Dynamic Puddles, Green Rocks and a Whole Lot in Between…

“Genuine art tells the truth.”

“Being an artist is not an occupation; it is your life, your whole being.”

“There is such a thing as unconditional expression that does not come from self or other. It manifests out of nowhere like mushrooms in a meadow, like hailstones, line thundershowers.”

by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, “True Perception – The Path of the Dharma”, Shambhala Publications, 2008. ISBN 978-1-59030-588-1

One never knows when one come across a a great discovery! A large mud puddle with pollen floating on the rust-coloured water in the middle of a dirt road became a point of extreme interest at the beginning of our hike. Approaching the puddle from all angles, observing the ever-changing patterns and lines moved by the wind held great attraction for us.

The space between was a 2 km walk through the muggy, biting fly infested woods presenting their own limitless beauty.

The ultimate reward was the discovery of algae covered rock on the rocky beach. We arrived in time to witness the incoming tide slowly rolling over the smooth rocks. Our time of exploration was limited but the sense of urgency heightened our senses in response to nature’s transformation.

I will let the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche quotes speak for themselves. Nature is the greatest artist, we are her witness capturing the ever-changing gifts…

May your day be filled with colour and beauty, Anna

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