Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Afterlife Social Life

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”
Mark Twain 1835-1910

Not exactly the Pearly Gates.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Monkey See

“The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.”
Robert Benchley 1889-1945

And this is the reincarnated Robert Benchley who now roams freely on an island in Thailand. I admire Mr. Benchley's beautiful eyes.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Hood

“Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.”
Louise Beal

This is a shot of the clouds over my Berkeley neighborhood with San Francisco Bay in the distance.

The Lawrence Hall of Science is located close by and they have a 24 hour time lapse camera that visually captures the weather here every day (and night). You can see a sample video here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flagrant (Not Fragrant) Foul

“Foul deeds will rise
Though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes.”
William Shakespeare- Hamlet

Warning! If you are dog, don’t crap in the Cotswold District. You will be arrested.

Monday, March 22, 2010

No Limits

Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.
W. Eugene Smith 1918-1978

I was beckoned by the lack of horizon.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Exclamation Point!

Just Do It!
Nike slogan

Wouldn’t it be fun to go for a ride in a hot air balloon? Yes, it would be!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sunny Glasses

Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
David Hockney 1937-

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Drift Away

"I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'"
William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

But it’s here now so let’s enjoy. This is the island of Ko Phi Phi Don in Thailand.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

With a Little Help

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882

But it’s always good to have additional support.

For another view of this shack go to the November 15, 2009 post.
And another September 30, 2009.
Three for the price of one!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ground Up

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

It’s good to know where you stand.

For an opposing view of this San Francisco building you can visit the January 12, 2010 post.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


What I dream of is an art of balance.
Henri Matisse 1869-1954

I found these balanced rocks while hiking along a creek in Yosemite Valley.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Soft and Sharp

“I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus.
On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.”
Morris K. Udall 1922-1998

Thursday, March 4, 2010

They Might Be Giants

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
Daniel Webster 1782-1852

These big guys are out standing in their field near Salinas California.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Lot Left

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
John Lennon 1940-1980

I imagine somebody wasn’t paying attention.