Photo feature :)

My photograph 'At the Cafe' is featured on pg. 82 in this amazing new SOULPANCAKE book.
It is so full of creativity and imagination, open it to any page and it's a fun journey :)

a link to their site


Aloha festival in Napa

A friend and I went to the Aloha Festival in Napa recently,
so much great music and Hula .
and the best plate lunch ( Ahi Poke, Lomi Lomi salmon, Kalua pork, poi, rice , and macaroni salad)
We had smiles on our faces all day , so much beauty and flowers and
heart energy,
overflowing with Aloha spirit .


Where I live

A few pictures of what it looks like here in Sonoma county where I live,
Lots of fields and oak trees , old barns , more fields and oak trees ,
and long beaches with hearty souls braving the cold water...

This last week here has been in the 90's , got up to 98 the other day .. not bad for mid October :)
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend !


Water , sand and sky

We spent some time at the beach yesterday ( cold and windy as usual )
sweaters ,windbreakers and warm hats needed ......

Then drove back towards home , inland about 15 miles ,
and it was so hot and summery, we had a picnic in the park , back to tank tops and sunhats .
It's been so warm this week , in the upper 80's ... so nice
that summer is still lingering
If we want a taste of winter all we have to do is drive to the beach :)


sunrise ruby

'THE SUNRISE RUBY' by Rumi (translation by Coleman Barks)

In the early morning hour, just before dawn, lover and beloved wake
and take a drink of water.

She asks, "Do you love me or yourself more? Really, tell me the absolute truth."

He says, "There's nothing left of me. I'm like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world made of redness? It has no resistance to sunlight."

This is how Hallaj said, I am God, and told the truth!

The ruby and the sunrise are one. Be courageous and discipline yourself.

Completely become hearing and ear, and wear this sun-ruby as an earring.

Work. Keep digging your well. Don't think about getting off from work.
Water is there somewhere.

Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring on the door.

Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window
and look out to see who's there.



just the beginning of the season for changing leaves and colors...