Saturday, June 30, 2012

calgary corner store ~

i found these ~

rolled up in the back of a closet. Drawings my dad did...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

still here ~

after all these years. my favourite garden...

receiving new information from the sun ~

the dandelion sews the seeds of new beginnings upon the earth.

Monday, June 25, 2012

i am, we are, love is ***

 bountiful, blissful and beautiful...
listen, chant, enjoy...
***bachan kaur

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

she enters into her own image

"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."

Meister Eckhart

Thursday, June 14, 2012

ode to a wildflower blue ~

blurry bear ~


It is so exciting to see a bear (from a safe distance) when you are out in their natural habitat that I thought I would post this even though it is a BLURRY BEAR PHOTO. I think this young black bear is standing up because he/she had just heard or caught scent of the three elk we ourselves had just seen walking back into the woods...when you go down in the woods today you're sure to get a surprise...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

i am orchid-sitting ~

inspiring ~

opening oneself to the road ~

 
Our path is sometimes rough and sometimes smooth; nonetheless, life is a constant journey. Whether we sleep, eat, dress, study, meditate, attend class—whatever we do is regarded as our journey, our path. That path consists of opening oneself to the road, opening oneself to the steps we are about to take.

from The Sanity We Are Born With by Chogyam Trungpa

Saturday, June 9, 2012

as smooth as the river lies against the earth ~

"I have lost, as I have said, some sense of myself. I no longer require as much. And though I am hopeful of recovery, an adjustment as smooth as the way the river lies against the earth at this point, this is no longer the issue with me. I am more interested in this: from above, to a hawk, the bend must appear only natural and I for the moment inseparably a part, like salmon or a flower. I cannot say well enough how this single perception has dismantled my loneliness."

Notes from the River, by Barry Holstun Lopez

windy point ~

chipping sparrow ~

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

sounds from the coulee ~


silver spring from julie a on Vimeo.
It looks like I need help with my videography! Oh well, enjoy the sounds and the perspective...

Friday, June 1, 2012

the tree ~

in praise of the evening ~


I am thinking about praise and how praise is something that we are meant to give to our dogs and to our children, but perhaps it is more important to notice how totally, at times, they are already in praise, and in those moments we have nothing to give them at all except for our own awe of them. Just to be in awe can be our highest praise.

trembling aspen ~