Mp3, Music, Travel

Lotus in August at Biltmore Estate

Reflection by Jim Brickman Lotus has always been a symbol of Buddhism to me, but there is another symbol of strength in relation that I heard when I was little, and read it here that its symbolic characteristic of the Lotus flower leads from the observation that the plant's stalk is easy to bend in… Continue reading Lotus in August at Biltmore Estate

Dad's Garden

My Dad’s Garden in Early July

It has been a while since I updated my dad's garden.  I took this picture on June 28th, got up extra early before sunrise. Things have changed since then. My visit yesterday started out with chasing this butterfly, Lee did most of the chasing.  My dad and second sister never saw it but luckily I… Continue reading My Dad’s Garden in Early July

Fish Pond

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Water Lilies in July

Continued from Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration As I've mentioned in my Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore post that in Buddhism, the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching, so not surprised to see it here at… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Water Lilies in July

Buddhism, Travel

Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore

In Buddhism, the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching. The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth… Continue reading Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore

Dad's Garden

Cucumbers Galor at my Dad’s Garden

Just to update my sisters on my dad's garden, my oldest sister wouldn't be needing to see these pictures since she is here visiting with us this weekend, she is looking at the real garden. This is my second sister's old fishpond, she has it sat in the back yard to raise her water lily… Continue reading Cucumbers Galor at my Dad’s Garden

My Garden

The Fruit of My Labor

I know this is the proudest moment for me to be able to finally harvest some vegetables from my garden, it has been very rewarding thus far. My first water lily in bloom.  I'll be visiting Biltmore today and can't wait to see their water lily. My Water Hyacinth is spreading rapidly, looks very healthy… Continue reading The Fruit of My Labor