This one signals my return to the creative life.
Moving outward from a milestone in one's life is like a spiral dance... something, some event brings you to the center point...the place where time stands still.
But Life moves on whether we are ready or not... so, eventually must we learn to move outward once again too.
At first the steps are tiny, like the leaves near the center...tiny and simple. Then, as we move gently from the center outward, complexity builds and soon, we are fully engaged again with all the layers, colours, textures and interwoven patterns that are our own unique lives. For me, this is how it has been, anyway. Letting go , moving forward...one tiny step after another.
We have been having endless days of rain. A whole month of rainy weather has dogged us. Rivers are swollen, flash flood advisories are almost daily events now. The lake, all 100 + miles long of it has risen at least a foot in just the past week...that is a LOT of water and more is forecast. The mosquitoes are thriving. Working in all of this is very challenging. But the moss is happy...SOOooooo happy ! As are the trees. So this piece is also a celebration of the lush green of the landscape here. Usually by late July and early August, things are dry and beginning to look a bit parched. Not this year ! And now, leaves and moss and I are going to become friends again. This feels like a good place to start my own spiral journey back to working with Nature.
Thanks Everyone for having patience and hanging in there with me. I'll be posting more regularly once again ! :-)