The Poetry and Teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn — Naturalist Weekly

Sunshine rides on space and poetry on sunshine./Poetry gives birth to sunshine, and sunshine to poetry.-excerpt from Armfuls of Poetry, Drops of Sunshine by Thich Nhat Hahn. On January 22, 2022, Thich Nhat Hanh passed away at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam. Today we honor his work by looking at his teachings and his poetry.

The Poetry and Teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn — Naturalist Weekly

Heh and Hehet, God and Goddess of Infinity — Iseum Sanctuary

Before the world was formed, there was a watery mass of dark, directionless chaos and in this chaos lived the Ogdoad [Ennead] of Hermopolis, four frog gods and four snake goddesses of chaos. These deities were Nun and Naunet (water), Amun and Amaunet (invisibility), Heh and Hehet (infinity) and Kek and Kauket (darkness). The water […]

Heh and Hehet, God and Goddess of Infinity — Iseum Sanctuary

Wadjet, Supreme Goddess of Lower Egypt — Iseum Sanctuary

Wadjet is one of the oldest deities in the Egyptian pantheon and a greatly respected protective goddess. She was worshipped beginning in the Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE) and by the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150-2613 BCE) was the supreme deity of Lower Egypt. Wadjet was the daughter of Re and featured in one of […]

Wadjet, Supreme Goddess of Lower Egypt — Iseum Sanctuary

World Prayers for Peace — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

(Krishna plays his flute) Hindu Prayer for Peace Oh God, lead us from the unreal to the Real. Oh God, lead us from darkness to light. Oh God, lead us from death to immortality. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti unto all. O Lord God Almighty, may there be peace in Celestial regions. May there be peace on […]

World Prayers for Peace — Dawn Pisturino’s Blog

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

The Okavango Delta is an inland delta in southern Africa, with waters formed by seasonal flooding. When the water is here, wildlife abound. More info: Okavango Delta Wikipedia. Hippos and Elephants, Botswana The Delta is flat and vast, covering 5,800 square miles (15,000 sq. km.); on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. We visited this […]

Waters in the Okavango Delta — Jet Eliot

Our Winter Thrushes — Jet Eliot

Varied Thrush, male, California Western Bluebird, male, California We are fortunate in Northern California to have four species of thrushes join us for the winter months. Here’s a brief look at these beautiful birds. Although Northern California is not warm in the winter, it is temperate enough that some bird species migrate here. We have […]

Our Winter Thrushes — Jet Eliot