Friday, April 21, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

still beautiful

cherry blossoms

Ito, Japan

photo: (c) bruce behnke 2017

spring stream

cherry blossoms
float down a stream
lazy sunday morning

Ito, Japan

photo: (c) bruce behnke

Friday, April 7, 2017

rising above

the lotus 
represents creation 
and cosmic renewal 
and "primordial purity"
in Buddhist philosophy.

it is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind.
while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks 
as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. 
it is also symbolic of detachment 
as drops of water easily slide off its petals.

Jogyesa Temple (조계사)
Seoul, South Korea

photo: (c) Bruce Behnke

Thursday, April 6, 2017

contemplative study in a temple garden

japan spring

the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. 
it's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful
 but that it is also tragically short.

photo: (c) bruce behnke

Wednesday, April 5, 2017



Gyeongju, South Korea

Photographic Print by Bruce Behnke
48" x 72"  $1500
(c) Bruce Behnke 2017
all rights reserved
no reproduction without express
written permission

Tuesday, April 4, 2017