The Orbs of Community Thanksgiving

Each year at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bisbee, Arizona we have a community Thanksgiving dinner. People beyond the church congregation contribute turkeys, hams, and all the goodies that fill our plates and warm our bodies.

This year all the kitchen volunteers were new to the job except the carvers, who are so experienced they bring their own knives and hones.

This pie looked absolutely scrumptious.

Everyone loves a good meal and it was a lovely day to line up outside in anticipation.

 We all gave thanks for the many people and wonders in our lives.

More gravy please.

I’ve been photographing this scene for several years and always enjoy the sight of people sharing a meal together.

Thanksgiving is often one of the most beautiful days to bask in the sunlight in Bisbee.

Coming inside from the brightness outdoors fooled my camera into taking a flash photo, thus revealing the orbs that can been seen against the black background of the stage.

At the end of a good meal, time for good conversation.

It all starts and ends with sharing joy in the kitchen.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Good Night for Orbs

My quest for orbs this evening took me beyond the confines of my yard and into the yards of my neighbors.

Following the suggestion of my viewer Marcela, who discovered that if she said the word “orbs” she got little response, if she said the word “light” she got a few more, and if she said the word “Beings” she got several on her video, in my mind this evening I was looking for Beings.

I found many more Beings this evening than I found orbs last night.

In fact, while I was focussing on this hillside in total darkness (try that out!), I could see an orb Being moving across my view screen as if I was taking video.

I’ve come to accept grainy images, because 1) they reveal more orbs (Beings), and 2) it’s actually the way I see the air around me.

Once again, my favorite tear drops make an appearance.

Like a starry night the Beings are among us.

They seem to flock together and then moments later vanish.

These agaves are always a good place to look for orb Beings.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memories as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:

Poetry and the Orbs

A few posts ago I introduced to you the Tucson poet, Logan Dirtyverbs Phillips and Palabra Andante, the Poetry Open Mic at the Bisbee Royale. Here are a few more of the poets from that evening. Next time I’m going to copy the names off the list that Logan is holding up to the audience.

I know Matt as a stoneworker who builds a lot of the walls that hold up our hillsides in Bisbee.

Didn’t realize he was a very outspoken poet as well as stone and orb mover.

Jahfre admittedly loves a microphone and he got a squiggle of an orb attentively listening.

Chris brought humor into the evening.

Once again, Jeri held the audience’s attention and an orb shined brightly on the upper right.

Sarah is part of the Bisbee Royale team who organized the evening of poetry and spoke of realizing herself as she came of age in Bisbee. The orbs circled around in support.

Thank you to the Bisbee Royale for another eclectic evening.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memories as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:

Photographing Orbs

This is going to be my link for future posts so that the people new to this blog, and those of you who want to refresh your memory, can see what scientists Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D., and Dr. Miceal Ledwith (a theologian with a scientific interest), who co-authored the book, The Orb Project, say about orbs.

Dr. Heinemann, who received his Ph.D. in experimental physics and worked as a materials science researcher at NASA and UCLA, and as a research professor at Stanford University, thinks that orbs are the “emanations of spiritual beings” and he also says that to call them orbs is disrespectful, like calling royalty by their first names. Never mind the titles of his two books, The Orb Project, and Orbs, Their Mission and Messages of Hope (co-written with his wife Gundi Heinemann). His theory that they are emanations is likened to our seeing car lights in the dark, but the lights are not the driver.

In his books Dr. Heinemann presents data that dismisses sceptical views that orbs are simply dust particles or water molecules. He also shows a photo of an orb taken in a “clean room” a lab that is dust free. There is an interesting photo of faked orbs that is very similar to photos I’ve seen on the web where someone sprayed water into the air and called the round drops “orbs”. They make for very pretty pictures, but are too uniform compared to the clouds of orbs you can find just outside your door without all the bother of faking them. Below is a cluster of orbs that I found hovering over a bush this summer, you can see that some are round, some are colored, some are teardrop:

Dr. Miceal Ledwith has a theory that the light we see coming from orbs is due to the camera’s flash stimulating something inside the orb that makes it fluoresce back to the camera. Brilliant sunlight can sometimes have the same effect so that occasionally you’ll get orbs in your non-flash daylight photos.

Dr. Ledwith also speculated that the occasional hexagonal shape is caused by the orb’s fluorescence reaching the camera just as the shutter is beginning to close.

I have noticed that orbs respond to strong stimuli such as a singer who can really belt out a song. They also manifest around performers who are playing with great passion and enthusiasm.

Above is the Andy T Band featuring Nick Nixon who used to be an opera singer.

I encourage everyone to go on a quest for orbs. As Dr. Miceal Ledwith says, you don’t have to suffer the discomfort of looking for them on a cold night in a graveyard, they aren’t ghosts. You can just step outside and start taking flash photographs. If you live in a densely populated city like New York, you might want to go to a park, but you could also very well find them soaring over the streets like I do in downtown Bisbee, Arizona.

Flash photography extends our narrow visual range so that we can now perceive orbs, who were always there, we just needed finer tuned instrumentation to see them.

Thank you to Klaus Heinemann, Ph.D., who took the time to look at this blog, enjoyed the photos and encouraged me to continue my quest for orbs.


Orbs Lead the Way

A long day’s journey home with just a sliver of a moon and some orbs to lead the way.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help:

Poetry Orbs

Tonight at the Bisbee Royale was Palabra Andante, a Poetry Open Mic hosted by Logan Dirtyverbs Phillips, the very energetic poet from Tucson, Arizona you see in the above photo.

Nicole, a dress designer, spoke of wearing her white summer dress after labor day.

Jeri McAndrews railed against media devices.

I am really sorry I didn’t get the photo moment when James Coull spit out the word “Blast!” I’m sure the orbs lit up for that sound.

Ruby spoke of hoop dancers and how much she loved circles. The orbs circled for her.

Did I mention that Logan was a dynamic speaker? The orbs were beside themselves snaking through the air.

Roger was just happy to be above ground (apparently an orb was rather pleased with that also), and had no problem accessing his media device.

Suzi Pretty did not think she was the next Allen Ginsberg but I found her delightfully entertaining and she set an orb glowing as well.

The orbs gathered for Ruby once again.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help:

Orbs attend Honoring of Nancy Davies

On November 14, 2012 at Cafe Roka in Bisbee Arizona, the Bisbee Business and Professional Women honored three Women of Achievement. Standing in front wearing a gray jacket and a brilliant orb on her right shoulder is Rebecca Orozco, president of the organization.

My friend, Nancy Davies, in the striped scarf, was one of the honorees. You can see at a glance that she has an inner beauty that softly radiates.

We all cherish Nancy and were delighted to be able to applaud her many efforts on behalf of our community.

I like to think that the orb above is watching over Nancy as she has watched over us.

A month later, on December 14, 2012, Nancy Davies, a great and wonderful friend to so many passed beyond this earthly domain. May her lovely spirit rest in peace.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help:

Quiet Night for Orbs

It’s a quiet night for orbs, and yet here’s a cloud of them at dusk.

I’ll show you a few pictures of the same scene within seconds apart so that you can see how the orbs shift.

The round white spot on the building is just an electrical box, not an orb.

I think it’s my expectations of more and more orbs that makes tonight seem quiet.

Actually, there are more orbs outside than there are people inside in my quiet neighborhood.

I like the calmness of the silent drifting of orbs.

How can we say they don’t exist, when we usually don’t bother to look?

On this moonless night, even one orb can seem a miracle.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help:

Halo Orbs

One of my viewers, Alika, has asked about halo orbs, so let’s take a look.

This is Sergio Mendoza whose band, Sergio Mendoza y la Orkestra, was playing at the opening of the Bisbee Royale in July 2012.  Not only did he provide a very dynamic performance, it was also the first time I found orbs in my photos.

With an image like this, one wonders if the medieval painters were merely being imaginative when it came to painting halos, or were they seeing something that we’ve missed?

The very vibrant singer in Sergio’s band.

One of the trumpet players in the Orkestra.

Here is the bass player from the band, Pick and Holler.

The bass player in Buzz and the Soul Senders.

The bass player for the Andy T Band is also attracting orb attention.

The drummer for the LA band, Incendio, looks monumental in her orbs.

A woman of intensity, Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now.

Halos, what are they? Some have thought they’re a metaphor for spiritual enlightenment, or a means to portray our auras. And, why do orbs like to halo?

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help:

Haiku Orbs

Orb caught on branches

Illuminating unknown

Child of moon or sun?

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: