We are spoilt for choice! So many images to choose from and all available to be used.
There are over 6,000 photographs of Buddhist archeological sites, pilgrimage centres, and temples in SE Asia, as well as Videos, Maps, Posters, etc. on this website, please feel free to use the photographs to make more works with them, in accordance with the Creative Commons license on the page where you find them.
Here is a photograph from the site.
George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making one of his own.
George Clarke, Amazing Spaces, Chanel 4 TV
It would seem tiny living is catching on. I have not viewed this program which was kindly brought to my attention by Jenny. Those in Britain, and possible elsewhere in the world, will be able to watch the first, in a series of programs, streamed on the Internet. It is 47 mins long and it will be available to watch for a further 27 days.
The next in the series is on Tuesday 30th October at 8.00 pm GMT Chanel 4.
George meets a teacher building a bolt-hole in the Lake District, the community living in shipping containers in Hackney, and an architect who has put his kitchen on the roof of his house.
You can tell I am rather interested in tiny living.
Whisky Keg Mountains
Yesterday traveling south from Inverness to Aberdeen along country roads.
Turned a corner and come upon these mountains of kegs in a Cooper’s
yard. Bound no doubt for one of the many whisky distilleries along the river Spay.
Today visiting and walking and talking and eating with sangha members. Turned a corner in a garden and came upon this Wendy House. A dream children’s house. A Wendy Hut! Grandad planted geraniums and painted it red.
Drawing together these two images is a thread of skill and craftsmanship. There is almost a sense of romance around the ancient hand trades. Such as Cooperage, dry stone walling and the like. And in the painting of the Wendy House and the tended vegetable plot is demonstrated equally an ancient skill and craftsmanship. Though not recognized as a trade. Grand-parentage!
This is in gratitude for those I have spent time with these past two days. I bow to what you all have done, are doing and will no doubt continue to do. Getting on and caring. Sacrificing retirement years, health and more. No romance, lots of love and devotion. Satisfaction, little recognition.
Thanks to Walter for his comment on this post which included this translation of the quote by Hippocrates, the Greek Father of Medicine:
Usually translated as:
[The] art is long,
life is short,
A pause now, for thought…..
See also here for more on the Oath.
Also Jacks comment (and Angie’s) on the The Other Side Of Medicine – Easing Death.
This post has been modified on 3rd August. The Hippocratic Oath and the quote above, while related, are not the same thing. It would seem….
Simon after grooming session
He appears in the kitchen at just before four in the afternoon. It’s clear that now is an OK to get out the FURminator
and have at it
. This little gadget is so good at getting out the undercoat of cats and dogs that shed I just have to give it a mention.
Long time readers may remember the post Cat and Moose in which Simon featured. He is still the happy cat he was two years ago, and remarkably non-vocal too.
Photo note: To get a sharp image of a cat after, or during, a grooming session is almost impossible. This is the best I could do.