Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pics from our sofa

Last year around this time, we were in Nepal.  Today I sorted out all the cherry tomatoes Mark picked before it frosted last Tuesday night. Although I enjoyed travelling I also really like having a "home". 
Mani wall 
 One aspect I really enjoyed about being there was how spirituality is interwoven throughout life.  Not compartmentalized at all from what I could tell.  This is one of the longest mani wall in the world.  I looked to see if I could spot it on the satellite photos, but I didn't see it.
Beautiful carved stones with prayers
Moving rocks against gravity
Tsarang region
Not many tomatoes were in this region of Nepal.  Lots of barley and grains.  Very dry climate.  It was really beautiful.
Needless to say, we were grateful to be able to see the countyside and see how the locals lived.
Plus it was super fun!  Added bonus is it's fun to look at the pics still.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Season turning

The hills above Myra Canyon got snow last night

Looking toward Lake Okanagan

I'm on the Canada side

Friday, September 20, 2013

September moonrise and morning fog

On the way home from town last night, I saw this.
The morning before, this was the scene.  Fishing and still waters.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Portraits of stars

A dark sky with the exception of Castlegar light glow
Mt Gimli and the early stars
Mt Gimli after we fell asleep

The International Dark Sky Association is a great organization to support.