And then.....

Friday, April 30, 2010

out the door to in the bed, what 23 hrs of travel looks like

Through a laggy blur T met the babies for the first time yesterday. Today he hopes to focus and actually see them.
The trip was looong but fine and being here is GREAT.
Pics of babies, Singapore et al to follow.
Here a good two weeks before heading to China and further adventure.
Check in often if this interests you. I will post often.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Out the door for Singapore!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Japanese Tea Garden, Spring morning

in Front of the De Young Museum on Sunday Morning

Sunday in the Park

China in Golden Gate park...a taste of things to come.

And on the other side of Green Gulch Farm

a walk on the Wolf Trail above Rodeo beach looks down on the Tennessee Valley. Perhaps, looking very very closely you can make out the trail down the valley to the beach.
Flying crows get quickly over the next "hill" to Muir Beach and Green Gulch Farm.
All in all a gloriously part of the world most recently savored in a hike with PJ.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Green Gulch Farm, SF Zen Center

Funny how memorable days just happen despite all one's planning.
My dear friend Nancy, wife of Steve to whom this blog owes its beginning for it was all for him, and I had planned for days to walk Crissy Field last Sunday. The weather gods had a different thing in mind. We knew on Saturday that a big storm as predicted for Sunday...and , indeed, it came in full force, so decided instead to go to Green Gulch for the Sunday morning Zen service instead.
We met early and were at the center by 8:30 am just in time for the serious rain to begin.
For most of the time we were there it was raining heavily. The wooden roof of the zendo echoed every drop of rain. The chill that permeated everything took me right back to Koyosan, fall before last with J, O and M. Outside the leaves were dancing and all of the colors were fresh and vivid. The whole time there seemed to me more Japan that Japan if that is possible. Maybe it was just the refreshing of memory, sock footed, cold hands, incense, boundless beauty and a heart thumping with gratitude for it all.

pics for here and in the post below.

Green Gulch Farm, SF Zen Center

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Calibration back soon

Havent posted in a bit but hope to be back very shortly. please check back soon.
I want to show you some pics from this Sunday, a rainy and magical morning at Green Gulch Zen Center.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Blustery Day at the Beach

Rodeo Beach, just on the other side of Golden Gate Bridge, was all wind and waves yesterday. The little bay there ,usually festooned with surfers, was foamy with agitation. Beyond the shore huge waves marked the edges of the channel that the ships must follow as they approach and leave San Francisco.

As we were leaving I spotted the van of a local nursing home parked in the lot across from the beach. A couple ladies were being assisted back to the vehicle but another, a beautiful woman perhaps in her late 80s, held fast to her cane and, long hair whipping about her face, leaned in to the wind. She was so exhilarated! Her smile was of the purest joy and radiated like a beacon. I knew that I wanted to take her picture but also knew this moment was not for a photograph but for a shared love of the wildness beyond.

Interesting isnt it how lives touch so subtly and yet so powerfully? Her delight in what others turned from is an inspiration that I intend to lean into.
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