Tuesday, July 31, 2012


“I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over,
he would have put diamonds on the floor.”
Joan Rivers

No bling to be found but they were working it anyway in Thailand.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Great and Small

“God in His goodness sent the grapes, to cheer both great and small;
little fools will drink too much, and great fools not at all.”

Floating over the edge of a Napa vineyard.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Looking Up

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”
Charles Dickens 1812-1870

The underside of Cow Parsnip in Van Damme State Park near Mendocino.

Monday, July 23, 2012


“Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.”
Pope John Paul II 1920-2005

This traveler climbed up on a fence post to fulfill his truest obligation in front of the Golden Gate bridge. His friend is doing the same over here.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt
your head back and laugh at the sky”
Buddha 563-483 B.C.

Might as well tilt at windmills while I’m at it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nothin' But Net

"Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'"
Billy Preston 1946-2006

Nothin' but a forty foot high net to protect the world from golf balls gone astray.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hang 'Em High

“A place for everything, everything in its place.”
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

A Hawaiian solution for underfoot footwear… an antler flip flop rack.

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Vision

“Only a vision - that is what one must have.”
Ernst Haas 1921-1986

I was walking down a street in San Jose when this scene appeared… a carnival ride display, a palm tree, and a landing airplane.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Musician

“I've never known a musician who regretted being one.”
Virgil Thomson 1896-1989

Five flutes in one.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Cleaning Up

“God looks at the clean hands, not the full ones.”
Publilius Syrus

A young student monk washing the grounds of Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pitter Patter

I consider myself a farmer of patterns.
Alexander Gorlizki

Is there such a thing as a patterner of farming?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Small Piece

“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”
Richard Feynman 1918-1988

Looking west towards the ocean and sky.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


“Nature won't be summoned to order and won't be kept waiting. It must be caught”.
Claude Monet 1840-1926

Clouds advancing on the California coast at sunset.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Repetition noititepeR

“The eye loves repetition, but does not want to be bored.
It likes familiarity, but needs surprises.”
Edith Bergstrom

A couple of deer eating their greens on the Pebble Beach golf course in Monterey. The right half of this photo looks like a mirror image of the left but, of course, it is not. It’s just a bit of nature’s symmetry.