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Aspen foliage on the Rio Grande River
Coming down Hayden Pass Colorado to Golden Fall Aspens
Water Droplets
Annular Solar Eclipse of the Setting Sun
The beauty and fragrance of summer
Cormorant Fishermen Packing up for the Night
Sunset on Chinese Rice Terrace
Autumn wildflowers
A Grizzly Bear in the Rockies Takes a Bath
Two Presidents
Sakura
White sakura
Banjo player in Georgetown
Before and After of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Pungo Andongo
Miradouro da Lua (Viewpoint of the Moon)
Cactus in Kissama Park
Boardwalk Beach Party
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Marina Cabanas at Sunrise
Boat in the blue hour
The shadow of commonwealth materialism
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Sakura

In Japan, cherry blossoms are associated to a very rich symbology but they are most of all an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Therefore the life of the samurai should be like the sakura, beautiful and brief, ending with death on the battlefield. This aspect of the Japanese cultural tradition is often associated with Buddhistic influence and the concept of mono no aware, the conciousness of impermanence.

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Date Taken: 04.2014
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 15, 2014, 1:55 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Kyoto, Japan