Monday, June 7, 2021

first morning light


water lilies in first morning light

Pearl City, Hawaii U.S.A.

photo: bruce behnke 2021

(c) all rights reserved

Tuesday, May 18, 2021



People don't care how much you know

 until they know how much you care.

~Theodore Roosevelt

Photo: Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, U.S.A.

(c) 2014 bruce behnke

Sunday, May 16, 2021

once in a lifetime opportunity


I rake up the Eucalyptus leaves in my yard every morning so the wind doesn't blow them into my fish pond.  But this morning my raking meditation was interrupted by the thought that these individual bits of nature will never be seen or appreciated again. They're presenting a once in a lifetime opportunity.   So, here's one more opportunity for them, and you.

photo: Pearl City, Hawaii U.S.A.
Bruce Behnke 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

my pond


fish in my pond

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The present


The present... is a gift.

Pearl City, Hawaii
photo: bruce behnke 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Lunar New Year 新年快樂!

Happy new year!


May this year of the Ox bring health, happiness and joy to all of you!


Tianmu Sanyu Temple


Taipei, Taiwan


photo: (c) Bruce Behnke, April, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2021

something better

Sleeping in the Forest

I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.

~Mary Oliver

verse from Sleeping In The Forest
© 1978 by Mary Oliver

photo: Mt. Horaiji, Aichi Prefecture, Japan 
© 2019 bruce behnke