sloppy buddhist

10th 14-gonal number

In Buddhist philosophical concepts, History, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2018/05/13 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.

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blackbird claw, raven wing
under the red sunlight
long clothesline, two shirtsleeves
waving as we go by
hundred years, hundred more
someday we may see a
woman king, wristwatch time
slowing as she goes to sleep.


Afurada, Portugal ~ April 2018

  1. Laundry can be a great photo subject. I like how you did it in BW. Have an awesome week, Hedy. Cheers!

    • indeed Chris and with the sea breeze even better…been learning from some presets and playing with the curves in LR…very fun for me 🤓💫☺️ cheers!

  2. Again you’ve opened my ears to some great music hedy, Thank you.
    Kinda witchy ain’t it?

  3. BTW, we’ve already had a few woman kings. Jadwiga of Poland, Wu Tien of China, Catherine of Russia, whole dynasties of them in Egypt … I can’t see they were an improvement over the ones with dicks.

    • well yes Cabrogal…what power/ego/greed does to humans…I’ve witness horror and ugliness…and I’ve worked with evil fe/male humans…organs don’t make a difference…I’ve appreciated the words of Ursula K. Le Guin…

      “Now indeed there are women who want to be female men; their role model is Margaret Thatcher, and they’re ready to dress for success, carry designer briefcases, kill for promotion, and drink the Right Scotch. They want to buy into the man’s world, whatever the cost. And if that’s true desire, not just compulsion born of fear, O.K.; if you can’t lick ’em join ’em. My problem with that is that I can’t see it as a good life even for men, who invented it and make all the rules. There’s power in it, but not the kind of power I respect, not the kind of power that sets anybody free. I hate to see an intelligent woman voluntarily double herself up to get under the bottom line. Talk about crawling! And when she talks, what can she talk but father tongue? If she’s the mouthpiece for the man’s world, what has she got to say for herself?”…

      have a powerful day many smiles hedy 🤓☺️💫☀️

      • I could have guessed Ursula would have something pithy to say about it.

        The best I ever managed was “No matter the genitalia it’s the a***hole that sits on the throne”.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day Hedy. Such true words & I am always moved by your photography. With love leesa

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    • thank you Leesa…what a surprise 🤗…thank you kindly for saying…I appreciate iy…love back to you…compose a productive day ☺️💫☀️smiles from etown

  5. and let’s not forget Cleopatra! recently viewed on tv where in one society woman maintained most political and social segments of their life. The men were happy about it and encouraged it to happen.
    only in western cultures it seems do we tend to question the validity of anything even if it’s working.

    • I’ve started reading a book Mirror, Shoulder, Signal…by Dorthe Nors…being in the drivers seat of one’s life…I couldn’t stand to be in political life…I can hardly bear the current events…I’ll go back in time…I know it was violent too…Cleopatra I’ve always liked the name…I don’t know much about her actually…but I do like Iron & Wine 🤓🥁🎹🎸

      ☺️💫🤓have a happy day dear Eddie 😎☀️

      • Thank you for the additional information on Cleopatra. She was a great and fascinating woman whose reputation will forever live in history

  6. I love taking travel clothesline shots. Thanks for these beautiful examples of what the world is wearing, Hedy.

    • as do I Laurie…being in small villages like this was delightful…and yes fashion…it was ‘real’…smiles enjoy the sunny day ☀️😎☺️

  7. The beautiful alphabet of laundry. Nice pictures.

    • nice I like that “alphabet of laundry”…I was delightful and also neat to see such a public display of both washing and drying…the women were kind and receptive to my camera…it was a joyful visit to a lovely fishing village ~ smiles Alex…have a wonderful day ☺️💫❤️ smiles hedy

  8. Oh I love these, esp in B&W. I did a whole series way back in colour in Italy. Such a great subject.

    • I also liked them in b/w so many colours, shapes and textures…I liked the shadows and yes fun subject for sure…loving your IS images from Japan…you’ve captured such beauty…have a joyful day dear Alison ☺️💫❤️

  9. washing clothes is art and art is hanging them to dry.

    • you know I like laundry ☺️ this is an art for sure…would be a nice thing for large things like carpets 🧐 have a fresh and happy day Gavin ☀️😎 smiles 🙃😃

  10. a delightful laundry photo series, Hedy… …close up and tangible…. …what a pity that the laundry vanished from our all days life… …smiles over the pond and through the laundry 👋😊😊

    • thank you Markus ahhhhhh I’m glad I’ve got a washer and dryer…can’t imagine drying laundry here in the winter…but yes always possible when times were slower…just finished washing sheets and towels…I like to do laundry actually 🤪🤓 smiles back from sunny etown 😎☀️

  11. Great captures Hedy!!!

  12. Wonderful photographs and I learned some things. For one thing, I had never heard of gonal numbers 🙂 Also, I now have another village on my `to-visit-list´ …

    • thank you Kindly Ronald ☺️💫 appreciated and yes I’m always troubled by numbers and that is why I title my posts in order of composing them…so I learn a wee bit more along the way 🤓 yes many wonderful fishing villages…I agree they are the best 😃 have a joyful day ~ smiles hedy 😃

  13. Love the photos Hedy, especially in my favourite medium: B&W 🙂

    • yes I also enjoy b/w but for some images are for colour…I’ve had fun playing in LR and doing some experimenting 🤓 thanks for dropping by….have a happy day ~ smiles hedy 😃

      • I’m a painful purist so never convert from colour to B&W, and don’t do much post-processing (I’m also lazy). 🙂

        • Fancy meeting you here. 🙂 (As I am lazy, I do convert from colour to B&W. Works well once in ten cases. And I also use post prcessing. Practical.)
          Ciao, ciao

          • Ha, ha, fancy 😉 I can’t bring myself to do that Brian. I use a little PP for straightening (Astigmatism in eyes), sharpening, dust removal, and sometimes when I have a new camera and stuffed up the setting (tungsten setting), colour correction.

          • Fair enough. To be true, I use PP for straightforward stuff: Framing mostly. Since I only carry the I-phone in my back pocket, I sometimes don’t have time to frame correctly. A bit of sharpening and lighting sometimes. I also use the rubber stamp to remove unnecessary details. Nothing more fancy.

          • Maybe with an iPhone you need to do PP. I’m not sure. You may laugh, but I’m probably the only photographer in the world that doesn’t take photos with an iPhone. I rarely carry a phone on me to be honest and hate being tied to such an umbilical cord. How did we ever cope pre-mobiles… 😉

          • PP is not indispensable with an Iphone. Let’s say I take advantage of the technology.
            I won’t laugh. 🙂 To each his own. (I just took a few pix of my old Asahi-Pentax and accessories for a post) Thing is, I stopped taking photos for ten years maybe? Couldn’t be bothered with the bulk and weight anymore. (Also I had better visual memories without taking photos). Then the Iphone came out, and I had the perfect tool. Light, discrete, fits in my back-pocket. And it’s really a micro-micro- micro-computer with a – decent – camera.
            Two different perspectives.

          • Yes, two different perspectives. I’m not denying the iPhone and as I said, I’m an old school purist. ‘The Beast’ weighs in at 3kg and it’s the worst travel camera I could have chosen…Nikons are too heavy and intrusive. 🙂

          • Iphone optics are improving in each model. My only reservation is the fixed focal length. Not good for portrait. Not good for a distance. And the zoom is lousy. Even if you are a purist (Very respectable), try taking only an iphone one day. And see the results. Ciao

          • Ok, I will give that a try.
            I usually carry my 7-year old Lumix compaq with me also and use that stealth-like when required. The Beast is not great for stealth. 😉

          • Let’s see how it feels. Compaq? I remember the Rollei 35 back in the days. Good camera though a bit limited in focal. One of my best friends had one. I wonder whether he still has it.
            “The beast”? That’s a good nick.

          • Nahh, mine is a Lumix 8MP that I bought in Bolivia, back in 2011. ‘The Beast’ is my Nikon full frame weighing in at 3 kgs. 😉

          • Just looked it up. Tiny enough. Nikon is a very good camera, but 3 kgs is way beyond my taste. Plus you have to add a wide angle and a decent zoom, right?
            Buon finale di settimana.

          • Yes, the Lumix is a pretty cool camera, especially for trekking. The Nikon is 3kgs with the 28-300mm zoom, but still way too heavy. I use the compaq for the wide angle as the Nikon wide angle weighs 900+ grams. Too much weight when you carry everything on your back. 🙂

          • 900 gs for a wide angle? OMG 🙂
            I weighed my old Asahi Pentax the other, the camera with a standard 50mm lens weighs 1.9kg. And even that is too heavy for me. 🙂
            Let me know how you fare with your Iphone experiment. Cheers.

          • Exactly! 😉 Will do, ciao

          • I wear my camera as a necklace…🤓☺️

          • and mine is a little black box (using Lynn’s term) loving this thread 🤓

          • 🤓😳☺️

          • I love to play with mobile images…I do this too…it’s fun to me 😃

          • maybe even more than 2 perspectives…my little black box is light…I do make mobile images…it’s all practice for me and fun ☺️🤓💫

          • I’m not on Insta but was able to see your photos – very cool 🙂

          • it’s all practice…and most of all fun, for me. smiles hedy 💫☺️🤓

        • I learn along the way…do some on line learning and then play but also don’t take much time…I do prefer to shoot with the camera…but am learning the art of post editing and one day I’ll need to learn to print too 🤓☺️💫 thanks for your comments appreciated 🤓 smiles hedy 😁

  14. What a find, and you knew just what to do with it. The repeating shapes, intersecting lines, shadows – what a visual treat. The clothes are very neatly hung, aren’t they?

    • yes a tiny fishing village just over the river…it was delightful…so much to see…and the washing house was unique and busy…also stumbled upon an older one in Lisboa…I do think about women’s work…I do think about work…I was also impressed how neatly they are all hung…it was cool for sure Lynn ☺️💫🤓

      • Women’s work, yes, a lot to think about. That was a heavy bundle on that woman’s head….

        • yes I think about that too…what we carry in/on our heads…sometimes just too heavy 🤓😉 I saw many strong women in the washing houses…I’m glad I don’t have to do this work…but maybe one day…who knows…I do have a washer dryer here…as our clothes would be frozen most of the time 🤓

  15. How I love this quote Hedy … so true! I adored my Mum .. Your photos are brilliant!

    • yes I also appreciated the Buddha quote 🤓 I have always had an odd relationship with my mother…she’s an artist…and was/is her own woman and I respect her. 🤓💫 smiles and apologies for slow response

  16. Unusual to see clothes hanging outside nowadays. I remember the “ceremony” it was to hang the clothes in the garden after my mother did the laundry in the Normandy house. Needless to say, kids hate hanging clothes. 🙂

    • what a delightful memory…I remember my mother using a wringer washer…but not for long…I can’t remember having clothes other than in Portugal which is fun for me 🤓💫☺️

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