Stand Tall

Stand UP!
stand tall
walk tall
sit tall.

Don’t know they
We humans do!

Taken top of Loughrigg Fell above Ambleside. These plants are a great inspiration.

Inter Acting

Sir Anthony Gormley 's Another Place, Sefton
Sir Anthony Gormley ‘s Another Place, Sefton

I’ve responded to comments this morning, sometimes at length. I do love to hear from readers. Especially good to hear from people I’ve lost touch with as well as those I interact with reasonably frequently too.

It has been an especially active ten days doing things with people both with Buddhist friends and family (cousins). There will be more mountain and vegetation photos to come. Inter Acting. Just finished a conversation with one cousin about paying full attention and how difficult that is given the many calls on her time. We talked about full attention not being dependent on time constraint.

In a certain way the instalation Another Place speaks of this. I think.

Another Place

Lovely day out on Crosby Beach looking out to sea with 100 iron statues. Just being there. Looking with them brought about an inner calm which couldn’t go unnoticed.

Another Place

This post escaped from my phone however I am glad it did. Love this image, the rust, the colour and texture of the ‘skin’.

You Don’t NEED to do that!

Mable 3Hold still….oh well, never mind.
Maple 2Mable, swim THIS way…
Mable1MABLE! Cute enough for now. I guess.
On the way up to Loughriff Fell, there is a ‘pond’. Where Mable my walking companion of this week took a long dip.¬† Her name has been invoked very many times over the past¬† days. But the one that has made us laugh the most is Mable! You don’t need to do that now!

This post is for a lovely black cat of my acquaintance who was run over by a car a couple of weeks ago. I just found out this morning. Anybody who has ‘lost’ an animal friend and companion will understand how grief filled one becomes. Post is also for those friends (now traveling home to Nottingham), and their dog. Happy days walking in the fells. Wonderful. Mable made it especially happy. She is a happy dog.

Practice Within The Order of Buddhist Contemplatives