Archive for the nature Category

Cacti

Posted in Images, nature on April 6, 2011 by anuvuestudio

Sweed

Posted in Beach Land, Images, nature, Ocean on March 20, 2011 by anuvuestudio

Pelicans and Friends

Posted in Beach Land, Friends, Hanging out, Images, kids at play, Local, nature, Ocean, ocean sports, Pacific, photography, walking on water with tags , on March 19, 2011 by anuvuestudio

Hand in Hand

Posted in Images, nature, Ocean, photography with tags , , on March 18, 2011 by anuvuestudio

I have the utmost respect for the ocean. It’s beauty does not surpass it’s power. They go in hand.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Posted in Art, flower, nature on February 7, 2011 by anuvuestudio

Chiura Obata’s wisdom

Posted in Choices, nature, poetry, Quietness, Silence, Symbolism, Teaching, thoughts, Uncategorized, vision, wisdom on September 14, 2009 by anuvuestudio

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There is a new Ken Burns documentary coming out at the end of the month about our National Parks and the people who were instrumental in saving them for generations to come… I was very lucky to have a sneak preview.

Chira Obata was one of these rare and gifted people and this particular remark (or a portion from it) hit home with me. He was speaking about Yosemite National Park.

… the coyotes howl in the distance, in the mid sky the moon is arcing, all the trees are standing here and there, and it is very quiet. You can learn from the teachings within this quietness. …Some people teach by speeches, some by talking, but I think it is important that you are taught by silence.” I, too, think you can learn a lot from silence…

Chiura Obata

Devil’s golfcourse

Posted in Art, create, Images, nature, photography, travel on March 1, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Bird

Posted in Art, Birds, botanical, flower, Images, nature, photography, Uncategorized on February 21, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Vintage Flower

Posted in back to earth, clutter, flower, Images, nature, photography, vintage on February 17, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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The Race Track

Posted in eclectic, History, Images, nature, photography, travel, Uncategorized on February 14, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Courtesy of Desert USA: The Racetrack is a unique attraction of Death Valley National Park that not many park visitors get to see. It’s a dry lake-bed in a very remote and beautiful area. On the north end of the lake-bed is a rock formation known as the grandstands. Rocks from the grandstands and other nearby formations break off and fall onto the lake. There, they perform feats that make this remote playa world-famous. They move! But after all these years, a hundred or more since this phenomenon was brought to the attention of naturalists studying Death Valley, no one has ever seen them move. These rocks aren’t boulders; most are perhaps a foot or so tall, but can still weigh a lot and are not easy to lift. The evidence that they move is in the trails they leave behind them as they scoot around the lake. You’ll find a rock sitting innocently anywhere on the playa — from next to the grandstand to the far southern edge — and behind it will be a trail, from the rock sliding across the fine clay surface of the lake-bed.

Now, I have to say I didn’t see any rocks move but I did see trails behind many. It rains very seldom in Death Valley and they tell you if the lake-bed is wet, don’t walk on it because your footprints can remain for years and years in the dry clay surface. Hard to say how old these were but what I can tell you is… I felt like I was on the Moon…

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