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Luxurious, softly textured foxtail grass

patterns itself by the wind’s direction.

Its iridescent fibres catch the sun’s rays and amplify their colour spectrum.

The wind and the sun become artists playing out their muse

on this natural medium. The grass exists in service

to the greater elements in its life and

is beautiful in its humble arrangements.

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A leaf, fallen in midsummer,

conveys a moment of beauty in the place it has come to rest.

Had it not passed on early in its life,

this young leaf would never have brought about

this poignant realization of glory.

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Gently flowing river water is rendered pewter by grey cloud cover above.

The undulations of the water’s surface create pockets and peaks of light, dark,

and all shades in between. This particular design, frozen in a photograph,

is one instant of a complex moving tableau. The design exists even though

it can’t be seen in real time. The pace of life can often blur

the beautiful moments that exist within the movement.

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What sledgehammer force has split apart this boulder?

An avalanche? Lightning bolt? Tornado?

It was actually a force greater than all three – time.

The slow crawl and subtle components of time have the ability to

break down all forms of matter as well as heal all wounds.

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When you have a need, reach out your hand.

It is not a sign of weakness; it is just how the world works.

Everyone, everything, requires help at some point.

To deny this is hubris, to accept it brings a humility

that will give you peace –

something we all need.

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A gleaming sun appearing in the middle of a rain shower

makes the raindrops’ circular ripples stand out boldly.

It also makes us realize that paradox is a natural event;

one that we can expect in our own lives, such as feeling melancholy

when the day appears perfectly fine

or experiencing a warm sense of peace after misfortune.

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One can only suppose that the colours seen here on this ledge

drowning in pine needles will be available for painting the den or kitchen.

There will be names like Fallen Pine Needle Sienna and much debate

will take place about how to match the trim – Cracked Granite White, perhaps?

It is just another unsuccessful way we try to bring nature into our lives,

instead of taking our lives out into nature.

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