Places

Light Breaking Through the Redwood Canopy

13 Aug 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Your environment has incredible power over your experience of life. A place can set you at ease, or it can fill you with excitement or anxiety. Step into your office or job site and you'll likely be influenced to think about your work life and responsibilities....

What’s Left Behind

07 Aug 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

A birth, a death Ten thousand breaths between If dust indeed returns to dust A common end awaits us An earthen rest ever follows That final breath, released   And when to silten sleep we retire Memories are left, six feet above Words on stone, petals of silk Candles of unceasing flame Tokens of remembrance And wonder at life's end   But if there's more to us...

Rise and Fall at Kealakekua Bay

04 Aug 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

I'm afraid of water. There, I said it. Maybe I'd better clarify. I love to drink a cool glass of water, and I enjoy the fish tank at the dentist's office. I can always appreciate a good rain. So when I say I'm afraid of water, it is more a...

Smartphone Saturday: Lonely Chapel

01 Aug 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

No how-to tutorials or epic stories today. It is Smartphone Saturday. Just a simple, unedited photo from my smartphone. Ten minutes earlier we were running off the beach at St. Andrews to our van, in vain hopes of escaping a sudden Scottish downpour. We cranked the...

Straggler in the Redwood Forest

31 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

My son William is just a couple of years old, and he's growing every day. But he's got a lot of catching up to do if he ever wants to get as tall as these redwoods. As you can see from this photo, he's also got...