Tag Archives: nature

Mosquito Buddha

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mosquito larva
on the stagnant pool-
future Buddhas

Our mind is the stagnant pond. If we recognize the Buddha within ourselves the larva will hatch and our mind will flow in harmony.

Flower festival

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chicks breaking
through the shell-
flower festival

Today is Hanamatsuri or Flower festival. It is also the time we celebrate the birth of the Buddha. Just as a chick breaks through its shell to be born we too must break through our ego to be born a compassionate being. May today be your birth too.

Clutch of Hens

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clutch of hens
scratching at the dirt-
seniors meeting today

Today I had to chuckle as I was at the library and heard a sound familiar to me. But it was out of place! The sound was of a clutch of hens having their morning feed and chatting. As I got closer I saw the sign that said “senior women’s meeting today.”
Now of course I had to look in and they were in their little groups, standing around sipping coffee and snacking. I guess some things are the same regardless of species.

Last Night’s Storm

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the wet grass
from last night’s storm-
unmade bed

Yesterday we had winds above 50mph and it blew in a late storm. As I look at the garden bed, and how the soil soaked up the rain I see it is nearing time get to work planting.

Shoots of green

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popping up-
shoots of green
welcome the dawn

As a walked this morning I noticed little shoots starting to push up through the flower beds. Nice to see Spring arriving.

whirlpool

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whirlpool gathers
leaves, then lets go-
temporary formation

Our life too is just a temporary formation. Do not squander it on petty things. Live life not just exist.