Myoko Jennifer Waters
Preparations: vacuuming the goose poop
Jikyo and Myoko prepare to greet the throngs
Maeve constructs kite
Jisho finishes a kite
The Welcoming Committee!!
Yusen and Shinsho out for a stroll
Picnic lunch at Beecher House
Sisters and friends
Yusen and helpers fed us so well!
Participants never tired of fishing for newts
Young fisher with red-spotted newt, a salamander, in aquatic (adult) phase
Shinge Roshi with Stacy, Zudi, and Elka Fuller
Zach stalks the unwary newt
Don't drink the newt!
Man, Nature, Paddleboard - Fugan on Beecher Lake
Nyozan and daughters on nature walk
Nature walk around Beecher Lake
Purple fringed orchid-- good eye, Nyozan!
Leading nature walk around Beecher Lake
Happy Birthday Zudi!
Carousing on the Beecher House lawn
Carlos strikes konsho at dusk-- plug your ears!
Marshmallow roast at Beecher House
Dharma sisters Rengetsu and Jiryu
Kaijo enjoys a s'more
"Roshi, this was great! When can we come back?"
Young artists with their dragon kites
The dragon appears
ready to fly
We had a great time
Girls do an impromptu kinhin
Let's go fly a kite!
Sierra lifts off
Shinge Roshi and Zudi (photo by Nyozan)