Northern Pacific Rattlesnake was on our patio today (30 April 2016)
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Sonoma County Reptile Rescue
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i see that its been quite awhile since i posted anything here! - i will try to put up a few more shots that i have taken over the past couple of years!
"We are a talented group of instrumentalists playing the traditional dance music of central France on unusual instruments, including the hurdy gurdy, button accordion, and French bagpipe, as well as the more familiar piano accordion, fiddle, pennywhistle and guitar."
This is delightful folk music from the villages in the center of France, and French villagers have danced to it for hundreds of years. You'll also probably hear some Parisian musette music, which some of us play.
We are a "session", which is not the same thing as a performing band. We don't know in advance what tunes we will play, and we don't rehearse together. Instead, we rely on our musicianship and knowledge of the genre to choose and play tunes on the fly. It's spontaneous, relaxed and participatory. (Talk to Mitch if you play an appropriate instrument and want to participate).
We'll be playing at Gaia's Garden Restaurant, 7-9 PM, on the SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Please try their wonderful international vegetarian buffet while you listen to music you likely won't find elsewhere!
original: what it is: red leaves, autumn wind
red leaves align
with force of wind
all the buddhas shout
see also > whats more: autumn wind (not exactly haiku?)
A woman is blasted with pepper spray during Occupy protests in Portland Thursday. (Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian)
whats up is now called "nuclear blog" - i started whats up in March of 2011 for miscellaneous news and random postings which don't fall under the photo or art & studies themes of my other two blogs ... includes a number of newsfeeds and a videos page. launched on the day of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
After the first few posts it became basically a news blog about the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe with related nuclear news and commentary - not so random anymore, and it became progressively more activist...
• Photography by Robert Cherwink
• Soundtrack: Kumoi jishi – “Dance of the Lion in the Clouds” - Shakuhachi played by Elliot Kallen
• Sonoma Mountain Zen Center ~ Genjo-ji • Santa Rosa, CA • www.smzc.net
Demian Nyoze Kwong and Kwong-roshi kick off the Bazaar
Sonoma Mandala Bazaar 2011
SMZC MANDALA PROJECT page
Workshop at the Zen Center with Issho Fujita
Master of the Shakuhachi and a bit about Zen & Buddhism
Dharma talk - What is “kind speech?"
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