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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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Showy Milkweed
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Hemerocallis `Sammy Russell` Daylily attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Day Lily
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Day Lily
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A bit uncommon, an autumn photo of golds reflected in a blue pond.
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Autumn golds and blues
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Oregon Grape Leaves
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These were taken on two different days at different places on the Boise Greenbelt.

Cormorant on post
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Cormorant on post
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Lily of the valley Convallaria Majalis
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Lily of the Valley
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Dianthus chinensis china pink closeup bud
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Dianthus chinensis china pink
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China pink, Chinese pink, Rainbow Pink, Indian Iink flowers
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Dianthus chinensis china pink
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Dianthus chinensis china pink
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Dianthus chinensis china pink
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Dianthus chinensis china pink
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Bright red leaves cling to a tree trunk and contrast with the green grassy background.
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Red Leaves on Log
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Red Leaves on Log
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