Signs of Life

These kind of Tales intrigue me.

Karen Lee Kleis

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I don’t always find her. And the where of her is unpredictable. On those occasions when I don’t find her, I never know whether it’s her choice to remain hidden or whether she has simply abandoned certain places, finding them unsuitable in some way. The first time I found her always comes to mind with the kind of clarity attaching to events that reshape our lives in some fundamental way, as if the experience is permanently housed in its own moment of brilliant light where every little detail is illuminated. It was like that.

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In the RAW

The Lens and I

Nope. It’s not about me in the nude. It’s all about the camera.

Press the shutter and the image is digitally captured in one of two formats: jpeg (jpg) or RAW.

Jpeg is usually the default mode for most of us and most photos. And it does a good job. RAW is the choice of serious amateurs and professionals. It does a great job.

The downside? RAW is ravenous. It’s a memory pig. Shoot the same scene in both formats and compare. Depending on your settings, your jpeg file may weigh in at 1 or 2 MBs. RAW may gobble up 12 or 15.

So why would I do this? Two reasons.

First — macro envy. I’m fascinated by the detail DSLR cameras capture. But I don’t want to lug all that heavy equipment again.

Second — I currently edit in iPhoto. A better program will let me do much more, if

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Working with Wood Show

Jessica Blair shared her video.26 June at 14:29 · -0:0723 Views

Foot operated Lathe 5000 year model

Jessica Blair at Sydney Showground Olympic Park.26 June at 14:27 ·

The Rare Chairs stand, at the Sydney, Working with Wood, Show.rare•chairs came into existence in 1990 to rekindle interest in the traditional way of making Windsor Chairs.The craftsmanship of the English Windsor Chair has a significant place in the history of world furniture. It is widely regarded as one of the most challenging forms of woodwork. To achieve the authenticity of the craft, chairs are constructed at rare•chairs using hand tools only. Many of these tools are rare and almost forgotten, some we have had specially made. One of the most intriguing devices used in chairmaking is the pole-lathe, an ancient form of foot powered wood turning lathe used to create the decorative legs, stretchers and spindles. This type of lathe was used in Egypt about 300BC. The design, perfected in the Iron Ages was also used extensively by itinerant woodland turners in the 18th and 19th centuries in England to supply components to the growing chair industry.Today, this craft, almost on the point of vanishing, has been revived by rare•chairs so they can teach you the forgotten skills of the Turner, the Bottomer, the Benchman and the Framer.The preservation of traditional chairmaking is increasingly important. rare•chairs builds authentic replicas of these unique chairs to commission and conducts chairmaking courses at their rural workshop in the Upper Hunter Valley NSW, Australia.Web


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The Art Of Wonderment

To my wife’s blog

Uncle Tree's House

passing the baton

Many humans ago,

a solid-state baton passed on

to the second generation of children.

Now, our children pass on a rolled up scroll

that houses nothing less than the emptiness of Soul.

It is chock-full of science, knowledge, reason, and logic,

but totally void of meaning and a common sense of direction.

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Potato Harvest

Potato Harvest of 2016 and One Cute Toddler

We harvested potatoes from our garden!:) I asked my toddler what he thought about it and got his reaction on tape😀 Check it out here!


Hey there! 🙂 We have an organic/non-gmo garden with several different types of fruit and vegetables in it. We’ve already harvested blackberries, a few peaches and golden raspberries this year. For the potato harvest (Yukon gold and blue potato), I grabbed my camera and recorded it! If you watch to the very end, you’ll catch […]

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Reflection | Eyes + Words



Written by Jacob Ibrag

To the ones

who think they owe

anything to anyone, I promise

that you don’t. Not your heart. Not

your mind. Not your body. Not your soul.

There is but one, the single reflection

that stares when you look

into the mirror.

Photographer Unknown

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Red Blue Silver

Putting this up on the blog I try to keep going for Jessica – my wife – beautiful machine

Photographs by Timothy S. Allen


Mike Auvinen's 39 Chevy Photographed at the 22nd Annual Father Day's Show and Shine Car Show, Juliard Park, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. - June 19, 2016 Mike Auvinen’s 39 Chevy Photographed at the 22nd Annual Father Day’s Show and Shine Car Show, Juliard Park, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. – June 19, 2016

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Note To Self – Daily Reminders For The BrokenHearted | Blog by Debbie Kay, Founder of Hope For The Broken Hearted Ministries


Note to self…
God already knows the outcome of all I am dealing with. Things may be looming large, but my God is bigger than anything I face. The battle has already been won and the victory is mine. I will be at peace because He is in control.

Blog by Debbie Kay, Founder of Hope For The Broken Hearted Ministries

Source: Note To Self – Daily Reminders For The BrokenHearted | Blog by Debbie Kay, Founder of Hope For The Broken Hearted Ministries

Out on a Limb – The Lens and I

Branch: divide into one or more subdivisions …

Growing in the tree and out of it at the same time.

A split personality.

Revealing its true self only in death.

Source: Out on a Limb – The Lens and I

Sweet Speech ..


Advantageous for all are the 4 kinds of Right Speech!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
How, Cunda, is purity of verbal action fourfold?
Herein, one avoids lying, abstains from false. He speaks the truth, is devoted to
the truth, reliable, trustable, never deceiving anyone. Being at a meeting, among
family, in society, or in the court called upon and asked as witness to tell what he
knows, he answers, if he knows nothing: I know nothing; and if he knows, he answers:
I know! If he has seen nothing, he answers: I have seen nothing and if he has seen
something, he answers: I have seen this and that. Thus he never deliberately speaks
a lie, neither for his own advantage, nor for the advantage of others, nor for the
sake of any trivial gain whatsoever.
He avoids divisive speech, spreading rumours, tale bearing, and gossip. What he has
heard here, he does not repeat there, wishing to cause dissension there by splitting
those united. What he has heard there, he does not tell here, so to cause conflict by
splitting friends here.. Rather he unites those who are divided; and those who are
united he encourages. Harmony, peace, agreement and concord gladdens him.
He delights and rejoices in Harmony. He spreads and grows Harmony!
He avoids harsh and aggressive language, he abstains from all scolding.
He speaks such words that are gentle, soothing to the ear, pleasing,
heart-touching, polite, dear, considerate, interesting and agreeable..
He avoids vain talk, empty and small talk, void speech and idle prattle!
He abstains from all babble, chitchat, tittle-tattle and evil hearsay.
He speaks at the right time, in accordance with facts, speaks what
is useful, speaks about the Dhamma and the Discipline; his speech is
like a precious treasure, well timed, always reasoned by arguments,
moderated, well formulated and full of sound reason, and common sense.
In this -for all- very good way, is purity of verbal action fourfold!

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 10:176

More on Right Speech (Sammā Vācā):

and Animal-like Talk:

Truth always Triumphs! from Bhikkhu Samahita on Vimeo.

Sweet Speech ..

Have a nice and Noble day.

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samāhita _/_ ]


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