April 25, 2017 • Two years ago today, I was boarding my plane home from Nepal when the tragic earthquake struck. I was beyond lucky to be on the open airport tarmac opposed to the rocky trekking trails of the Himalayas, or the narrow streets of Kathmandu (places we had explored just days, and hours, prior). I'm lucky to be alive and I try my best each day to not take that for granted. Though I still have thousands of photos to tackle, I do have plans to publish them in the very near future. Regardless of how much time has passed, it's very important to me to expose the beauty of the hidden gem that is Nepal. Today my heart is with this amazing country and all of its people, including my Nepali friends and fellow photographers with whom I shared this life-changing experience. May this day (and every day) bring peace and positive energy to all of your lovely souls.
Whistle-stop sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, gorgeous day😍So far Nepal feels much calmer than India, though the current ban on car horns could have a lot to do with that! #nepal#girlswhotravel#wanderlust
Las banderas de oración son una de las imágenes más representativas de países como Tibet, Nepal y Buthan. Tienen su origen en el Bön, en el Tibet antes de la llegada del budismo. Los seguidores del Bon colgaban banderines, creyendo que estos les protegían. Luego, cuando el budismo llegó al Tibet, adoptó las banderas del Bön e introdujo en ellas los mantras e iconografías que le eran propios. Ahora se trataba de situarlas en el punto más alto posible, donde fuesen rozadas por el viento, para que éste se purifique y lleve consigo las bendiciones y buenos deseos escritos en ellas. #prayerflags#korasenderosalafelicidad
Day 577: Meghauli, Nepal 🇳🇵 -- "It's important and easy to be a kid at heart." . Afternoon job was watering the plants. Somehow it ended up with a big water fight, and all the 14 volunteers ended up in a pool. . Life in eco farm can be fun and full of laugh. 🤗
I have been a busy beaver 🐻 in my studio wrapping up spring commissions and preparing for my first big show at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre . My first of many spring commissions was for my friend @gilessssss and a pack of his biker buddies who are headed on an excursion to Nepal. Prayer flags and rice terraces will make for a pretty sick bike jersey! Almost made me appreciate monsoon season in Revelstoke... almost. Have a great time Giles, you deserve it!
The wind is a force. Soft yet powerful. It is believed that it carries prayers of compassion writ in these flags into the world. Kindness and strength dancing together, this is what love is. Without each other, the world is out of balance.