Couple photos Begin Sept. 2015 (SLV – Karmapa Stupa, Crestone’s last snow spot)

Cloud Station Café, Crestone, Northern San Luis Valley (SLV), Colorado (USA)

September 8, 2015.  (Photos taken on Sept 2 and 7.)

DSCN6818See also my post, Stupas in Crestone.  Top of the 16th Karmapa Stupa:

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View over the Northern part of the Great Sand Dunes National Park:NorthernSandDunesNPAlong T Road approaching Crestone, with the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains.   Some years the snow spot doesn’t make it, but this year, thanks to the record snow in May, it’s a little bigger than usual, with tiny specs in other areas left as well:

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with rainbow

Zoomed-in, Sept 2, 2015:

LastSnowSpotSept2_2015Autumn weather is here with chilly nights and gorgeous days.  Insects are practically gone (it’s all relative…) and thunderstorms are waning in frequency.   Soon the aspen will turn colorful and that’s about as lovely as it gets here.  ;-)

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3 Responses to Couple photos Begin Sept. 2015 (SLV – Karmapa Stupa, Crestone’s last snow spot)

  1. Cathy says:

    Beautiful!!!

  2. bo says:

    I love these photos ! Is that a buddhist shrine ?

  3. MVB says:

    It functions as a shrine, yes, but there’s more to it: http://www.ilovebuddhism.com/blog/about-buddhism/the-meaning-of-the-buddhist-stupa

    Chatral Rimpoche (http://www.compassionateaction.info/bio.php) who was involved with the building of this stupa (at least from a distance, not sure on the details) wrote “Prayer to Avert Nuclear War”, and much of the intention behind this one is to dispell the discord of the modern nightmare. See also:

    https://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/a-prayer-to-avert-nuclear-war-by-chatral-rinpoche-couple-photos-taken-today/

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