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All posts in November, 2017

Pink day lily with yellow throats and brown spots on the petals.
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Pink Day Lily
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Pink Day Lily
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Pink Day Lily
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Pink Day Lily
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Juniper Berries closeup
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Five year old boy encounters a deer while enjoying nature at Kathryn Albertson Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Boy sees a deer
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Two mallard hens cross the path at Kathryn Albertson Wildlife Sanctuary in Boise, Idaho.
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Mallard duck hens on a path
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Five-year-old boy helps decorate the Christmas tree, carefully putting ornaments on the branches.
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Boy decorating tree
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A beautiful pair of black-eyed susans – rudbeckia hirta – with a grasshopper peeking out from under a petal of the blossom on the right.

Black Eyed Susan and Grasshopper
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Guanyin or Guan Yin, in Chinese pinyin literally means Observe World Sound, is an East Asian Bodhisattva of Compassion venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. When she hears people suffering she is said to shed Tears Of Compassion.

As a Bodhisattva, she has awakened to the stage where she is allowed to leave the mortal world, but she is committed to remaining until she relieves all the suffering in the world.

She is also known as Chenrezig and Kannon, and is considered one of the Immortals by Daoists. Alternate spellings are Kuan Yin, Kwun Yam, Kun Iam, Kanzeon, Kwannon. She often is depicted carrying a willow branch, or a vase or jar of pure water. Her mantra is Guan Shi Yin, Pu`sa.

The statue is of green glass. The Hindu prayer beads are a string of 108 rose quartz, and the Rosary contains 54 beads with a crucifix.
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Known as Japanese barberry, Red barberry, Thunberg`s barberry.
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Barberry Flower Cluster
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Fluffy pink smoke tree, Cotinus Coggygria, with sparkling raindrops
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Raindrops on Smoke Tree
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Showy Milkweed
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