“I’ve waited for you

for a long time” – for your song,

my mountain cuckoo   ~Issa*

wordpresssaturation (1)

This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Let’s turn the comments into an instant mood-booster!

Visit WordPress’ weekly photo challenge to view additional images created specifically for the concept of saturated

Initially posted on September 27, 2013

 *cited in:

The Spring of my Life

Trans: Sam Hamill

In all things, the Way does not want to be obstructed, for if there is obstruction, there is choking; if the choking does not cease, there is disorder, and disorder harms the life of all creatures ~Chuang-Tzu*

linesandshapes (4)

When I chisel a wheel, if the blows of the mallet are too gentle, the chisel slides and won’t take hold. But if they’re too hard, it bites in and won’t budge. Not too gentle, not too hard–you can get it in your hand and feel it in your mind.  You can’t put it into words, and yet, there’s a knack to it somehow. I can’t teach it to my son, and he can’t learn it from me. ~Wheelwright P’ien*

*cited in:

Tao of Photography Seeing Beyond Seeing

Philippe L. Gross & S.I. Shapiro

initially posted on September 21, 2013

merging lines with light and shadow

peace lily

the eye that is penetrating sees clearly,

the ear that is penetrating hears clearly,

the nose that is penetrating distinguishes odors,

the mouth that is penetrating distinguishes flavors,

the mind that is penetrating has understanding,

and the understanding that is penetrating has virtue. ~ CHUANG-TZU

initially posted in August, 2012

while the one

peels a white peach

the other weeps

~Kuroda Momoko

cited: Makoto Ueda, Far Beyond the Field

Art of Seeing (xvi) Pears

iPhone 7 f/1.8 1/5s 3.99mm

dark figure on light ground…9 of 10

rule of odds

grandjctweb
My Favorite Place…Downtown   Nikon D750   f/8   1/125   24mm   100 ISO

In the early 1960s, Grand Junction, Colorado’s downtown commercial district was restructured into a tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly shopping park that borders the gentle winding Main Street.

Today, one of the first things we do when we return to visit family and friends is to undertake a walk about with our memories of what use to be and amazement at what remains as we view the various exhibits that are currently part of the Art on the Corner project.

Favorite Place