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14th Star number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Imagemaker, iPhoneography, Landscape, nature, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Smartphone Photography, Words of music on 2022/06/12 at 04:00

According to Buddha

With a boundless mind one could cherish all living beings, radiating friendliness over the entire world, above, below, and all around without limit.

it’s never been easy
with you on my mind
but i’m in your corner
and you are in mine

***

on the coulee in Castor, County of Paintearth No. 18 ~ June 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

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

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

1963 Rolex Explorer ref. number

In Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Humour, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/09/12 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Fish play in the water. Birds play in the sky. Ordinary beings play on the earth. Sublime beings play in display. 

if you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
if you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise

***

a week or so ago just off Highway 5 ~ August 2021

168th prime number

In Alberta, Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Emotion, FujiX100V, Landscape, minimalism, Photography, Rural life, Words of music on 2021/07/07 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.

and i watch
as your head
turns full circle

***

a day or so ago endless land ~ Legal, Alberta ~ July 2021

Working hour system number

In Alberta, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landmarks, Photography, Rural life, Street photography on 2021/07/04 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.

remember me
(remember me)
when the sun comes up in the morning sky
there i will be
(there i will be)
soaring with the eagle so high feeling free
remember me
when the sun comes up in the morning sky
down the road
hand in hand

***

a week ago St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church 5 days later the church was destroyed by fire ~ Morinville, AB ~ June 2021

Shozin Fukui’s ピノキオ number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, Landmarks, New Topographics, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/03/14 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The problem with certainty is that it is static; it can do little but endlessly reassert itself. Uncertainty, by contrast, is full of unknowns, possibilities, and risks.

***

a week ago ~ a sliver of main street ~ Ryley, Alberta ~ March 2021

Dulac’s 1929 disque number

In Alberta landscapes, Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Landscape, Photography, Rural life, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/02/17 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. You must long for freedom as the drowning human longs for air.

’cause i don’t care if you’re going nowhere
just take good care of the world
i don’t care if you’re going nowhere
just take good care of the world

***

air quality throughout Strathcona County ~ a day ago ~ Fort Saskatchewan, AB ~ February 2021

Bertrand Carrière’s number of male portraits

In Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Fotos, iPhoneography, Mobile photography, Photography, Rural life, Words of music on 2020/09/16 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Ultimately you live simultaneously in all of the planes of consciousness all the time, so that in a way, it’s like a vertical cut up – you look at somebody, they’re there; they’re not there. 

ten fingers, ten laws that i live by.
(ten fingers, ten laws that i live by,
like all signs they keep me on track)

***

the little things ~ Western Development Museum ~ Moose Jaw, SK ~ a year or so ago.

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