with nature.
The Piano Man by Grace In 2005 The Piano Man was found wandering the streets of Sheerness in a soaking wet suit and tie. He didn’t say a word. When presented with pad and pen he simply drew a grand piano. His nurses sat him in front of a beat up old upright he played … Continue reading To break the silence
“If you have time to chatter,
If you have time to read,
Walk into mountain, desert and ocean.
If you have time to walk,
Sing songs and dance.
If you have time to dance,
Sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot.”
― Nanao Sakaki
About the photo
This photo is my response to the .https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/serenity/
It was ever so relaxing looking back on many serene photos in my collection. I chose this child reading at Lost Lake for its universal message, peace and contentment. He’s my first grandson, now 21 years old. He still likes to go to this lake, this spot, and meditate. So do I. It’s 10 – 15 minutes from my home. I scanned the printed photo and used several adjustments in Adobe Photoshop CS4 to remove some color saturation and muddy up the shot to make it look vintage. I wanted a timeless effect.
The poor Dungeness crabs (oh how tasty!) were lined up for slaughter (boiling) . . .
All day at Boulder Lake, solitude together.