Thursday, April 3, 2008

Simple Gifts

I have learned (or am at least learning) the value of "the basics". Those natural elements around my life that can inspire, awe, or literally take my breath away. A widlflower, vivid in the spring coolness on a bluff above the St. Johns river. The amazing sweet smell of the blossoms that are just now falling from the branches of our navel orange tree. A quiet walk in the woods along the banks of the Brandywine after a long day of working away from home. A melody or a lyric that moves me, more and more these days found in the classical works of Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach and Mahler.

Yesterday was Wednesday, and Wednesday evenings we generally spend at home. Too tired after work to hit the road and needing to rest up for whatever Thursday brings. This week we decided on a change of pace and headed to the County Dock off of Mandarin Point on the St. Johns, just before sunset. With camera at hand, we were given the simple gift of this:

  • More is not always better
  • There is poetry in the sound of the river's flow
  • You can find great learning by observing in stillness.

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Hootin' Anni said...

Fantastic!!!
I'm gonna love dropping by. Hope you don't mind if I add a link to your photo blog from my blog!! 'Cause I'm gonna. :::smile:::

I don't want to miss you 'art'!!

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I am a lover of children's literature said...

Wow, what an incredible picture... I just love it; how could I not?