Graduation centerpiece. Celebrate! Kinda symbolic of what a graduate's mind must be like after so many years of working toward this goal. Cell phone pic.
Alleys have so much character, like this one in downtown Riverside between University Ave and Ninth. That's the Mission Inn arch in over the car and Dragon Marsh, a well known spiritual mecca. I look and wonder about that steel framework and the screened room(?) atop it. Alleys do fascinate me.
I captured this image at a sale last year of artifacts collected from around the world. This mask was magnificent. I wanted to preserve this image since I couldn't afford to purchase the original. The mask itself is definitely a work of art. My photograph? There is lots of discussion around that to be had. Is a photo of someone else's work also art? I could probably argue both sides. In the meantime, I love this picture and that's why it is art to me.
I give you my first tomato! I know a lot of people grow tomatoes...and quite successfully. I have tried before myself with limited success...actually more epic fails. But this year...this year I planted in containers five little plants right where I will see them every day. And I have been watering and feeding and look! It seems to be paying off! Will wonders never cease? It rings true here that what you give your attention to, prospers.
Many of you may know I take pictures of the items to be included in estate sales for two different estate sales companies. Sometimes an image just catches my imagination as did this one. Each of these pieces has a story behind it. What do you suppose those stories were?
The closest I've come to fatherhood are these two orphans who are both rescues from the mean streets of Riverside. And of course their many predecessors over the years. I've always had at least one pup to call my own. All my children and me as their devoted pop.
This picture was captured with my cell phone. Amazing...both the technology and my boys.
Every June my Bodhi tree turns a brilliant yellow and sheds all its leaves. Shortly thereafter the green leaves return and everything goes back to normal. I planted this tree about 15 years ago. It was just a stick at the time. Now it is about 40 feet tall. Legend has it that the Bhudda sat under a Bodhi tree to meditate. I'm not sure if he did this when the tree was molting. <G> This picture was taken this morning....
Not sure why I like this image. I like how the focus is on the red peppers in the jar with the couple behind sharing a meal. This was in LA near Exposition Park a few years ago. I guess its because red hot chile peppers are the center of some culinary universes...?