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9 hours ago

Paws - "what!!???", she NEVER sits here... this is either Mochi or Oscars spot... but I put some raw catnip around the house and this is one of the places I put it ha ha... she loved it!! . . Offering an insured #catsitting service in #forres #moray I do travel for fuel costs. #catsitter #tuxedocat #catnip

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11 hours ago

A few more days of #neos2019 and I’m busy at the workbench! Limited edition Scale Earrings with dark pearls now available at the studio and online 🌑

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2 days ago

Sometines its good to step away from the big picture. Stop angsting about how the puzzle pieces are going to fit together. Revel in what IS. Now. Tangible and exquisite. And pause on a rainy afternoon to smell the flowers 🌺 . . ——————————————————————— #artofvisuals #floral_captures #todaystreasure #paradiseofpetals #stopandnotice #beautyintheordinary #goneoutdoors #momentsofzen #thesimplenow #petalpower #macroandflora #bevisuallyinspired #floral_captures #minimalnature #scotlandflora #scotlandinbloom #forres #moodynature #pluviophile #nowisgood #practicinggratitude

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..⛅️🌿ॐ.. . “‘How can I try to let go when trying is precisely not letting go?’ Stated in another way, to try not to grasp is the same thing as to grasp, since its motivation is the same.... Mahayana philosophy proposes a drastic but effective answer which is the theme of a class of literature called Prajna-paramita, or ‘wisdom crossing to the other shore,’ a literature closely associated with the work of Nagarjuna (c. A.D. 200), who ranks with Shankara as one of the greatest minds of India. Stated baldly, the answer is that all grasping, even for nirvana, is futile -- for there is nothing to be grasped. This is Nagarjuna's celebrated Sunyavada, his ‘Doctrine of the Void,’ otherwise known as the Madhyamika, the ‘middle way,’ because it refutes all metaphysical propositions by demonstrating their relativity. From the standpoint of academic philosophy, the Prajna-paramita and the doctrine of Nagarjuna are no doubt some form of nihilism or ‘absolute relativism.’ But this is not Nagarjuna's standpoint. The dialectic with which he demolishes every conception of reality is merely a device for breaking the vicious circle of grasping, and the terminus of his philosophy is not the abject despair of nihilism but the natural and uncontrived bliss (ananda) of liberation. The Sunyavada takes its name from the term sunya, void, or sunyata, voidness, with which Nagarjuna described the nature of reality, or rather, of the *conceptions* of reality which the human mind can form. Conceptions here include not only metaphysical views but also ideals, religious beliefs, ultimate hopes and ambitions of every kind -- everything which the mind of man seeks and grasps for his physical or spiritual security. Not only does the Sunyavada demolish the beliefs which one consciously adopts; it also seeks out the hidden and unconscious premises of thought and action, and submits them to the same treatment until the very depths of the mind are reduced to a total silence. Even the idea of sunya is itself to be voided. It cannot be called void or not void, Or both or neither; But in order to point it out, It is called ‘the Void.’”~Alan Watts, The Way of Zen (1957) . . .

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3 days ago

The Scale Earrings are certainly one of the favourites during #neos2019 - this pair went home with a lovely lady from London earlier today! 🐚 they’re also available on the brand new Algae webshop 🥂 or come over to the studio until the 23rd and pick your favourite pair - follow the #yellowsigns

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..⛅️🌳ॐ.. . “Timothy Leary was not so wide of the mark when he said that we must go out of our minds (abstract values) to come to our senses (concrete values). For coming to our senses must, above all, be the experience of our own existence as living organisms rather than as "personalities," like characters in a play or a novel acting out some artificial plot in which the persons are simply masks for a conflict of abstract ideas or principles. Man as an organism is to the world outside like a whirlpool is to a river: man and world are a single natural process, but we are behaving as if we were invaders and plunderers of a foreign territory. For when the individual is defined and felt as the separate personality or ego, he remains unaware that his actual body is a dancing pattern of energy that simply does not happen by itself. It happens only in concert with myriads of other patterns -- called animals, plants, insects, bacteria, minerals, liquids, and gases. The definition of a person and the normal feeling of "I" do not effectively include these relationships. You say, "I came into this world." You didn't; you came out of it, as a branch from a tree.”Alan Watts, This Is It: Essays on Man's Relation to Materiality (1970) . . . #alanwatts #chasinglight #chasingfog #dscvr_mist #divine_forest #ethereal_moods #enchanting_forest #folkgreen #forres #gominimalmag #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #lightzine #minimalmood #morayshire #moody_tones #nb_nature_brilliance #rsa_fog #rsa_rural #rsa_vsco #splendid_trees #splendid_woodlands #tv_foggy #eliteklub #tree_magic #tree_brilliance #theblisspr0ject #thislifemagazine #vzcomood #wb_water_brilliance

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3 days ago

Join us this weekend at Brodie Castle autumn festival, we will be bringing over 40 of the finest crafters and food producers from around Scotland.

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4 days ago

More of the chunky yet delicate Ensis earrings in the making today! Thank you to all the lovely #neos2019 visitors who have come to say hi so far! The studio is open again today from 11am - 4pm 🐚 follow the #yellowsigns

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4 days ago

This weekend!

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5 days ago

..🌿🍂ॐ.. . Hope you’re having a sweet Sunday 🙏🏻😌 . “No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle. The manners and mores of Western civilization force this perpetual sanity upon us to an extreme degree, for there is no accepted corner in our lives for the art of pure nonsense. Our play is never real play because it is almost invariably rationalized; we do it on the pretext that it is good for us, enabling us to go back to work refreshed. There is no protected situation in which we can really let ourselves go. Day in and day out we must tick obediently like clocks, and "strange thoughts" frighten us so much that we rush to the head-doctor.... If our sanity is to be strong and flexible, there must be occasional periods for the expression of completely spontaneous movement -- for dancing, singing, howling, babbling, jumping, groaning, wailing -- in short, for following any motion to which the organism as a whole seems to be inclined.”~Alan Watts, The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness, 1962, pg. 86-88. . Photo from the 15th of September 2016. . . . #alanwatts #chasingfog #dscvr_mist #ethereal_moods #eliteklub #folkgreen #forres #gominimalmag #hugs_for_trees #ig_shotz_trees #moody_tones #morayshire #minimalmood #nb_nature_brilliance #rsa_fog #rsa_rural #rsa_vsco #splendid_trees #stayandwonder #psychedelics #sombrescapes #sombrescapes #sombresociety #tv_foggy #tv_lovelylanes #tree_magic #tree_brilliance #theblisspr0ject #thislifemagazine #vzcomood

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5 days ago

Always love talking to our artists at Orchard Road Studios Forres. Do visit their open studio today from 10a.m. to 5pm, the diverse styles, medium and subjects are a feast for the eyes, heart and mind. Images below are some of the work by Kenneth Le Riche @kdleriche @celia.smith.1217 @briancrawfordyoung @fionapercy395 @forresgump #orchardroadstudios #openstudios #forres #creativescotland #artscotland #scotlandart #mixedmediaart #oilpaintings # #abstractartwork #contemporaryart #artsupporters

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6 days ago

50 Jahre Partnerschaft zwischen #Windsor #Maidenhead und #Goslar Natürlich drehte sich vieles an diesem Wochenende um das #Altstadtfest in Goslar - aber nicht nur. Für mich stand im Fokus der letzten drei Tage das 50. Jubiläum zwischen den Städten #Goslar und #Windsor and #Maidenhead in #England - daneben auch 35 Jahre mit #Forres in #Schottland. Aber 50 Jahre rücken einen schon doch ein wenig mehr in @den Fokus - gerade, weil man selber viele Freundschaften in unserer Partnerstadt in England hegt und pflegt. Es gilt daher abermals Danke zu sagen. Dafür, dass viele Menschen Brücken bauen - zu anderen Menschen und/oder Nationen - auch wenn die Politik zur Zeit eventuell nicht die weisesten Entscheidungen trifft. Egal, wie vieles ausgeht. Eine solche Freundschaft bzw. Partnerschaft ist gewachsen und wird auch weiterhin gepflegt. Danke auch an die #StadtGoslar / @meingoslar / @goslar.de , die so vieles organisiert und möglich gemacht haben. Danke auch an die Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus dem Rat, die sich die Zeit für unsere Gäste genommen haben. Danke auch an die VertreterInnen aus unseren anderen Partnerstädten #arcachon / @villearcachon ( #Frankreich ), #Beround ( #Tschechien ) und #Brzeg (Polen), die der Einladung zu diesem besonderen Ereignis gefolgt sind. Danke natürlich auch allen, die selber in den stetigen Austausch in unsere Partnerstädte verwickelt sind und diese Partnerschaft hegen und pflegen. Und ein letzter bescheidener Dank auch von mir...Danke, dass ich ein Teil davon sein darf und ich mich immer gut aufgehoben fühlen durfte in egal welcher Partnerstadt ich auch zu Besuch sein durfte. Und ein ganz besonderer Dank an #Viv und #Robin , die in all den Jahren immer wie eine Mutter oder ein Vater waren. ❤️ Gio xoxo

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6 days ago

Day #17. Our last day and night in Scotland. We woke in Forres early on for our last day of touring the Scottish countryside. Time had been once again been an illusive series of moments that were now gone and the feeling of being absolutely flat with sadness and love all included. But today was the day I would see where the Clan Farquharson, the ancestry of the Findley name came from. Snuggled into the land was the Braemar Castle, near the village of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle is leased by the Clan Chief to a local charitable foundation and is open to the public. On this day however, it was closed due to the annual Braemar Gathering taking place, the Scottish Highland Games. We were directed so efficiently thru Braemar by the Scottish police moving traffic thru this tiny village I didn’t have a moment to stop to photograph this place that proudly displayed the Farquharson name...everywhere. The castle itself was like all else on this planet, susceptible to impermanence. Slowly expressing its time here on earth. We had such limited time to return the hooded black crow (our car) to Edinburgh by 5:00, we couldn’t stop to see this crowd of all ages and all clan kilts descend on this tiny village to watch the world class Highland Games. But we did see the castle, heart connection complete. Already missing Scotland we were as we drove away from the spark of this community. There was a time of deep quiet in the car as Ann and I headed to Perth. We soon found ourselves on a road that was two lanes wide and moving quickly. We got to Perth in about 1 1/2 hours, and stopped to have lunch with a new friend. Once again, we were off, toward the motorway that would spit us out at our last stop, and our first stop, Edinburgh. The last photo here is the carpet in the American hotel we stayed in our last night. 🌀 “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” ... said best by the man himself, Doctor Seuss... #scotland #forres #clanfarquharson #findley #braemarcastle #aberdeenshire #thebraemargathering #scottishhighlandgames #impermanence #perth #newfriend #motorway #edinburgh #hoodedcrow #asthecrowflies #stoneflowermedicinewoman

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6 days ago

..⛅️🌱ॐ.. . Summer warmth gradually fading into the growing waves of autumn coolness. Starting to feel that slight extra bite before the sun is up on a morning like this.. . There is actually a deer on the right of this photo barely visible through the haze which I didn’t even notice until posting this hehe. . . . #chasingfog #chasinglight #dscvr_mood #dscvr_mist #ethereal_moods #folkgreen #forres #gominimalmag #ig_countryside #lightzine #minimalmood #morayshire #moody_tones #nb_nature_brilliance #rsa_fog #rsa_rural #rsa_vsco #rsa_minimal #stayandwonder #sombrescapes #sombresociety #solarcollective #tv_foggy #tv_simplicity #theblisspr0ject l #thislifemagazine #vzcomood #wb_water_brilliance #eliteklub

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