The Cariboo Road



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.


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


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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