Friday, October 24, 2008

Autumn Winds....


I love this time of year...it smells like burnt S'Mores...and crisp bagels and coffee when I walked the dog....and the leaves are crunching under my shoes....the leaves are changing color rapidly but falling fast with winds and stormy nights....There are goards, and pumpkins on porches and marigolds in pots....and Halloween decorations of ghosts and harvest ....

Phil Collins " True Colors" beautiful video...photo montage..and backpipes...

Waterlust...more....


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My favorite water spot...go there all the time in my dreams....oh well....someday I will go back...thousands of miles away...
Music...amazing Water video and Water Life...Fat Boy Slim "Right Here, Right Here Now".....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Moondreaming......


The Moon was amazing last week...the night of the last debate...it took my breath away....

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Morning....Autumn Leaves....


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David Sanborn....always reminds me of Autumn...not sure why...

and Carly's Song ( from Hideaway....best album ever...)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Night.....10.11.08


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Have to take the garden down soon...but one more look....my 3 Dollar garden that fed my soul all summer....I will miss it...but I have liked sharing it with you....

Al Stewart and Peter White " On the Border".....

Friday, October 10, 2008

Too Many Late Nights....


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Leaves are falling....don't you love Bare Trees when they are standing strong and branches lifted to the sky....Anyways....6-6 and I have both been battling Sleep....so below are some songs....middle of the night songs....I listen to alot of Matchbox 20 in the Middle of the Night....( Click the Title some Maya Angelou...."Still I Rise")
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2am....Breathe

3am....

yeah....it's' because there are people that I miss...

"If you're gone." Matchbox20...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

To a Friend....Happy Birthday...


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Many years ago I made a friend....We met at a Coffee Shop in the Northwest...I was immediately aware of his humor, his wisdom, his sensitivity, and his ability to read situations. Before we ever met I watched him at the Coffee Shop how kind he was to others, the way he would offer a chair, or a better muffin, or a joke when it was needed. He taught me the value of Empathy and Listening. This week he turns 50 and he is thousands of miles away...

We have spent many hours talking....over the years....walking in the rain, sitting on my porch at all hours....making pancakes....and drinking Chai Tea...and reading ....and yes dissecting American Politics...and reviewing the Culture of America and other Places....and he has helped me learn many things about my son....and raising a boy....he helped me keep anchored when life became more than rocky...there is no way I can let him know how much richer and better he has made my life.....He has been a Gift....... In many ways he is the Brother I never had..and he knows it....I can only say Namaste....

The two songs below always remind me of him and how blessed...truly lucky I have been to have him as a friend...and that I always carry him in my heart.....and that there is always a place on my porch just for him...always...
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"Name"

"Iris"...especially that this song is in the Pouring Rain....


IF you were here my friend we would go sit and have tea and coffee and muffins....These two songs always came on in the car when I was driving around digging through boxes of toxic documents....I would drive home pondering the documents and the FOIAS and how the trail of paper led to our sick friends and obituaries of neighbors ...and as I write Silent Fallout I know that the lessons from those years were a gift....Namaste.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Monday Night Musings....


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This is Volunteer Park in Seattle...it is a Special Spot ....A really wonderful park...has wonderful grounds to walk the dog and play frisbee and there is a beautiful GreenHouse, the Conservatory.....when you go there there are 4 different rooms , when my son was little I used to take him there, there was the Hawaii room with orchids and a koi pond....there is a Desert Room with tall Cacti....It helped me to talk my son to different places of wonder....

And then we could walk down the hill and there is a wonderful playground and wading pool...it was the first park I ever took my son to....he was days old....and then there is the Asian Art Museum....it was my son's favorite museum for years....he loved the Buddha Room....and by the Playground there is a Cemetary....When my son was four I took him there for picnics and we would do rubbings off the gravestones...that is how I taught him his alphabet....and Chinese Characters....but also the wonder of touching stone....smooth stone...engraved with messeges of love.

And when things would go wrong....or we were down...we would get a Bag of bagels and go visit the Lucky Bagel...and rub it's cool dark smooth surface....Touching it brought serenity....and hope...the Lucky Bagel taught my son the Power of Circles...

"Hold On..Hold On"...Neko Case....( she comes from the Northwest..and her songs capture the spirit of this wonderful place....)

This is the song I sang to my son for many years....now I just hum it when I clean on Sundays....Simply Red " Holding Back the Years".....funny how the years slide away so fast...

(click the title ...."Kiss from a Rose" Seal...6-6 loved this song....used to hum it all the time..)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Then it was Friday.....10.03.08



[[ really good receipe for Zucchini Bread over at NAKED SUSHI....on Watergate Summer Blogroll...click the title "Thank You " Dido....]]

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Then it was October....


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A really big Thank You ....to Walking Man..for being here...and for saying things that are profound and wise..and incredibly kind....nice to know there are still Sage Souls in the world...Click the Title the song is "Fearless"......by the Neville Brothers.