Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thee Venerable checks out the suzani

Everything has to pass his inspection

Some visitors know that I'm
A collector, and, well, a solitaire, (Alan Watts terminology)
among other things; ( inventor, conceptualist, artist, philosopher, and that I'm
Very interested in such things as libraries, and community, combined with arts. 

Of course this place doesn't exactly exist although, Howard Taylor (SAMFA)
wanted to accommodate my ideas in a community where I once lived, but I moved so wasn't there to detail it out so it floundered and never became the connected community I had envisioned. 

But I'd still like to do it, and of course I have great ideas for central Asian art to be a part of that. 
But I'm only one part. Without a strong collaborator, someone interested in broad community ideas, I can do nothing really. I need another visionary to help me and to back it. 

So if it happens fine. If not. I'll do something else since I always have many irons in the fire. 

Meanwhile, I was measuring this suzani when The Puddha adopted it. Made in Uzbekistan, on the Silk Road. All silk hand embroidery. 

Oh yes, thinking about fall at Shuksan too. 
I'm going to try to get some Chain Lakes backpacking in
Before snow falls there. Last I hiked in I was rained out.

Here's my fuzzy friend ...

Hihihihi, "I'm just touching it", must be the caption.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

So much fun. So much fun.

Love this beach, a good time was had by all. 

Pictures, really are, worth, a thousand, words.

An old lodge room I've visited over the years. I'm sure it
Will be seeing more of me this fall. 

Maybe the best beach in the world...
As seen through these eyes...

How many times?

The giant greens are beautiful, life. 

The lobby at the lodge. 
Will sitting and reading or sipping and watching mindfully
Ever be the same at this place that an Aramark manager is wrecking in his ignorance? 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rialto Beach and Lake Crescent Lodge

Room with a view and sunshine. 
The lodge, sigh, not what it used to be! But, love the lake. 

Some of my beach art above


Starfish. Anemones. 

The Beach Now!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mt Rainier

Shadow Lake

It's never tiring, visiting The Mountain.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Wondering where??? Hm, An arts community in This area of the PNW...

Any idea people reading this?

There's a need for an artists community, and I'd like it to be very reasonable, and be here in my area.
You know artists are amazing community builders, so much so that others like to follow them where they go, and in time they actually destroy the arts community, but they love the freedom of being around artists. I am not talking about people who call themselves artists, and have to write by laws, etc. We all know artists are lawless people.. They're also smart and more in tune and sensate, and they  support each other when they are together is an endeavor, and this is how artists really take off.

 So, we need this community, it could be built of tiny houses, and or wooden yurts.

 It should have gardens, and a community building with community kitchen for various things such as canning food, to use, give, or sell.

 It would need places like community arts spaces, kilns, etc.

 If any One reads this, and is interested, and has more experience than I do with building, etc. I would really like to hear from you!

I offer a photos on your behalf..
...and I have this hope you will read this, a certain person;
 ......born the day after me, who is also an INTP...
............... who is very widely known and had immense experience and can do anything!

Harlequin Ducks on The Elwha River some years ago, found while backpacking..

                                                      Please have a me?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Puddha isn't feeling well:(

Such a sweet kitty but he's been sick and is diabetic now:(

Crabs, Dungeness, divers caught at 35' depth 

Government blackberries


Sea anemones

Space Needle, sculpture, and Ballard..