All posts filed under: Zunday Zen

Zunday Zen … Summer’s Gone

Autumn sun sparkles while summer’s drifting away … one leaf at a time. Summer seems to have come to a sudden end here in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve had quite a few rainy days already and the nights are getting cooler. Slowly the leaves are […]

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Zunday Zen … Ensō

  Open hearts and minds trump ignorance, hatred, fear. One’s character matters! When I discovered these incredible pieces of art on display in an office I’ve been to a number of times, it surprised even me that I had never noticed them before. I came […]

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Zunday Zen … The Magical Redwood Forest

  Sequoia sempervirens the world’s tallest, living trees.  There’s not much one can say about these incredibly beautiful, long-lived, resilient, fire-resistant and evergreen sky scraping giants! Even on a warm day the air within the forest stays reasonably cool. There’s really nothing else quite like it! […]

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Zunday Zen … Monday … Monday!

   tranquil Lake Ralphine’s sweet Monday morning magic to start the week right      One of my favorite spots to visit in Sonoma County is Howarth Park. it’s located in the southeast part of Santa Rosa, right on Summerfield Road. One of its draws […]

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Zunday Zen … All Aboard!

  Pineapple Express recycled sky-cloud river rushing back to sea. If you live along the Pacific Ocean along the West-coast of the US, you are probably familiar with the term “Pineapple Express”.  This tropical atmospheric river originates in the Hawaiian Islands where it gathers massive […]

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Zunday Zen … Pendulousness

Dangling by a thread in between heaven and earth one leaf’s final dance. One afternoon late last fall in the garden I noticed this maple leaf hanging from a spider’s thread. A light breeze kept the leaf dancing in circles until a strong gust of wind […]

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Zunday Zen … I spy …

a rodent … no … a hardworking hipster Portlandia squirrel lugging an acorn up the old Douglas fir moving so quickly it’s almost  a vertical blur munching, crunching, keeping an eye on the scene all while hungrily enjoying the local forest cuisine From Portlandia to Michigandia greetings […]

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Zunday Zen … A Solitary Walk

Solitary walk leaves crunching underfoot … in autumn’s golden glow.    Sunshine, lustrous fall colors and silence are what I found on my afternoon hike. I encountered only a handful of humans, one lone mushroom and a view of Mount Hood. It appeared almost close enough […]

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Zunday Zen … I Spy …

… raindrops disguised as smiling frogs hiding behind bamboo logs … … a tiny winged creature dangling upside-down sipping  dipping  flipping going to town … After the rain finally stopped the other day I went outside with my camera in hopes of capturing some nice […]

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Zunday Zen … I spy an …

elusive fallow deer with twin fawns, who no longer show fear Sunday Night Family Dinner … … right here. This doe and her fawns have been coming through the forest behind us since the beginning of the year. I remember the first time I spotted […]

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Zunday Zen … I spy a …

tuckered out hummer during the height of summer ready for a nap. Hummingbirds have been constant visitors in my garden this summer. Generally, they zip all over the place at neck-breaking speed, then perch on a branch to rest a moment or two. And they […]

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Zunday Zen … Bluebirds at Sunset

“Want to look for bluebirds at sunset?” How could I resist? Meandering along a trail, through endless meadows … Golden Hour’s magic in plain sight. Just behind the bend, a Townsend’s Solitaire appears. Quietly, we approach. Off he goes … and so do we … […]

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Zunday Zen … zEntanglement

Way up in the clouds on this midsummer day a swallowtail gliding without hiding joyfully jiving, suddenly diving through trees, clouds and sky …   Pardon the Interruption while I unzengle my feet …   Down below buddleja’s aglow honeyed fragrance’s wafting on the breeze a swallowtail’s […]

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