Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Still green


These leaves, which didn't come from a tree, were green on one side and purple on the other.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Having fun

You didn't think I'd go to the woods without some golf clubs did you?


View of the canyon we were golfing into.
Another thing that I like about this place, besides the colors and abundance of fossils, is that there is such a stark contrast between the mountains and the desert on both sides of the mountain. On this side of the mountain you can see a subdivision that is in a town south of Albuquerque called Belen. You can see some yellow in the canyon, which are non-evergreens that have changed colors.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Up close

These cacti were so small some were hard to notice. I didn't even notice that I had knelt on one or two when I took these photos.

I think alligator junipers look really cool.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Went to see the colors...

I went to the same place I went last year, on the same weekend (3rd weekend of October) however, the colors weren't there. It's been cold then warm then cold then warm then normal here, so I guess that caused the leaves to turn brown and fall off. We did see some colors though. These pictures are misleading because I have a picture of just about all the color and leaves we saw. In the whole day we saw only a few colors, but I took pictures of them :-)
Last year there was a rainbow of color, above and below in this area.





Scarcity of colors and leaves.

The most color we found all day, on the way back from our hike.
Pictures from last year:
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/10/looking-to-sky-click-on-pictures_27.html
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/10/beauty.html
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/10/art.html
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/10/4th-of-july-canyon.html
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/10/this-picture-is-for-isingh.html
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/11/views-1_03.html
http://prabhukhalsa.blogspot.com/2005/11/views-2_03.html

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Guru Gaddi Day

Our nagar kirtan in EspaƱola.
Blessed soul, receiving the light of Gurbani from a young age.

I still get a kick out of taking pictures of Gurumustuk Singh Ji taking pictures.


Entering the Gurdwara.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

My niece

This is my niece who's totally adorable. She's looking at the display from the media player on my laptop, which is playing Gurbani Kirtan and showing different colors and designs. She has only one tooth on the bottom :-)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

BIG NEWS!!

I just haven't taken any photos in a while so I went into the hills yesterday and took a few.
While I was up there I thought, now's a good time to get some more pictures and relate my good news to the world.
Isn't this an amazing view?
Yep, from my property! I bought this raw piece of land, near the Gurdwara and someday I will build my palace. Then everybody can come and stay with me. It's nearly impossible to get land near the Gurdwara, and this isn't just near, I can see the Gurdwara from my property! I wish I lived there now, nothing can be compared to living in this neighborhood. I was blessed to grow up right near the Gurdwara and it is the most amazing place, the most amazing sangat. This neighborhood makes me think of Khalsa Raj, with the Khalsa seen everywhere and so much chardi kala spirit and pure devotion sans politics.
I have to thank my brother, Hari Singh Ji, and his wife, Sita Kaur Ji, for getting a home equity loan so that I could purchase this land. To get a loan for vacant land you have to have 1/3 down, which is a lot! I should also thank the rest of the sangat for being so amazing and creating such a beautiful community. In the next few years you will see me build and move in. I can never recount all the blessings in my life. Even these pictures say more than I could. WaheGuru!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Forgiveness?

Do Sikhs believe in forgiveness or not?
Sajaan the thug was a murderer and even he was forgiven by Guru Nanak. How many of us know people who have killed others? And yet we judge and condemn people for such minor incidents. I was reading the following article:
Canadian Sangat Protests Dhadrianwala Visit
The following was written:

"‘Amritdhaaris’ and ‘Sehajdhaari’ alike stood shoulder to shoulder protesting for 5 hours shouting ‘jaikaareh’ and slogans such as “Dhadrianwala murdabad,” “Guru maniyo Granth,” and “Raj Karega Khalsa.” "

So I take that people who have cut their hair are standing on street corners shouting 'Raj Karega Khalsa?' What's that supposed to mean?
Furthermore, people are saying Dhadrianwala murdabad, meaning Death to Dhadrianwala?
When do we chant death to people? as SIKHS!!!!?

He's alleged to wear a kalgi and have people touch his feet (not even close to the offense of a murder), and he's alleged to have apologized. Even the article states:
"It is alleged that ‘Dhadrianwala’ made an attempt to “clear his name” whilst in the home of the family who he stayed with as a guest in Surrey, BC."

My concern is besides the point of the man himself. My point is as stated above. Do people just like controversy and acting out of anger (shouting slogans)? What about forgiveness? I can't believe these 'Sikhs' who go around policing everybody else, while acting out of anger or any other of the five thieves. Hypocrisy is an injustice to all Sikhs.

Ik jot - one light

sabhnaa  jee-aa  kaa  ik      daataa
All              souls    of    one   giver

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Memory

I took so many photos on the Memorial day weekend (back in May) and I never put all of them up. I still have India photos from last year that I didn't put up either. I haven't taken a lot of photos lately so I'm going into my archives.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Hazoori - ever ready

You can use a hazoori for everything, from a scarf to a blanket, or a shawl, or a towel, or a kummercussen, or a rope, or something to use while picking jujubes :-)

I really like hazooris so I wear one just about everyday.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Trees

On this tree all the leaves fell but the jujubes remained.
The other jujube in the background still has green leaves.
My brother and I went to the Siri Singh Sahib's ranch to pick some jujubes and I thought these two trees looked really cool. They both lost their leaves, but have some kind of other berry left on them, and they both have flowering vines growing up them.

Nice

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cute

'Bless you my child.'
'I see a bright future.'
'Let us meditate on that great future.'

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Advantage

Being the last guy out has it's advantages, you can take some nice photos. These gates are usually open. Or when they are closed, you are usually on the other side.
Closed for the night.