It took me a while to understand how NW Indian art gained its distinctive look. Then I started watching the waters. The surrounding ocean, bays and inlets stylishly reflect just about every element their art depicts.
The sun sets over the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. The Great Mother Goddess catches the light of the setting sun and oversees the beauty of Montana’s Jocko Valley.
I hadn’t quite realized what the tableau was on the front of this tabernacle when I shot it. Only when I got it into the computer did I see all the happy faces of the apostles, a number of whom are pointing up to Heaven and one who seems to be waving at us. What Joy it must be.
St. John Henry Newman called the rose “Queen of the spiritual flowers” as a fitting symbol of Mary.