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Wise perspectives

A hall with altars to the sayings of  Confucius.
Hall of sayings at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, a.k.a., Kong Miao.

The following are two views of the same thing: Confucius’s Grave.

A pilgrim paying homage to Confucius's grave.
The most conventional view of Confucius’s grave.
From the side the more modest, original,tombstone is visible. In some ways it is protected by the more ornate, almost altar-like newer one.

These are photos from Qufu in Shandong Province, China. Confucius’s home town.

The July Perspectives is ending. It has been so much fun to try and think about things from the square perspective. Thank you, Becky, for this great challenge.

Treetop textures

A few photos looking up.

Looking up at the forest canopy formed by fern trees.
Fern trees in the Opua forest at Paihia, New Zealand
Looking up at the forest canopy formed by fern and kauri trees.
Fern trees and kauri in the Opua forest at Paihia, New Zealand.
Looking up at the forest canopy formed by kauri trees.
Puketi Kauri forest, New Zealand.

The shapes and textures of the forest canopy are different in different places. The textures of these New Zealand tree tops are very different from what one sees looking up at the forests here in the Pacific Northwest.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.

It looks like a toy

This is 90 mile beach in New Zealand. It’s not actually 90 miles long, the Wiki says 88 km. It is however long enough to be rather amazing. It is no longer as useable as it once was as weather patterns have changed and the dunes have built up blocking access and egress, or just making them very difficult.

Photo of a tour bus on 90 mile beach at the north end of the north island of New Zealand.
Our tour bus looks like a Hot Wheels toy.

This photo of our tour bus gives you an idea of the magnitude of the beach.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.