Pulling Weeds

“What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed, it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field, which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away.  Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear…

Really Red!

This is a photograph of one thing and one thing only, the color red. While waiting for the light to allow us to cross, this young lady joined the group on the corner. She stood in such way that the strong sun brilliantly lit up her bright red hair. The image has no context, no real story to tell, just her hair. But in…

Point Reyes Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,000+ acre park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California. To cut to the chase, it’s one of the most stunning places you’ll ever see. North Beach at Point Reyes Beach is the northern access point to an 11-mile long beach on the west side of Point Reyes National Seashore….

The Blue Cloud and The Coffee Cup

Why does it have to make sense? Life doesn’t. Lighten up, smell the fresh coffee and follow blue clouds whenever you see them.

Dapper Jug Man

It’s not often one sees a man dressed as well as this guy lugging a heavy 5 gallon jug of water down a long flight of stairs. His hat, his vest, his fancy sport coat, don’t seem to match what he’s doing. Of course that’s what makes this shot fun and I’m certainly not complaining. One more thing before I let you go. You’ll…

Heirloom

A tomato slice, that’s all. Or is it?

Backyard Gold

What you see above is our rainy day antidote. It’s been raining for so long around here my wife Sarah bought this bunch of golden flowers to drive away the gloom. There’s an old shed in our back yard that served as an appropriate backdrop. It’s old water soaked boards provides a pretty good stand in for the current climate.

Geometry Lesson at the Hess Collection

It’s not about the tones or the colors. It’s about the lines and their relationships. Period end of story

Tulip Close-Up #3

Looking closely, really closely, at something changes the object. I’ll have a hard time explaining this but essentially what I mean is that things are shape shifters and depend on how you’re feeling at a particular time and what perspective the object presents to you changes the your opinion of it. My new macro lens’ view of a dying tulip demonstrates, at least somewhat,…