Saturday, February 10, 2024

my teacher





Study water flows in a valley stream,

 smoothly and freely between the rocks. 

Everything - 

even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - 

should be your teacher.

~Morihei Ueshiba  植芝 盛平

(founder of Aikido)



photo: bruce behnke

Thursday, December 21, 2023

winter solstice

 



Today, the shortest day of the year, marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter.

With all the warm weather and fall leaves images of Japan I've been posting I needed to rely on this wonderful woodblock print to remind me of the months ahead.


Kazuyki Ohtsu ‘Sudden Snow’ Woodblock print

Japan, 1954

Thursday, December 14, 2023

an even later autumn in Japan 三溪園

 






despite a little rain, autumn lingers a little longer in Japan

三溪園Sankeien Garden, Yokohama, Japan

December, 2023


photos: bruce behnke 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Yokohama Christmas




Yokohama Japan December 12, 2023


photos: bruce behnke

Thursday, December 7, 2023

a late autumn in Japan



maple tree in Tokyo, Japan
December 8, 2023

photo: bruce.behnke

Thursday, November 23, 2023

a thanksgiving gift


blooming this morning, Thanksgiving Day,  in the pond behind my house



Monday, October 23, 2023

hiking in the mountains of Korea 북한산국립공원

 


(...trails to Buddhist temples)





Bukhansan National Park

Korea

북한산국립공원


photos: bruce behnke 2023