This was one of those moments I fell in love with the bay area ... I'm thinking maybe someone just did this spontaneously as the cement was drying ... A piece of Mother Nature in a very urban element, cement. Just love.
Tahoe, Northern California with G ... I was just telling someone what it means to be in one's spiritual home on the West Coast ... It's not that Tahoe is soooo beautiful, it's the Northern California has so many profound visual details that keep surprising me ... This, however, wasn't a detail, it was overwhelming and good for the soul ... Gratitude ...
They aren't really my favorite flower, but with a few rain drops, shadows, the hilarious sensual element .... and then the close up shapes and curves, my iPhone can talk me into it. :)
The Ferry Building .... xoox
Small delicious clear rain drop photos coupled with lovely acts of bravery today, both on the home front and nationwide with schools and children feeling out brave public voices.
Art and Design live everywhere ... Happiness , indeed.
include two walks, gorgeous weather when the "forecast" said 7 days of rain, fuzzy photos of dew drops, weird California Flora, a bad photo of a green bush yet gorgeous because of the sun, the Smurf Village that I live in that is inching its way into my heart, amazing if imperfect and tiny views of the ocean, and watching other people express playfulness and gratitude on their properties. I think I FINALLY understand the point of Kitsch.
I set out to get my 10,000 steps in spite of the huge fog and cold and by the end of my walk opened up enough to slow down and look closer at ... things ... Here's what I got. Of course my iPhone 6 helps with it's amazing camera close up ability, but still, I love that I got these all in the last 5 minutes of my walk when I was finally opened ... grounded ... these dew drops were the final clincher towards being in that body-heart-knowledge space ... Sharing here.
Happily beginning to bond with the magic of this southern part of SF, my new dwelling, after what felt like a big loss leaving El Cerrito and all the gardens there ...
I walk up to these discoveries pretty New Yorker-ish, just sort of dead pan, and then the delight grabs me and digs in deep deep deep ... How can you not love the Bay Area? Absolute bliss.
It's become a theme in my household and fun to find a continuation of them outdoors in the Bay Area ...
I was over the moon when I ran into this hallway exhibit at the SF MoMA, just as I was leaving the building ... One of the strengths of the museum is to include contemporary and meaningful expression ... For the people in my life who can understand the use of the word "energy", this was a big one. I stood in front of this artwork and just loved-it-into-me. It resonated with me. The last frame was this bio of the woman who lived in Berkeley, her art, her philosophy and her early death at age 39 ... Deeply moving, all of it.
I came back from a Christmas in Germany the other year, constantly observing the cultures where I have lived, and on my way to my sisters place in Oakland ran into THIS. First thinking they were just little car sales flag - advertising. Walking past the first was was kind of fun, but then reading the entire 25 of them was a total I-Love-The-Bay-Area-Moment. Sharing.