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Mountains Calling
Another of Yosemite Valley (my favorite).  The steep wall on the left is El Capitan, a 3000 ft (1 km) wall which is the favorite of rock climbers.  It typically takes 2-3 days to climb (meaning climbers sleep suspended from the wall!) but the world record is around 2.5 hours.  The three triangular peaks on the right are the Cathedral Rocks and Bridalveil Falls is visible on the right as well.  The famous Half Dome, about 8 miles away, is obscured by blizzard clouds with only a tip of it visible near the center.

Tea-Chings and Features!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 2, 2011, 11:31 AM
Sheldon Cooper has his seat cushion, located at the origin of his universe: (0,0,0,0). I have my tea.
In a world that is ever changing, filled with turmoil and destruction, tea is the one constant.
Its strength lies in its simplicity: hot water and leaves.  Its potency lies in its art.
Endless combinations: grade, oxidation, preparation, water temperature,
each cup, nay, each sip a different experience.
With the first sip you are a visitor, with the last you are at home.

Some complain that if they drink tea they cannot sleep, but to them I
would say that it is better to go without sleep than without tea.

-- Natsume Soseki (1906)

The mountains hold the sky.
The melting snow causes silver
rivers clear and deep. Filling my
pot with water for tea, soon I
will transcend from the realm
of form to the formless realm.
In a moment of perfect fluidity,
all entanglement will cease.
This is drinking tea.

-- Minister of Travel, Republic of Tea

The whole problem with civilization is that we've been trying
to squeeze the mind into the brain and it won't fit.
The great gift of the leaf is that it relaxes the brain, freeing it
to float to its true home in the boundless and inexhaustible--
the sublime state we call TeaMind.

-- Minister of Leaves, Republic of Tea

Explore the variant paths of the world,
gathering wisdom from every natural thing, seen and unseen.
With each sip of tea I wash away the dust from my senses, essence
becomes complete and clear.  In my cup
I discover the flawless pearl of TeaMind.

-- Minister of Travel, Republic of Tea

Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea.  The afternoon
glow is brightening the bamboos.  The fountains are
bubbling with delight.  The soughing of the pines is
heard in our kettle.  Let us dream of evanescence.
And linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.

-- Kakuzo Okakura

What is told may be heard, but easily forgotten.
What is shown will be seen, but not easily remembered.
For those who aspire to know the way, sip the tea.

-- Minister of Travel, Republic of Tea

I would like to make a toast
to lying, stealing, cheating and drinking.
If you're going to lie, lie for a friend.
If you're going to steal, steal a heart.
If you're going to cheat, cheat death.
And if you're going to drink, drink with me.

-- Irish saying


Bay of Fires by Dee-T Evening storm by Zefisheye
Goudkoppie sunset by Zefisheye Elemental Force by TobiasRichter
gambecchio by FrancoBorsiWildLife The Andromeda Galaxy by ZeSly
Sleeping Misty Village by JindrichLisy Flight of the Dragon by erezmarom
Another portal by m-ozgur Windswept - Western Australia by LukeAustin
After the rain by Annabelle-Chabert From Lac Gentau by MattAnth
Sweeping Dawn by Dee-T Paisley.. by M-Atif-Saeed
new orion nebula by frenchbear Loch Arklet by SebastianKraus
Terraformation by jadden
Tranquility by taenaron

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  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: clothes drying
  • Eating: sliced korean red ginseng
  • Drinking: blue people ginseng oolong tea


Maciej Karcz
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Refusing worldly worries,
I stroll among village strollers.

Pine winds sing, the evening village
smells of grass, autumn in the air.

A lone bird roams down the sky.
Clouds roll across the river.

You want to know my name?
A hill, a tree. An empty drifting boat.

-- Hsu Hsuan, 10th century CE

Age: 29
Education: PhD Candidate, Physics. MS Physics. BS Theoretical Physics/Applied Mathematics.


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foureyes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Happy B'day Maciej  Have your cake and eat it too  High-five! 
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot Bernie! :wave:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015   General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Dan! :wave:
danUK86 Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
Oh and thanks for the watch :)
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