FEB
2018
15
FEB
2018
12
FEB
2018
11
FEB
2018
10

Pacifico

Pacific Ocean, from “Pacifico” Spanish for calm is often a good description of these waters. The Islands in the strait provide the beach protection from the full force of the open ocean.

FEB
2018
09

Beach Crows

There are always lots of crows. Big, fat ass aggressive beach crows. Often you will see a murder of crows around an eagle. Twenty thirty crows circling the eagle and making as much noise as they can. But not coming too close.

FEB
2018
08
FEB
2018
07

wave

breaker, bending, billow, breaker, coil, comber, crest, crush, curl, curlicue, current, drift, flood, foam, ground swell, gush, heave, influx, loop, movement, outbreak, rash, ridge, ripple, rippling, rocking, roll, roller, rush, scroll, surge, sweep, swell, tide, undulation, uprising, upsurge, whitecap. Wave

FEB
2018
06

Reflections

The refracted property of water ensures that when we look in deep we see shallow. When we gaze down searching for some shadowy profundity below the surface what usually comes back to us is merely us. Jonathan Raban, A Passage to Juneau

FEB
2018
05

as the wave to the pebbled shore

Like as the wave to the pebbled shore, So do our moments hasten to their end, Each changing place with that which has gone before. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 60  

FEB
2018
04

what do you hold onto?

Your parents die, and you and your siblings grow older, and your kids grow up and they don’t need you any more. And what do you hold onto? Is it our religion? Spirituality? Is it money? Is it art? Alec Baldwin, Globe and Mail Newspaper Interview, Saturday January 3, 2004

FEB
2018
03

time is but a moment

In the life of a man, his time is but a moment his being an incessant flux, his senses a dim rushlight, his body a prey of worms, his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark, and his fame doubtfull. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

FEB
2018
02

as coursing waters

In short all that is of the body is as coursing waters, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapours; life a warfare, a brief sojourning in an alien land; and after repute, oblivion. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

FEB
2018
01

change is nature’s delight

Loss is nothing but change, and change is nature’s delight. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

JAN
2018
27

a flash of a firefly in the night

A little while and I will be gone from among you, whither I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is a breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. The Indian leader Crowfoot’s dying words, overlooking the Bow River in Southern Alberta, April 25, 1890