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
2017

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
2017 

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
2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

reflection



reflection

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