Sunrise on the Dead River
As 2017 ends, the news is filled with reflections on events of the tumultuous year gone by. As a break from that, I'd like to meditate on the calm and peace in the reflections of nature. Whenever the chaos, tragedy, or drama of the world starts to weigh too heavily, I find a good dose of nature provides a welcome antidote, or at least some balance and perspective. So I've selected a few favorites from my archives to share, hoping to give you a respite, and inspiration for a deep breath.
Bradford Creek - formerly in our backyard
Watching calm waters for abstract compositions is a sub-conscious habit for me. The soft blurs or wave-squiggled lines offer painterly interpretation of our so-called fixed terrestrial world.
Dock on the Bay
Monet on Myakka
Under the Rainbow. Refraction + Reflection
Rainbow Paddler. Reflections from a passing kayak.
As each day begins, whether we are out there or not, nature offers a wondrous show in its awakening.
Picnic Pond Sunrise
St Marks Lighthouse
One day on the Chipola River... The surreal mirrored images from roots and leaves and carved limerock captivated my eye. Rotating them 90 degrees ... whoa!.
Surreal & Sub-Lime-Rock
I sometimes envy the creatures, flora too, whose lives are so in tune with the rhythms of night and day, birth and death.
Palmetto Light Reflected
Hood Spider & the Golden Egg
Lily Light Solo
Surreal Suspension. Crystal (and her shadows), lost in reverie, float through "Inner Space".
Often it's the edges in reflection -- whether marsh, river or lake -- where the composition happens or not.
Edge of Marsh
Devon Creek Tunnel
Misty Palm Pano
Sunset into dusk is another time of magical light ...
Line of Dusk
Even at night, where there is light and water - human or starlight - there are reflections.
May your days of 2018 be uplifted when you take a long moment to wonder at the marvels of nature. Thanks for your visit, your comments (below), and for sharing this link with all those who might enjoy it.