2mon jessepf
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jessepf sometimes we need to allow ourselves the time to just get lost in the folds of life... so after you take time to stop and smell the #rose... allow yourself to just get lost in it's #simple #beauty 2mon
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  •   ozcatman It's been a while mate ... Hows life treating you? 2w
  •   aglet I was just thinking the same thing as @ozcatman! 2w
  •   jessepf hey Sara... thanks for checking in, like @ozcatman... life is good, very good really, just busy and as I was telling Catman... our son is starting kindergarten tomorrow and we are excited to be doing at home... we are using an online school, which is a public school, but we get to help teach our very bright and mature 5 year old... thankfully we live in a large ethically mixed city and socialization has never been an issue, but keeping our little guy challenged after local teachers who spent a bit of time with him said he would likely find most of the material pretty remedial... so we do our best and are fortunate to be able to both take on the role of learning coach for our son and really know he's learning and yet get a lot of the benefits of homeschooling and being able to travel and get out in the world and explore. our son is also playing soccer and I'm coaching that as well... and then there's my own life and work, ha ha ha... good busy, all good busy. 2w
  •   jessepf oops... forgot to tag you above @aglet 2w
  •   aglet Sounds exciting! Good busy is good! I know quite a few parents that have chosen homeschooling for many of the same reasons and have had great success with it. Glad to hear all is well! 2w
  •   jessepf thanks Sara... we really feel like we are on the path to what will become more and more of the norm as well. we don't worry about all the issues that a lot of folks do like religion, school violence, misconduct, etc.... we are driven by our son being eager to learn, which is great. only on day one, but so far so good... did I mention it's all free, the materials, the computer, the printer, a kindle even maps, gloves, etc. and we can do it from anywhere with an Internet connection... actually they even pay a portion of our Internet as well. oh the learning we can do these days. it's a brave new world. thanks for your words of encouragement and once we get into the groove of things I will hopefully find a little more time to get back to posting on occasion, ha ha. cheers @aglet 2w
  •   lkngirlie Hey you! hope you're well! 7d

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2mon jessepf
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jessepf we imagine ourselves to be different, unique and on our own path, but maybe our path is set for us all and every choice we make leads us to exactly where we were supposed to be... 2mon
  •   jessepf very true Michelle... we actually have been up in SF for a few days and missed the heat in LA, but heading back today and I think it will be hotter there tonight than it has been here all week @michelleocm 2mon
  •   jessepf oh I know you know my friend. thank you kindly as always @dekinha89 2mon
  •   jessepf thanks a lot Marcus @no_noplay I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts as well. 2mon
  •   thisisbencook Hmmmm....very thought provoking my friend. Still thinking....... 2mon
  •   lumu81 It has been FOREVER?! And don't tell me you came to NY without visiting me! Haha 2mon
  •   jessepf hey Lou, nope... I wouldn't dare. we shot up to SF for a few quick days while the mrs had some work there. I am still rather IG light to be honest, but I try to at least check in with folks, ha ha. @lumu81 2mon
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2mon jessepf
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jessepf ever have that feeling like you woke up in a different place?

#enjoywhereyouare
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  •   jessepf and so is you wonderful comment Erin, greatly appreciated @erinleight 2mon
  •   jessepf you know Geny if you find yourself "waking up" at work all the time you may need more sleep. ha ha, just trying to be as witty as you my dear, ha ha. remember though that many dreams are just wish fulfillment... so maybe they are trying to tell you something @genyvb 2mon
  •   jessepf thanks julie... actually this different place is your city my dear, but busy, busy and heading back home tomorrow. maybe next time I will have some more free time to come and actually meet the queen? do I have to do that whole centime ail but and never make eye contact and all that? ha ha ha ha @juliegeb 2mon
  •   vanisle_sailor ....I wasn't sure you got it..... Sea Monkeys! Ha ha 2mon
  •   jessepf oh Janine, come on now, from one sailor to another how could I not get a sea monkey joke? of course I did... not sure why being sailor would matter though really... although I have some some wonderful creatures riding a rail @vanisle_sailor 2mon
  •   sansouza @jessepf love both: Image and "enjoywhereyouare" 2mon
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jessepf sometimes in life we need to just step back and relax our minds and our eyes and #patterns reveal themselves. 2mon
  •   merylia Love your choice of patterns. We all see such different things. 2mon
  •   jessepf so true Meryl... that's why I love the city... don't get me wrong, I'm the only family member actually born in Vermont after all, ha ha... it's funny though, I have often thought about how the alleys and odd places in the city are like the country to me in some odd way... I do enjoy words in my everyday life and all, but I started photographing them seriously in about 2003-3004... never would have guessed I would be drawn in by old typography, but my eye finds it everywhere, ha. @merylia and yes, I have be known to write a large comment or two. 2mon
  •   michelleocm Tutti frutti 2mon
  •   jessepf oh Rudy... @michelleocm hey Michelle hope summer is going well on your end 2mon
  •   vanisle_sailor I see a beach :) 2mon
  •   beautifulobjects I love how staring at this great pic for a few seconds and then closing my eyes, burns a very cool diagonal image into my eye balls //// 2mon
  •   jessepf just part of my plan Andy, ha ha @beautifulobjects 2mon

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jessepf yo

I know I have been a bit light on here lately, but #yo it's almost summer!
3mon
  •   jessepf happy belated on another trip around the son... it all seems to be going faster and faster. I am sure the heat there is intense... I don't know how you folks do it. sorry to hear about the car accident, never a fun thing, but glad to know it's just the car that got hurt. so you have been smokeless for over a year or just over a month? either way, congrats and keep up the great work. I am amazed that people still smoke. I asked a friend years ago "why do you smoke, what do you get out of it?" and I asked with no judgement, believe it or not I am one of those people who have never smoked a cigarette in my life so I was curious... when I saw her a few years later she told me she quit because of my question... it made her ask herself "what do I get out of it?" and I guess that was enough. I know it's hard, but if you are ever tempted please allow me to pop into your mind and ask you as well. okay, blah, blah, blah... oh what is the tag you have been using a lot the bad cards or what have you? @genyvb I laughed really hard at one of you posts the other day and almost dropped my phone, ha. 2mon
  •   jessepf oh and I finally got a new camera, just need to find the time to get out and just shoot @genyvb 2mon
  •   genyvb I get nothing out of it, I just enjoy the act of. Congrats about the cam, I'm sure you'll find time to play with it. My sister broke my V1 last March, not even interested in getting it repaired, maybe I'll just get a new one. New tags!? Haha nothing, just to keep everyone amused 2mon
  •   stract Y, how's it going, Jesse 2mon
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  •   jessepf thanks a lot Leandro @eseleo_zgz 2w

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3mon jessepf
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jessepf found this #beautiful little hand painted window... #noedit, #notricks, just a little #beauty #backlit by the sun... happy #humpday 3mon
  •   vanisle_sailor Yes it is lovely! Is this from the same mausoleum? 3mon
  •   thisisbencook Cheers for sharing my good man. Big love to you and yours 3mon
  •   jessepf why yes it is indeed Janine. always so sharp. I love it. @vanisle_sailor 3mon
  •   jessepf hey mate, glad you like it and cheers to you and yours as well. Charlie driving yet? ha ha. it does go fast though, no? we start rookie league soccer (football for you of course) this fall @thisisbencook 3mon
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  •   sunnyonez Hey man. How are you? 3mon
  •   ozcatman Great find mate, awesomely framed! 3mon

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3mon jessepf
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jessepf view

it is up to each and everyone of us to #view the world the way choose to see it. maybe you are one who sees the little pieces, maybe you are one who sees the bigger picture... either way we all have to choose to view the #beauty in the world in whatever form we happen to find.
3mon

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4mon jessepf
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jessepf boy, oh, boy.. do I have a #tail for you... 4mon

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5mon jessepf
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jessepf "there's a wedding today"

i am happy i live in #california & fully support anyone who finds someone to share the experience of life with regardless of their sex, race, or species even but one of these is no #lady bug... maybe the one getting the #piggyback is a "gentleman bug"? what? you didn't know today was international #ladybugporn day?
5mon

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5mon jessepf
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jessepf i am a logical being,
being logical...
in an illogical world.
while "they" tell us today is "earth day" let us all remember that every day is earth day. find beauty and wonder in what life has to offer and walk lightly upon this giant hurling rock.
5mon
  •   jessepf thanks so much Tracey @ttwoodard 2mon
  •   jessepf thanks Zana... I have to give most of the credit to Mother Nature, but these Passion flowers are so other worldly to me and always remind me that whatever we think we know... well there's a lot more to life @mommazana 2mon
  •   mommazana I'm so grateful for the inspiration Mother Nature gives us - and thank you for sharing your passion flowers! I've never seen one in real life! 2mon
  •   jessepf I can just sit and look at the flowers they are so different than anything else... and with a five year old son who loves all nature, we look at them almost everyday... for a passion fruit possibly or now is painted lady butterfly season so we have watched butterflies lay eggs on them, we have seen the caterpillars and the chrysalises as well and the cycle goes on and on... as my wife once said Zana "Mother Nature has a dope sense if style" @mommazana 2mon
  •   mommazana Haha!! I love what your wife said!! Seeing life through your children's eyes is truly an amazing blessing!! 2mon
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  •   jessepf just seeing this... oops. thank you @marthaleon 2mon

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5mon jessepf
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jessepf spit

my eyes see beauty in all (or at least i try) & my mind chooses to #spit out a word... is this nothing? it sure seems like something to me & kind of #beautiful at that.
happy saturday
5mon
  •   michelleocm Hey Jesse there are several camp grounds up the hill from Alpine in Mt. Laguna. A little further up the mountain is Palomar Mt and Julian. On the other side of Julian is William Hiese county park which is an awesome place to camp. Pretty site, hiking trails and just a couple miles from the cute town of Julian. We stayed with my daughters xc team last summer at the Lodge in Laguna and it was a nice little get away. 5mon
  •   jessepf thank you so much Michelle... we will absolutely check them out. always nice to know from someone who has been there @michelleocm 5mon
  •   michelleocm My pleasure 5mon
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  •   type_vs_time dig it! 5mon
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  •   jessepf many thanks @marthaleon 2mon

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6mon jessepf
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jessepf hey @instagram I know I have been absent a lot lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been taking photos... I thought I would hop on and see what was going on and I saw lots of great chair shots and quickly realized that it must have been the weekend hashtag... do I have a #chairaffair for your weekend hashtag project, I sure do #whpchairaffair.

to all my friends I am living well, enjoying life and thinking of you often in the real world. the family and I are doing well and practicing as much happiness as we can. if you have moment please join me in the other #chair
6mon
  •   jessepf hey Ben I am so sorry to hear that the new gig brought on such feelings, but the more time away from the grind I think you will find you have grown beyond that and finding something that you are passionate about is key... if something is going to pull you away from Charlie it better be damn worth it, right? as for me... our little one is getting older so we have started home education and then life has been busy for myself and the mrs, good busy, but busy... @thisisbencook 5mon
  •   thisisbencook I love the effort you out into your messages mate, I really do. Soooo, home ed then? Who's going to be doing the educating? You two? 5mon
  •   ozcatman Not sure how I missed this but glad to hear all is good Oracle. You are missed around these parts! My girls are great! Bubs is almost 6 months () ... Sleep is an issue for her but hopefully we can sort it soon. All the best mate 5mon
  •   jessepf hey Catman... yeah, still kit on here much, but not throwing the towel in yet either... happy to hear your ladies are well and I hope your little one gets some sleep so the big ones can as well. have we ever talked about sleep cycles??? i, and we, swear by them and sleep is such a key ingredient in raising a happy and healthy little one... and again big ones as well. usually sleep cycles in littles one are about 45 minutes and about 90 for us adults, but I bet if you pay attention to when she takes a nap and then when she wakes up on her own it will be 45 minutes or hopefully a multiple of that like 1:30 or even better 2:15 to 3 hours when they are that small. you know I would not point you in the wrong direction though, right? our little one is getting bigger and bigger and becoming a great reader these days. it somehow only gets better mate. @ozcatman peace and sleep to you all. 5mon
  •   ozcatman Good to hear all is good mate. We should have a beer next year when I am next in LA. Enjoy 5mon
  •   jessepf bloody hell mate, sounds like a plan. what part of fl are you in again? @ozcatman 5mon
  •   lkngirlie Love it! Looks tiny! 5mon

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7mon jessepf
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jessepf western

sometimes this #western world's luster appears to be getting a bit grungy
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  •   _smb4 West end town in a western world ;) 6mon
  •   jessepf I love it Shannon... sorry, haven't been on much lately. now that will be stuck in my head all night, ha. thanks again @_smb4 6mon
  •   jessepf hey @gagascat what a lovely message. I haven't been on here much lately, but the next time I am on here longer I will try to add a few. any shots you had in mind? if so feel free to tag a few. Thanks again for the kind words and who knows, one of these days I might be back on here more. just enjoying the now. cheers. 6mon
  •   _smb4 At least it's a good tune to stick in your head ;) 6mon
  •   jasmeetsingh139 Hey Jesse. Hope you are well buddy. Grungy indeed !! :) 6mon
  •   paulalombardo Looks like moss take over !! 6mon
  •   jessepf that sounds about right, ha @paulalombardo I love what a little time and life can do to these so called perfect man made things. 5mon

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7mon jessepf
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jessepf rewired

hello my dear friends and those I have yet to get to know... I have been doing a bit of rewiring of my life and that has left little time for such things as IG lately. I am not gone , just enjoying some real world stuff like the family and this wonderfully warm winter here in #losangeles. In the future there should be more posts.

thank you to all who have left comments and checked in with me to make sure all is well... and again, thankfully it is all very well.
7mon
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  •   jessepf hey Michele, nice to hear from you. yes, yes, all is well... just freeing up real time from the digital world. how are you doing my friend? hopefully very well @an_urban_nomad 7mon
  •   kristinrogers You're in LA? 5mon
  •   jessepf yes @kristinrogers Los Angeles has been home for well over a decade. born and raised in the northeast kingdom of Vermont and traveled a good bit of this hurling rock, but Los Angeles is home base. 5mon
  •   lkngirlie Miss you my dear.. I've been distracted as well! 5mon
  •   jessepf thanks for popping in Margie... is it distracted or focused? I guess it depends on if you look at it from IG or from life, ha ha ha. hope you are well @lkngirlie 5mon
  •   mimi.payne Great to see from this great post that life is treating you & your lovely family well! Here's to more time in the moment! 4mon

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jessepf vices

so a week into the new year... have you managed to wrap all those old #vices up in the finest of #wrappingpaper and finally be done with them...
8mon

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9mon jessepf
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jessepf celebrate

not one to really live in the past i try to keep in the moment and this is the moment in which we #celebrate that which has come and that which is yet to come... hopefully you feel you have much to celebrate in your life, i know i do.

take a little time to celebrate all the good in your life and may there be much more ahead.

happy new year good people and i celebrate each any every kind word you have all shared with me and my family!
9mon
  •   ozcatman Haha stranger hugs ... One of life's little pleasures 9mon
  •   jessepf and to you as well Robyn... don't believe everything you read, ha ha. @robynwhaley 9mon
  •   jessepf I hear they are going to be the new it thing in 2014. @ozcatman 9mon
  •   an_urban_nomad Thank you for the sweet comment Jesse. I really appreciate your support. It's been wonderful to connect with you here. We have similar views on many things I think & of course I always find that refreshing! Take care my friend 9mon
  •   yomap Like what you did here, Jesse. Hope your celebration continues, my friend. 8mon
  •   jessepf thanks a lot Michael and sorry for the slow reply... I seem to be ha I g a hard time making a lot of time for IG lately. funny how these things work... we slowly get into them, quickly become obsessed with them and then slowly... well, time will tell as this is pretty much my only social network... all is well on this and I hope you and the yo clan are staying warm @yomap 8mon
  •   hosmarianne I love it We have so many things to celebrate and it's so important to remember! Great words, dear Jesse and great picThanks for all the great words and captures you have shared in 2013, I am so happy I found you here, you are truly special I can hardly believe I didn't know anything anout IG before february 2013. It makes me so excited for what the future will bring in general...! Looking forward to a wonderful new year... And wish you and your loved ones all the best hugs 8mon

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9mon jessepf
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jessepf the best gift... may we all remember what today truly means and carry it forward into the year ahead. may we all #teachpeace every day of the year 9mon

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9mon jessepf
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jessepf happy holidays Q-bert, wherever to are... 9mon

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9mon jessepf
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jessepf raise a glass... let us take a moment to #reflect upon the past year... and then move on and enjoy the now.

happy merry to all and thank you for all the wonderfulness you have all shared with me this past year... I #raiseaglass to each and everyone of you, thank you for everything and let us all find peace and pursue happiness in the year ahead.
9mon

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9mon jessepf
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jessepf i got 99... you know the song... wish I had one more for @instagram and their 100th weekend hashtag project, but it's only a dollar... maybe they'll let me slide this one time #whp100 ha ha ha 9mon
  •   hosmarianne Love it 9mon
  •   jessepf thanks pal @hosmarianne 9mon
  •   sansouza @jessepf Gabi Amarantos (brazilian singer) sings :Ex my love, my ex love, if I put your love on display, it will not be worth 1.99 (about those stores .... $1.99) 6mon
  •   jessepf hey you... sorry, I have not been on much lately. just trying to enjoy life and live in the now with the family and IG seems to have been put on the back burner. anyway, thanks for dropping me a note and I don't know the song, but I will see if I can find it online... not even worth 1.99, that's cold, ha ha @sansouza 6mon
  •   gagascat Hi @jessepf would love to see this in the @jj_texttypographical gallery too 6mon
  •   sansouza @jessepf hello dear friend! I have also been absent from this "club", working and living more offline! I was very happy with your response and visit... the song was a provocation to say you "hi, how are you?" 5mon

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