Monday, February 23, 2009

Zen Monday: #37



Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo's about.
There's no right or wrong.
If the photo evokes something in you, that's all it is.

As each new Zen photo is posted, a label is added to last week's to identify it (if I know what it is).

Guest photographer: John Sandel

36 comments:

Dina said...

It is the halo you deserve, St. Petrea.

Laurie said...

Damn it, the Queen thought, Raleigh's cloak was still at the cleaners...

Vanda said...

...and then Alice jumped through the magic mirror, down the rabbit whole, trying to catch the white hobbit.

Vanda said...

"Curse this global warming, all the waters is gone!" - Cried out The Lady of The Lake, leaning on a rusty old sword trying to get out of the mud.

Vanda said...

"It definitely looks like a portal to another dimension. I wonder if we are getting invaded by Daleks again" - wondered The Doctor's trusty companion #352.

magicpolaroid said...

great picture!! ciao, Luis

Ineke said...

a kid getting away from all the grown ups and stepping in to its own magical world

lynn said...

Litte Pettie wondered if she could jump the whole darned thing without getting into trouble with mom again over dirty dungarees.


I'm assuming that's you there, but you look about 8! Marvellous. Lucky you...

lynn said...

Little Pettie, not litte. Darn.

cieldequimper said...

Where are the tadpoles?

Virginia said...

It looks like you are looking down on the earth from....? Je ne sais pas!

elizabeth said...

when you change your attitude, you change your world.

looks like your world is going to be full of blue sky.

Anonymous said...

ginab: when she was 8, she had a lot more hair.

Susan C said...

Somewhere under the rainbow

Susan Kitchens said...

Looking at Paul Bunyan's footprint after the rain.

JM said...

Very clever and cool! Love the colours too!

Clifford Beshers said...

My first thought was, ``Dang, Boz can sure handle a camera...'' Then I saw John's byline. Oh well.

marley said...

Well, as always I'll lower the tone! -

"Ahhh, thats a relief..."

altadenahiker said...

How come you don't have cowlicks? With a cut like that I'd look like newly sprouted rye grass.

Christie said...

I think I shall name it, "Glimmer-glass" in honor of Anne of Green Gables...

postie said...

If you lean a bit more you can see through this hole and see China

USelaine said...

Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies...

Margaret said...

Looks like a big puddle.

Kim said...

He was thinking of the swirl of hair on the crown of her head, the slope of her neck, how lovely she was. Stirred to his core he quickly snapped the shot and gave in to temptation. He came close so that he could smell her soft skin, feel her warmth, and then . . .
he pushed her gently, playfully forward with a SPLASH where the water main was broken in their yard!

Lovely contemplative portrait of the artist.

pasadenapio said...

Don't jump!!!

West Coast Grrlie Blather said...

Who is that kid? That's not a kid, that's Petrea! Ah, young at heart.

Katie said...

As serene as this photo is (and such wonderful colors!), I do wonder if you're actually smiling, or cracking up, or talking to John as he takes this photo. I guess we'll never know!

J+P said...

It was more cursory than that; I knew the puddle would make a cool backdrop, so I just said "Hang on," & held the camera over P's head. Snap!

Kris said...

“Yes Virginia Woolf had a river, but a lady must work with what she has got!”

Tash said...

DON'T JUMP, it way to shallow.

Ms M said...

She stepped into the aura of a blue sky morning...

Petrea said...

He just said, "STOP!" and I stopped. I loved the picture so much I posted it. It seemed very zen to me.

What strikes me about it is viewpoint, or POV. I look little because of the POV. John is tall. I'd look big if this photo were taken by a small person.

It seems odd to me that that's how he sees me all the time.

Literary, musical and historical references today (not to mention religious)! What a crowd. Then there's Marley! (hee hee) Thank you all so much.

And thank you, John, for the photo. I love this one.

J+P said...

"I'd look big if this photo were taken by a small person." I married a smart person.

('welcome, sweetie.)

Cafe Pasadena said...

P, what impresses me most about this pix is how you somehow got world famous photographer Sandel to take your picture!!

Yes, indeedy, you ought to be in pictures.

Michael said...

It's an earnest reader, pondering the dilemma of how to keep up with more than one book at a time. :) I agree with the comment you made at the West Coast GB blog about reading more than one book at once; I just don't know how to kick the habit of multi-task reading. I have my:

-bedtime reading
-research reading for work (educational research / professional development for teachers)
-young adult reading (to be able to talk about YA books with my students)
-other seemingly random interests (soccer, animals, California history, gardening)

I don't know how to read everything I want to read without being a promiscuous reader.

Petrea said...

Michael, at WCGB I neglected to mention the magazines I'm reading in the bathroom and the breakfast nook. They're not "Glamour" or "Oprah." They're "Archaeology," "Smithsonian," "The Writer," "Writer's Digest," etc.

I sympathize, earnest reader. I can never read enough.