Monday, September 5, 2022

night swim

near Kualoa, Oahu Hawaii

photo: ©bruce behnke 2022
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Sunday, August 28, 2022

seated meditation


photo: bruce behnke

Sunday, August 7, 2022

last ray

Evening on Kaneohe Bay with a view toward Kualoa Ranch and Chinaman's Hat

photo: bruce behnke 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

thinking of taiwan


...the land
...the people

photos: bruce behnke

Saturday, July 30, 2022

engaging a miracle


People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. 
But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. 
Every day we are engaged in
a miracle which we don't even recognize:
 a blue sky
white clouds 
green leaves
the black
curious eyes of a child
our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.

-Thich Nhat Hanh

photos: Bruce Behnke 2022
Norfolk Island Pine
Pearl City, Hawaii

Thursday, June 2, 2022

a question

Life is impermanent and uncertain. How much time do you have to waste?

~Dharma Master Cheng Yen

photo: (c) bruce Behnke 2022
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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

in residence


As the pond I built behind my house goes into its second year of existence I remain impressed with the number of creatures that have taken up residence.  There is a frog that croaks throughout the night and a dragonfly that jealously patrols the water's surface by day.  Where these creatures came from is a source of puzzlement to me.  There are no other ponds near my house, however there is a small stream in the deep valley that runs down from the mountains.  Somehow, they discovered my pond.

photo: bruce Behnke 2022