March 28, 2011

Click... Spring!

Not intended for commercial purposes or use.

Not intended for commercial purposes or use.

March 22, 2011

Misty Mountain

Mount Zhongnan

The Tai Yi peak
is near the capital of Heaven.
Its range stretches
all the way to the coast.
As I look back,
the white clouds are close in.
As I look close up,
the blue mists suddenly disappear.
The middle ridge divides into
two ever-changing sceneries.
On dark or clear days
each valley has a different view.
Wanting to put up
at some one's place for the night,
I ask a woodcutter
on the other side of the stream.

~ by Wang Wei, Translated by Edward C. Chang

March 20, 2011

Navajo Healing Chant

Dark cloud is at the door.
The trail out of it is dark cloud.
The zigzag lightning stands high upon it.
An offering I make.

Restore my legs for me.
Restore my body for me.
Restore my mind for me.
Restore my voice for me.
Restore my feet for me.

Happily I recover.
Happily my interior becomes cool.
Happily I go forth.
My interior feeling cool, may I walk.

No longer sore, may I walk.
Impervious to pain, may I walk.
With lively feelings may I walk.
As it used to be long ago, may I walk.

March 13, 2011

Wedding Crasher

Not intended for commercial purposes or use.

With the price of gas increasing almost daily, I'll be sticking close to home to practice my photography. Not that my little excursions ever went very far afield, but my physical range is a bit more limited now. These shots were taken while passing a pleasant afternoon at a nearby public park; a hint of spring and the promise of new beginnings in the air.