sloppy buddhist

Designation Project Book number

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, Landscape, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2020/11/22 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Soul, a moving river. Body, the riverbed.

like a river, like a river, sh-
like a river, like a river, sh-
like a river, like a river


a day or so ago ~ North Saskatchewan River ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ November 2020

  1. Beautiful. 🙏

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  3. How beautiful. 🤍♥️🌬❄️

  4. More people would be at ease if they read more of Buddha.

  5. I wish I was a river. – Joni

    • 🎶🎵 And singing songs of joy and peace
      Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on🎵🎶 such a beautiful song 🤓 have a musical day Ray ~ hugs hedy 🤗

      • Always musical days around this place. It’s turned into a Christmas song for us.

        • Oh music here…everyday some days loud rock…other times chill and I’ve found some wonderful pianists….Christmas music can make me sad actually 🤓☺️💫 sending joy Ray have a fun day.

          • Try listening to Hem. Sort of modern classical music. “I’ll be Home for Christmas” just kills me, because for a long time I asked where is home? Fun days. Hahahahaha. I’m lockdown. I don’t go anywhere. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. I use Google maps and their location service. At the end of the month they send your trip data. For the last three months I’ve been averaging 16 miles per month, mostly out buying food. That’s fun. You are out photographing ice. That IS fun.

          • I’m out everyday…it’s been mild and lots of delicious sunshine…the river is freezing shut 💫🤓 and yes we’re in a state of some sort of lockdown…wish it was different but I’m fine being inward…home is the body…time is an illusion…everything feels fluid these days…some sleep will be good now ☺️😴

          • You have all those wide open spaces. We don’t. We live in the city. The nearest wide open space are the swamps upriver. Time is always an illusion. A musician friend said that numbers mean nothing and that she tells time by watching nature. Pretty much true for me, except our seasons don’t have a definitive point. We should have been working all summer… now we are getting cranky.

          • yes we have endless land….and I’m learning…this dialled back experience is helpful…I’m creating my own rhythms…and yes more to to look and just be…I do have immense feelings of gratitude at this moment ☺️🙃🙂…when it’s -30 and its lingers into the spring…we get cabin fever…it’s rather mild here for us…make a big fire this weekend and be outside…🤔

          • You said, in a slightly different way than something I say. “Don’t take the picture, let the picture take you.” I try to turn my brain off, not think, just see and react. I’ve done that for years but it seems more important now than ever. I haven’t been ding that enough. As I wrote on my Thanksgiving post. I grateful to be alive. I didn’t say to well enough, but as John Lennon said. “Where there is life there is hope.”

          • Me too Ray…it’s a feeling thing for me ☺️👌🤓 stay strong and sending peace and all good things 💫

          • The other side is that I stop when I’m done, whenever that is… peace, pepperoni and pancakes.

          • yes…that one step over…one xtra brush stroke…just too much sometimes right ☺️🤓 🎨 tea, water miso and peace Ray ✌️❣️

  6. I absolutely love this Hedy, it’s so calming!

  7. Marvelous set! 🙂

  8. This made me think of the Joni Mitchell song also. It’s beautiful and much colder there than here. Happy days, Hedy

    • It’s been exciting watching the river Chris…seems slower this year to have the a complete freeze over…I’ve been obsessed with watching it…being outside everyday is good for me ☺️🐶 have a creative week

  9. The ever changing, ever evolving parts of us cling to the steadfast self

    • so lovely Eddie and yes…change…can be hard…nature reminds me of the rhythms and so beautiful to watch the river flow…hoping you’re doing well ~ hugs hedy ☺️🤗💫

  10. Great photos ~ how perfectly it matches your quote “Soul, a moving river. Body, the riverbed.” I’ve never heard/read this before and it is quite descriptive, beautifully descriptive along with your photos. 🙂 Hope you’re staying warm as we slip into winter and the holiday season ~

    • Well those are the words of Rumi…the river has been so amazing to watch Randall…we’re warm and isolating here in Alberta…hoping you’re safe and healthy ~ sending joy hedy ☺️💫

  11. Moved, Hedy! Beautiful!

  12. So beautiful. I wish I’d paid more attention to the freezing and thawing of the lake when I lived up north. But I doubt we’d have had ice cakes – they are amazing! You so captured the feel of it all. Brrr

    • I’ve been documenting them for 4 years now…it’s a definite fascination for me Alison…I’ve got to pull them all together yet…I’ve learned more about project work…and storing my images 🤦‍♀️ so much to learn so fun! 💫

  13. looks really cold.

  14. Such a lovely piece..!

  15. Wonderful images. Peaceful, natural, beautiful.

  16. Your pictures are beautiful my dear visual researcher… (Where do I sign up?)
    But they’re from another universe… Another galaxy…
    Saskatchewan now? If you ever meet anyone called Onraët, s/he’s a cousin of mine. 😉🙏🏻

  17. hi Hedy,
    so very beautiful and true.
    thank you, xox leesa

    Dr. Leesa Fawcett, PhD, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University, Toronto ON • Canada M3J 1P3


  18. I know they have a “Wood fire Channel” this time of year. It helps people relax. I’ve even seen one of Jellyfish gently gliding about.
    So you should start a River Channel Hedy! Just put up a camera at a great spot and stream. I bet many people would watch it!

    • Well that’s an idea Wayne…I’ve enjoyed making little video clips on my IG…I still remember the one you did with the eagle…it’s was so amazing…sadly I witnessed a deer drowning the other day as 2 coyotes loomed by I think they chased it onto the ice floats… it was nature but still brutal…I’m a city human mostly but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my river time these past years…thanks for stopping by have a joyful day…smiles hedy ☺️🤓💫

  19. I always enjoy what you do with the river in winter, Hedy, and this is no exception. 🙂

    • 🙏appreciate you saying it’s been a bit of an obsession…I seen and learned so much watching it cover…👀people walking on the edges, dogs on the edge and a deer chased who fell under the ice floats 😥😱it’s a dangerous river this time of year…I’m collecting them all for a project…4 years of them 🤓 it’s an adventure for sure ~ hugs hedy 🤗

      • The edge is always where the action is, sometimes good, sometimes not. I did see the comment above about the deer and coyote. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the project. Take care! 🙂

        • Yes 5 coyotes…I just saw the chase…it was distressing to me😰😱…the river is so powerful…all good here…we’re in some sort of isolation lockdown…just hanging and being outside as it’s been rather mild 🌞🌝 stay strong ~ hugs hedy 🤗

  20. Beautiful words and images.

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