Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cherish the moment ...

... by observing the swarm of gold fishes, nine to be exact, and the two magpies, each at ease in their own milieus.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Live in the moment ...

... by focusing on doing the things at the moment, like the cranes, whether flying in unison, blaring out at the top of thier chirping next to a pine tree on the summit, or simply being at ease amongst the bamboo trees.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sing along ...

... with the cranes in the bamboo garden.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Greetings ...

... as a basic courtesy that facilitates connection.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sweet memories ...

... and say hello to the wagtails and the lotus, again.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pleasant Surprises ...

... abound if you care enough to pause and observe. Take a step back, and the world opens up.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reminiscing during the Mid-Autumn Festival ...

via collages of the full moon as seen from our side of the world and Chinese calligraphy of popular phrases expressing the nostalgic sentiments.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Simplicity ...

... is the nature's epitomes of serenity and resiliency by way of the lotus and the bamboo; anything more will be superfluous.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nature's serenade ...

... whether in a moonlit night or under the warm sun, is sweet melody all the same.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The gift of nature ...

... untied to reveal the carps and the lotus in perfect harmony.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Celebration of life ...

... as in the lotus flourishing amidst the carps galore, nine to be exact.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Joy ...

... is coursing through the water with fellow carps amidst lotus plants.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Enjoyment ...

... is observing things in nature, every moment, every breath, and then letting go.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Dawn of a new era ...

marked by the budding lotus, the maturing egrets, and peaceful co-existence based on mutual respect and a common sense of belonging.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Compassion and Wisdom ...

... are the twin core tenets of the teachings of Buddha. With compassion, there is no enemy; with wisdom, no affliction.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Heal the world ...

... the nature way: serene and contented.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

World Peace ...

... as pure as the lotus and as harmonious as the birds.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Let the good time roll ...

The GongPi artbook, Birds Singing and Flowers Radiating Fragrance by Ke-Chi Chang (2002, 2nd Edition) has guided my Chinese brush painting today.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Unsteady and the Steady ...

... the flow of water projects unsteady motion while the stillness of the lotus and the bamboo imparts a state of steady readiness at a particular instant of time. Both are facets of nature that change continuously.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


With bouquets of peony, in the one-stroke rendition.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Taking a break ...

... to savor the moment are the ducks and the ducklings in their natural swagger.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Floral Aristocrats

... as the Chinese Peonies are known though they also go by the name Mudan.