weekly photo challenge: shades of gray

Jenn’s (Traveling at Wits End) photo challenge for this week is to open our eyes to “shades of neutral grey…that we normally pass right by.”

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Pass Right By

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Lake Marie, Medicine Bow National Forest

 

black & white sunday: typical

from the tip

of the forest ranger’s broom. . . 

spring departs

~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)

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Trees…Medicine Bow National Forest

Medicine Bow National Forest extends from north central Colorado to central Wyoming in the United States. The origin of  it’s name, Medicine Bow, is legendary. The generally accepted version is that the Native American tribes which inhabited southeastern Wyoming found mountain mahogany in one of the mountain valleys from which bows of exceptional quality were made. It became the custom of friendly tribes to assemble there annually and construct their weapons. At these assemblies, there were ceremonial powwows for the cure of disease which, in the hybrid speech that developed between the Indians and the early settlers, was known as making medicine. Eventually, the settlers associated the terms “making-medicine” and “making bow”, and Medicine Bow resulted as the name for the locality.

Hop on over to Lost in Translation to participate.

space of openness

In the higher Buddhist view, appearances rise from emptiness and dissolve again…It is a process like birth, living, and dying…practice letting come and go…we may rest longer and longer in the space of openness…Don’t try to shape the oneness, or see it as one thing or another, or gain anything from it. Just let things be. This is the way to find your center.

 Tulku Thondup, The Healing Power of Mind