Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sea Foam Creatures

When individuals in colder climates build snowmen, San Diego's surf surges into foam creatures.

Bubbles rise. Forms and shapes nudge curiosity with creativity.  

The fun begins...

A shape slithers on the rocks.

Sea dragon emerges,
arching his spine.

A sea horse whinnies in the sunshine.

California cougar ambles on the rocks.

Is it a baby elephant
swaying its trunk?

 A pair of hippos jump into the surf.  

Squint and imagine. Notice a friendly ghost rising to surprise you?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sun's Performance After the Storm

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds." - Carl R. Rogers

"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
- Edward Hubbard

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Into the Clouds

I climb the road that never ends. Who can break from the snares of the world and  join me in the clouds? ~ Han Shan

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tangerine Dreams

Picture yourself in a boat on a river. With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.         
                                                                                                   - The Beatles

Sleep invites
apricot dreams 
and cream 
 Honey-drenched skies meet drip castles of sand

 Tangerine melts into a chalk drawing

Just Look

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.               
                                                 - Miguel Angel Ruiz

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
     - Hans Christian Andersen

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.  

                - John Lennon

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.  Most people in the city rush around so, they have not time to look at a flower.  I want the to see it whether they want to or not. 
          - Georgia O'Keeffe

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. - Gerard De Nerval

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Phoebe Yoga

A Black Phoebe, my favorite bird, flies outside my yoga class at Buddhi Yoga.

He moves from bush to wall to wire catching insects as I move inside the yoga studio doing vinyasa poses. 

He's shy about working on the mat. 

After following our sequences, he lands on a wire.  

When he's in his resting pose of savasana, he permits a photo or two.  

He's gone, in a flash, until my next class.