Friday, January 31, 2014

Master of Ceremonies Celebrates Lamdre, Celebrating Lamdre, a Tibetan Buddhist Monk (master of ceremonies) with a bright orange flower offering in a metal bowl, Tharlam Monastery, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Picnic table covered in snow, Sunrise Island, Sixmile River, hemlock trees, mid-winter, Kenai Pennisula, Alaska

Tsonoqua, Wild woman of the woods, may she bring everyone wealth, symbolic "copper" in each hand, that they are broken makes them more valuable. "welcoming post"or house post, totemic design, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Snowy mountains and glaciers, valleys overlooking Katchemak Bay, beautiful clear winters day, from the end of Homer Spit, Homer, Alaska, USA

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fairy to Pinocchio: Death? The door of the room flew open and in came four Rabbits as black as ink, carrying a small black coffin on their shoulders. painting by Karl Krogstad

A Garden for the Buddha, khata on blessed concrete Buddha statue, newly planted, Seattle, Washington, USA

Rosie says keep trying your best - it's fun! - dog toy, whorls of bliss, Rhodesian Doberman Shepard mix, Seattle, Washington, USA

Glow garden, night, Seattle, Washington, USA

Mosquito netting over the blue green umbrella, patio set, pink lilies just blooming, evening, lights, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Faery lights are strong here in A Garden for the Buddha, trophy planter with Italian tree, little apple tree, bamboo fence, double pink lilies in full bloom, Seattle, Washington, USA

Entering onto the Homer Spit, open road, winter, Katchemak Bay, snowy mountains, pink twilight, Homer, Alaska, USA

Chattering teeth - wow it's chilly, important person, tall hat, abalone eyes, ochre red, turquoise and black pigment, Tlingit, totemic design, northwest, Erna Gunther Ethnobotanic Garden, University of Washington campus, Seattle, Washington, USA

Never worry: moon rise over A Garden for the Buddha, statue of Lord Buddha, bamboo fence, windows, trees, bushes, flowers, patterned clouds, Seattle, Washington, USA

Truck hauling stuff long distance, fenced desert, bird on the wing, Baja, Mexico

Gardener in his straw hat, near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Symbols of protection, yellow and green lions protecting the Pamting Brothers Tibetan Buddhist and Nepalese shrine to Vajrayogini, Pharping, Nepal

Contemporary Buddha, shrine, Vajrayogini painting, Lama's throne, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Greenwood, Seattle, Washington, USA

Coffee Roaster, slowly starting, rotating metal stir poles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Coffee Roaster, rotating metal stir poles, ready to engage, rotating drum, Los Angeles, California, USA

Coffee Roaster, stirring coffee like a helicopter, Los Angeles, California, USA

Please don’t leave the window open during winter months as it will cause pipes to freeze, Thank you, Rosie, 15 stories up, view of 6th Ave, Sheraton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

2064182 rugged Nepalese brick apartments, flowers, open windows, stores, magazines on display, banner advertising, Harisiddhi Paint, Kathmandu, Nepal

Shark bite, front door, mural of sharks, shark cage, tourist shop, Ocean Shores, Washington, USA

Friday, January 24, 2014

Monkey King, sword, lotus flower, burning flames of wisdom, statue, offerings, flowers, rice, colored powder, incense, Mahabuddha Temple, Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Melting ice, bamboo fence appears, Seattle, Washington, USA

Utopian natural Christmas tree, shoppers talking in a hallway, wood walls and aged copper ceiling, hotel, downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Utopian natural Christmas tree, shoppers talking in a hallway, wood walls and ceiling, hotel, downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Christmas tree, animated lights, capped by a star, cold weather paradise, City of Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rooftop porches of local abodes, potted plants, aluminum panels, tile roof, doors, windows, fabrics, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Blue Christmas spruce and birch tree light display, downtown in the snow, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Prostrator's apartments at Gelugpa Monastery, Tibetan Buddhist doing prostrations on the porch, Ngöndro, preliminary practices, prayer flags, Bodha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Marvelous clouds over the Great Wish Fullfilling Stupa on the east side, Boudha, sunset, Kathmandu, Nepal

Neighbors, the green house next door to Tharlam Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, raised water barrels, Tibetan Prayer flags, bricks, patio fence, Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal

Awareness of mortality; death comes to us all, my beloved Rosie home from emergency care, shaved fur, relaxing on the sofa, Seattle, Washington, USA

Light at the end of the tunnel, Bellevue, Washington, USA

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Night lighting midwinter from 15 stories above 6th Ave, parking lot, cemetery, lights, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Foggy day commute, street, arrow, trees, Bellevue,Washington, USA

Green building early spring, flowering magnolia tree, Bellevue, Washington, USA

Ribbons of the sun, contemporary design stained glass window, traditional Mexican red leather table and chairs, fruit, kitchen, peeling paint in the hallway, from above, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Husky mix checking out Rosie from the back seat of a car, arctic jacket (put on awkwardly), sweater, hoodie, snow, old town, Homer, Alaska, USA

Rosie, statue of the Buddha meditating, sunny day, A Garde.n for The Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Lotus fountain in the green, Buddha statue, star lights, rocks, flowers, A Garden for the Buddha, Seattle, Washington, USA

Purple waters sunset, pink dusky clouds, snowy mountains, island, view from Coal Point, Homer Spit, Katchemak Bay, Homer, Alaska