A Contemplative Life – Art for Life = Why?

What are you thinking?

Where do your ideas

arrive from?

When the work begins

There is no difference between

the paper, pencil and me

It is not thinking

no thinking involved.

There is being

the paper, the pencil, the subject

all are present mind

no more me

no more before me

no more future me

just this

paper, pencil, subject

all together

this moment

past present and future.

Sascha

Portrait of Sascha in progress July 2019

Work in Progress Ckatt July 2019

The art part of the work July 2019

 

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Minneapolis Farmers’ Market ~ Good Morning!

There are many venders with garden veggies under the covered halls of the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market. The plant sellers have moved on for the most part. I went today to buy herbs for drying and came away with basil and parsley, a nice yellow zucchini and some small beets for pickling.  (In fact, when I looked at the few photos there is a yellow theme running through them.)

Arriving home I saw a young rabbit on the lawn.

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I was surprised to see this little rabbit, because of the appearance of a small hawk in the neighborhood and the disappearance of rabbits. There are rabbits a plenty in Minneapolis.

Then I prepared breakfast. I am experimenting with different ingredients for pancakes. Today’s experiment was successful. Cooked oatmeal pancake with rye flakes, a bit of flour, egg, safflower oil, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. I’ll have to measure the proportions.

As usual, the pancakes are served with plain yogurt topped with molasses and a bit of honey.

 

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Have a lovely day wherever you may be.

Peace

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July 4 Walk in Fair Oaks Park Continued = Save Our Park – Part 2

This is a reminder about the Washburn Fair Oaks Park Concept plans to place a parking ramp underneath the park and/or pave over a section of park at this nexus point of the park where you see the person strolling.

Update: My friend Brian posted a link to this article on Next Door, which helped spread the word.  Thanks for your support about this plan that people do not want.

WFO Park 1-2

Area to be paved over in the Washburn Fair Oaks Park in Minneapolis MN

This is an opportunity to click the link and let your opinion be heard. Please let your voice be heard even if you live outside of the area of Minneapolis, Minnesota – fill out the survey.

Online Survey for Preferred Concepts
Preferred Concept Framework and Corridor-Wide Diagrams [PDF]
Segment 1 [PDF]
Segment 2 [PDF]
Segment 3 [PDF]
Segment 4 [PDF]

Photos of Washburn Fair Oaks Park July 4th Walk continued. This gives an idea of the beauty and peacefulness of this old city park. Looking south towards the Art Institute

Then looking North on the west side of the park.

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Link to first article about Fair Oaks Park plans to revamp the park.

Washburn Fair Oaks Park Minneapolis

 

 

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June Lake Harriet Rose Garden 2019 = Bees and Blooms

Arise early prepared to walk the paths of the Lake Harriet Rose Garden and you will be greeted by the gardeners. They are trimming the roses and disposing of Japanese beetles by hand.

Here’s a glimpse of the photos I captured today of bees and dragonflies. Anyway I look at these gifts of nature they amaze me. The world that flowers and bees share is a microcosm (micro-cosmos) of  the interdependent-interrelationships we all share on earth.

Thank you to the Gardeners of the Lake Harriet Rose Garden for creating a beautiful, peaceful place to enjoy June.

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July 4th = A Walk in Washburn Fair Oaks Park Minneapolis – What I See: Part 1

A Walk in the Park

I’d like to take you on a walk in a city park that offers shade and respite from the busy streets of the city. A park where some trees have grown since the nineteenth century which have weathered storms until today. Enjoy the shade and sun as you please.Walk or sit and be touched by light and bird song. Let the antics of squirrels amuse you, while you visit this place of natural grace. There is a grandeur here beyond the walls of human designs. Breathe in this moments peace.

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Have a beautiful day.

SAVE OUR PARK

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