Sunday, January 31, 2016

Scene From a Coffeehouse

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"Old friends.
Winter companions,
The old men
Lost in their overcoats,
Waiting for the sunset.
The sounds of the city,
Sifting through trees,
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends."
Paul Simon,
'Old Friends'

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Scene From a Coffeehouse

Convention of Buddhas
Nicasio Road, West Marin

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Monday Murals

Hawaii Daily Photo

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West Marin

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“This land is your land, this land is my land, 
From California to the New York island,
 From the redwood forest 
to the Gulf Stream waters, 
This land was made for you and me”
                         Woody Guthrie 

It is impossible to convey the
 vast scale of this Marin mountainside.
Do you see the tiny fence in the upper left?
The corner of the fence is pointing at
hikers on a trail. See them?
They are enlarged below

" Not until we are lost 
do we begin to 
understand ourselves."
Henry David Thoreau

"A hunch is 
creativity trying to 
tell you something." 
                      Frank Capra


Marin county is a triangle
pointing at San Francisco
across the Golden Gate.
On one side: The Bay.
Bordering the West:
Pacific ocean.
In between:mountains.
We live on the East
(Bay) side. These
photos were shot
in Central and West

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hawaii Daily Photo

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One of These Things

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Good Morning


"All works of nature created 
by God in heaven and 
on earth are 
works of sculpture. "
                     Benvenuto Cellini

 "The essence of a sculpture 
must enter on tip-toe,
 as light as animal 
footprints on snow."
                         Hans Jean Arp

“Sculpture and painting 
have the effect of
 teaching us manners
abolishing hurry.”
                    Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The ultimate goal of the sculptor
 is to capture the essence of the figure, 
that person's individual message, 
through the pose that 
comes from within. "
                               Robert G. Breur

"Everyone sees 
what you appear to be, 
few experience 
what you really are." 
                Niccolo Machiavelli

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Bear Bell Bunnies

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"Forgiving the unrepentant is 
like drawing pictures on water."
                            Japanese  Proverb

"Nothing is so wretched or 
foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. 
What madness is it to be expecting
 evil before it comes." 
                              Seneca the Elder

"We must think over and 
over the kind of thoughts 
we wish to dominate 
our lives."


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Goose Omen Fence

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Click on the Geese. They LIKE it!
The geese 
have always been
my especial friends.
They flew over my childhood house 
when I was little, honking. 
Even then I always 
regarded it as a good sign.
My first Omen.

They have shown up
reliably to point the 
way, to reassure me
throughout life. 

Now they are here too,
sharing this wetland, No longer 
distant and passing in an instant,
but landing and eating and living
close by. I can hear them 
approaching low overhead talking, 
disputing, advising one another:
"You were admiral LAST time!"

But they are telling me:
"We are home, and so are you."
They've never lied to me before!

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Good Fences

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Miniature Monumental

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Click on Mount Tam

“- a large granite mountain 
cannot be denied –
 it speaks in silence 
to the very core of 
your being” 
                     Ansel Adams

"Everyone seems to have 
a clear idea of how
 other people should 
lead their lives,
 but none about 
his or her own.” 
                         Paulo Coelho

“Like all shopkeepers, 
they are deep-down optimists. 
They have to be, because 
every morning they unlock
 the doors to their stores, turn
on the lights, prepare for the day, 
and wait for people to 
walk in and hand them money.” 
                       Robert Spector, 
The Mom & Pop Store: True Stories
 from the Heart of America


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Wild Bird Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Never Just Another Day

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"Each morning we 
are born again. 
What we do today is
what matters most." 

"The best way to 
escape from a problem 
is to solve it."
                  Alan Saporta

"An ounce of action is
worth a ton of theory."
                    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Now and Then

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" One sees clearly
only with the heart.
Anything essential
is invisible
to the eyes. "

"The value of an education 
in a liberal arts college 
is not the learning
 of many facts, 

- but the training of 
the mind to think of 
something that cannot be 
learned from textbooks."
                           Albert Einstein

"A little nonsense 
now and then
 is relished by
 the wisest men."
                       Roald Dahl


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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Little By Little

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"Enlightenment must 
come little by little - 
otherwise it would 
                 Idries Shah

"Knowing yourself 
is the beginning 
of all wisdom." 

"Every day holds 
the possibility 
of a miracle." 
                      Elizabeth David


Your Visit is           
May you leave 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Did I See That?

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Driving along in my automobile.
Wait! Was that...!?

" You can't drive straight 

on a twisting lane. "

                         Russian Proverb

Horrible light for a shot! 
But interesting 
serpentine shape,
n'est-ce pas?

Not "Over there" or 
"on the median" but 
right there on 
the sidewalk where 
I walk every day,
A Heron!

Step into the 
shadow please. . . .
GOT you! (Sort of)

Hurry On Heron

"It's not what you 
look at that matters, it's 
what you see."

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