Last year in Hawaii we see this great old tortoise on a black sand beach on our way from the Kona airport to Hilo. He was sleeping soundly even with all the activity around him. I feel like him sometimes, just lazy and feeling like the world can go on without me.
But alas it will not go on for today I am flying back to Hawaii. I so wonder if he might be there again. Amazing creatures.
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. Source
I captured this image captured at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum's
I found this pic I took in a friend's backyard. It made me realize how soon it would be Halloween would be here. And its not even Labor Day. Tell that to the merchandizers! I've already gotten 2020 calendars in the mail. I think it has something to do with starting the school year in early August. Time flies fast enough already without us artificially pushing it along!
Anyway, I love this image of the skulls. Spooky! Just like so many things these days. :)
This is one of my favorite images from my visit to The Heidelberg Project in Detroit some time ago. It is an amazing outdoor art project in what was a wasteland especially after the '67 Riots. Having grown up in Detroit and being there during those riots, I had wondered if the city would ever recover. Re-use, re-purpose, found art. This is an amazing place.
The video here is from a recent segment on CBS' Morning Show. It is only five minutes long and tells the story of the Heidelberg Project that grew in a neighborhood not far from where my great-grandparents originally settled in the early 1900's.
I took this picture several years ago at Descanso Gardens in La Canada. I always liked the sense of wonder as he looks at the, well, I've never been sure what it was he was looking at. But wondering is good, considering the possibilities.
Sometimes a chair
is just a chair.
This particular chair however
tried to look its best,
someone abandoned it at the trash-dumpster.
It was as if it was asking longing for a home, all yellow and bright as it was.
I thought about rescuing it, but I didn't.
That was a while ago. The image still
At a sale in Pomona last year, I was fascinated by this box of billiard balls. I liked the colorful yet weathered look of the balls and thought it was a fun image. Upon closer examination, I noticed one of the most famous balls is missing! And so I had to look up the story of the missing ball and the answer appears below:
The idiomatic English phrase “behind the eight ball” is used to indicate that someone or some group is in a bad situation, or a challenging circumstance that is not easy to resolve. Mar 27 2019
Well, I have resisted long enough admitting it was August already. So no excuses. And this lovely bloom I believe is called a Naked Lady. It blooms every year about this time as the four-foot high greenery around it dies back. Quite dramatic...even for a Naked Lady.