On the Twelfth Day



On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, I thought you’d like to see,

*Our New Year local jubilee.

Greetings, I hope the New Year is one of promise for everyone.  My sincere thanks to all followers and likers, for looking in. Together, may we keep on blogging, thus linking our corners of this wonderful world, with friendship and respect.

Namaste from Amras.

Photography ©Francis Moloney.

* Instead of a dozen plangent percussionists.

Yamaoka Tesshu





Namaste world, and greetings 2013.  I sincerely hope that every reader enjoyed their Christmas and New Year celebrations.   Tonight I am delighted and honoured to have received permission from a bright, ten year old philosopher named Nicholas, to feature his illustrated rendition of a story from the Zen tradition.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do. Thank you Nicholas.


Statue of Yamaoka Tesshu in Takayama, Japan
Statue of Yamaoka Tesshu in Takayama, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


My heartfelt thanks to all who continue to like and follow these pages. Back soon, Amras.

Artworks by Nicholas Pattinson, aged 10.