28.2.15


there they were...

on a day when nature was giving up

so much beauty

for free


from morning

until night

we were bathing in some sort of glory.


and walking home

it felt like a little film

with the rocks

and the light

and love


and I was happy

just to follow in the trail of love


on the long walk home

up the hill.

11.2.15


LIFE DOES NOT TRAVEL

UPON A STRAIGHT

LINE...


yet in so many photos I have

you are

doing just that.


In the sky

and the earth

and the sound of the wind

there you still live, Walt.  

But that is not to say I have ever grown used to your leaving...

nor your walking down that straight line

as if you knew

just where

you were going.



FRIEND

PHOTOGRAPHER

TRAVELLER

MUSE


2 August 1946 - 12 February 2008







4.2.15


...and as we rounded the bend in the hill

we caught our breath

and stopped the car

and stayed awhile

for this special 

blue


1.2.15


We call it

"The painting that looks like eternity"

( the view )


It has been a two - swim January day

here in Northern California.

He has taken the vintage "cactus" board out for a ride

and

 we feel  

 content

and

 cold - water - washed - out - happy...

18.1.15

après- prefix informalhumorous coming after in time, typically specifying a period following an activity: a low-fat, après-workout snack.ORIGIN mid 20th cent.French, literally after, used in combinations on the pattern of après-ski.

Apres surf...




11.1.15


Goodbye 

to

La Dolce Vita



Anita Ekberg

24 September 1931 - 11 January 2015


8.1.15


It felt cold

but everyone went surfing anyway

and then it got dark

and I made risotto with dried porcini 

sent from Italy 

and they went home tired

but happy

for these winter nights






5.1.15


They are halfway

between this world 

and the next.

I teasingly call them the feral children...

they climb and swim and camp

and laugh wild and hard

oblivious about this 

moment

so 

free.



( photo : liv wisely )




3.1.15

29.12.14


from my son's playlist

one of our

"Going to school songs "

26.12.14

happy boxing day...

that's the beauty of music

you can have amy winehouse and this

all living in your heart. 

24.12.14

A. C. Benson recalled: ‘My father arranged from ancient sources a little service for Christmas Eve – nine carols and nine tiny lessons, which were read by various officers of the Church, beginning with a chorister, and ending, through the different grades, with the Bishop’. The idea had come from G. H. S. Walpole, later Bishop of Edinburgh. Almost immediately other churches adapted the service for their own use...it has been broadcast annually, even during the Second World War, when the ancient glass (and also all heat) had been removed from the Chapel. 




( for my father whom I would ring from London each year to say "...are you listening ?")

23.12.14

A tune a day

until 

2015


22.12.14


Farewell

Joe Cocker

20 May 1944 - 22 December 2014

"Would you believe in love at first sight?

Yes I'm certain cause it happens all the time.

What do you see when you turn out the light?

I can't tell you but I know it's mine..."


( A little Help From My Friends )

19.12.14


The road is closed

a mudslide.

In California

these things happen.

...and despite my despair at the mountain pass

 our only way in 

and out

I see now it has it's own reward 

this  beauty .


13.12.14


the storm arrived...
and  despite it's ferocity
it looked like a Japanese 
brush painting

but his favourite tree came down
the one where I remember him small
and unformed
sitting high up in the branches 
watching the ships pass
on the horizon

and for that,
 I wept.

30.11.14

SLEEPING 

WITH 

ONE 

EYE

OPEN


1934- 2014


“In a field/ I am the absence/ of field,  
This is/ always the case./ Wherever I am/ 

I am what is missing,

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.
We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.





goodbye holiday...

see you next year

29.11.14

After the Thanksgiving Holiday...


a little repose


26.11.14

21.11.14

Farewell 


1931 - 2014


you left us with 

"the sound of silence"

14.11.14


it's 
the flipping weekend!



p.s.

enjoy yours

11.11.14

Goodbye Doc...

Surfer, physician, writer, father
 lover of the sea

What’s next for Doc Paskowitz? ( from Salty State :)
Next is death. And every day I prepare for that. The next step from now to “kicking out.” There are a lot of complications both physical and mental. In order for me to kick out there looms a whole scenario of people of people crying and the money for a casket my family does not have. There is all kinds of bullshit that goes on with dying.
So, I am trying to find a nice shark that will eat me. I found one at Waikiki but he wasn’t that interested in me. I saw one out in the blue water of Samoa, but I kinda chickened out. Now I am thinking if I can get to Tonga, maybe that same shark is there. And that would be magnificent just to have that shark just eat me up and that’s it! Period. Especially in an area when your children, wife, and friends are not around. And there you are – a nice end to it.

Doc Paskowitz  .  1921 - 2014

8.11.14


there she was
as I rounded the corner


what all sailors know...



( Point Reyes, California, yesterday )

31.10.14

Goodbye 

you were never afraid....

1954 - 2014

26.10.14

sunday


when you come from the sea...