I was driving back from a business meeting today and had time, in 100-degree weather, to stop in at Chua Linh Son. I did not have time to go into any of the buildings or speak with anyone, but a gentleman affiliated with the Temple indicated that it was OK for me to walk around outside, where I snapped the short photo tour below. If anyone with Chua Linh Son views this post and would like full-resolution copies of these photos, please email me and I can send them. Thank you!
|Looking due west toward the main building.|
|Blooming flowers were everywhere!|
|Stucture that houses the bell shown below.|
|I bet it sounds amazing!|
|Another flowering plant in full summer swing.|
|Good potential for walking meditation... |
except maybe not when it's 100 degrees outside...
|Houston's most well-known summer bloomer: crape myrtle.|
|The famous fifty-foot reclining Buddha statue.|
|The First Five.|
|Sitting benches around the walkways.|
|Different kinds of fruit were growing in addition to the beautiful flowers.|
|Stand and deliver.|
|The place was alive with the constant chicka-chicka-chicka sound of cicadas. |
This is a not-so-good pic of one in a cypress tree.
|Many different statues and stopping points |
on the walk around the Temple grounds.
|Melons growing on the ground, too.|
This guy is almost ready to pick.
|Some of the small statuary in tucked-away places.|
|Some type of lily, I think.|
|Another small statue in a sheltered pagoda.|
|Rest well, for your work here is complete.|