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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

Medium tensile carbon steel number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, FujiX100V, Landscape, Monochromia, Photography, Words of music on 2021/12/22 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The winter solstice is the time of ending and beginning, a powerful time…a time to contemplate your immortality. A time to forgive, to be forgiven, and to make a fresh start. A time to awaken. 

we stood
steady as the stars in the woods
so happy-hearted
and the warmth rang true inside these bones
as the old pine fell we sang
just to bless the morning

***

a day or so ago ~ Wagner Natural Area rests on Treaty 6 lands ~ December 2021

USS Bronstein number

In Alberta landscapes, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, Landscape, Monochromia, New Topographics, water, Words of music on 2021/11/24 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one human seems nonsense to another.

i ended up in search of ordinary things
how much of a tree bends in the wind
i started telling the story without knowing the end

***

a week ago Lesser Slave Lake known traditionally as ᐊᔭᐦᒋᔨᓂᐤ ᓵᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ayahciyiniw sâkahikan ~ Treaty 8 lands AB ~ November 2021

One piece tower chapter number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Documentary, FujiX100V, Landscape, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/10/27 at 04:00

According to Buddha

So resolve yourselves. It’s not just by sitting with your eyes closed that you develop wisdom. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind are constantly with us, so be constantly alert. Study constantly. Seeing trees or animals can all be occasions for study. Bring it all inwards. See clearly within your own heart. If some sensation makes impact on the heart, witness it clearly for yourself, don’t simply disregard it.

i know somewhere
there is a party going down
interesting people
conversation to be found
i’ve lived in cities
where there is no solitude
i’ve made some friends here
that i hope i never lose
but, for now
i want to stay in this quiet town

***

a week ago ~ the Lund farm house ~ Dowling Lake ~ acknowledging Treaty 7 territory land ~ October 2021

Hexadecimal 0x404 number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, dreams, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landscape, Photography, Visual story telling, Words of music on 2021/10/24 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect any praise or reward. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

look
if you had
one shot
or one opportunity
to seize everything, you ever wanted
in one moment
would you capture it
or just let it slip?

***

a week ago Fox Lake, Hanna Alberta ~ acknowledging Treaty 7 territory land ~ October 2021

Number of binary bytes in a kilobyte

In Alberta landscapes, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Flora, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landscape, Monochromia, Photography, Words of music on 2021/10/10 at 04:00

According to Buddha

If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed. Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know. 
You can’t explain it to others.

sunshine’s better on the other side
sunshine’s better when you make it shine
the sun shines better
sunshine’s better on the other side
the other side of the hill
the sun shines better.

***

a day ago walking my camera along the river edge ~ North Saskatchewan River ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ October 2021

Macomber’s evergreen place number

In Age, Alberta landscapes, Art, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landscape, Monochromia, New Topographics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/10/03 at 04:00

According to Buddha

In all activities, may I examine my mind
And as soon as conflicting emotions arise,
Endangering myself and others,
May I firmly face and avert them.

unforgettable, though near or far
like a song of love that clings to me
how the thought of you does things to me
never before has someone been more
unforgettable in every way

***

yesterday a walk with my camera at Aldon Auto Salvage Ltd ~ Lamont AB ~ on traditional lands known as Treaty 6.

Jolin Tsai’s debut album number

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, Landscape, Minimal photography, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/09/22 at 04:00

According to Buddha

May everyone be happy and safe, and may their hearts be filled with joy… Just as a mother loves and protects her only child at the risk of her own life, we should cultivate boundless love to offer to all living beings in the entire cosmos. Let our boundless love pervade the whole universe, above, below, and across. Whether standing or walking, sitting or lying, as long as we are awake, we should maintain this mindfulness of love in our own heart. This is the noblest way of living.

***

a day ago harvest moon at UA Research Farm ~ September 2021

Brian Boru & the Battle book number

In British Columbia, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, FujiX100V, Landscape, minimalism, New Topographics, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/09/05 at 04:00

According to Buddha

On the mundane level, the clear comprehension of impermanence, suffering and non-self will bring us a saner outlook on life. It will free us from unrealistic expectations, bestow a courageous acceptance of suffering and failure and protect us against the lure of deluded assumptions and beliefs. In our quest for the supra-mundane comprehension of the three characteristics will be indispensable.

but i’m coming down the mountain again
get the word to all my good-time friends
the fishing was fine but fishing comes to an end
i’m coming down the mountain again

***

a week or so ago ~ along Eden Rd, Clearwater, BC ~ August 2021

Jansen’s visual contemplative journey book number

In abstract, Art, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landscape, Photography, seascape, Street photography, Visual Narrative, Words of music on 2021/08/15 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

we’re goin’ where the sun shines brightly
we’re goin’ where the sea is blue
we’ve seen it in the movies
now let’s see if it’s true

***

early morning walk  Crescent Beach, territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation ~ Surrey BC ~ August 2021

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