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I entrust myself to earth,
Earth entrust herself to me.
I entrust myself to Buddha,
Buddha entrusts herself to me.
Thich Nhat Hanh



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I've had this project in my mind for many years now.  I make concrete Buddhas for the garden and they are scattered through my yard, some with poetry written out on bricks, some lain down as garden borders. But I can only make so many, you know.  I wanted something more.

I decided to carry a Buddha around with me on hikes and road trips, and tried to find interesting places to take photos.  It began at Mount Rushmore, circled around Devil's Tower, then traveled on down to Moab.  I plan to share these photos soon, but not now.

To begin, I chose a photo from this spring.  A slow-coming Spring, with snow still crusted to the ground and chilly winds still blowing.  This photo gives me hope, hope that Spring is near and truth, the truth that the earth knows how to take care of herself, as she takes care of me and my needs.

A person once asked me how to keep this series from seeming "gimmicky."  I didn't have an answer to that probing, wounding question.  Today I realized I don't need an answer.  I just am  "doing."  And with that "doing" comes understanding and definition.


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  1. I love this project, and I agree - you're doing, no gimmicks involved. Keep going! Can't wait to see more photos.

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    1. Thanks Deonne! Now that I've gone through my stash of photos I am fairly excited about this project. It seems like something I can work on for a long time to come.

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