Monday, December 20, 2010

Zen Monday: #125


It's Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box until the end of the day to avoid influencing the discussion, unless you people get totally out of control. That has never happened by my definition, I'm sorry to say.


There's no right or wrong, we're here to have fun. 

I wish you a Zen Christmas week!

21 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

This looks Like a Pink or Purplish colored house. Imho.

Katie said...

Alternate route for Santa to get down from the roof, especially if he's been eating too many cookies.

Joanne said...

Just the right amount of Christmas charm going on here ... Malfunctioning window and all.

Steven said...

Guess I will have to use this ladder until Rapunzel's hair gets a little longer.

Bellis said...

With the sleigh and reindeer stuck in snow at Heathrow, Santa's had to move to Plan B.

Susan Campisi said...

Beautiful house, multiple home-improvement projects.

Barbara said...

Robbery in progress. The grinch has scaled the ladder, entered the window, and is stealing the Christmas presents. He already stole the green light bulbs.

-K- said...

Yes, putting up Christmas decorations in the rain is a rather Zen thing to do.

And a Happy Zen Christmas week to you too, Petrea.

altadenahiker said...

Sometimes I cheat at zen and read the other comments first.

Paul Simon said...

mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Trish said...

let me guess, the kid is home from college, not used to the curfew parents set down and "ooops!" left the ladder up after having been told to help put up the lights so they could meet friends out at the bar? certainly makes the drop from the second story (and the resulting return at 3am) easier, especially while a leeeeetle bit drunk!


wv: dednes....what happens if you get caught sneaking back in at 3am, especially when Mom has been up all night worrying about you! your a$$ is dednes!

Ms M said...

Someone just couldn't stand the holiday stress any longer... he/she dinged the light-hanger on the noggin and scaled down the ladder to freedom -- and the rain...

WV: quasm

Mister Earl said...

"I Cheat At Zen":

1. I applaud with both hands
2. I already had the pebble in my hand
3. I actually didn't leave the woman on the other side of the river

Tash said...

We all cheat at Zen...but few of us are brave enough to admit it. :)

"Does the red ladder make me look too pink?"

PS - r.e. St. Paul's dome...no I didn't take a tour - none on Sundays, but I did get to hear a wonderful organ concert!
PSS - I realized that the reflection was missing when I posted X-large size photo. I wonder if it puzzled anyone. Anyway, the reflection is obvious now.
PPSS - A Zen Christmas week -- good thing to focus on this week!

Petrea said...

What if Santa were to cheat at Zen? Or if he were to elope with Rapunzel?

There are no rules, Karin. I would read everyone else's answer first, too. Who wouldn't?

Anonymous said...

Hi Petrea. Love your Monday images. The sunny day with the holiday lights makes me wish it were a heck of a lot warmer here in the south today.

And thanks so much for your really kind comment on Wonders & Marvels. All best, Holly

Petrea said...

Thank you, Holly!

If you love history in its fiction and non-fiction forms, you'll love Holly's blog, Wonders & Marvels.
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/

Kate said...

I came here from V's blog and am delighted by your Zen Monday theme. Come to my site on December 24 & 25th to see how it fits with your idea!

May you have a beautiful Zen holiday season!

Petrea said...

Hi Kate, I'm delighted to have you visit. I've been to your blog before and will come again tomorrow.

Sandy said...

What a great idea!

Love the image.

Petrea said...

Thanks, Sandy!