Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Outdoors traditional country style: wedding cakes, yellow icing with daisies, displayed on logs with family antique silver (silverware & mirrors), birds nests with blue eggs, white table cloths, log house, Wedding of Jessie and Chris, Fairbanks, Alaska, U

Wedding in the open, seated friends and family, bower, cross, white and yellow ballons, wedding of Jessie and Chris, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

Historical mural, Alaska - Yukon Pacific Exposition, men on Seattle Electric Railway Co., exterior wall of Wells Fargo bank, U District, Seattle, Washington, USA

University District wall historical wall mural, Wells Fargo Bank, U District, Seattle, Washington, USA

Monday, August 26, 2013

Not to notice the disabled is cultural. Tibetan culture notices: an elderly nun walks towards the stage to receive the long life blessing, with everyone watching her out of respect, Tharlam Monastery Courtyard, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

There are people who don't speak judgemental - it's nice to find them around from time to time.

Vow taker distributes nectar with a spoon, Hevajra Initiation, palms up waiting, Eastern and Western Tibetan Buddhist students wearing ritual red blindfolds, Tharlam Monastery, shrine room, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

A Nepali woman washing monk's robes the old fashioned way, by hand, shady area of the courtyard, Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Deck roof construction, puffy clouds, nice weather, Olympia, Washington, USA

Monday, August 19, 2013

That wave pulled me into your eyes through the greeney grey pebbles and countless cathedrals arriving that wave lift me into your mouth turning spires and spittle of pearls to perplex the young diver I flew down to the bottom of the sea ...

The Bright Walk, Gray Whale State Beach, California, USA

Tool of commerce: Shipping dock crane at sunset, clouds, Port of Olympia, West Bay, Budd Inlet, Washington, USA

Double pink lilies in full bloom against a bamboo fence, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Giant bunch of radishes, Friends of the Olympia Farmers Market, sign and symbol, downtown, Olympia, Washington, USA

Saturday, August 10, 2013

"A Dream Fulfilled" USA TODAY says it all, President Obama elected, two African-American men in business suits, discussing the news, Financial District, Charles Schwab sign, San Francisco, California, USA

Close up wallas washing clothes, saris, sheets and bedding in a river and hanging them to dry, from a Buddhist pilgrimage tour bus, on a bridge, town, Northern India, 1993

View of wallas washing clothes in a river and hanging them to dry, from a Buddhist pilgrimage tour bus, on a bridge, town, Northern India, 1993

Rosie on the grassy hillside, summer, blue sky with a few clouds, Sequim, Washington, USA

Friday, August 09, 2013

Vajrasana, The place where Lord Buddha gained enlightenment, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya and entourage, Bodhagaya, India, in 1993

26 photographers and videographers capturing HH Dagchen Sakya with Sons and Grandsons, Rededicating and Blessing Prayer Flags at Tharlam Monastery, table of offerings, encircled by a crowd, with clouds of incense, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, on the throne in formal silk garment, with photo of Sakya Trizin, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya with Shun Yue, a Hong Kong Buddhist who attended Lamdre-溫暖的心的人 深刻地 謙遜的 與 有智慧的

Preparing for the Sur offering, two old chairs, hose, charcoal grill, starter chimney, charcoal, wood, container, back yard that used to be three large chicken coops, grass, cherry tree, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Thursday, August 08, 2013