Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Day in the Life

Tom is a great traveler. I love the fact that in spite of being a lactose intolerant, germaphobe - he really immerses himself in the local culture.

It's festival season in Bali, a two day period when people believe that good and evil spirits inhabit the earth. Tom was able to visit a small village and capture some of the festivities.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Simple Beauty of Life

A few months ago we lost our beloved pug Tex, since then I've been at a loss for words. While I want to write something moving and profound, I'm really struggling to find words that do him justice.

In the meantime it seems appropriate to share these images from Tom, who is currently exploring Bali. His photos do a much better job of capturing what I cannot say - the fragile,
beauty of life.

At the elephant sanctuary
The water temple
Balinese dancer

Locals with attitude

I wish I could master this look, have a feeling it would be very effective

Sunday, October 16, 2011

On the Mall

I'm currently in DC, which just may be one of the best "people watching" places in the world. Everyone should come here, regardless of their nationality. A city of museums, motorcades, monuments - it all happens here.
I'm sure Freud would have a field day with this one.
Everybody likes Abe, but back in the day he wasn't exactly Mr Popular. I think history will also be very kind to Obama.
Grand buildings and beautiful light.
Very exciting to be here when Martin Luther King's Memorial was dedicated. The city is full of old freedom fighters who lived to see the day.

There is something bittersweet about the beautiful, golden light of fall.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Unlikely Angels

When Amber first moved into our neighborhood Tom freaked out, in his defense she was a bad ass looking dog. It didn’t take us long to figure out that she was a gentle giant, an oversized pitt bull cross with a heart of gold. Tom could never get her name right, always calling her Angel. After awhile I stopped correcting him, wondering if his subconscious was telling us something.

Amber didn’t have an easy life, spending her early years in and out of shelters before coming to live on our block. We were always worried about her, the house she lived in was in shocking disrepair and the police were frequent visitors. Eventually I came to realize that her family needed a special dog, and there was no mistaking her love and devotion.

Yesterday Amber passed away, leaving us with a profound since of sadness. Over the years I’ve learned so much from watching this sweet, gentle soul - who never gave up on her humans, loving unconditionally.

Like Amber, most of the angels who have touched our lives come in unlikely packages. Not to mention the fact that both of our pugs have crooked halos.

Rest in peace sweet girl.......

Monday, September 5, 2011

Grand Canyon

Seventeen million years in the making, it truly is a Grand Canyon. There are some places that everyone should experience, places that humble you and make you think about your place in the universe. A few photos from our recent trip:
Tom really is the photographer in the family - amazed that he managed to capture these two ravens dancing over the canyon.
Another Tom photo, love this unusual shot of raven in flight.
My iphoto of Hopi House.
Retro photo of me during my first visit to the Canyon.

Fast forward 25 years to our recent visit.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Adios Beautiful Sedona

A few more photo's from our amazing Sedona Adventure.
This may just be my favourite iphoto ever!
I realize this would work better with a long flowing caftan / minus the flip flops, but you get what I'm feeling.
Amazing vistas.
Love the view from this old tree.

Sedona has churches - which to me is very strange. Is it really necessary to build a place of worship when God provided so many wonderful natural places?