SUMMER VACATION – HANDMADE BOOK/ART JOURNAL – Using my sea shell photographs taken on the beach along with illustrations and information about the shells. I imagine this book as an inspiration to go to the beach and “collect” shells by taking home their photos in their natural environment, researching their names (perhaps by using my book “A Guide to San Diego Sea Shells” – sold on Amazon!) and doing sketches of the shells. We can enjoy walks on the beach and protect our coastal environments. I have seen beaches here in San Diego that 40 years ago had shells and today have none. If we hope to have future generations enjoy seeing shells on the beach, then we must “Leave Nothing, Take Nothing”.
O moon, why must you inspire my neighbor to chirp all night on a flute! — Koyo
The huge orange Harvest moon rose over the old majestic forest. An owl softly hooted at the top of a tall Cypress tree and then silently spread his wings and glided over the shimmering pampas grass, which swayed slightly in the light breeze. Frogs thrummed out their frog songs in chorus in the quiet night. Continue reading