Tag Archives: Water

Autumn Leaves Shapeshifting

While I was looking down into water filled with leaves, an old tree with hallowed eyes opened wide its wooden mouth and whispered gently— Why are you so sad? In cyclic transformations nothing ever dies! See the autumn leaves shapeshifting … Continue reading

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Rappahannock River Rising

Because of 3 days of torrential spring rain in Fredericksburg, Virginia and surrounding areas, the Rappahannock River began to rise and spill over its banks. Undoubtedly, those who own houses and businesses nearest to the river were watching anxiously as … Continue reading

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Carp and Stone

The Carp Stone (rigyoseki) at Kinkaku-ji appears to be swimming upstream against a pounding waterfall. I am told that this stone image symbolizes strength, courage, and the will to persevere even when struggling against adverse conditions. Creating circular ripples in … Continue reading

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Wordless Language

Listen! Beneath the setting sun by the water’s edge, trees are telling stories in the fading light.  Creaking and cracking bending in the wind, talking to each other in windswept sighs— their wordless language still unknown to man.      ~ms  

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Behold the Black Swan

Behold the black swan floating between images of carps and clouds in cool pond waters reflecting. With regal beauty and form, the humble bow of the black swan took my breath away.    ~ms ***I took these photos on the … Continue reading

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On Wings of Thought

In the middle of the night on a mental flight with no luggage or tickets, I’m traveling light on warm wings of thought flying to a distant land where sunlit flowers, beautiful ocean water and stretches of sand invite my wandering soul … Continue reading

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Snow Cold Feet

Birds with snow cold feet quietly meditate on winter’s reflection, appreciating the chance to experience a snowy river. I took these photos during a snowstorm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The birds and I were standing on the city dock,  near the old train bridge … Continue reading

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Black-Crowned Night Heron Waiting

Where land meets water under the Hawaiian sun, a black-crowned night heron (’auku’u) stands with no bait, no lure, and without a fishing pole, patiently waiting for the perfect fish to come swimming by. Suddenly… the ‘auku’u makes its move snap, shake, and … Continue reading

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Orange Autumn Twilight

Cloudy day ending in a sudden burst of light, spilling bright orange into watery shadows as twilight dissolves into darkness approaching on an autumn night.    ~ms

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Natural Haiku

Water on the rocks perfect drink  for tired eyes… Lazy summer day Basket of acorns shadowed by afternoon sun… Squirrels chattering!    ~ms

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