Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rachael and the Mountain Spirit Center


First, thank you so much for your recent comments -- the Peace Bell is beautiful and I am so glad I managed to get that closeup photo I posted on Sunday. I can imagine the sound of it against the canyon walls. Fran, your Swedish getting so good! It's amazing how much you are picking up.

My computer conked out once again and I can't even turn it on right now, so I'm back at the library to finish this post that I began at home. I can read blogs here, but if I comment it will show up under Anonymous and most likely end up in your SPAM. I hope all these issues will soon be over, but Fran, I am OK, it's just that I am really missing my blogging routine.
The last time Rachael and I visited the Mountain Spirit Center the photos I took of the Peace Bell and the incredible structure that houses it did not do it justice. Look under Mountain Spirit Center 1 and 2 in my Blog Subjects at the bottom of the sidebar to see more photos of this wonderful place. (I don't want to take the time right now to try to link here.) Anyway, I was determined to do better and I think I did (see the actual bell at the end of this post).
I live in the canyon and know how dirty and dusty it gets but this place is immaculate. Not a speck of dust, the beautiful paintings on the outside of the buildings are as clear as if they had just been painted. And inside it's the same. So when I saw this mop, resting on the railing, it really spoke to me. I know it is being well used.

Rachael

Rachael has regular sandals on, but the shade made them look like shoes worn by Geishas. (I just watched Memoirs of a Geisha again the other day. Without TV, one tends to watch movies over and over and that's a good one.

A view from the hill.

The Peace Bell. Children of the world are displayed in the lower part of the bell, holding hands and dancing in the circle that is the bell. And I'm sure praying for peace in this world.

At my age, there is something to be said for shadows hiding one's face. Thank you, Rachael, you did a great job here.  Once my computer gets better, I will update my avatar photo with one of me as I look now. One of the many Rachael took that day. 

Are you leaving, Auntie Rachael? And we can't come? Are you sure? We'll be good, promise.

We had an exciting day too! We just love to have visitors. So after Rachael left, it was time for a snooze.

19 comments:

  1. precious, precious furry babies! :)

    i love that bell. you took some lovely photos. liked the 'spotting of the mop'. :)

    you and your friend are both beautiful. :)

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  2. You look wonderful, Inger. I hope to look like you when I'm a (ahem) a little older. Aging gracefully is the only way to go.

    Tell Samson I miss his posts and give him a big hug for me. :)

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  3. That is such a beautiful place. You and Rachael look wonderful. I wish I looked as good as you do. Too fat, and I can't get myself around a diet. Loved the pictures of the dogs, such sweet things.

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  4. Kara Inger--Tack for the compliment. You have no idea how lycklig I am when I go to my blogger dashboard & see you have posted again!

    Ha en trevlig dag--kram--Fran

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  5. So fun to see the beautiful photos.

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  6. What an awesome place. Beautiful scenery and bell. I'm sure it's very peaceful and calming there. I'm glad you are able to keep us posted from the library. Have a great week!

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  7. Beautiful pictures Inger! Glad to see you back here from time to time.

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  8. Those are wonderful photos! And I think the one of you in today's blog would make a nice avatar.

    Cat

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  9. Hi Inger - just wonderful all round .. cheers Hilary

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  10. Gorgeous! I enjoy seeing that lovely place. I know I'll never get there in person. Considering you have to blog at the library, I think you are managing quite well. I know it isn't like home, though, and presents limitations. Thank you for all your efforts.

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  11. Yes, your picture is great and will make a perfect avatar. Stunning!
    Love the pups!

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  12. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. It’s not a pass on award. This is just for you to keep. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra

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  13. Great to see you back on line. Good to talk to you on Monday too. Hope your computer ills are over soon.

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  14. Hello Inger!! I've so enjoyed reading your post and just imagining hearing the bell brings such reverence and peace to my mind.

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  15. THE PEACE BELL is MAGNIFICENT, SPLENDIDO, GINORMOUS....just love it and the photo does it great justice...a real beauty....I think I can hear and feel the sounds now~~~~~ "Loverly" photo of you, Inger and tell Rachel she should consider photography, really! The poochies having a snooze...very special...love this post.

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  16. What a beautiful day you had, Inger. And wonderful pictures!! To Samson: Gracie sends ((hugs)) and she misses you. Inger, of course.. you are VERY missed.. Loved seeing you!!

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  17. Since I've been gone for the month of August, I'm glad to be catching up on blogs. I'm sorry your computer is still giving you trouble. Good to 'see' you though. :)

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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