Archive for March, 2014

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Innovation in Design: Architectured Pinecone in France

“Looking a little like a giant white pinecone, the design for this new high-rise apartment building in Montpellier, France, uses strategically placed balconies and shades to give residents the maximum outdoor space without blocking views or taking up too much room on the ground.” more

France ArchetectureA very unique structure for sure. I can’t wait for a Jackie Chan action movie, where Chan is running and swinging from balcony to balcony chased by sinister forces.

31
Mar
14

Seattle Space Needle….Seemed So Futuristic Long Ago

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HISTORY OF THE SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE

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31
Mar
14

Pets: Loyal…Hopeful…Waiting

Yes, it is one of those posts. About pets you’ve never met. Either you don’t have pets and don’t care to or you have your own and the sun rises and sets on their furry backsides. Who cares about someone else’s? I know. But, I am always fascinated by the observations of our pets. Their dependency, their patterns and conditioning, their sense of humor, their tenacity, their internal alarm clocks and pack mentality…even cats and dogs combined, to get what they want (food!). And, dare I say it their ‘love’ or loyalty.

When anyone leaves the house, they become ever watchful to the sights and sounds that alert them that their ‘loved one’ is home. Their happiness to the return is often a raucous, tail wagging, floor rolling, jumping demonstration. Below are some fuzzy (or is it furry), quickly snapped images of the four pets waiting for the arrival home of my wife…they like her better I suspect.

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30
Mar
14

Oregon Grape~Holly

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Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

30
Mar
14

An Old Tree: Seen it all……………..

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‘Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.’ Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928

‘Located deep in the thick woods stands one lone dead tree, many a fierce storm has passed through, passing by, always letting the tree be.”  Adine Cathey, An Old Forgotten Tree

“A wind had blown the rain away, and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the tree stands. I think, I too, have known Autumn too long.”  e.e. cummings

 

30
Mar
14

Poetic License: How Do I love Thee…………..

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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right…”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Nothing too profound here. Perhaps it is so blatantly self-evident to me that I cannot transfer the emotions  to you…my passion for the synergy of certain fish in certain environments? The combination of visuals and the physicality of it all. The perfect moments…the moment…when it all combines and one is momentarily reaffirming the love, the passion, the lust even for a darn fish…a beautiful fish.

On an even lighter note……..

“Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant, I wonder? I am half way through my fish burger when I realize “Oh my God, I could be eating a slow learner!”  Lynda Montgomery

“All cats love fish, but many fear to wet their paws”  Chinese Proverb

“To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch fish” Chinese Proverb

29
Mar
14

Memories: Pathways to Solitude & Recollections

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“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify, by their own lonesome familiarity to this feeling.”

Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums

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