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Wild Goose QiGong Trifurcate Spiral Exercise, Part 2 & 3

Okay!  Here's the 2nd and 3rd parts of our summer QiGong/Taichi Workshops!  This turned out to be a great QiGong form that even has one Bagua element in it which was fun to learn. 

Part 2

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajri9iWVcU&feature=channelvideo_title

 

 

Part 3

 

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Inspirational Gardening Ideas

I absolutely love having a cell phone that takes videos and pictures!  It's my new favorite toy. 

Last month, September 13th to be exact, I found myself with a few minutes all to myself    and I visited the University Village in Seattle.  It's a fancy-schmancy upscale area, the kind that I tend to avoid, but with book stores becoming few and far between, its Barnes & Noble Bookstore was my primary objective that day.   ...Read more

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Wild Goose QiGong Trifurcate Spiral Exercise, Part 1

Last week we had our first 2011 Summer Taichi/QiGong Workshop.  We're learning the Intermediate Wild Goose QiGong Trifurcate Spiral Exercise as originally taught by Dr. Paul Li.  My instructor, Bob Shapiro, learned this form from Dr. Li and is teaching our goosey-group the form.  Trifurcate, by the way, means "3 branches." 

 

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Who, me? You want me to teach???

Taichi has been going great!  At the beginning of 2011, Bob asked me to come to his beginning taichi class because he had so many students that it was difficult to teach the n00Bs and the students that were not so new. 

 

 

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Alpine Star Rising Quilt

Well, continuing through recent history, I wanted to share one of the quilts that I made for my aunt for Christmas.  The pattern is called Alpine Star Risingand was designed by Lynette Jensen (of Thimbleberries quilting fame).  It was showcased on an old quilt show from HGTV that I had videotaped (yes...VHS!) from a few years ago.  Only the dimensions for the trees and the bottom points of the stars were provided in the program but with some graphing paper it was pretty easy to calculate the remaining star pattern and boarder.  Read more

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The Sorcerer & The White Snake Pics!

Wow!  Have you seen these pics that have been circulating the internet?    I copied them from a website called  Filmsmash (via Alfred's Facebook update).  3 pics of Jet Li in the upcoming movie The Sorcerer & The White Snake

 

  :: happy dance :: 

 

 

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Summer 2010 Yard Pics

Random Pics -- Enjoy!

 

Light pink Astilbe has such a very light fragrance, so faint you do a double-take, or double-sniff as the case may be! 

 

 

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I Can't Wait for Spring!!!

I really liked my flower boxesthat I planted last year!  I can't wait to plant flower boxes again this coming spring but that's going to be a big project.  You see, my husband built the flower boxes about 15+ years ago and they're rotting.  So, in March (my plan, anyway), I want to carefully remove each flower box from the house (I have a total of 7) and use them as a template to build new ones for myself.  But, here's what I had in some of last year's boxes:

 

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Some People Have Waaay Too Much Time....

I'm organizing, burning to CD's and deleting 2010's pictures off of my hard drive so you're gonna see lots of very random blog entries.  Warning!!!! This is one of them! 

 

We had a spring windstorm last year where the wind blew in the opposite direction causing some of the pine cones on my Douglas Fir tree (why are they called PINEcones on a FIR tree?) to fall in my neighbor's yard.  Yes, that neighbor....the one wi...Read more

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Western Skunk Cabbage

Last year I was talking with Seeker-09 about one of our unique native plants:  the Western Skunk Cabbage.  I think we can agree that spring means fragrant flowers, chirping birds, fresh new growth on trees and shrubs, a rich array of pastel landscape colors, but the Western Skunk Cabbage just adds a whole new dimension to the Spring experience in the Pacific Northwest.   

 

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