first

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Pema Chodron, Living + Dying

An inspiring human being… I can hardly believe she’s 80 years young!   Rainbow Buddhas, watercolor+watercolor pencil by las “All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” Grant Wood ©2007-2016 by L’Adelaide-CountryWomanPaints. All rights reserved.

Van Gogh's starry night

January 14, 2016
ĽAdelaide

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Reminders at 3AM

  Paintings by Leonora Carrington This post is in it’s 29th revision. Ridiculous but either that or silence, I suppose. Here the wind is howling, rattling windows, as if to come in for a cup of tea while ripping at the tin of the barn roof. Pondering paths ahead, probably an unwise idea. The many […]

sunflower

November 15, 2014
ĽAdelaide

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Thich Nhat Hanh Hospitalized

“In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

P8300004

October 17, 2014
ĽAdelaide

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Eye of My Mind

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I began meditation practice decades ago. While it sustains me, I admit there’s been times when I’ve let it go. Always I see how much it sustains me when I forego the practice. In meditation nowadays, I breathe. I watch. Being ADD, many thoughts pass by but over time, they drift into the mists.

Just because “it” likes to do those things, who is in charge?

Flower Pots

September 4, 2014
ĽAdelaide

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Drought and Flowers

Not a pretty sight. Smog pressing down into the valley from a stubbornly stuck inversion layer. It does make a pretty sunset! My problem is I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities{MCS}. I also have asthma and Mast Cell Activation Disorader as a result of the sensitivities. I’m especially sensitive to VOC’s and air pollution caused by […]