Tag Archives: Nature

Autumn Leaves Shapeshifting

While I was looking down into water filled with leaves, an old tree with hallowed eyes opened wide its wooden mouth and whispered gently— Why are you so sad? In cyclic transformations nothing ever dies! See the autumn leaves shapeshifting … Continue reading

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Byodo-In Temple — Sacred Space

The Byodo-in temple on the island of Oahu is a beautiful replica of the original Byodo-in built in 998 AD, in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A reflection of paradise on earth, the temple rests peacefully beneath the … Continue reading

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Looking Down on Heaven

Looking down on heaven fading beneath me underneath soft white clouds my spirit remains. Many years ago, when I first stepped out into the Honolulu airport and the warm trade winds touched my face, I felt like I had come … Continue reading

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Reflections and Shadows

On this autumn day, nature recreates itself with duck reflections and a butterfly shadow….. ~ms

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Web of Desire

Mysterious world in moonlit darkness glitters. Magical entrance luring those with weary wings into tunnels deep. Travelers beware! One brown leg propped up… in anticipation waits the hungry spider with dissolving bites of fire dripping in the dark. Don’t stop! Fly away from glittering illusions woven with … Continue reading

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