Friday, March 31, 2006

hodgepodge from this past week

Flowers growing at El Santuario de Chimayo. Spring is here, it's finally a little warmer and some of the trees are starting to grow leaves.
After the game on Saturday a bunch of us went to a family fun center for Siri Om Kaur's birthday. Here some people are doing go-carts.
We went to a restaraunt after the game. This is me and Akal being serious as usual.
Himmat (Potter) got a cut during the basketball game.
Another angle of the sunset from Tuesday.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Updated SEVA blog


I have finally updated the Sikh Española Volunteer Association blog. Our latest seva has been to plant trees. SEVA blog
This weekend is going to be a large event in Española in which SEVA will participate. On April 1st starting at 7:00 AM the *NO MAS* Walk of Life * Unity Walk Against Drugs (No more Drugs * No More Loss) will take place. The SEVA team has agreed to organize drinks and snacks at the half way point for the walkers. An estimated 1000-1200 walkers are expected.
After this I will probably update the blog again with more pictures.

BC Sikhs Respond to Williams Lake Tragedy

Read the story here

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Abundance


ਸਚੁ ਵਖਰੁ ਧਨੁ ਰਾਸਿ ਲੈ ਪਾਈਐ ਗੁਰ ਪਰਗਾਸਿ ॥
The True Merchandise, Wealth and Capital are obtained through the Radiant Light of the Guru.


(This is from yesterday's sunset, again in the hills near the Gurdwara).

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

more from Khalsa Night

Khalsay enjoying Khalsa Appreciation Night.
Check it out! I'm sure the regulars of my blog remember these beautiful people. Balwinder Singh and Baljeet Kaur. Baljeet looks very studious in this photo :-)
The colors of the team are black and orange. I sent an email to ask people to wear a kesri turban (Khalsa colors) and some people did it. I wore a kesri turban and a blue chola. Under my chola I had basketball shorts for after the game.
In the center of this picture are three kids playing musical chairs. The child in the center is Sahib Singh. He didn't quite understand how the game was played, but he still ended up winning! One side of the stadium cheered loudly at half time, when our little Khalsa ji won the competition.
Here's Sahib Singh after he won the musical chairs at half time.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Khalsa Appreciation Night

The NBA development league has a team called the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Sat Guru Singh arraged for them to have a 'Khalsa Appreciation Night.' A number of Sikhs went. It was a fun game, where the Thunderbirds won. After the game we got to go on to the court and play a game. It was so cool to play on a court with the lights and the scoreboard and referees and everything else.
Dharam Singh and Himmat Singh are sitting in the front row with Sahib Singh. In the next row is Siri Chand Singh and Deva Singh.

Friday, March 24, 2006

I love God!

Is there any other way to interpret my life? except to express that I love God!

Check these out

I went up into the hills near the Gurdwara (near where I grew up) yesterday to get pictures of the painted sky.



Continuation...

I feel obliged to continue with pictures of the beauty that God provides everyday.
This is classic New Mexico. A view of a stunning sunset from the perspective of one of our most common plants the juniper.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

After work


When I left work yesterday I saw another cool view from the parking garage.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

snow pictures

I had a dentist appointment this morning so I took some pictures afterwards.
These perfectly-spaced icicles were at the dental office. I always feel really healthy after going to the dentist because the really nice dental hygienist always tells me how healthy my teeth are, and how that indicates a healthy person. I don't eat meat or drink sodas or coffee. I forget to floss more than most people, but if you eat right your teeth can stay so much more healthy.
Driving towards my office in the town of Los Alamos. In the original photo you can see the street name here is 'Oppenheimer' the very famous physicist who was the first director at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Just past the previous stop light. I took these pictures through my front windshield.
This is another picture taken from the parking garage. Some people probably remember another photo I took from the parking garage.

It's snowing right now

This was on Sunday night at my house. I was trying to take a picture of the snow after locking my gate for the night. Today it's snowing again. Finally we're getting a little bit of snow at the end of winter.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

snow blossoms



I think every year that I've lived in Española (My family moved here in 1984) I've seen the apricot trees blossom first and then we get snow again. It snowed on Sunday night and we had a fresh layer of snow Monday morning, but it had melted by the afternoon. I hope we get some apricots this year. Often times a late freeze will kill the blossoms and the potential fruit. I took these pictures at my brother's house before going to work yesterday.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Friday's sunset

Friday seems to be the day to get nice pictures of the sunset!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Chilean Scenes

Chilean Scenes

Scenes from Chile captured by Deva Singh from Española.












This almond farm is the site of a future ashram in South America.
This is one of the views from the almond farm. My brother and his wife (who is from Chile) have purchased one of the lots in the planned subdivision. They plan to have houses and a Gurdwara. It's outside of Santiago, but not very far from a new metro stop on the edge of the city.

Turban tying contest

During the yoga festival in Chile they held a turban tying contest. Some of these people have probably never worn turbans before. People just let their imaginations take their turbans to new and interesting dimensions.
Jai Hari Singh and Prabhu Atma Kaur

This peaceful dude is Simrit, he's a cool guy from Chile who spent some time in Española. Also he was in Mexico when my brother and I visited a few years ago. I have some pictures of Mexico in my archives.


More of Deva's pictures from Chile



A couple of peaceful dudes.

North and South American Khalsa brothers. This is Har Hari Singh from Ecuador and Deva Singh from Española.