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Friday Photos: IChing No.44 Coming to Meet

23 Jun

Airport, ball park, Hawaii, London, restaurant, convention…

Friday Photos: IChing No. 15 Humble

16 Jun

Paul Hayes USMC WWII,
tank driver, Purple Heart recipient with his wife Ruth (2012)

Friday Photo: IChing No.32 Duration

2 Jun

 

Sometimes it helps to refer to Wilhem’s translation of the I Ching Hexagrams…No. 32 Duration…”The way of husband and wife must not be other than long lasting.” (p.545).  A 60th wedding anniversary absolutely qualifies!  Mom and Dad are going for 75!

Friday Photos: IChing No. 59 Dispersion

26 May

The most beautiful examples of “dispersion” (I can think of) are the stunning Chihuly glass sculptures displayed through out public gardens.  These photos were taken in Dallas in 2012.

For more examples of “dispersion” of art in the garden:

http://www.chihuly.com

Friday Photos: IChing No.9 Taming the Power of the Small

19 May

David Hinton’s translation is ‘delicate nurturing’.

My niece, twenty years later, BEST in Class

Friday Photos: IChing No.4 Youthful Folly

5 May

“Youthful Folly” is Wilhelm’s translation, which also includes “hopeless entanglement” in the text.  I appreciate David Hinton’s translation of “thicket” as a concise visual.  I found this thicket on my walk in the woods.

Thicket, Cumberland Gap National Park

Friday Photos_____________I Ching No. 2 Earth

28 Apr

Clinch Mountain overlook (Obviously a favorite photo…see header)

David Hinton translates hexagram No. 2 as “Earth”.  Wilhem translation is “receptive”.  Other translations include “field” and “flow”.

Field in spring

Eagle Creek watershed

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 3 Sprouting

21 Apr

Sprouting melon seeds

The potential energy is astonishing!  Each one of these melon sprouts can become a vine that produces a dozen melons which each have hundreds of seeds in their center!  These sprouts are from one of last year’s melons, which was from seed Dad saved from the previous year.  Tomatoes can be even more prolific!

Parts of seeds:  embryo, endosperm and coat(protective layer)  Notice in the lower left corner that several seed coats cling to the new leaves.

 

Looking forward to the fruit of these sprouts in mid and late summer!

“Sugar Kiss”, Sand Stone Melon Co. Inc.

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 40 Unbound

14 Apr

“Unbound” is David Hinton translation.

South lawn make over begins.

Lilac and Vibernum stumps

Day lilies, hostas and peonies:  Divided from original plantings…critical mass part 2?  Not shown:  coneflowers, asters, plumbago, iris, holly

Friday Photos: I Ching No. 28 Critical Mass

24 Mar

I counted 108 pots!

Then there is another 20 plus not shown in the photo.

From a Google search of the definition of “Critical Mass”….the first (from physics) has to do with the minimum amount of fissile material needed to maintain a nuclear chain reaction…the second has to do with the minimum size required to start or maintain a venture.  Wilhem’s translation for I Ching No. 28 is “preponderance of the Great”.  David Hinton’s translation for I Ching No. 28 is “Vast beyond” looking forward to the changes in the situation.  Both authors have lines that include “sagging ridge pole” as the problem driving change.  That is the background on my struggle choosing an image for No. 28, until I cleaned out my garden shed this week!

All these containers held flowers, vegetables and herb plants (accumulated over 10 years).  As of this writing, all will be redeployed with plant divisions, seeds or deposited at the recycling center.  Critical mass–>chain reaction.