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Saturday, January 26, 2013
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We just got through a week of real winter weather here in New Jersey, temps in the teens and low 20s and a bit of snow. It may not last; temps may hit 50 next week. We’re probably not through yet with snow and sub-freezing winds, but I get the feeling that we won’t have another full week of Arctic conditions here (well, “Arctic-ish”; I realize that in many places, the low 20’s are like a heat wave in January; it’s all relative).

While eating my steel-cut oatmeal this morning, I looked out the window and saw a scene in the front yard that said “WINTER”, loud and clear. So, here is a stone rabbit with snow between its ears, sitting in silent meditation like a frozen Buddha. Above him looms a remnant from the spring and summer before, some stalks of brown meadowgrass, framing his contemplative resolve. The shadows are long in the low winter sun, while the Buddha Rabbit transcends the autumn before and the spring and summer yet to come with the power of his simple being.

Simply existing, here and now — a power that we all share, as we are all Buddha!

◊   posted by Jim G @ 3:29 pm      

  1. Jim, Love the Buddha rabbit with the canopy over him.

    As to whether her will be no more Arctic conditions, I certainly hope there will not be any such; yet…. Well, one day at a time.

    Some days it’s so good to see something beautiful that makes one happy, isn’t it? And this picture is one of those things. MCS

    Comment by Mary S. — January 26, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

  2. Jim, I always enjoy your photographs, and usually am very inspired by them, so this one is not so different. But this little rabbit speaks to me very poignantly at this very moment because I am going through some turbulence, and being an Aspie with a great need for routine and gentle repetition, I do not like turbulence at all! Your photo of the rabbit and in particular its posture, triggers a sensory calm. For a person with hypersensitivity, this is an even more marked experience. Thank you, Jim. And thank you, rabbit!

    Comment by spunkykitty — February 4, 2013 @ 1:35 am

  3. And thank you as always, DJ, for stopping by and for your kind words on my photography efforts! And I hope the Buddha Rabbit will inspire and help you to maintain your peace and balance throughout the turbulence. Hang in there and stay spunky!

    Comment by Jim G — February 4, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

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