a flower blooms

“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

#flowers #bloom #nature 18/365 #onephotoaday #ThichNhatHanhQuote

In memory of Thich Nhat Hanh…

Share you favorite Thich Nhat Hanh here …

Thistle Thursday

Food of the gods makes its way to a humble table in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This edible thistle is stuffed with a three mushroom shallot garlic basmati rice sauté mixed with spinach and sweet orange peppers topped with crisp pan fried pork gyoza.

#foodphotography #food 21/365 #onephotoaday #frostkissed #artichokes from #Castroville #California

Deer Tracks

On my #nature walk in the Santa Cruz Mts I saw 🦌 deer tracks… #whatisawonmywalk 20/365 #onephotoaday

Asian Continental Breakfast

On the breakfast table this morning in the Santa Cruz Mountains…. Asian Continental Breakfast… parmesan puppies, plantains, and fresh farmed blackberries with yogurt.

#food 19/365 #onephotoaday

Maybe you figured out by now that it was just a catchy title. It was a yummy breakfast on this #tuesday morning.

Drop a photo of your breakfast…

📸 #iphone12mini

amateur baking

It’s crème currant #sconesunday with another experiment: 1/2 barley 1/2 white flour…amateur #baking for pleasure in the Santa Cruz Mts. 17/365 #onephotoaday

Mountain Walk

I challenged myself to walk up the mountain today… to 1572 ft. Well, the starting point was at 1,3141 ft. which is only a difference of 258 ft. It was all uphill and a slower descent to keep from slipping. #whatisawonmywalk today

#Nature #naturewalk #bluesky 16/365 #onephotoaday

Happy weekend!

a touch of sky


Living up here in the mountains I don’t get many opportunities to snap pics of the ocean, beach, city life etc. … only the sky, the trees, plants and flowers, sometimes a bird or animal or my day to day.

This is #whatisawonmywalk today… the blooms of lupine with a touch of sky as the backdrop.

#onephotoaday 15/365 #nature #wildflowers #sky #clouds

It’s National Cheese Day

Give me your best shot!

Here’s mine!

tate tate de rosette cheese

second chance

second chance chocolate chip cookies

These second chance chocolate chip cookies are my second attempt reusing the same ingredients again after the first failed attempt and then some… curious? Comment for recipe 🍪

#postaday 14/365 #cookies #chocolatechipcookies

Baking and snapping photos from the Santa Cruz Mts.

Back from a long absence…

It’s been a few years since my last post. Those are similar to the words that come out of my mouth when I’m on my knees in a confessional box at a Catholic Church, although it’s been decades since I’ve made a confession in a Catholic Church because I became a Tibetan Buddhist.

What have I been up to besides the day to day life we have all been reinventing since COVID?

Let me take you there with a visual account.

I’m starting with changing the Blogagaini website look. I’ve activated a new template so now my site is


Stay tuned, will be back soon …

Me (L) with my awesome sister at the Lotus Pond in the Willam Land Regional Park Sacramento California July 2021

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