All posts filed under: Zunday Zen

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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Zunday Zen … A Tale of Two Cities

Just pause and ponder the world’s in disarray. Peace begins at home. The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project in downtown Olympia, Washington State.   This project  was created in memory of Rachel Corrie, a young woman from Olympia. She was crushed to death in 2003 by […]

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Zunday Zen … Bee here Now!

rockin’ and rollin’ metallic green sweat bee dancin’ the pollinating blues Hard to believe, but until a couple of days ago I had never noticed these striking bees before. Or perhaps I saw them, but didn’t really see them. At first I thought that this […]

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Zunday Zen … Virtual Winter Escape

My tropical paradise all but a distant memory retrieved for reprieve from the cloud.     It’s been almost a couple of years since our last trip to Hawaii. Taking our usual flight from Portland to Maui would have been a little quicker and slightly […]

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