Though our stream has had no water from the reservoir for nearly a year, with rain and run off the stream beds are quite moist. Happily there is enough water to support the birth of one of the lotuses whose roots lie dormant in the mud.
This carpenter bee is happy too, about to load up on the pollen to take back to her babies in some hole she bored deep into a tree or into the side of our buildings.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."