Zen Like Jen

Humankind Weeps by moondancedryad on Flickr.Via Flickr:
~*~“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing 
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”~Rumi
The shootings that killed 12 and injured 71 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre this morning…there are no words. Completely senseless.

Humankind Weeps by moondancedryad on Flickr.

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~*~

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

~Rumi

The shootings that killed 12 and injured 71 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre this morning…there are no words. Completely senseless.

Melvyn ~ Keeping Cool! by moondancedryad on Flickr.Our precious Mel.Via Flickr:
Our Siamese/Orange Tabby mix when he was about 4 months old.
Temperatures are so hot again, in the 100’s.

Melvyn ~ Keeping Cool! by moondancedryad on Flickr.

Our precious Mel.

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Our Siamese/Orange Tabby mix when he was about 4 months old.

Temperatures are so hot again, in the 100’s.

Luna on Flickr.Tonight’s Full Moon
(Taken by Kate @twogypsyhearts)Via Flickr:Chinatown // Seattle, Washington
A blessed and happy full moon to all…

Luna on Flickr.

Tonight’s Full Moon
(Taken by Kate @twogypsyhearts)

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Chinatown // Seattle, Washington

A blessed and happy full moon to all…

Chinatown on Flickr.Via Flickr:Dragon Fest // Hing Hay Park // Seattle, Washington
Taken by Kate.
“Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival attracts more than 25,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances with everything from the spirited Chinese lion and dragon dances, to captivating martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Bounded by the iconic Chinese Gate and beautiful Hing Hay Park, this Seafair Festival brings the streets to life with historic walking tours, a large-scale outdoor Asian market and cultural activities for people of all ages. In addition, this year the Festival will host a Food Walk with many of Chinatown-ID’s 85 restaurants offering up a variety of discounted tastes to give visitors the chance to sample cuisines from around the world.
McDonald’s presents the 2011 Dragon Festival—back this summer with vibrant Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team and Indian dance performances. Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will come to life on Snoqualmie Casino’s Dragon Stage, while children from around the region will be treated to a host of activities from origami, lantern-decorating, face-painting, and kite-making in the American Family Insurance Youth & Family Cultural Pavilion. Arts and crafts vendors from around the region will be on site selling a host of locally made goods.”
~ CIDBIA Page

Chinatown on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Dragon Fest // Hing Hay Park // Seattle, Washington

Taken by Kate.

“Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival attracts more than 25,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances with everything from the spirited Chinese lion and dragon dances, to captivating martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Bounded by the iconic Chinese Gate and beautiful Hing Hay Park, this Seafair Festival brings the streets to life with historic walking tours, a large-scale outdoor Asian market and cultural activities for people of all ages. In addition, this year the Festival will host a Food Walk with many of Chinatown-ID’s 85 restaurants offering up a variety of discounted tastes to give visitors the chance to sample cuisines from around the world.

McDonald’s presents the 2011 Dragon Festival—back this summer with vibrant Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team and Indian dance performances. Seattle’s Chinatown-International District will come to life on Snoqualmie Casino’s Dragon Stage, while children from around the region will be treated to a host of activities from origami, lantern-decorating, face-painting, and kite-making in the American Family Insurance Youth & Family Cultural Pavilion. Arts and crafts vendors from around the region will be on site selling a host of locally made goods.”

~ CIDBIA Page

You’re next, tennis ball! lol on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Our baby is now 4 months old and we’ve had him for over a month. In case people are new to our photostream, Oliver is a Bo-dach (half brindle Boston Terrier and half Dachshund). He runs like and has the long body of a Dachshund, but has more Boston Terrier traits. It has been so exciting for us seeing him grow, still a ways to go!
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It has been a week for me without a camera, and today I finally have a new one in my hands. I wrote about the death of my camera here. We purchased this camera for me today! It is the newest version on the market at the moment. I’m still in the market for a lovely dSLR. However I wanted something simpler for now, but a little more complex than my last camera, which was a Canon Powershot S5 IS. I did a lot of research and reading about this camera, and I decided to go with it for several reasons. It has a pet setting, and with a puppy, I thought that would be crucial since he is bouncing all over the place, lol. The image quality seemed excellent, going by the feedback I had read, and I have to agree. The photos seem much more sharp than my older camera (which was MUCH more expensive, mind you!). The macro setting is amazing, the old camera left weird shadows. The lighting is perfect on this camera, as I can shoot in cloudy/dim conditions and there is amazing clarity. The old camera, you had to count on a crisp blue day to take decent shots and I really had to do a lot of extra dressing up on images taken indoors or on cloudy days. I’m thrilled with the action setting on my new baby, and am pleased to get some of Oliver’s expressions, whereas my old Canon I couldn’t do such photos. I could go on and on. I’m just thrilled and happy to have a new camera to work with and to expand my abilities, and to not feel as limited with as I did with my previous one. So say hello to Blanche Devereaux (that is the new camera’s name, lol)!!! …and may she be the worldly lady I know she is. © Two Gypsy Hearts(photo taken by Kate)

You’re next, tennis ball! lol on Flickr.

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Our baby is now 4 months old and we’ve had him for over a month. In case people are new to our photostream, Oliver is a Bo-dach (half brindle Boston Terrier and half Dachshund). He runs like and has the long body of a Dachshund, but has more Boston Terrier traits. It has been so exciting for us seeing him grow, still a ways to go!

~*~

It has been a week for me without a camera, and today I finally have a new one in my hands. I wrote about the death of my camera here. We purchased this camera for me today! It is the newest version on the market at the moment. I’m still in the market for a lovely dSLR. However I wanted something simpler for now, but a little more complex than my last camera, which was a Canon Powershot S5 IS. I did a lot of research and reading about this camera, and I decided to go with it for several reasons. It has a pet setting, and with a puppy, I thought that would be crucial since he is bouncing all over the place, lol. The image quality seemed excellent, going by the feedback I had read, and I have to agree. The photos seem much more sharp than my older camera (which was MUCH more expensive, mind you!). The macro setting is amazing, the old camera left weird shadows. The lighting is perfect on this camera, as I can shoot in cloudy/dim conditions and there is amazing clarity. The old camera, you had to count on a crisp blue day to take decent shots and I really had to do a lot of extra dressing up on images taken indoors or on cloudy days. I’m thrilled with the action setting on my new baby, and am pleased to get some of Oliver’s expressions, whereas my old Canon I couldn’t do such photos. I could go on and on. I’m just thrilled and happy to have a new camera to work with and to expand my abilities, and to not feel as limited with as I did with my previous one. So say hello to Blanche Devereaux (that is the new camera’s name, lol)!!! …and may she be the worldly lady I know she is.

© Two Gypsy Hearts
(photo taken by Kate)

The Tavern That Is No Longer on Flickr.
Via Flickr:Chinatown * International District // Seattle, Washington © Two Gypsy Hearts(photo taken by Kate)

The Tavern That Is No Longer on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Chinatown * International District // Seattle, Washington

© Two Gypsy Hearts
(photo taken by Kate)