This is our home for 2-3 months, an island in the rice
Ganesh greets you when you walk in the front gate.
We have 3 lover cats.
The view from my "office".
Our yoga/dance studio.
Bella's morning ritual with the Scorpion pose
The yoga space has windows all around for a 360 degree view of the rice fields, lush jungle and mountains beyond...
The spiral staircase leading up to the yoga/dance/art studio
The kitchen/communal hang out
the back area
One of the several volcanoes which created a giant crater on the island is about an hour away.
this guy doesn't live at the house.
In town there is a monkey forest.
We have some monkey friends (Jessie and Jahred).
The Balinese have the most amazing sense of style and artistic abilities.
Silencing Bali sunset
More of the not so micro cosm
This guy was about the size of my hand.
We went to a a public cremation ceremony for one of the relatives of the king. This was a very intense experience for me. The body was all too clear as it hung from what was left of the big wood bull that it was placed inside. I decided to remove the more graphic photo. It's an image that I find difficult to shake.
To change to a more positive note, we have had a few great days at the beach... and I am learning how to surf.
We found a little oasis of a place in town that has a salt water pool.... no chlorine! It feels amazing to swim there and you don't feel salty when you get out like after the ocean.....it is very peaceful, and decorated with such intricate style and blessed by many beautiful statues of the Goddess.
One afternoon Jessie, Carlos and I (Joseph) climbed this beautiful
At the bottom of the trail up the mountain, there lives a hot spring
We may not post another update for awhile, but you can trust that we are really enjoying the last of our time here...
and we look forward to seeing all of you when we return.