december 13, 2016

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“One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.”
~ Buddha

 

holding lotus (snapseed)
holding lotus (snapseed)

 

Crystal and I stopped by Eric and Vanessa Becker-Weig’s new house after work. Eric gave us a tour, and in the basement I found yet another reason to like Vanessa. She meditates, so she had a wonderfully colorful altar set up. Eric picked a good wife; a creative, and thoughtful woman. It makes me really happy to know my friends have good people to love them. 

september 20, 2014

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“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
~ Carl Sagan

 

shambala's sun
shambala’s sun

 

Several weeks ago, when I photographed the People’s Bank downtown, I took a shortcut from Mill Street to Broadway and stumbled into the backyard of the Shambhala Meditation Center. I like the Shambhala Center a lot. Always have. The yard, which I had never seen before, is a peaceful setting in a very urban area. That’s not easy to do. This Buddha figurehead, however, was a little scary looking to me. There may be some significance to the more stern looking Buddha, and to the many hands – what I assume are hands – which make up the base. I’d like to learn more about them. I enjoy running into peaceful places like this.

 

Buddha with 1,000 hands
Buddha with 1,000 hands

june 28, 2014

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“Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
~ Mother Teresa

 

om of the Virgin's ceiling crystal
om of the Virgin’s ceiling crystal

 

While working on Lori-Lyn’s sacred spaces I came across this image. I think it might be my favorite so far. It speaks of peace, faith, tranquility, goodness and harmony; things important in our daily lives to ensure happiness and everlasting peace.

 

niece love
niece love

 

Outside, Lori-Lyn has a Mary Garden. Recently, her nieces, whom she keeps during the summer months, created a painting. When she asked them where they’d like to put it, they placed it in the Mary Garden. Not only is it a beautiful painting, but it’s perfect for the Mary Garden. It’s refreshing to see such love and joy spring from two young people.

may 31, 2014

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“Until further notice, celebrate everything.” ~ Unknown

 

grotto of prayer
grotto of prayer

 

Me: I’m not so sure Jesus and Buddha weren’t the same person.

Normandi Ellis: They went to the same school.

 

Images from Camp Chesterfield where there was so much to take in, so much to learn, so much to photograph. Full disclosure; what I’ve called grotto of prayer is actually known as the Garden of Prayer. It was one of my favorite prayer locations in camp, though I did quite enjoy the occasional Buddha placed quietly here and there. There’s really so much to consider when thinking about ‘sacred spaces’. I’m loving this journey!

 

buddha brother
buddha brother

january 29, 2012

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Buddha, I want to have your peace…your wisdom, your serenity, your divine nature AND your acorn hat! Love, Squirrel.

self portrait (Snapseed and Color Splash)

I’ve been quite busy this weekend. Among other things to be done was errands. That’s when I realized I hadn’t captured today’s photo. First came the self-portrait – I’m sure customers in Kroger’s parking lot thought I was nuts – and, as is often the case in Lexington, I sat at a red light long enough to take the other. It’s Lexington’s first double crossover diamond intersection. An ingenious idea, though I might be the only person who thinks so…well, me and the engineer who dreamed it up.

My kingdom for three day weekends every week!

postcards from the intersection (Snapseed)