Friday, December 23, 2016
a little photo shoot with some of my instruments today – especially to acknowledge the addition of my new bamboo instruments from Billal Al Shabill (received yesterday)– karinding, celempung, and toleat (flute) from West Java to California! – pictured here with my hurdygurdy (made in England) and my khomus, custom made for me by Николай Бурцев of Yakutsk in Siberia. The batik in the lower half of the photos was also in my package from West Java. – thank you Billal!
more (on Facebook) –
Robert Cherwink - a little photo shoot with some of my instruments...:
Monday, May 2, 2016
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake was on our patio today (30 April 2016)
DON'T KILL SNAKES! Call your local rescue service smile emoticon
Sonoma County Reptile Rescue
#rattlesnake #snakes #reptiles
Friday, October 23, 2015
Monarch Butterfly in Northern California - photo taken this summer in the "Bee Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden" that i started in the spring
(this is an unadjusted photo)
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!
Bee-Butterfly-Hummingbird Garden media set on Facebook:
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
gaia's garden • santa rosa ca • 11 apr 2012
"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).
links | see also
Santa Rosa French Folk Music Session
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!
The Hurdy Gurdy Weekly • #HGWeekly
what next - label: Hurdy Gurdy
my hurdy gurdy playlist on YouTube
Friday, February 10, 2012
2012 World Press Photo of the Year: A woman holds a wounded relative during protests against President Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15, 2011. (Samuel Aranda/The New York Times)
By the numbers: 5,247 Photographers, 124 Nationalities, 101, 254 pictures. Three hundred and fifty images by 57 photographers of 24 nationalities were awarded prizes in nine categories. To view the entire collection of winning images from the 55th World Press Photo Contest: 2012 World Press Photo. -- Paula Nelson -2012 World Press Photo Contest Winners - The Big Picture - Boston.com
2012 World Press Photo Contest Winners
View the entire collection of winning images from the 55th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 100,000 images submitted to the contest.
Friday, December 2, 2011
updated presentation of a photo from last year
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?)
what it is: Fall in Mixed Woodland, Mendocino County
Sunday, November 20, 2011
A woman is blasted with pepper spray during Occupy protests in Portland Thursday. (Randy L. Rasmussen, The Oregonian)
Portland pepper spray incident generates iconic Occupy photo - KDVR: The dramatic photo of a young woman getting a blast of pepper spray on her face during a mostly peaceful Occupy protest in Portland is destined to become an enduring image of the national movement...