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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Experiental

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Today i’ve wandered through the forest, seen and heard many birds.. came back home full of experiences and photographs

The interesting thing about all these experiences was that earlier today i was reading a book by Lama Tsongkhapa in which he describes how much we’re attached to our senses.. and indeed, in the forest i was constantly on the watch for sights and sounds. Perhaps that’s the downside for me of taking the camera with me. Or better said, it’s a lesson for me. First relax the mind, eyes and ears and then engage with the forest, connect with it without wanting to grasp at certain experiences (like seeing a kingfisher or a squirrel)

So today ended up being both rewarding in terms of photographs and in applying wisdom..

 

The harbor of Hellevloetsluis

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Visited the town of Hellevloetsluis for a weekend off with my former roommates from college time. And as i knew we were going to be close to the sea, the camera went along. Here are a few shots from the two sunsets we´ve seen during the weekend.

Grey Heron

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Yesterday went to Artis zoo with a few friends from back in University days.. was great fun and took a lot of pictures. So i’ll select a few of them and post them here at the blog. First stop, a Grey Heron. Tried to give it a bit of a Japanese style

Laughing Matters

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Kookaburra

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Laughter reaches my ear as i’m unable to locate the source
A lovely eerie voice screeches my brain
Rattling with joy the sound pitch goes up
Then i realize i’m in the land of the Auzzies
Home of the ever cheerful laughing bird
Looking up i spot the joyful trickster
One more laughter and then he’s off
Leaving me in bewilderment
But now armed with a big wide smile


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Crane bird

Long ago i had the wish to see
The majesty of this bird so free
Famous for its courtship dance
So when I actually had a glance
I couldn’t believe my very eyes
Almost too big was the surprise
As the sight becomes a regularity
I realize that it’s a actually a rarity
Endangered in our low countryside
Yet the cranes don’t choose to hide
Today again the two stand fine
Oh so very close to the railway line
Do other people care to take a look
Standing there, straight from a fairytale book
Probably best if you remain a hidden treasure
Hidden in plain sight, such a funny pleasure