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Inner Peace

Peace begins within. The outward expression of tranquility is often marred by the inner warring of souls and dreams, making even the most serene of ponds ripple from underneath. Thrashing like a serpent, this outpouring of pain, suffering and anguish

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Japanese Garden-Hermann Park, Houston Texas

I rarely do a second report on any of the locations presented here at the Retreat.  This is a special occasion.  While Hermann Park in Houston Texas was highlighted months ago because a Retreat member was moving to Houston, I

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Crater Lake

Crater Lake in Oregon (United States) is a caldera lake formed from the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama in roughly 5500-6000 BCE.  Human interaction with this area has been traced back to the ancestors of the Klamath Tribe who

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Brother Bear Koan 4

On the path of simplicity, water becomes wine.

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Rila, Bulgaria

The Rila area of Bulgaria hold numerous areas that hold an appeal to those looking for walking meditation, quiet solitude or a place of hermitage.  Rila, thought to be of Thracian origin, means “well-watered mountain” and its connection to the

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Uncle Frog

Rainy season!  Dry! Uncle Frog walks through heaven, Cloud peaks roll thunder.

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Ha Long Bay

Hạ Long bay in North Vietnam is a wonder to behold.  Consisting of thousands of islets and limestone karsts, the bays and inlets of Descending Dragon Bay has been marked by the country of Vietnam and UNESCO as a natural wonder. 

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Iguaçu Falls

The Iguaçu Falls lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil in South America.  The falls divide the Iguaçu River into the upper and lower sections.  While the river itself flows through Brazil for the majority of its course, the

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Maheshwar Madhya Pradesh

Often, the small temples and grottos go unnoticed in the web of faith.  These local and often frequently visited temples serve an important purpose, serving fisherman and farmer alike.  Because of their common roots, there are times when books and

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Elan Mudrow

Smidgens

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Social Health

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Phoebe, MD: Medicine & Poetry

Health | Inspiration | Life

Yas Niger

Witty Written Works

Daily (w)rite

Damyanti Biswas is an author, blogger, animal-lover, spiritualist. Her work is represented by Ed Wilson from the Johnson & Alcock agency. When not pottering about with her plants or her aquariums, you can find her nose deep in a book, or baking up a storm.

A Thousand Haiku

...one haiku at a time.

DoubleU = W

WITHIN ARE PIECES OF ME

50 Shades of me

DARK BLUE

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Poetry | Fiction | Visual Art

kelzbelzphotography

My journey - The good, bad and the ugly

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Dixi

Alis volat propriis

Melinda Foshat

Poetry, Prose, Photography

RED GLADIOLA

Fiction & Poetry Journal of T. Wong

California Bonsai Art

............ Live from the Bonsai Bunker

Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

The Whole Circle Project

A Commentary on Social Sustainability

Michael Hagedorn

Crataegus Bonsai

Indiana Bonsai

Learning Bonsai in the Hoosier state

smilecalm

Life through mindful media

ALONG AN OLD FENCEROW

haiku and other experiments in verse

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

Life Changing the World: A Phoenix's Aria

"A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

myrainbowtravel

The blog of a french storyteller, a polish photography lover and a world adventurer, Christina Czubak.

The Art of Bonsai

New England Bonsai Gardens

Street of Dreams

A literary blog of poet, playwright and essayist Rachael Stanford

Bonsai advice

Bonsai WordPress.com site

Capital Bonsai

The personal bonsai blog of Aarin Packard, Assistant Curator of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Logical Quotes

Logical and Inspirational quotes

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

celebrating Japanese traditions in English-language haiku

Petals Unfolding

The Story of LIFE ... My Way

Pamela Sukhum Weblog

For complete works, go to www.InfiniteVisionArt.com

Contemplative Pathways

One Self traveling many pathways.  One Being expressing as many lives.

Writing and Works

Poetry & Prose by Carol J Forrester

Ian Stewart Black

Modern master of classical poetry

Tŷ Celf

Celebrating Creativity in Cardiff

Line Of The Week

Miscellaneous Utterings From Best Friends

Just Contemplations

Contemplations expressed through the written word...

Friendly Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages