12 August 2018

The Spirit of Water

Walden Pond, Massachusetts

... where fish come to my feet... dancing shadows touch my body... jovial dragonfly lands on my head... and sparkling ripples follow my strokes... encircled... and embraced...

Walden Pond: ... where fish come to my feet...

Walden Pond: ... and browse around...

Walden Pond: ... deeper...

Walden Pond: ... where dancing shadows touch my body...

Walden Pond: ... and she is watching...

Walden Pond: ... where jovial dragonfly...

Walden Pond: ... lands on my head...

Walden Pond: ... and sparkling ripples follow my strokes...

Walden Pond: ... encircled... and embraced...

05 August 2018

Diving Colors

Walden Pond, Massachusetts
... Walden is blue at one time and green at another... Lying between the earth and the heavens, it partakes of the color of both. Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green... In some lights, viewed even from a hilltop, it is of a vivid green next the shore. Some have referred this to the reflection of the verdure... and it may be simply the result of prevailing blue mixed with the yellow of the sand. Such is the color of its iris...

HENRY D. THOREAU, Walden

Walden Pond: ... earth's eye...  HDT

Walden Pond: ... from hilltop it reflects the color of the sky... HDT

Walden Pond: ... near at hand it is of a yellowish tint... HDT

Walden Pond: ... then a light green... HDT

Walden Pond: ... which gradually deepens... HDT

02 August 2018

Like a Duck

Walden Pond, Massachusetts

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Walden Pond: ... like a duck...

28 July 2018

Water as a Pond

Black's Nook, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Massachusetts

It is summer... and in summer, we humans think about water... water as a pond, a lake... we can plunge into and forget the heat... is THIS nature's call?... is this the time when we become lotuses, turtles, ducks?... when our primeval instincts take the form of a pond, a lake?...

Black's Nook: ... exaltation of the summer...

Black's Nook: ... floating...

Black's Nook: ... reflections...

Black's Nook: ... dreaming...

Black's Nook: ... stillness...

Black's Nook: ... not a tremor...

Fresh Pond: ... water as a pond...

Fresh Pond: ... no trespassing...

Fresh Pond: ... really?...

22 July 2018

Princely Tree

Cambridge, Massachusetts

... in afternoon sunlight...
I stop and look at this tree... like an alien in the midst of here... Albizia... the name comes from Italian nobleman who brought her from Persia to Europe... without her butterflies... populus calls her Silk Tree for her silken flowers... these roseate brushes touching the moment... without her butterflies...

Cambridge: ... in afternoon sunlight... I stop and look at this tree...

Cambridge: ... like an alien in the midst of here...

Cambridge: ... Albizia...

Cambridge: ... populus calls her Silk Tree... for her silken flowers...

Cambridge: ... these roseate brushes...

Cambridge: ... touching the moment...

15 July 2018

Coasting

Rockport to Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

By train to Rockport... by foot to Gloucester... then jump the train back to Boston...
... and THIS I call Freedom from cars...

Cape Ann: ... Rockport blooms...

Cape Ann: ... and rocks...

Cape Ann: ... low...

Cape Ann: ... intertidal coloring...

Cape Ann: ... living between the tides...

Cape Ann: ... comes... and goes...

Cape Ann: ... finds a way...

Cape Ann: ... in perfect harmony...

Cape Ann: ... with impenetrable...

Cape Ann: ... yet rolling... to shapes...

Cape Ann: ... and spreading...

Cape Ann: ... by the ocean...

Cape Ann: ... expansive and limitless...

Cape Ann: ... intertidal pools...

Cape Ann: ... in wet and dry...

Cape Ann: ... wiggling...

Cape Ann: ... Thacher Island... over there...

Cape Ann: ... Pebble Beach... the ocean coming closer...

Cape Ann: ... and seagulls too...

Cape Ann: ... sand and ocean... playfully together...

Cape Ann: ... ad infinitum...

Cape Ann: ... in Gloucester... waiting for the supper...