The Cariboo Road

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Hard to believe isn’t it? This is the beginnings of the road that I drove yesterday, taking oh, about three hours to get to Lytton from Vancouver. The road took three years to complete, and took weeks to accomplish what a fast car and light traffic does in barely any time at all.

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View of the meeting of the rivers, the Fraser and the Thompson yesterday.

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This statue has travelled much further than that. It comes from the Rajgir area of India, not too far from Vulture Peak. From there to here – many miles. I had no altar cloth so a handwoven towel will do for now. In our practice we light incense so that it may permeate the surroundings. This particular type of incense is used at a lot of the temples I visit, and while subtle, being a light Japanese pine incense, it immediately invokes home. This was the first incense lit at this particular place.

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “The Cariboo Road

  1. itwasjudith February 2, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Stunning beauty of landscape! I absolutely love it, thanks for sharing.
    I tried some incense during last holidays and it was nice, though quite strong in a normal home. I’m curious about the mild one you mention.. pine incense sounds very appealing, I love pines.

    • warpandwoofknitting February 2, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you for looking in! Yes, incense can be very strong smelling. Japanese varieties are a bit less intense than other kinds- and of course personal taste makes a difference. I also love clouds of intense Indian incense but not everyone cares for that. The label on the Japanese burned in this post says Viva, Japanese Kodo from Tokyo- its reasonably available here in Vancouver…

      • itwasjudith February 2, 2017 / 9:37 pm

        Thanks for the details 🙂 you may have just enable some shopping! I definitely want to try some

  2. Houn Mugo February 2, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Ah, lovely. Can smell it from here.

  3. Mom February 3, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Homey already!!!

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