Posts Tagged ‘designs’

A Psykadelic Web

A  spider spun a psykadelic web in the pine tree in our backyard.

The morning light and the changing angles of the web reflected the web’s various colors.

 Early morning colors created various decorative designs.

 

All the morning components came together, and the reflective colors displayed their simple beauty.

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Shadowy Trees

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I’ve debated with myself on whether to post pictures of trees with light and shadow patterns on their trunks. The wind and/or breezes blow the leaves and branches back and forth, adding movement to the shadow designs.

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The changing positions of the sun change the shadows. For some reason the wind moving the shadows fascinates me.  I wonder if the wind is sometimes involved. There could be a request for slight movements or different degrees of active. Their positions are on the trunks on the east side in the morning and the west in the afternoon. They are so varied and become mesmerizing.

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I wonder if anything can be “read” into the shadow designs? Is it a secret language? Maybe the earth made a request from the sun for some reason. Or it could be a kind of writing, and then the tree does what it’s meant to do.

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The messages could travel inside the trunk,

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and either down into the earth, or up and out into the sky.

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  This would then transfer the energies to where they’re requested.

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… Then there’s the huge oak across the highway. It definitely has a position of distinction. It could be transferring the energies and/or messages to where they’re requested.

 The highway department recently cut of several long limbs so they wouldn’t fall on the highway. That upset me. It’s such a huge majestic tree.

My husband stepped it off, and the crown spread of the tree is 35 yards.

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 The base of the oak grows at the top of a little slope, only feet from the highway. It must receive messages for itself  and then send them to where they’re requested.

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The oak grows directly across the highway from our kitchen. I’m definitely attached to it after living across from it for 40 years.

 This makes me curious about the spirit world and their possible activities.

… and I will continue to watch the shadows on the tree trunks.

Tiny Reflections

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I’ve had a fascination with reflections on water for a long time.

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Even the smallest beads of water have reflections, designs and distortion.

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It’s the leaves surrounding it and the sky that reflect on this drop of water.

 

Morning Light

The picture window by my computer faces east. Thick trees on our neighbor’s property and an old strip pit hill block any view beyond.

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The early sun creates patterns of light and shadow on the irises at the edge of my butterfly garden.

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The shadows create abstract patterns..

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Squint when looking at this flower. It enhances the design.

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   This iris was just beginning to open yesterday when I was taking pictures of the irises above. I think I’ll name it the dramatic beauty.

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I almost forgot I had this iris. What a beauty!

Nature’s Artistry

I come from an artistic family and tend to look at things differently than a non-artist does.

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I spent a lot of time this summer watching the large milkweed bugs mature.

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Now that the plant’s all dried and dispersing its seeds, it’s taken on a totally different appearance. Even the angles of the four stems add an artistic element to the design.

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The remaining fluff creates a pattern with their arrangement.

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 Then there’s the intricate design of each seed.

These pictures would look different if they were taken at different times of the day, with different angles of the sun and in different weathers.

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I won’t be posting as many blogs for a while, because I’m now in the beginning stage of shingles.

The Magic of Ice, Part 2

The ice’s imagination has no bounds.

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I wonder if the creatures were involved in the designing?

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It’s like magic happened overnight.

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Will this life form swim away?

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The myriad of designs in this section of the creek would be beyond comprehension without the picture.

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Obviously, there are endless possibilities for ice compositions.

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I think I walked up on a secret meeting of the ice spirits.

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The characters and shapes in the ice differ with each freeze.

That’s why I always make an effort to visit this small creek when the conditions are right for ice.

… I wonder if they enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them?

The Magic of Ice, Part One

Designs in ice always fascinate me. A recent cold spell created both dramatic and delicate designs.

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The creek is a small wet-weather creek with a rocky bottom.

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A closer look shows intricate designs within the designs.

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Contributing shapes and the flow of the water seem to have quite an imagination.

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A larger area makes a larger “canvas” for the masterpiece.

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Nooks crowd designs within their confines.

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Some look like they’d break just from the wind’s breath.

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I haven’t decided what this figure resembles.

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Ebb and flow, as the creatures create themselves.

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I’ll post part 2 of this ice blog series on Wednesday, the 21st.