Saturday, January 29, 2011


Ok - I think I've got it now:o) *Thanks, K!*


This week's theme is walking - this series of photos is a progression of our walk to San Miniatro in Florence.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

PhotoHunt: Hands

These boys need their hands to build their sand tunnel. The waves kept washing the sand over their creation, but they were persistent. This was taken in Kauai the last time I visited. Going back again in April - can't wait. It's deliciously gorgeous.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Finally - It's a movie!

Thanks to the patience of my son, I have finally figured out the imovie feature. From photo, to slideshow, to movie -- Here's Boston. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

PhotoHunt: Shadow

My previous two posts would satisfy this week's theme. If only!

So, I've gone with Lady Liberty whose shadow is cast over New York's Harbor. The closeup photo has been photoshopped to give it a grainy effect.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

PhotoHunt: Your Choice

I loved the shape of this pottery bowl and the organic form of the stem. This is a piece that just makes me *sigh*. Wishing at times my artistic forces could be this creative! This is a piece that was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hawaii. I believe it has since closed. Unfortunately, I do not know the artist's name -almost feel it's sacrilicious to state that!

Friday, January 7, 2011

I happened upon John Tarrant’s writings (Zen master from CA), that create some interesting juxtapositions while holding some truth in tenets I TRY to strive for. Notice the emphasis on ‘try’.

I thought it might be good to write them here as revitalization from those fleeting moments when the cold winter doldrums enter my heart and mind.

1. Life Is Uncertain, Surprises Are Likely.
2. Lower The Bar: If You Are Alive, That's Good
3. In A Dark Place You Still Have What Really Counts
4. If You Are In A Predicament, There Will Be A Gate
5. What You Need Might Be Given To You
6. The True Life Is In Between Winning And Losing
7. If You Have Nothing—Give It Away

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Rossetti Letter

The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips

To have two glorious weeks of relaxation and curl up with favorite new presents, books!

I happened into one of my favorite places this vacation, a used bookstore on the main street where I live. Happened to pick up this book, The Rossetti Letter, as the cover looked interesting. And what is not to ignite an inquiring mind but a hint of Spanish conspiracy, set in Venice, a main character being that of a Venetian courtesan and a letter that could change history? For all my Venetian aficionados, I recommend this book if you haven’t already enjoyed Christi Phillips’ descriptions of Venice.
It’s an easy read and seems to be laced with Venetian history and folklore in some places. I’m not sure at what point a historical novel, if this can be defined as such, leaves fact and becomes fiction, but it totally engrossed me.

Just a morsel:
"Tiny white lights entwined within the branches of the terrace's sheltering tree glimmered on the water's surface, and reticulated golden reflections shimmered and rippled on the palazzo's ochre-colored exterior." .. "El sbarlusego - It simply means 'the shining'. I remember lying awake at night when I was a boy, watching the light on the ceiling. The full moon on the Grand Canal can be as dazzling as the sun."

Saturday, January 1, 2011

PhotoHunt: Fuzzy

Happy New Year all my fellow bloggers!

I didn't want to make this TWO photohunts missed, so here's my (lame) submission for fuzzy....Fooling around with Photoshop Elements.

"A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires." — Paulo Coelho

Hope you all find the child within you this year and take the time to explore what your heart sings...