Weekly Photo Challenge ~ the Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood


“For this inaugural phoneography challenge, document where you live using your camera phone to snap a picture, then create and publish a new post from your WordPress.com app with just your phone.”
Click here to: Read more about the challenge.

Living with the Redwoods, my neighborhood condensed:

1. The back road flooded this year.
2.  Prayer wheel suspended from a redwood tree on our path.
3. A foggy morning at the meditation center, Pema Osel Ling, just up the road.

1. Welcome to our outside world where we live 9 months of the year.
2. Redwood trees are our neighbors.
3. Looking up one of the redwood trees from our corraitos garden from # 1.
4. Salmon on our path by Dennis Patton, Marin metal sculptor.
5. Buddha in meditation hangs on a redwood tree in the corralitos.

See my panoramic neighborhood.

An added delight. Meet Serengetti – he loves the redwoods too.


Enjoying phoneography from my iPod Touch 5 and the WordPress.com App, Mixel collage App
note: this posting created entirely with WordPress.com App using my iPod Touch 5 , photos, editing. Great challenge. Thanks Cheri Lucas!

I must admit, I like the lazy way of posting via email. But this challenge was my “do something different”. And I really enjoyed it!


my first blogagaini video post

early signs in Marcie’s garden


 Ah . . .

return of light

warming temperatures

mingle with coolness of day

re-birth of greens

staging budding flowers

and birds sing on

surfer’s delight

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a different spin

the ballerina by Marin sculptor, Dennis Patton

This is taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi and posted to Panoramio where you can get more details.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

The WordPress photo challenge this week is Lost in the Details.
Shot with my iPod Touch 5, Edit Invert with PS Express and detailed with Marble Cam App.

Emailed from iPod Touch

take a break

A nice rock seat under the blossom tree offering refuge from the sun and time to catch a breath.

in a spin


Could this be Mercury retrograde?
I took a photo, but this was not it.
and if it was the photo I took, what’s with the spin?

The Festival of Miracles

Guru Rinpoche Statue @ Pema Osel Ling, Santa Cruz Mountains

Today is Chotrul Düchen, the ‘Festival of Miracles’ one of the four major Buddhist holidays. On this highly auspicious day the effects of positive (or negative) actions are multiplied ten million times.  It occurs on the full moon (15th) of the first Tibetan month, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The first 15 days of the TIbetan lunar year celebrates the15 days on which, in order to increase the merit and the devotion of future disciples, Buddha displayed a different miracle.

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cupressaceae family

A long time ago when the Cherokee people were new upon the earth…
The Cherokee creator, Ouga, placed the spirits of the many Cherokee people who died in a newly created tree called a~tis~na tlu~gv pronounced “ah-see-no loo-guh”, cedar tree . . . read more

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