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Bonsai Tree   Leave a comment

Bonsai Tree (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Image by kenne

There are no borders in bonsai,

the dove of peace flies to palace

as to a humble house,

to young as to old,

to rich and poor.”

— John Naka

 

Karesansui Gardens    Leave a comment

Karesansui Gardens (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Panorama Image by kenne

Who speaks the sound of an echo?
Who paints the image in a mirror?
Where are the spectacles in a dream?
Nowhere at all — that’s the nature of mind!

—  Tantric Buddhist Women’s Songs

Bottlebrushes   Leave a comment

Bottlebrushes (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Images by kenne

Bottlebrushes are native to Australia and The Huntington has among its many gardens an Australian Garden. (March 31, 2022)

The Landmark   Leave a comment

“The Landmark” by Enrique Martínez Celaya at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“We cannot love unless we have accepted the forgiveness,
and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love.”

– Paul Tillich.

Huntington Zen Garden   Leave a comment

Huntington Zen Garden (March 31, 2022) — Panorama by kenne

I have lost count of the number of times I have visited the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, collections-based research, and educational institution in San Marino, California. The Huntington is like a “riprap” — loose rocks used as a foundation that a person can assemble before them.

Riprap

Lay down these words
Before your mind like rocks,
                       placed solid, by hands
In choice of place, set
Before the body of the mind
                       in space and time:
Solidity of bark, leaf, or wall
                       riprap of things:
Cobble of milky way,
                     straying of planets,
These poems, people,
                       lost ponies with
Dragging saddles—
                      and rocky sure-foot trails.
Game of Go.
                       ants and pebbles
In the thin loam, each rock a word
                     a creek-washed stone
Granite: ingrained
                       with torment of fire and weight
Crystal and sediment linked hot
                       all change, in thoughts,
As well as things.

— Gary Snyder

Japanese Garden   3 comments

Japanese Garden (1 of 1) art painting blogJapanese Garden — Computer Painting by kenne

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My home was at Cold Mountain from the start,
Rambling among the hills, far from trouble.

Gone, and a million things leave no trace
loose, and it flows through the galaxies
A fountain of light, into the very mind —
Not a thing, and yet it appears before me:
Now I know the pearl of the Buddha-nature
Know its use: a boundless perfect sphere.

— Gary Snyder

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