2006/06/11

Pond - ering

I like to change the look of my computer "desktop" from time to time to reflect my moods and interests. I took this one recently of a lily pond on a cloudy day in nearby Sarawa. I find it calming to look at while "pond"ering life's mysteries.

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Lily Pond - Sawara, Japan

20 comments:

Chen said...

There is indeed lotsa things for us to "pond"er out there..

Pandabonium said...

I'll have to ponder that, Chen. :D

The Moody Minstrel said...

Did you hear they changed the name of Sawara? Apparently it assimilated a neighboring town, and together they became Kattori City, named after Kattori Shrine.

(Hmm...Kattori Shrine is directly connected with Kashima Shrine. I wonder if the city authorities are trying to copy Kashima!)

The natives of Sawara aren't very happy, especially since their city has a very long history...as Sawara.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A lovely soft photo, but is the water really grey? I guess beautiful leaves and flowers do emerge from a muddy environment at times.
A Tongan friend who is a wholesaler of plants, just gave us about a dozen plants - some flowering, some with interesting colourful leaves, and Junior has planted another lemon tree today. It's because it's his birthday he says - which is a nice thing to do. The guys are drinking kava after playing golf. We'll buy fish and chips from across the road later from the Sadaam lookalike who is from Lebanon - who came out thirty years ago but he says people still call him a 'wog'! It's the Queens' Birthday holiday today.
W.

Pandabonium said...

Moody Minstrel - Argh! Ack! (explitive deleted)! Now that I look at the brochure for "Suigo Sawara Municipal Aquatic Botanical Garden" (deep breath after all that), it does say Katori City inside. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Let it be known henceforth that the "Sovereign State of Pandibonia" ne "Government of Libertaria, Santa Barbara Island" does not recognize the accretive citification of Japanese towns and villages except only for postal mailing purposes and therefore Pandibonians will refer to such locations in Japan by what ever name makes the most sense in the context in which they are being referred. If the lame duck PM of Japan, Mr. Koizumi, does not like that, he can wander around outside his home singing opera in his underwear for all we care! (Which, we have read, he does anyway). - Signed, Pandibonium, President, Pandibonia.

Pandabonium said...

Peceli and Wendy's Blog - Yes the water is grey, reflecting the cloudy sky in part. It is a shallow muddy medium that is apparently ideal for growing the 300 kinds of lotuses grown there. Out of the murky waters of everyday exisitence grows the lotus.

Lucky you with all those new plants. Now you also have me thinking of my Tongan friends on Maui, and the wonderful lemon tree I had in my back yard (which people told me would not do well where I was - ha!) along with the Surinam cherry tree, papayas (pawpaw) and bananas.
Can't wait to get such started on Taveuni.

Is there a way I can avoid drinking kava and stay friends with my Fijian neighbors?

As for the Queen, I'd better not say.... ;^)

Pandabonium said...

Wendy - Oh! I overlooked something important in what you said.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNIOR!

Robin said...

hmmm.. what a co-incidence, I changed mine to a lily pond too..

http://robin33.blogspot.com/2006/03/hellu.html

Pandabonium said...

That's a beautiful picture Robin.

The desktop I had before this was the lotus blossom I posted on May 25.

Great minds think alike. ;-)

YD said...

was pond-ering about the greyness of the water until I saw the comments. :-) I love the texture of the colours. smooth, gentle and a bit dreamy.

shall keep away my banana-ness and ponder for a while...

PinkPanther said...

We'll have a -- LOTUS FLOWER FESTIVAL here during 17 June - 2 July. Lotus spread theri fragance far and wide in each garden.

SO NICE :-)

I'll send you some preety photos for have a look..but don't know how to put a photo link in blog here. :-(

FH2O said...

Certainly a lot of stuffs on that pond to ponder about!

Please let me know once you have figured out the mysteries of life! ;)

Pandabonium said...

YD - acts like a banana and splits.

PinkPanther - I'll email you the code for inserting links in comments.

FH2O - I decided for a picture without a blossom this time as the flower usually 'steals the show'. That way I could look at other things on the water and the various colors and stages of life and decay.

I will have the mysteries of life figured out shortly and will off it as a downloadable book - only $19.95 while supplies last. :D

Robin said...

I like the lotus and lilies.

No matter how dirty and muddy is the pond, the flower blooms to its perfection and when it dies, it falls back to the pond.

A true representation of Samsara.

agus said...

whoa, didn't notice it before but when I clicked to enlarge, I realize the the water look so solid. not a ripple in sight. calm.word....

jairam said...

Your puppy is so cute..and the pictures are well taken, lovely!

Momo the Wonder Dog said...

Thanks, Jairam! Tail wags for you.

Pandabonium said...

Thank you for the compliment Jairam. Suggestions for subjects or ways to improve are welcome too.

Happysurfer said...

Not a reflection in sight. It looks like a collage work - still life sort of. Different. Very nice.

Pandabonium said...

Thank you Happy. You got it. I was looking at it as kind of collage with the pads in various stages of life or decay and also just as colors on a background. I purposely didn't have a blossom in there.

Glad you like it.