I just got back from a trip up the coast to Big Sur. I attended one of Linda's workshops, stayed at the Big Sur Lodge, met some really cool people, and explored areas of the Point Lobos State Reserve in great detail. I can barely describe how beautiful it was. The weather was outstanding-cool and foggy most of the time. The day I left Los Angeles it was hot and humid, which is an unusual combination for these parts. As I was packing I was unable to make the mental adjustment for a different climate, other than to include a jacket and one t-shirt with sleeves, short sleeves. Everything else I brought was thin and strappy. Even so the change was welcome and refreshing.
My dog, Bear, likes very much to watch TV. Whenever another dog appears on the screen he growls a warning and if it doesn't vanish right away he starts barking at it. Over the years he has extended this treatment to include cats, birds, horses, cows, goats, indeed any animal. It doesn't matter if it is a movie, a TV show, or a commercial. He also growls and barks at animated cartoons of animals, and it doesn't seem to matter if the animation is well done. Recently there was a movie with a scene of a boy making shadow puppets. Sure enough Bear's ears perked up and as soon as the shadow made a representation of a howling wolf the barking began.
I didn't realize that there were videos on Google to watch until someone sent this link. Take a look; this one condenses a lot of learning into one movie: The Secret of Conscious Creation. It's a good introduction to anyone unfamiliar with the law of attraction.
If there is such a time as Glow Worm season it must be now. While hiking last night we spotted two little lights just off the trail under some bushes and everyone stopped to look. Then we realized that there were two more about a foot away. Someone said they looked like a discarded cell phone. Further down the trail there were a few more scattered about and then a little further on an entire constellation of them shining in the dark. I am very familiar with fireflys, also known as lightning bugs, from childhood summers in the midwest, but these glow worms are new to me. Fireflys blink on and off, but the glow worms simply turn on and then stay that way.
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.