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BoSt Galleries – Streetscapes 2013

BoSt Galleries – Streetscapes 2013

“We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world.”

ROBERT M. PIRSIG

Adversitisng

Crossing at the Lights

Found it!!

Grafitti

Grids

Old buildings

A new arrival said apologetically to Chao-chu: “I have come here empty-handed.”

Chao-chu said: “Lay it down, then!”

“Since I have brought nothing with me, what can I lay down?” asked the visitor.

“Then go on carrying it!” said the Master.

ZEN MONDO

Produce

Red Rocket (TTC)

Respite

Restaurant

The window

The Police

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Structures – Basking in Colour

Structures- Basking in Colour

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Our world is a colourful array of brilliant hues. With a little stretch of the imagination one can see a muted Aurora Borealis dancing, prancing on nature’s tapestry and bathing man-made constructions.

Mother Nature’s genius inspires man to reach the heights of his own excellence.  While daytime is graced by the brilliance of the sun’s rays in their multi-coloured prisms, night time is gloriously illuminated by man’s ingenuous luminance.

Engulfed by this much inspiration; we truly live in a world of wonder.  Therefore I present a sampling of enhanced visions for your mind’s illumination:

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Nature’s Abstract Palette-12

Nature’s Abstract Palette- 12

“The Moon of mind comprehends the entire universe in its light.”

BAN-ZAN

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“We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world.”

ROBERT M. PIRSIG

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A new arrival said apologetically to Chao-chu: “I have come here empty-handed.”

     Chao-chu said: “Lay it down, then!”

     “Since I have brought nothing with me, what can I lay down?” asked the visitor.

     “Then go on carrying it!” said the Master.

ZEN MONDO

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“Some people will never learn anything … because they understand everything too soon.”

ALEXANDER POPE

Fin

 

Snow,Snow,Snow- Part 1

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Snow, Snow, Snow- Part 1

As the snowstorm rages outside, with its pellets driven by the howling winds to rattle the windows, this seems to be an appropriate time to dwell on the various stories and legends of snow and winter in a serious of posts.

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost is often portrayed as an older man, though sometimes the depiction shows him as a young adult or teenager. In both cases he is a creature of the imagination, a sprite or fairy-like personification of the frosty, frigid weather, a variant of Old Man Winter. The changing of colors at end of summer is attributed to him as he is depicted with paint brush and bucket coloring the autumnal foliage, red, yellow, brown and orange. He is considered friendly but, if provoked, he could kill his victims by covering them with snow.

Jack Frost’s roots appear to have originated from Anglo-Saxon and Norse winter customs. In Viking lore, he may have been referred to as Jokul Frosti (“icicle frost).

In the literature of the early 20th century his characterization took on a more spite-like personality and he was portrayed as dire, mischievous, carefree, happiest when he can behave as he pleases, with no obligations, and somewhat sinister. He is held responsible for painting the frosty, fern-like patterns on windows and for nipping the extremities in cold weather. Over the years he has taken on the role of villain, hero and disinterested natural force.

Cabbage in snow brushed

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Here’s an old Indian Legend called:

  The Story of Winter Snow

Once upon a time there lived two Indian boys with their grandmother in a wigwam.  One day, while the boys were away hunting for some meat, a stranger called on the grandmother and specifically asked for the boys. As they had yet to return, she politely asked him in to wait for their return.  Late that night they showed up loaded with a large buck deer. The visitor readily accepted the invitation to share the cooked venison. After the meal, the stranger asked the grandmother for her permission to remain with them for the winter.  Being a very kind woman she agreed without question. He was actually a shaman and whenever the boys went on a hunt he gave them hunting medicine to assure their success. This man’s name was Winter Snow. When spring came he thanked the grandmother for her kindness and hospitality and was gone.  The young man being so drawn to him wanted to go with him and snuck out to pursue him into the woods. One morning after this, the old woman heard a moaning sound outdoors and found that the snow was melting. This sound was made by her grandsons who, as they followed the mysterious stranger, had been transformed into winter snow.

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BoSt Galleries: The Mysterious Way

BoSt Galleries: The Mysterious Way

Glaciers

Abstract 5

Abstract 7

Abstract 9

Abstract 4

Bull's Eye

Farming fields

“We look at it and do not see it;
Its name is the invisible.
We listen to it and do not hear it;
Its name is the inaudible.
We touch it and do not find it;
Its name is the Subtle (formless).
These three cannot be further probed,
and hence merge into one . . .
Infinite and boundless, it cannot be given any name;
It reverts to nothingness.
This is called shape without shape, form without object.
It is the vague and elusive.
Meet it and you will not see its head.
Follow it and you will not see its back.”

Lao Tzu

Season of Joy 2 – Silent Night

Season of Joy 2

Gifts

Bows

Ball on Tree

Late Night Hockey

Santa is Watching

SILENT NIGHT

Click on the video link: http://youtu.be/yXJ68z_fYcI

to open up a video with the music. then sing along with the lyrics:

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child

Holy Infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

 

Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ, the Saviour is born

Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night

Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

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COPYRIGHT ATTRIBUTION
Title: SILENT NIGHT – | Christmas Music | Creative Commons | Royalty-Free Music
Artist: Kevin Macleod
Playlist: Holiday / Christmas
Copyright: Kevin MacLeod 2000. Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ verify at http://www.incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

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Nature’s Abstract Palette- 16

“Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.”     HENRY MILLER

 

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