Lineage – Sri Lanka
Sunrise from Steptoe Butte – Washington
Painted Hills – Oregon
The Painted Hills of Oregon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_Hills
Sunrise over Idaho from Steptoe Butte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steptoe_Butte
Monks and Novices waiting for the Esala to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellanwila_Rajamaha_Viharaya
Puja at Dawn
A Sri Lankan couple offers an early morning puja beneath the Bodhi tree at Bellanwilla Rajamaha Viharya, a famous and historical temple in Colombo.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”
The Basket Weaver
One of the oldest handcrafts of African origin in the United States is the hand-woven basket. Woven from indigenous bulrush, a strong and supple grass that thrives in the sandy soil of the coastal region. Sweetgrass baskets and their craftswomen can be seen at the old City Market. This lady has taken refuge from the hot sun in the shadow of a large umbrella.