Daily Prompt: Snapshot Stories, Willow Glen Planking

For today’s Daily Prompt, open the first photo album you can find — real or virtual, your call — and stop at the first picture of yourself you see there . Tell us the story of that photo.

So I went through a brief planking phase a few years ago.  The lucky spot for this plank was the Willow Glen Library in San Jose, California.

Routinely my boyfriend and I ride our bikes by the Willow Glen Library and one day this beautiful stone wall telepathically invited me to plank it.  Of course I obliged, much to the amusement of my boyfriend and he kindly snapped a pic of my successful plank.

Now that I’m thinking about it, my planking phase might have been too brief.  Perhaps I will reignite this fun pastime and leave space in my life for new and interesting planking opportunities. :)

Thanks for visiting my Daily Prompt!

Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

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For this week’s challenge, we want you to become a documentary photographer and attempt to capture a candid moment of a person, place, or thing. Put your National Geographic hat on and tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image. Capture the thrill of a skate park, or the calmness of a café patio. Let your imagination inspire and guide you!

 

La Jolla SunsetSun sets over Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California.  Bird celebrates.  Human celebrates.  I celebrate.  Sky and Clouds celebrate with their Royal Dance of Colors across the heavens announcing the nearing departure of Sun.  Ocean sparkles and glistens reflecting the majesty of All.  Day moves into Night.  And All Is Well.

~ Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

For this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, we are to share a photo of something that says “twist” to you. It might be that perfect ice cream cone, a yummy bit of liquorice, or something unexpected that surprised, shocked, or startled you.

The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge connects San Francisco and Oakland, California, but you probably knew that already. :)

After years of designing, planning & construction, the new East Span of the bridge connecting Yerba Buena Island and Oakland was completed in September 2013.

These photos were taken a few days after the new East Span was completed.

 

The navigation display in the car shows we are riding in the water, yet you can clearly see in the picture we are on the road.

I assumed the satellites and/or GoogleEarth had not yet caught up with the completion of the East Span of the bridge.

I thought it was kind of cool (and a bit funny and unexpected) that even though we were driving in one of the most advanced vehicles on the road (Tesla Model S) across one of the most technologically advance bridges in the US, with advanced satellites in space constantly monitoring Earth to the point that it knows exactly where we are on Earth, the navigation system still shows us cruising along in the water.  :)

Admittedly, I did feel a bit like I was in some sort of time traveling warp for a moment.

Here is a bonus picture of the old and the new Bay Bridge side by side.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Weekly Photo Challenge!

Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen

 

 

 

Camping / Hiking at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The Redwoods call me.  They beckon me from deep within the Santa Cruz mountains.

Resisting their call is next to impossible, so I plan … and I go to them.  They always welcome me ‘Home’.

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My favorite place to commune with them is Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Northern California, about half-way between San Jose and Santa Cruz, near Boulder Creek.

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