Friday, September 29, 2023

Moon Festival 中秋節


The moon, as seen from my street in Hawaii.
Today we celebrate the Moon Festival
 and send warm wishes to friends and family far away
 by all toasting the moon.

photo: bruce behnke
Pearl City, Hawaii

Sunday, September 24, 2023


photos: Banff National Park
                Alberta, Canada

Bruce Behnke

Saturday, September 16, 2023

吐玉泉. Togyokusen-- a special spring

Togyokusen is a natural spring in Mito, Japan.

This area has produced a large amount of spring water since ancient times. 

The water here is said to be a remedy for vision problems, 
but was also used during tea ceremonies.

About 100 tons of water pour from this spring every day.

photos: bruce behnke 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

taking a bath


view from my bath

Niigata Prefecture

photo: bruce behnke 2023

in the country the south of Toyama Prefecture 富山県


rice is ready for harvest


an early morning double rainbow


persimmons and figs are ready for eating

photo: bruce behnke 2023

Kenroku-en 兼六園


One of many very old, well cared-for trees as reflected in a pond in the Kenroku-en Garden.

A tea house in the garden.

Kenroku-en, in Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) is considered one of the three great gardens of Japan.

photos: bruce behnke 2023

Sunday, July 30, 2023

what next?

What am I becoming as the days and nights fly past?  

(From the Dasadhamma Sutra)

I am guessing that it depends on how I spend the present moment.


Pearl City, Hawaii

bruce Behnke 2023