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What Happened to Winter?

view of Larchmere

…the question many north coasters are asking. (Photo taken December 27, 2011.)

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Fall Foliage

Lovers of Truth- rise up!
Let us go toward heaven.
We have seen enough of this world,
It’s time to see another…

No, no- don’t stop here.
The gardens may flow with beauty
But let us go to the Gardner Himself.

Let us go,
Bowing to the ocean
like a raging torrent.

Let us go,
Riding upon the foaming waters
of the sea.

Let us travel from this desert of
Hunger and tears
To the feast of the newlyweds.

Let us change our expression
From one of saffron
To the blossoms of the Judas tree.

Our hearts beat fast
We tremble like leaves about to fall.
Let us become the immovable mountain.

There is no escape from pain for one in exile;
There is no escape from dust
For one who lives in a dustbowl.
Let us be like the birds of paradise,
That fly about drinking sweet water.

We are surrounded by the forms
of a formless creator.
Enough with these forms!
Let us go to the Formless One.

Love is our steady guide
On this road full of hardships.
Even if the king offers you his protection,
It is better to travel with the caravan.

We are the rain that falls upon
a leaky roof-
let us miss the holes
and fall smoothly down the spout.

We are crooked bows
With strings that run from our head to toes;
Soon we will be straight
like an arrow in flight.
We run like mice when we see a cat –
yet we are the lion’s roar.
Let us become that Lion.

Let our souls
mirror the love of our Master.
Let us go before Him
With a handful of gifts.

Now let us be silent
So that the Giver of Speech may speak.
Let us be silent
So we can hear Him calling us
Secretly in the night….

We are surrounded by the forms
Of a formless Creator.
Enough with these forms!
Let us go to the Formless One!

(version of Rumi by Coleman Barks)

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My favorite planking picture, from Taiwan.

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Front Row Works

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(Canon PowerShot s95)

Later, after finishing the clip, I went through the stills.

Set the scene:

Shaker Heights Fireworks July 4, 2011 (a1)

Shaker Heights Fireworks July 4, 2011 (a5)

Shaker Heights Fireworks July 4, 2011 (b4)

Then I had one of those intuitive ‘proof of concept ideas.’ I’ll roll it out tomorrow.

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Larchmere (thumbnail)

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Bought a new camera, a nifty Canon S95, and shot some quick pics from the window in the main room of the office. As you can see, it has a commanding view of Larchmere Blvd. (in Cleveland of course.) Then I spent hardly anytime at all adjusting, or visually mixing, several shots using OSX Core filters. I was pleased to see reflections in the window flare up. Right now, I’m mostly using the camera to capture kitty antics.


Glori chillin'

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Spring has Sprung

front yard

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There is a vast region of sand dunes at high northern latitudes on Mars. In the winter, a layer of carbon dioxide ice covers the dunes, and in the spring as the sun warms the ice it evaporates. This is a very active process, and sand dislodged from the crests of the dunes cascades down, forming dark streaks.

In the subimage falling material has kicked up a small cloud of dust. The color of the ice surrounding adjacent streaks of material suggests that dust has settled on the ice at the bottom after similar events.

Also discernible in this subimage are polygonal cracks in the ice on the dunes (the cracks disappear when the ice is gone). Candy Hansen HiResolution Imaging Experiment arizona.edu


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March 13 to May 4. Spring has sprung. The apple tree is especially glorious even if the rot has literally mostly hollowed out its trunk. I’m a seasonal tweener, enjoying May and September above all other months, and, with my fair scotsman’s skin, liking least the heat. 55-70 degrees is ideal. Click for large version.

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My Honda Civic is good in the snow once it gets moving but it needs to be moving. Today a foot of snow has captured my car, Coltrane, in the driveway. The local news channels have switched to “Winter Storm 2007” coverage and proven that there are few subjects made more fatuous in the mouths of local talking heads than lousy weather.

Today’s storm is small beans compared to what upstate New York has been subjected to. I don;t know how you exit your house after twelve feet has fallen as it did in Oswego County, New York through the week of January 5.

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