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The Universe (#3, Ecuador, 2013)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I emoticonthe Teachings as expressed by Eckhart Tolle!


Life continues to careen toward the Center in all its fierce beauty, and I'm holding on for dear life, mostly enjoying the ride.

I decided to post a few more miscellaneous photos for no particular reason, other than the fact that I'll be able enjoy the record of them many moons from now, and perhaps they will bring a smile to your face as well.

My very precocious and lovely teenage god daughter, Amrita, who displays with great flourish *all* the qualities of adolescence

A couple more photos of Adelaida from our hike this week (Amrita's engaging, bright mom -- no wonder Amrita's the way she is LOL)

Travelers from Oregon who arrived from San Agustin, Colombia and styed a few days before continuing their journey...old friends of Adelaida and German (Adelaida's partner, Amrita's dad, who is currently in San Agustin, Colombia)

Amrita, Adelaida and Donald examining the delicious lunch that we're about to eat, prepared for us by two of the young travelers. They're on the patio of the rustic home I normally stay in out in the country with Adelaida and Amrita

Imbabura Volcano (15,190'), for which the northern province I sojourn in is named. I took this photo one early morning from the terraza of the cottage I'm staying in while I cat sit. Can you see the famous heart which nature carved out of the far right side just above the shadow?

Speaking of the kitties --

Mother Suzie, foreground, and son Moonboy

Moonboy crawling through the window...the way they go in and out of the house

The back gardens (for some reason I didn't get any shots of the front gardens, different and also very lovely) that Suzie and Moonboy play in around the cottage (Cheryl is quite the gardener (I've been enjoying harvesting kale, her only vegetable among all the flowers) --

"Lemon tree very pretty...."

A nice spot for morning coffee (or up on the terraza)

I paid $2.25 for this fruit, each piece much larger than it appears in the photo -- three sweet papayas, three lucious mangoes, and one succulent avocado --



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_VALEO_ 3/28/2013 6:13PM

    I "pinned" your last picture (by Eckhart Tolle too?). It was exactly what I needed to read and to be remembered. Thanks for always helping me to count my rainbows through your experiences!

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FLORIDASUN 3/24/2013 9:46AM

    Looking at these beautiful pictures makes me feel so calm and appreciative for all the beauty that the world offers. The landscape is so peaceful and the beauty of friendship abounds! emoticon

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SOULFISH80 2/7/2013 6:58PM

    All I can say is WOW. What a lovely group of photos, showing the type of company you hold on your sojourn, looks and feels (I "feel" photos) wonderful, healing, peaceful and "family-like". I haven't checked in on your blogs in awhile and I see I've been missing a good deal. So very happy that you are sharing your joys with us. Thank you so very much.

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    The little girls is turning into a woman.
Very pretty.
It looks so peaceful there!

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XNANNY 1/25/2013 11:04PM

    emoticon the pictures. Thank you for sharing.

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BECOMINGONE 1/24/2013 8:18AM

    Hola, mi amiga! You are ever on my mind. Hope all is well with you.

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ME_HERE_NOW 1/23/2013 2:00PM

    friends, nature, kitties, fresh fruit, looks AMAZING!! :D

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FARRAH511 1/22/2013 8:35AM


Have a Marvelous Day!


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TEENY_BIKINI 1/21/2013 12:51PM


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JESPAH 1/20/2013 8:33PM

    Now is right on time! YEAH!

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SLASALLE 1/20/2013 12:46PM

    Looks like you're living the good life, my dear ... enjoy all that is now ... xoxoxo

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BILLB000 1/20/2013 11:39AM

    Really liking your photos and comments Maha. Thank you for continuing to post them. What an experience.

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GOANNA2 1/20/2013 5:52AM

    Beautiful Maha. I'm so glad you are enjoying
your time in Ecuador. emoticon

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BILL60 1/20/2013 5:39AM

    Very nice!!

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DDOORN 1/19/2013 10:59PM

    Beautiful slices of a wonderful world filled with special enlivening this must be for you! Thank you for sharing with us...

Tolle is someone I've overlooked so far...should read up on him soon.

Found a simple little line that made me smile:

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are. ~ Palmer Sondreal

I"m betting you're not stopping to think down Ecuador way: just reveling in NOW! :-)


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CARRAND 1/19/2013 7:19PM

    Beautiful pictures!

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WATERMELLEN 1/19/2013 7:08PM

    Great pictures! And now is indeed right on time . . .

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FRANCESCANAZ 1/19/2013 5:48PM

    Gracias por compartir Hermana. Imagino que tu espanol esta mejorando!

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HIPPICHICK1 1/19/2013 3:25PM

    Life is GOOD!! You are rockin' this one.
Fave pics: kittehs! I loves me some kittehs. Flowers too. Oh and the fruit! I'll bet it tastes as wonderful as it looks.

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THEHAPPYSUSAN 1/19/2013 12:59PM

    Life is so very good when you can live unfettered, exploring, discovering, renewing with no timetables or urgencies to attend to. Enjoy! You deserve the peace and beauty, Maha; you're living the blessing!

Namaste and Keep Sparkling! emoticon

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MTRACHEL 1/19/2013 12:06PM

    How lovely to see Ecuador this morning and the warm lives of your friends.

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KALIGIRL 1/19/2013 11:48AM

    Fabulous photos - thank you for sharing!

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SIRIRADHA1 1/19/2013 11:42AM

    So green and lush compared to what's outside my windows! I'm sure you're storing up wonderful memories!

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MISS_VIV 1/19/2013 11:13AM

    What a beautiful place to play. Enjoy the kale and the wonderful fruits so readily (?) available. It looks positively the best place in the world to be right now. The Susie cat, looks so much like one that is trying very hard to become my housemate........

Joy, joy..........enjoy emoticon

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