Tuesday, August 31, 2010

light green ~

The light green on the water is actually the white of a humpback whale (flipper or underbelly). They seem to like to come close - appearing on one side of the boat, disappearing underneath, and then resurfacing on the other side. It is impossible for me to find the words to describe what it feels like to be so near these magnificent, gentle creatures. Bliss comes close!

august 31 ~

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

day 24 ~

out on the water...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

day 19 ~ late night edition

i don't know, something about the enduring power of love...

day 19 ~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

day 16 ~

A different perspective on home. I am still amazed that this is where I live!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

day 13 ~

I planted seeds of scarlett runner beans and sweet peas along my alder fence thinking how beautiful it would look to have them entwining themselves through the fence. Well, the slugs ate the scarlett runners soon after they emerged from the soil and the sweet peas needed more sun and did not thrive beyond about an inch. So my fence remained bare. Until these sweet white flowers decided to come through on their own accord in a way that I never could have forseen or have planned...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

day twelve ~

feel yourself glow...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

day eleven ~

evening promenade with two dogs...

Monday, August 9, 2010

day nine ~

Interesting plant called the round-leaved sundew - a carnivorous plant...catching insects with its sticky reddish hairs.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

day five ~

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

day 3 ~

We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens, we will have no regrets.

~ the Dalai Lama

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 2 ~

This morning is a poem. A poem by Leonard Cohen.

Summer Haiku


and a deeper silence

when the crickets


from Leonard Cohen Selected Poems 1956-1968

Sunday, August 1, 2010

august break ~

I thought I would !appear! and say hi...those that have known me a long time may notice that although I appear to be changing, my hair never really does!

Which reminds me of the serenity prayer, which I have been saying a lot recently. It does assist me in these amazing times.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

This photo is a self-portrait for august 01, 2010, in which I join Susannah Conway and lots of others in a plan to take a photo and post it every day for the month of August. You can read about the plan here:


challenging ~

this flower reminds me that we can maintain our beauty and our strength even in the most challenging situations.

the gift of nature ~