Friday random to the max

October 18, 2013

This was the sink area in my hotel lobby in San Fran. Loved, LOVED the look but don’t look at yourself in the mirror against those blue up-lights. UGH!


My friend Julie posted a link to this guy’s work. Brilliant! It’s definitely in that category of:

Modern Art = I could have done that + Yeah, but you didn’t.

As it is I love this to the max. You know, Julie is one of the most intelligent people I have the pleasure to call friend. If you’re not following her already, you’re missing out on so much!
classical-sculptures-hipsters-7 (photo gently borrowed from Today I learned Something New)

Now that I moved down hill and closer to the ocean, I’m waking up to pea soup autumnal fog. I love it to the max.


Finally got around to making a little movie of the jellyfish at the San Fran aquarium. These guys are so mesmerizing. I definitely need a jellyfish aquarium at home as a Zen temple. Except I would feel sorry for them all confined like that and contemplating their happiness would be so stressful that it would be rather anti Zen for me. Best stick to little video clips.


I’m sorry but the mouse is creepy!

the mouse

Sharing with Nancy for random fun. 🙂

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  • Reply Benita Tyler October 18, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I’d so love to have the statue in the post Today I Learned Something New. How very cool. Oh, and I really enjoyed the jelly fish video clip. It reminds me of the Planet Earth video series that I received as a gift for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Me too Benita. I’d love to have hipster statues round here. What fun that would be. 🙂

  • Reply Tina Fariss Barbour October 18, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Wow, those sinks are amazing! That would be quite a surprise to walk in on that at night. 🙂 I think I will stick to videos of fish, too. Watching them can be so soothing.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      You wouldn’t need a night light in the bathroom, that’s for sure. 🙂

  • Reply savingforapurpose October 18, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Good luck with the aquarium. 🙂 The statue picture is my favorite, I love statues and statue photos, I take a number of them myself, without the clothing though. 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Gosh I don’t think I’ll ever have an aquarium. We used to have one when my children were very small and who ended up feeding the fish those dried up smelly old flies? Me, that’s who! Lol.

  • Reply Bonnie Gean October 18, 2013 at 7:57 am

    How cool is that! Those jelly fish are awesome in the video. Loved it!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks Bonnie, I loved them too. I wish I had taken a lot more minutes of video of them. Next time. 🙂

  • Reply Beth October 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

    i love the jellyfish & all those mickeys … wow what a collection. think of the dust. ha. ha!! ( :

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      So true Beth. These were housed under glass, so maybe less dust, but still. 🙂

  • Reply Karen, Pixel Posts October 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Oh your misty morning shot is wonderful! I enjoyed the jellyfish, they are so graceful. I’m with you…I never was a Mickey Mouse fan!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much Karen. The mornings are so lovely right now that it’s hard to stop taking photos. 🙂

  • Reply October 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

    The Video of the jellyfish was just mesmerizing! Oh my!!! Perfect for the Hues of you challenge too Veronica!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I know Kathryn, I love looking at them. I must have stood in front of that tank for at least 30 minutes. 🙂

      • Reply October 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        I know I kept watching it!!!! Just fabulous and it was actually stress relieving for me !

  • Reply Christie October 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I can just imagine the effect those blue lights have on skin – yikes! But they are cool looking from a distance. Great statue. Lovely foggy image. The jelly fish video is wonderful – did you add the colors or was that part of the exhibit? The mouse, creepy? definitely!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      No Christie, there was a sort of illumination above the tank which shone a light down and the light changed colour. 🙂

  • Reply lynn October 18, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Today I learned something new is BRILLIANT, as is your video of the jellyfish which are totally amazing creatures. I miss those West Coast foggy mornings..beautiful shot.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much Lynn. 🙂

  • Reply Mascha October 18, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Oh yes, the jellyfish are fascinating.
    But I could bear it, caught hold any animals in a small space never, I do not even see the cages at the circus or zoo …
    Beautiful picture of the foggy morning!

    Mikeymaus I do not like –

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      I know Mascha. I could never keep birds either. To me, kept birds are heartbreaking. I know people say that birds as pets are happy and that might be true, but I’d always feel sorry for them. 🙂

  • Reply Buttons October 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Hello fellow Canadian friend you have a very cool blog. Love the morning you wake up too I would love that. The jellyfish shots are wonderful as well as the video. Amazing photography and the Leo art is wonderful. Love the San Fran bathroom. Keep up the good work you are very talented. B

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much Buttons. 🙂 I really enjoyed visiting you too.

  • Reply Dewena Callis October 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Hmm, the Mouse is rather creepy, taken in multiples at least. The sinks would be a nice place to visit, but…

    Your video clip is soothing, otherworldish. I have wished I could visit and experience the fog rolling in towards Vancouver ever since I read a book years ago called Three Women At Water’s Edge, where one of the women had moved there. It changed her life and made perfect sense to me that a place could do that.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Dewena, now I’m going to have to order that book…lol. 🙂

  • Reply IcyBC October 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    All your shots are so beautiful, but the third one is so magical looking. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you IcyBC. 🙂

  • Reply Ida P. Krause October 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Great post here today. I found a new blog (Julie’s) through yours. Enjoyed the artistic and creative sculpture link.
    Loved the Jelly Fish and the video was mesmerizing. I could watch them for hours. Way better then Lava Lamps!
    I must admit that some of those Mickey images are a bit weird looking.

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      You’ll love Julie’s blog Ida. Lava lamps…lol…I forgot about those things. I think I had one once upon a time. Jellyfish are better. 🙂

  • Reply sarahhuizenga October 18, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Love that morning fog shot!

    • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Me too Sarah. Those foggy morning shots are always so lovely it’s kind of hard to take a bad shot. 🙂

  • Reply abrianna October 18, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Love the second and third shots.

    Not a fan of jellyfish here- they can all die. My Blessing last summer was stung by one and was in pain for weeks afterwards. The red sting marks lasted for at least 9 months and she still has a brown spot left from them. Don’t mean to rain on your parade, but once they hurt your baby, you see them in a completely different way. We have not swum in the ocean since and the ocean where we are is muddy and murky so you can’t see them in the water.

    • Reply Veronica October 19, 2013 at 4:31 am

      Aw that’s tough and I completely understand. Poor bunny. Boy I never thought it could last such a long time. I once swam thru a cloud of small blue jellyfish in Mexico. I knew I’d be stung and came down with a fever the next day, but the experience was worth it for me. But then, I was in my 30s and knew the risk

      • Reply abrianna October 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

        She was nauseous later that evening and came very close to going to the ER. Was so sore that for a week she wore only pajamas. A couple of weeks later she had a fever and nauseousness again.

        We did not know they could last that long.either. She was either stung by a man of war or a lion jellyfish -those are the ones that leave the marks for weeks on end.

        I do however like your jellyfish shots 🙂

  • Reply Hootin' Anni October 19, 2013 at 2:43 am

    We have a huge multi-plex aquarium here in town and I always loved viewing the jellyfish and how they glow. Oh and speaking of ‘glow’ …I’m not sure I would like the sinks….sickly, ghostly apparitions in the mirrors!!

    • Reply Veronica October 19, 2013 at 4:32 am

      We have one here in Vancouver too Anni, but somehow they are so much more special in California! 🙂

  • Reply Susan W October 19, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Loved your video of the jellyfish. So peaceful and graceful, could watch them for a long time.

    • Reply Veronica October 19, 2013 at 4:33 am

      Thank you Susan, I watched them for at lest 30 minutes. Wish I had taken more video. 🙂

  • Reply Nancy @ A Rural Journal October 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I agree with everyone else — that updated statue is way cool! How do people think of these things? 🙂

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