06 May 2006

Culprit


[Still mulling over Clare's tag... the post isn't far off now. Thanks for that, Clare—I think. In the meantime, enjoy this boddhisatva.]


Photo © 2006 Pete McGregor

10 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Hullo! I just wanted to say I just found your blog and I think it is absolutely breathtaking - the photography, the poems, the astute reflections on a person's place in the natural world. I love it all! Thank you :)

-Gabrielle

Debbie Lee said...

Pete (and Clare), A nice way to start a conversation among hyperlinked writers and wilderness wanderers. I have been reading Clare’s blog, via Larry (botonizing), for many months now, and have enjoyed it immensely! This particular connection begs us to name our favorite birds, too. Mine is the blue heron who sat like a gruff old man on the dock of a lake cabin where I lived in Washington state last year. I also love poetic birds, especially Hardy’s soul-bearing thrush, Keats’s immortal nightingale, but, most of all, Coleridge’s redemptive albatross. My heart skipped a beat when I saw in Clare’s linked post: “the power, grace and ability to see the wind of the world's Albatrosses is incredible.”

Clare said...

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wisemen will know what I mean. -- Lin-chi

Seems like your boddhisatva has got the way figured out.

And thanks Debbie Lee.

pohanginapete said...

Hi Gabrielle; thanks for the kind words. Pleased you enjoy the blog — thanks :^)

Debbie: Yes, a nice connection between hemispheres... The albatross is another kind of connection, too: Aotearoa/NZ has the only mainland colony of albatross in the world, at Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula. There's another connection, too, but I won't say more until I post...

Clare: Looks as if your tag is working well — and I haven't even done my bit yet! Thanks for that quote, too: very apt; and I love that penultimate line — a kind of fusion philosophy, I suppose ;^)

zhoen said...

Ah, as I oft suspected, cats live with us to lead us to enlightenment.

Aw, cute and furry.

pohanginapete said...

Absolutely, Zhoen.

robin andrea said...

I would have nothing but photographs of cats if I tried to capture the essence of cosmic contentment. When I was a teenager, I had an opportunity to name a rock band of fellow hippies. In 1967, I came up with the name Boddhisatva after reading something somewhere. The band was in a rock competition, and I remember the judges wondering about the name. They wrote notes to each other about it. One of the notes said, "Boddhisatva? What the hell? Do you smoke it?" How funny.

Nice content kitty cat, Pete.

I am using my real name. I am the blogger formerly known as Rexroth's Daughter, here for the first time.

pohanginapete said...

Wonderful, Robin! (Do you prefer the short version)? Welcome — again ;^D It's always a pleasure to hear your insights and stories, and I hope you get to enjoy plenty of that cosmic contentment.

yllstonewolf said...

a pose like poetry! there is something particularly captivating about animals that are black and white. a blend of shadow and light.

pohanginapete said...

yllstonewolf: Yes, you're right about the fascination of B&W animals. They can be very hard to photograph, too, because of the extreme contrast.

Right now I'm frustrated as... well, frustrated, because I have the new post all written and ready and @#*!&!! blogger is doing something idiosyncratic with my photos. Grrrr!!