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trees

rain

rain, originally uploaded by Aaron J. Sender.

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steel beams


Photograph by Aaron J. Sender

seem only slightly more solid
than the rest of the scene


wind-feathered trees of the golden gate


Photograph by Aaron J. Sender
Crissy Field in San Francisco with Golden Gate Bridge and Marin hills in background.

Even on a calm day
these trees
tell stories
of bay breezes


mushroom


Photograph by Aaron J. Sender

Fungal life emerges from a redwood log in Samuel P. Taylor State Park in the steep rolling hills of Marin county north of San Francisco.

More photos here form this wet and sunny winter morning — including an intriguing look at moss on a scale not usually seen.


these shoes are made for metta


Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. Photograph by Aaron J. Sender

I visited December 30th for a day-long retreat on listening to the inner sound of silence — also known as nada yoga.

This photo speaks of stillness and motion — suggestion of both sitting and walking meditation — and a spacious timeless silence.

In the early days of Buddhism statues depicting the Buddha were taboo, and footprints often represented his presence/absence and continued impression.

No, these are not my shoes — but they must be somebody’s favorite pair. (If they are yours, let me know. I’d love to hear from you.)

More photos from this visit here.