Friday, 25 March 2011

Signs of Life

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Night Walk with Alex

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Bins and paint

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Night in the city

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Another Laneway in Melbourne CBD

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Art in Melbourne laneway

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Street Poetry

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Control, Control, Did anyone ask the birds for their opinion?

Looking at this sign ,I breathe in.
Looking at this sign I breathe out.
Noticing the feeling that arises as I breathe in and out.
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Lanes and alleyways Melbourne 25th March 2011

Spent a day discovering Melbourne afresh with my new friend Alex.
I didn't take a camera. Had to use the mobile to snap up some images.

'Breathing in, I am aware of my mind. Breathing out, I am aware of my mind'
'Breathing in, I make my mind happy. Breathing out, I make my mind happy'  
'Breathing in, I concentrate my mind. Breathing out I concentrate my mind'
'Breathing in I liberate my mind. Breathing out I liberate my    mind.'                              

Thich Nhat Hanh
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In Transition.

Partly mumified and decaying bird.

Possibly the remains of an old friend who ate heartily of the daily seeds that I spread across the backyard every morning.

May all be free from physical suffering.
May all be free from mental suffering.
May all be free from threat and danger.
May all take care of themselves happily.
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sky before the rise of the supermoon

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Calm Abiding - What's that?

At first the meditator's mind is like a wild horse, and by engaging in the consistent practice of calm abiding meditation, it can gradually become tame. Eventually the mind will become clear and completely free of agitation. The activity of mind, which at first is a cascading waterfall, later becomes the gently flowing currents of a broad river and finally becomes the still water of a clear mountain lake.


The supermoon over Richmond Victoria.
19th March 2011
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Wilsons Prom

Prom evacuation airlift almost complete

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The airlift of stranded campers is continuing at Tidal River.
Four helicopters were used to pick up stranded campers. (ABC TV: Guy Stayner)
Emergency services hope they will have all the campers evacuated from Wilson's Promontory National Park today, in eastern Victoria later today.
Roads and bridges in the park have been cut by floods, stranding about 400 people at Tidal River and remote camping grounds.
Four helicopters have been ferrying people out to Yanakie, north of the park, and then on to the Foster Football Ground.
Ambulance Victoria says the operation was delayed by rain.
More than 70 people have been flown out so far.
Campers walked from Little Waterloo Bay and Refuge Cove to Sealers Cove to be picked up by helicopter off the beach at low tide.
One man with a heart condition was flown out this morning.
VicRoads engineers will inspect damage to the bridge that has cut access off to the southern section of the park today.
Work is also continuing to restore the waste water system at Tidal River.
Tourism businesses are hopeful the park will reopen before Easter.
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Radar and Wilsons Promontory floods...coincidence???

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The endless knot - beginnings and endings - all illusion.

The symbol of the endless knot keeps appearing in my daily life.
endless knot Tibetan KnotThe knot represents a connection, a link with our fates, binding us to our karmic destiny. Not surprisingly, this is one of the most favorite symbols in Tibetan Buddhism, and often occurs independently on its own.
Since the knot has no beginning or end it also symbolizes the infinite wisdom of the Buddha.
The intertwining of lines represents how all phenomena are conjoined and yoked together as a closed cycle of cause and effect. Thus the whole composition is a pattern that is closed on in itself with no gaps, leading to a representational form of great simplicity and fully balanced harmony.