10 Word Review – Banksy Does New York

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A friend is what the heart needs all the time. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

Yes, I Do


Sailing Away

There is so much beauty in the world. I try to remind myself to be open, compassionate, and kind every day. We don’t know anyone else’s story. People are complex and have lived through things we will never understand. It’s important to remember that.

A public piano was installed, and then a homeless man sat down to play.

10 Word Review – Big Eyes

MV5BMjA2ODM5MDE3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTIxNjc1MzE@._V1_SX214_AL_Fraud. Feel. Hue. Mood. Cast. Story. True. Art. Direction. Yes.

10 Word Review – Finding Vivian Maier

MV5BMTcyODk4NzU5OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjE4OTk2MDE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_Human. Stunning. Anonymous. Brilliant. Solitary. Eye. Treasure. Fascinating. Shooter. YES.

Endless Sea


Selected as the Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope on June 24, 2014 with the following quote:

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
~ Henry David Thoreau




The Bean




Thankful Everyday – The Twenty-Fifth

25.  I am thankful for poetry.  e.e. cummings, pablo neruda, w.h. auden, william carlos williams, sylvia plath, h.d., charles bukowski, poe, whitman, longfellow, yeats, thoreau, tennyson, shakespeare, frost, dickinson and on and on.  I’ve spent hours enjoying beautiful words written by amazing minds and hours trying to write my own words.  These words have enriched my life, helped me to better make sense of my world, and given me deeper understanding of life as I know it.


The Eye


The Bean

To See or Not to See

This is an amazing story about beauty, perception, art, and what we see, or don’t see, as we go about our daily lives. Do you stop and notice, enjoy, live in the moment with something beautiful or do you walk past without a glance, without a thought for what’s happening right in front of you. What would you do?


Road Trip – Day Five

cloud gate

Gothic and Unknown Guy

Gothic and Unknown Guy, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Just to show how big these two were I thought I’d include this photo of them with some unknown guy. Thanks unknown guy for providing perspective. You rock.

Feet on Feet

Feet on Feet, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We had to. After all, it’s us. What’s a trip without a foot shot or two.

Chicago Art

Chicago Art, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The Bean

The Bean, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Under The Bean

Under The Bean, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.


Gothic, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Hunkering Down

Hunkering Down

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Yep… it’s starting to get cold out there.

Sand Man

Sand Man

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

We continued to walk along the water toward the wharf after leaving the Palace of Fine Arts and passing Fort Mason. We spotted this guy laying around near the old Maritime Museum and Aquatic Park. Sweet spot really… the Maritime Museum is shaped like an old ocean liner. The Aquatic Park still has a bay swimming course. There were people actually swimming it, in wet suits, as we walked past. Hardy souls to be sure. Loved this sculpture. Random.

Fenced Art

Fenced Art, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken in Portland with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

The Gallery

The Gallery, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I donated three photographs to the auction hoping to get them some cash. They ended up going for about $170 total. Not bad. Please ignore the creepy reflection of the woman in picture one, looking from left to right. I don’t know her.