Monday, March 29, 2010

oh my dear mr. bun

, originally uploaded by Automatt.

(actually, this photo is better without any of my trying-to-be-witty comments. i love this photo.) thanks, Matthew, for letting me blog this. :)

this is me taking photos on the floor

I am on a quest for a certain kind of photo of levis. So of course the first place I turn to is flickr. I do an advanced search. Creative Commons. Open to commercial use. Open to being modified.

Number one "most interesting" photo? MY PHOTO! Yea! Too bad it's not the photo I'm looking for. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Did they ask Chuck?

Did they ask Chuck?, originally uploaded by Kevin.


Cima on the Temblor Range

Cima on the Temblor Range, originally uploaded by Echo_29.

From Echo_29: their dog Cima romping through the wild flowers in the Carrizo Plain.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carrizo Not So Plain

Carrizo Not So Plain, originally uploaded by emdot.

I shot over 500 photos on Monday. As you can see, how could I not?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh this is the squirrel in its neighborhood

the path to the squirrel is never straight but sometimes narrow

the path to the squirrel is never straight but sometimes narrow (detail)

it's rarely a straight path

it's rarely a straight path, originally uploaded by emdot.

so i woke up in a slightly crappy mood. not really interested in meditating. and then that kind compounded my crappy mood because here is the deal: doing what you say you are going to do helps alleviate a crappy mood. it just does. for me. and that is because it is a step of faith and commitment. as opposed to being a big talker.

i'm so done being a big talker.

and then i read this:

The practice of mindfulness defuses our negativity, aggression, and turbulent emotions, which may have been gathering power over many lifetimes. Rather than suppressing emotions or indulging in them, here it is important to view them—your thoughts and whatever arises—with an acceptance and generosity that are as open and spacious as possible. Tibetan masters say that this wise generosity has the flavor of boundless space, so warm and cozy that you feel enveloped and protected by it, as if by a blanket of sunlight.

— Sogyal Rinpoche
And so yes. I will sit.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Montana de Oro

Montana de Oro, originally uploaded by emdot.

Yesterday was lovely. There will be a host of photos. :)

Peekaboo Gull

crouching seagull hidden seagull

crouching seagull hidden seagull (detail)

my bird can't sing

my bird can't sing, originally uploaded by emdot.

i couldn't tell you why, but i really like this photo.