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Gene DeSmidt
Gene is an old friend who has done a lot of building at Tassajara. -dc
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8-02-08 - After the fire photos from Tassajara

PLEASE VIEW A FEW SHOTS I TOOK IN TASSAJARA LAST MONDAY.
THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE IS BLESSED....FOR SURE.
A GREEN ISLAND IN A SEA OF ASHES AND SOOT.
BACK IN BUSINESS AUGUST 3RD....STILL PEACEFUL.
THE RIDE IN WILL CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF MOTHER NATURE

Hope Springs Post Beam Tass Road Tass Shadows

And about this photo (not by Gene) he writes this poem:

THEY ARE NOT HEROES
JUST 5 PRACTICING ZEN MONKS.....
IN DIFFERENT ROBES !


4-25-08 - Two photos from Tassajara from Gene DeSmidt

"ARRANGE THE WOODEN
RAFTERS...TO ALLOW THE TREE
TO GROW THROUGH THE ROOF !"

zEN mAN (observing a new roof at Tassajara Zen Monastery up at the shop being built with a huge hole for 2 Sycamore tree sections to continue their search for the sky)


   " SUCH A SMALL TRICKLE
OF PURE WATER CAN CREATE
NEAR PERFECT CIRCLES !"

zEN mAN (observing a minor amount of the creek passing through an ancient rivulet carved into a sandstone rock making continual round ripples...projecting outward ...... occurring in the springtime near the walking bridge at Tassajara Zen Monastery)


A Picture and a Poem from Gene DeSmidt from last year


A photo of the Tassajara waterfall he sent in 2006.


and, Gene adds, if you need a vacation:
http://vrbo.com/119803  or
http://vrbo.com/170105


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