Man, as usual, your photos are beautiful! i need to tell you that more often.
Thanks, Yuko! I'm glad you like them. <3
As always, lovely photographs!
Also, they do look cuddly!
Thanks! I like the pile of fuzzy animals.
Ooh, I can't wait for the Kenya pics (these are nice too)!
It makes me sad to see elephant tusks, but it's quite possible they were taken from elephant graveyards. Especially with the way elephants mourn their own dead. I hope to go to Kenya someday with my work, and see the animals I take care of in the wild, rather than in a zoo.
It made me sad, too, but I believe that very few of the ones I saw were poached. As for Kenya, I didn't go to the preserve this trip because they were asking too much for the 'safari,' but I'm going back in a few days and might do the park then. This time, I really just went shopping at the markets; I bought lots of handicrafts (you'd like the rhino-shaped earrings I got, judging from your icon, and I bought Don an ebony hippo) and fruit and flowers.
hrmmm i need to read up on my buddhism, i could have sworn gauthama found enlightement under a banyan tree, amazing picture, i'm espically fond of the mini ivory elephant to the right in the second pic. :D
'Banyan' is another name for fig trees, so you're spot on!
see i learned something new today...i've always been brough up calling them banyan, since they are not only all over india, esp in the south, but it's the official tree of the country. :)
Cool! Now I'VE learned something! (Damn, I wanna go to India...)
Incidentally, Don has registered asvattha.com =)
niiice...what are you guys going to do with it? :)
I don't know what he's got in store for it.. multi-purpose, I suppose?
What's with the Oingo Boingo skeletons in the third picture? :)
You are forgetting Buddha's sermon to diamond traders, "It's a dead man's party."
Dude, you crack me up constantly.
As Don expressed it, 'turning death into art' - making one more comfortable with loss.
i can't get enough of your pictures. In fact I have a file folder with your name on it. lol.
The two skeletons leaning on each other = awesome.