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Kusters number of blue skies

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Edmonton, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Landscape, minimalism, Outdoors, Photography, Words of music on 2022/04/20 at 04:00

According to Buddha

I, the snow lioness who stays in snowy solitudes, Have milk which is like the essential nectar. In the absence of golden cups, I would not pour it in an ordinary vessel.

then without a warning
another winter storm comes raging through
and the mercury’s fallin’
i’m left all alone
just like spring time in alberta
chills me to the bone

***

yesterday in the woods Terwillegar Park, ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

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In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Conceptual photography, dreams, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Minimal photography, nature, Photography, Words of music on 2022/04/17 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Fearlessness is the most prominent characteristic of all bodhisattvas and all who tread the bodhisattva path. For them, life has lost its terrors and suffering its sting. Instead of scorning earthly existence, or condemning its ‘imperfection’, they fill it with a new meaning.

afraid that you can’t climb higher
scared that you’re gonna fall
every time the road gets harder
the art of survival

***
like a river, a day ago ~ North Saskatchewan ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

Flint’s ‘Year of Survival’

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Fotografia, health, Horses, iPhone photography, minimalism, Photography, self study, Words of music on 2022/03/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Ego is the problem. Sometimes ego is very spoiled, like a child who is constantly throwing tantrums. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept where we are. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept who we are. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept the way things are without any real complaint. So what do we do? There is nothing that we can do. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept the fact that the sky is blue but there is nothing that we can do. You see. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept that we are living on a planet that is permeated with natural disasters, earthquakes, floods, and other catastrophes. All we can do is accept that and learn how to surrender to the flow of all events.

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reflections on a fall on ice ~ a day or so ago ~  Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

Revolt against Prince Iziaslav Yaroslavich year

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landscape, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/03/16 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Sometimes we feel that one individual’s action is very insignificant. Then we think, of course, that effects should come from channeling or from a unifying movement. But the movement of the society, community or group of people means joining individuals. Society means a collection of individuals, so that initiative must come from individuals. Unless each individual develops a sense of responsibility, the whole community cannot move. So therefore, it is very essential that we should not feel that individual effort is meaningless – you should not feel that way. We should make an effort.

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a day or so ago Keephills ~ Alberta’s Coal Phase-Out ~ Wabamun Lake area ~ home of the Paul First Nation, AB ~ March 2022

Battle of Hastings year

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landmarks, Lifestyle, New Topographics, Rural life, Street photography, Visual story telling, Words of music on 2022/03/09 at 04:00

According to Buddha

If you have never taken 
The principles of the teachings to heart, 
You have no basis 
For awakening to the hidden path. 

so, i’m at your house this morning
just a little after nine
’cause, it was in bobcaygeon
where i saw the constellations reveal themselves
one star at a time

***

a week or so ago a wee chat about gasoline ~ Andrew, Alberta ~  which lies on Treaty Six land ~ March 2022

Xkcd number for ten thousand

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, Landmarks, New Topographics, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

A true partner or friend is one who encourages you to look deep inside yourself for the beauty and love you’ve been seeking.

you can count on me like one, two, three
i’ll be there
and i know when i need it, i can count on you like four, three, two
and you’ll be there
’cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh, yeah
ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah

***

a day ago with foto friday friends ~ Talus Dome ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ January 2022

Lockheed L Super Constellation number

In Alberta landscapes, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, FujiX100V, Monochromia, Photography, Sport, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/05 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Half of life is lost in charming others. 
The other half is lost in going through anxieties caused by others. 
Leave this play. You have played enough.
the more i see, the less i know
the more i like to let it go
hey oh, whoa, whoa, whoa
deep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
where it’s so white as snow
privately divided by a world so undecided
and there’s nowhere to go

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a day ago in Chickakoo Lake, Parkland County ~ honouring and acknowledging Treaty 6 Territory, Alberta ~ January 2022

Builder bear scp number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/02 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Be as careful as you can. Our minds are funny. Sometimes we are skeptical of things that are really worthwhile and completely accepting of things that we should avoid. Try to avoid extremes and follow the middle way, checking with wisdom wherever you go.

we’re on a road to nowhere
come on inside
takin’ that ride to nowhere
we’ll take that ride

***

a night or so ago -35 at the Esso Gas station in Gunn, Alberta ~ December 2021

Splitgate games number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, FujiX100V, Humour, minimalism, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/29 at 04:00

According to Buddha

There are two kinds of happiness, mental happiness, and outer happiness. Outer happiness comes through meeting with an external object and is transitory. Mental happiness comes about through meditation and positive thought, it is stable and does not cause suffering. One cannot be happy if one does not have mental happiness, no matter how abundant the   external sources of outer happiness are, but if one is truly happy in one’s mind, then one is unaffected by outer problems.

you gotta swing your hips now
come on baby
a jump up oh, jump back
oh well, i think you’ve got the knack, oh-oh
 
(come on baby, do the locomotion)

***

dogs + snow a joyful dance walk a day or so ago ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

Artemus Ogletree’s room number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, FujiX100V, Landscape, minimalism, nature, Photography, Words of music on 2021/12/26 at 04:00

According to Buddha

What is the mind? It is a phenonmenon that is not body, not substantial, has no form, no shape, no colour, but, like a mirror, can clearly reflect objects.

leave this space and face the open wide
wonder endlessly, i don’t look down
making me forgive making me brave
looking for a chance to change my wings
lately i’ve been wondering why i stay
feeling like
 
space invades my mind

***

a day or so ago walking my little black box and dog ~ North Saskatchewan River ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

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