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By: clearlakemike , 6:26 PM GMT on April 19, 2014

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Four cover photos for the four photo books, "California", "Four Corners", "India" and "Hawai'i"











Preview of Flickr Photo book "California"


Piriapolis (kaoo)
Piriapolis
Montevideo (leogon1985)
Montevideo
Montevideo
Spring beauty (southernmost29)
This picture was take at Colonia,
Spring beauty
Cabbage (Skyepony)
That's a big cabbage. DocRod's Everglade tomatoes are crowding in.
Cabbage
Miami Lit Up (Ihoe)
Miami Skyline at Sunset, as seen from Watson Island, Miami Beach, FL 33132
Miami Lit Up
Hello There (JLPR2)
Saw this starfish (sea star) on my walk down the beach, took a photo and let it be, it's actually the first time I saw one at this beach.
Hello There
Hello Summer (JLPR2)
First beach photo of 2014, the beach feels like June.
Hello Summer
Pacific (lorik)
Santa Monica
Pacific
Oscar and the balloons! (sandiquiz)
When I parked the car there was nothing ... but on my return he had balloons behind him!!
Oscar and the balloons!
Watch out (photoandy)
An extremely rare sight on a San Diego beach. This tumbleweed was tumbling pushed by 40 mph winds mainly from North East. That means offshore winds so strong to push it from a canyon to the beach. What is so unusual? This is May, and the wind is always from the west, with normally foggy or overcast. 90 degrees with eastern winds in May? Something is wrong with the weather this year..
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33. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:04 AM GMT on May 05, 2014
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32. clearlakemike
3:46 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
Another day does not dawn bright here at the Ocean View Women's Correctional Facility. The prisoners don their unflattering orange jumpsuits and start to pick at the garbage strewn streets in the gloom....Oh, I am awake now.

Bug, one of the neighbor's pigs escaped again and there is garbage all over the street from the other neighbor's pillaged garbage cans. After previous escapes we fortified ours with a wooden prison of sorts.

I didn't know that roses like that kind of heat, GG. I thought they were more of an 80's flower. Is it a humid or dry heat there? I would take either but dry is preferable...not so sweaty. Although, a good sweat is good for cleaning out the body and pores. But not if you are off to work, though. Hope the meditation helps. Yes, that seems kind of early for that kind of heat. Continues to be cool and cloudy here.
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31. palmettobug53
12:55 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
Wakey, wakey, Mike! Up and at 'em!
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30. GardenGrrl
10:28 AM GMT on May 04, 2014
Good Morning, time for a bit of meditation and then off to work. Going to need a meditation for lowering body temp. Today is supposed to be 96f and it is only the first part of May. The roses around here look great though.
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29. sandiquiz
4:08 PM GMT on May 02, 2014
Hi Mike,
I never managed to stop by to say White Rabbits and happy month of May.
Finally got a little time to spare to wander the halls of WU and catch up with my friends.

Wishing you and G a very happy month of May:-)
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28. BriarCraft
8:34 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
Happy May Day!

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27. GardenGrrl
5:21 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
Good Morning and White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits, Happy May!
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26. clearlakemike
4:10 AM GMT on April 30, 2014
I read that you need to start off with small amounts first as it is potent. Don't want to OD, man, LOL! I definitely could use multiple stomachs as I get very carried away and throw everything in but the sink into my juice. But I do a green juice first and then the carrot, ginger, red apples, sometimes a little beet. Now with the Omega I am doing a tropical blend of papaya, mango and pineapple. Also made a melon juice which was really good! Only can get cantaloupe currently. I also do a small white onion juice at the end, lol. It is better with Maui 'Kula' sweet onions. Supposed to be good for producing testosterone.

I am terrible at going to farmer's markets so not sure when or if I will come across wheat grass. May have to grow my own.
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25. calpoppy
10:37 PM GMT on April 29, 2014
I juiced wheat grass for the first time today .OMG that is some strong stuff, I think I would like it better if I had multiple stomachs, LOL! Mixed up with the rest of the veggies and fruit it wasn't near as bad. We just chanted a mantra, it is GOOD for us, it is GOOD for us!!!

Wheat grass operations is a success so far, second flat is already sprouting.
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24. clearlakemike
3:35 AM GMT on April 28, 2014
Thank you, calpoppy. I chose the one for India as liked the colors and also it represented to me what I observed while in India. A mix of traditional with the incoming new "western" like the children's jeans. Saw a lot of that there...ancient temples and brand new shopping malls. The Hawaii photo I took with my iPhone and then processed with an iPhone app called Snapseed. I am trying to do more mobile processing. I am happy with how it turned out also!
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23. calpoppy
11:42 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Mike, I love your photos for the cover of your books! Everyone of them is beautiful. I really like the colors in India, but my fav is Hawaii, believe it or not, LOL! Cali was a close second!
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22. clearlakemike
9:19 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Great story, Sandi! I enjoyed that, thank you. Yes, that must have been an exciting cup of coffee, lol. A lot of talent coming out of Yorkshire!! :) Never considered him a "heartthrob" myself but he was Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He probably would like to be acknowledged for other achievements as well but...
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21. sandiquiz
8:05 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Thanks for the great addition to the coffee blog... I would definitely share "another" coffee with him!

Yes, many years ago I stopped at a service station on the M1, and he was at the next table having coffee with another couple of guys...possibly minders? He was on his way north to visit family - he comes from Yorkshire - I know this because another lady stopped and spoke to him...me? No, just admired from afar! lol
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20. clearlakemike
5:52 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Sounds like you have been very busy trimming shrubs, Bug. I was out doing a bit of pruning myself recently but nothing compared to what you have been up to. Yes, Easter was late this year. It was sort of anti-climatic as "Summer" starts here about mid April. Spring break which I usually associate with Easter was long gone as were a lot of the snowbirds and nicer weather. I guess, we are about the only ones in the US along with Florida/Caribbean and Palm Springs area perhaps that have the better weather (if you don't like snow and ice, etc.) in the winter months.
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19. palmettobug53
5:40 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Hi, Mike. Somehow I missed stopping by on Easter. :-(

There used to be an older couple down the street that always hung various coloured plastic eggs on a shrub in their front yard. It was especially effective if Easter was early and before that shrub started greening up.

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18. clearlakemike
4:57 PM GMT on April 27, 2014
Yes, Skye's cabbage is a beauty. Glad you were able to comment on her photo. Thank you on #14 photo.

And yes, fridge arrived in perfect condition and delivered very professionally with no problems. It is so clean and shiny...I hate to use it. Sort of like getting a new car and looking under the hood before you start driving it. Everything is so sparkling clean and new.
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17. BriarCraft
11:27 PM GMT on April 26, 2014
I got sidetracked with Skye's cabbage and a case of garden envy. Actually, I avoid the WU Photo Gallery since the new and improved "thumbnail" page hurts my eyes, but it was easy enough to right-click on her photo here and then go post a comment on her photo.

I know I've said it elsewhere, but I really love the photo in #14.

Hope the fridge arrives in good condition and no problems getting it in place.
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16. clearlakemike
5:14 PM GMT on April 26, 2014
I haven't read the reviews on the forum but for $10/book (not including shipping) I am ok with it. Very simple design but it is fine for my purposes currently. I am having to go back and pull off photos with a higher resolution from my hard drives and then upload them to Flickr...ugh. I am working on my fourth book, lol. "Hawai'i", "Four Corners" (which refers to the four corners area of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and I can't remember the fourth state,) "India" and "California". While making the California book I saw that they are offering 26 pages for $13. They have also extended the sale to May 1st.

I had started a photo book for India when I use to belong to the Kodak site. I inadvertently let my membership expire and lost what I had input. Can't even remember how it compared as it has been some years ago now....time flies!

All is well at the moment, thank you for asking. Waiting on the delivery of a new refrigerator today. Hope you and C are having a wonderful weekend :).
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15. sandiquiz
3:39 PM GMT on April 26, 2014
I saw the option for making a book with Flickr. and also read the reviews of it on the help forum... they are mixed.

I hope your book will be just as you wanted, when you get it! Then I might have a go!

Hope all is well and you both have a wonderful weekend :)
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14. clearlakemike
8:41 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
20 photo page Flickr photo books on sale until the 27th (US 50 states and DC only)

Just completed the draft for a 20 page photo book called "Hawai'i" using a cropped version of this photo for my cover.

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13. clearlakemike
4:12 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
Those kitties all look familiar too, Sandi, lol...I see (and can almost hear) Miss Piggy second from the left.



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12. sandiquiz
2:11 PM GMT on April 23, 2014
I have just told Data that you and her need medals for all you have done to the kitty population in your location... I gave her a kitty thank you, and think you need one too:)



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11. clearlakemike
3:05 AM GMT on April 22, 2014
Hi Sandi and calpoppy, not much rain this past weekend, just sprinkles. Lots of clouds streaming up from the ITCZ but not bringing much moisture, unfortunately. Yes, I love that Easter egg tree. Have fun at the preserve, calpoppy! Hope you get some good pics. I have my own mini-calpoppy preserve, LOL.



Glad you and C had a long relaxing weekend, Sandi. Easter was quiet and casual here.
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10. calpoppy
7:08 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
The Easter egg tree is amazing! Glad you are getting rain, fill up your catchment!

I will be off to the calpoppy preserve wednesday, LOL! Hoping to get a few good pics of the poppies. The only thing that will stop us is the wind and it doesn't look to bad that day. Not a super year for the flowers but a nice year.
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9. sandiquiz
7:04 PM GMT on April 21, 2014
Hi Mike - That image is great - what a wonderful thing to do, and must cost them a little to produce, too!
Not been by so much this weekend, as we had a four day break, and C and I have been sorting out paperwork, and watching old programmes that we had recorded but never found time to watch. But he is back to work tomorrow, so everything reverts back to normal!!

Hope you had a great Easter... looks like you are getting some more rain.



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8. clearlakemike
11:39 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
7. clearlakemike
8:10 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
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“the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”
― Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness
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6. clearlakemike
7:25 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
Thank you, Barb. I think that is a first for me, a Magnolia-Egg-Tree, lol...now I have almost seen everything, thank you. Well, we have more clouds streaming over us for countless days now...but the sun is shining through a little bit and it is warm. We even had some sun/rain showers yesterday.
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5. barbamz
7:18 PM GMT on April 20, 2014

Happy Easter, Mike, with this Magnolia-Egg-Tree I've detected during my trip to the north some days ago.
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4. clearlakemike
7:03 PM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter, GG. G made us a sugar free chocolate cake which is already half gone. He made it yesterday, lol. Happy Easter to you too, calpoppy, who got in at the last moments of the last blog.
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3. GardenGrrl
10:05 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
Happy Easter, and Cadbury Eggs?
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2. clearlakemike
1:59 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
All it takes, really, is to live in the moment and pay attention. Or sit in the dirt. Or meditate. Same thing.

It is sometimes referred to as an illusion of which I found interesting. Such as in the illusion of motionless when we are really hurling through space and time as mentioned in this interesting Astrology blog I read earlier today. I came across the term in this and had to look it up also. It sounded Sanskrit/Hindu to me which made me even more curious.

Sometimes it takes a lunar eclipse to remind me that I am on a planet that’s spinning on its axis at approximately 1,000 miles an hour, as it orbits a star that’s approximately 93,000,000 miles away. It’s only when I get a clear experience of Earth’s constant motion that I even begin to understand just how powerful the illusions of samsara actually are. Blame this particular illusion on science and gravity if you prefer, but as Willie Nelson sings, “Still is still movin’ to me.” The illusion (and in some cases delusion) of stillness is a powerful metaphor for the astrological phase we are currently in the midst of. Paradigms are shifting at an alarming rate, and yet, because so much seems to remain the same, it’s hard to grasp the idea that so much more is shifting. Earthquakes of consciousness are occurring daily in the lives of so many people, and as a result of social media, for the first time in history, the tools for handling the upset and upheaval of shattering events, as well as the aftershocks of those occurrences, are available almost instantly. In the illusion of stillness, we are evolving at an ever-accelerating pace.

The Aquarium Age by Ralfee Finn

Yes, sitting in the dirt or in my case, sitting in the sand. Trying to stay in the moment and pay attention...listening to birds, the surf and trying to calm my mind for awhile while I am being hurled through the universe.


Saṃsāra or Sangsāra (Sanskrit: संसार).

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1. BriarCraft
12:22 AM GMT on April 20, 2014
First!

I had to look up Sangsāra and found a lot of complicated explanations, but one recurring theme seems to be the birth-life-death cycle common to many religions and practices from Wiccan to Hindu. One doesn't have to be religious to see and appreciate the cycles of life within and around us. All it takes, really, is to live in the moment and pay attention. Or sit in the dirt. Or meditate. Same thing.
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