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December 31, 2005

New Year’s Eve: good time for a snow buddha

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:25 pm

The end of one year and the beginning of a new one

seems like an especially good time to think about —

and, if possible, make — snow buddhas: snowmen

in the shape of Buddha, that remind us of the imper-

manence, creativity and connectedness of all life.  A 

year ago today, we had a posting about snow buddhas

that is as timely and informative as ever, and includes

a number of haiku and photos.

 

                                                                    “snowbuddhaChadGS”  original photo 

                                                                                            by Alison Shumway, via Chad W. Shumway

 

Whether your profession (or your home life) leaves you

stressed or joyful, making a snow buddha, and watching

its progress is fun and educational. 


tiny check  If you haven’t got snow where you live, mud

and sand also make great materials for your

homemade buddhas. 






 

 


    after snowfall

a Buddha on the lawn

    with coal eyes

 

 





  from Presents of Mind (1996)

 

 

 

 

 

wintry mix
the kids make a snow buddha
and a mud buddha

 




 

 


 




snow turns to rain -

our Buddha’s visit

cut short

                  

 

  dagosan / David Giacalone

                                                                                                                           HappySnowBuddhaS  

                                                                                                  Photo-Haiku Gallery by drussell 

 

“snowflakeS”  Explore our new New Year Haiku & Senryu Page.

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Happy New Year David (I hope you’re not still at your computer. I’ll be logging off soon to hang out with Bruce, the girls and some friends. Hope 2006 is great. Carolyn

    Comment by Carolyn Elefant — December 31, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

  2. Happy New Year David (I hope you’re not still at your computer. I’ll be logging off soon to hang out with Bruce, the girls and some friends. Hope 2006 is great. Carolyn

    Comment by Carolyn Elefant — December 31, 2005 @ 7:39 pm

  3. Thanks Carolyn. I hope the transition in 2006 was fun for all. I was smart enough to stay offline and enjoy a friendly-noisy-tastey party, where I was the eldest guest (get used to it) and I learned about having one grape for each month at midnight (with a wish for each) — apparently a Costa Rican tradition.

    Comment by David Giacalone — January 1, 2006 @ 5:29 pm

  4. Thanks Carolyn. I hope the transition in 2006 was fun for all. I was smart enough to stay offline and enjoy a friendly-noisy-tastey party, where I was the eldest guest (get used to it) and I learned about having one grape for each month at midnight (with a wish for each) — apparently a Costa Rican tradition.

    Comment by David Giacalone — January 1, 2006 @ 5:29 pm

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