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


When Mercury is retrograde the other planets appear to be traveling backwards.
This illusion is the retrograde motion. Today begins the first of three in 2013.

Feb 23 ~ Mar 17
Jun 26 ~ Jul 20
Oct 21 ~ Nov 10

fog bank


Today begins Mercury + Pisces =  fog bank

The planet of rational thinking, communication, media-data&information, equipment will be backwards in the heavens until Mar 17. Yikes!

The significations of Mercury are not to be trusted: Communications get delayed or misunderstood, your everyday routine run into problems, equipment malfunctions occur more than usual. My cell phone is already having problems!

This Mercury retrograde period will be especially problematic due to the influence of Mars, which is barely 3 degrees away from Mercury when it goes retrograde. Mars distorts the energy of Mercury, making mistakes more likely

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

One step at a time

༄། བསོད་ནམས།།

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