The Dragon Tree | Earth Day Festival in Santa Barbara, CA

IMG_1034The Dragon Tree / Dracaena cinnabari

The Dragon blood tree is the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, described as “upturned, densely-packed crown having the shape of an upside-down umbrella”. This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, that is known as “dragon’s blood”.—Wikipedia

IMG_1031Dance, Earth Day Festival, Alameda Park

I forgot my camera so I took the pictures at the end of the day.

IMG_1024A Monumental Fig Tree

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The Miracle Tree | Moringa Oleifera Tree

Moringa Tree

The Moringa Oleifera Tree

  • It has more vitamins than any vegetable.
  • A high variety of nutrients and in higher amounts. (Leaves)
  • Good source of protein.
  • It has all the essential amino acids.
  • It helps to heal wounds. (Trunk)
  • It purifies water
  • All its parts are usable.
  • It doesn’t cause allergies
  • Survives almost anywhere

Why are human beings malnourished anywhere?

Moringa – The Miracle Tree – YouTube

 

Prescott Az | Arts and Crafts Fair | Thumb Butte

My camp at Thumb Butte

Sunrise in the forest.

Shower room

This tree brought an owl to camp.

At the Arts and Crafts Fair

Courthouse Plaza

Setting up

Mark Nelson with his copy of The Eye of the Dragon: Stalking Castaneda. Mark bought the book at the fair, and came back a week later to get three more copies for his friends. He said he liked it a lot. Mark played one of the characters in the film Beyond Lemuria Home

A Picture does not Say a Thousand Words: Part 2 | Tucson, AZ | Occupy

In order to give you an accurate picture of a Palo Verde in bloom I had to enhance the photo with iPhoto. And still the photo doesn’t do the tree justice. A blooming Palo Verde is not just a beautiful tree; it sparkles; it beams. This is as close as I could get with my iPhoto. Oh well, you will have to visit the Sonoran Desert during spring sometime.

Blooming Palo Verdes

(Click to enlarge)

My pad in Tucson, in days long past. Remodeled!

The Occupy Tucson movement was recently evicted from De Anza Park, but they are still going strong. I am following them on Twitter. This is their blog: http://www.occupytucson.org/

Tomorrow I’ll visit the Tucson Weekly to see if they’d like to do a review for me. After all, the book has local interest.

A Picture does not tell a Thousand Words | The Fullerton Hostel

The tool shed

I am in Fullerton, CA at the moment. I visited the hostel where I used to work in the mid 90’s. The place was closed, the sign said, until June. It used to be open all year.

It was a gloomy, rainy day. I took a stroll to my favorite place but it wasn’t there. Another had taken its place, full of fallen branches and overrun by dry, tall mustard stalks leaning down to the ground, making it difficult to move around. The old eucalyptus and lesser friends were still there. I thought I saw the cat, but she must be dead now. So it must have been my imagination—the slinking black cat who stopped briefly to look at me and then vanished, perhaps stalking  a ghostly prey. Is she still there?

I saw everybody, although no one was there. They were just thoughts. But isn’t everything a thought, a dream? We are being dreamed. And we disappear. Who are we? Have you ever thought of that? Who are we really? 

The Entrance

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