“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
The ironic thing is that it was actually a really chill day until tonight... then it got a little crazy at Trader Joe's... but it all worked out in the end... and I just didn't get to take very many shots today... need to start planning ahead, it's nearly dark when I get home now!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I'm not a really major TV watcher. Most of the time I would rather watch a movie, or I just end up watching whatever I come across at the time.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The Time Between
By Jan Jones
Treasure it, the time spent traveling
This time between roles
The time between
Slipping from one existence into another
A spider strand of no-man’s-land
The time between
You’re no-one here
Treasure it, this time spent traveling
This time between arenas
This time between.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Brian and Louis ran across a pack of coyotes yesterday in the river bed. Of course Louis thought he had to be the tough guy and tore off after them. Luckily he returned with just a scratch across his face. It could have been so much worse! And I'm so grateful that Chickee wasn't with them. She would have been toast for sure.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Woman as Orchid
People say that Orchids are hard to care for,
An urban legend that swirls around those bright
Beautiful red blue orange pink yellow dark light
Flowers goddesses that
Lean and lounge sensually from every
Elite doorstep, every corporate hallway
And are so often looked past in florist's windows because
A vicious reputation precedes them.
Yet my orchids grow, wild and fair
With hardly a care from my almost-
Green hands, reaching, floating,
Dripping down their own stems
Filling the world of my room with
Such an effortless exotic grace and
Orchids are women, a female flower
Then women are orchids as well?
Women are lush, curved, open and pinked
Sometimes blooming, sometimes waiting
Catching the sunlight as it dapples in
White yellow spots on our shiny leaves,
Stems and buds.
People say that women can be hard to care for,
An urban legend that swirls around our
Long hair and pointed shoes,
Every day goddesses that
Lean and lounge and work and play
And hurt and cry and love and laugh
And try and fail and try and win and
Hope and pray and want and need and
Walk past you, day in and day out
Searching for a place or a way to set down
Our own roots, our own strength
In a world that sighs and says
"they are pretty, but too much work...I'll take
A peace lily instead."
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Bobby, Alex, Megan, and I in orientation today...
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Fog is crazy... this was what I woke up to... It was a busy day, and I just didn't take a bunch of pics. Went to the gym again for a workout. I really like weight training, hate cardio. But at least going there, I can do different things; elliptical, rowing machine, bike (hate). Brian is my personal trainer, and he's really great. Showing me how to work the machines, telling me numbers of reps and weight to do... the only thing he made me do so far that I did not like was ride the spin bike... but I still did it! :)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I feel like Rep. Joe Wilson's, and Kanye West's behavior is at the crux of what's going on in our country right now. Simple respect and civility is woefully amiss today. I see it every day in my school. Kids who were never even taught to push in their chairs, and who think F%*K is just another everyday word... the small things inform the big things...
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Finally got to take a few shots of Bobby surfing! The waves were not the best, but the light was pretty cool. Made for some cool shots since he was the only one out there.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
So, it turns out that I've developed a bit of dry eyes since moving out here. It is A LOT dryer here than I've ever experienced, at least for extended periods of time. My eye doctor gave me contacts for dry eyes, and I did some research myself. My eyes are the worst when I first wake up. Seems that my tears evaporate at night... so I found these little babies online and they are AMAZING... They're soft and comfy, most of the time I don't even realize they're on. They're like a sleeping mask with little removable soft foam pads that you moisten with distilled water, then sleep with them on... SO nice... they also came with little self-heating discs that you can put behind the foam and they warm the eyelids to stimulate the oil glands that keep the eyes moist at night. I'd recommend them to anyone. Even if you don't have dry eyes, they feel so nice on tired, puffy eyes too! Been using them about a month now... LOVE EM!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Beedge had the great idea of taking a picture of someone working on Labor Day, but the idea came too late, and we were already on our way to the beach! So I took a pic of the sunset today instead... working with some longer exposures to get softer water.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This was the view from my backyard. The fire had been sparked by a motorcycle accident (bike vs. hill), no report on how the biker is doing at this time. This one was WAY too close, so glad it happened right by the fire station on the 150! They jumped on it and got it under control pretty fast. I don't know if the Lake Casitas campground had to be evacuated or not... if you look close, you can see the copter in the smoke... and the other pic is of the heli flying right by our house down the river bed... pretty cool.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
So... I tried to get down to Ventura again to get some shots of Bobby and Shawn surfing... didn't happen! I got way-layed up here going back to Eva's where I had left my camera bag (and telephoto lens), and by the time I got there this was the only shot I got of them. Bummer. They did give me some AMAZING fresh veggies though... gorgeous... gonna make a mad salad to bring to the beach tomorrow! YUM!
It was nice down there compared to being in the furnace of Ojai all day, so I hung out and got this other shot of some happy people on the beach... I'll get some surf action shots of Bobby SOME DAY!!!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Had to make another trip out there today for work... never thought I'd need to do that! It was a good meeting, though... looking forward to these changes!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
With all the fires raging in Southern California right now, (currently 41 new fires, 5 large, uncontained) I thought I'd take this opportunity to honor the firefighters. We appreciate all they do and sometimes the major sacrifices they endure to keep us residents safe!