Tranquility

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calm before
the storm

space between
the noise

coolness beneath
the fire

a songbird above
the crowd

‘Tanquility’ is 14×14″ (36x36cm) acrylic on canvas

Conundrum

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no answers
only ideas
feelings
transition
mystery
imagination
and wonder

‘Conundrum’ is 12×12″ (30x30cm) acrylic on canvas

Roundabout

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running around
winding through
bending along
circling upon
curving into
an open mind
turning out

‘Roundabout’ is 20×20″ (51x51cm) acrylic on canvas

Supple

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loose
moving
easy
and free

graceful
elusive
gentle
and kind

bending low
reaching high
feeling the earth
touching the sky

‘Supple’ is 11×14″ (28x36cm) acrylic on canvas

(with frame)

Introspection

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in-looking
watching the watcher
searching the soul

out-looking
observing the heart
making it whole

‘Introspection’ is 12×12″ (30x30cm) acrylic on canvas

Transformation

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revitalize
reinvent
make a change
re-arrange

a metamorphosis
rough to smooth
dull to fine
night to day
dreams into reality

‘Transformation’ is 18×24″ (46x61cm) acrylic on canvas

Conjunction

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unique points
reflecting
concordant
converging
at the junction
in the function
of occurring
simultaneously
from different places
found the same

‘Conjunction’ is 20×20″ (51x51cm) acrylic on canvas

Catalyst

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stimulating imagination
precipitating growth
developing outreach
bringing out the best
in the evolutionary
process of consciousness

dreaming
here to there
known to unknown
learning
turning
and unfolding

‘Catalyst’ is 12×12″ (30x30cm) acrylic on canvas

New Paradigm

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the old world
creaky and slow
rusted but sure

paving the way
down dark highways
through ancient forests

into the light
of a new day’s
brilliance
innocence
perpetual wonder
and hope

‘New Paradigm’ is 20×20″ (51x51cm) acrylic on canvas

Shapeshifter

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live and let loose
like a moose
or a bear there
and whatever else
wanders near here
as shapes of things
in search of
the shifting sky

‘Shapeshifter’ is 18×24″ (46x61cm) acrylic on canvas

Triunity

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standing still
none alone
all together
not apart

of the whole
on a roll
to the one
in the zone

‘Triunity’ is 18×24″ (46x61cm) acrylic on canvas

Modalities of Time

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the ancient sky turning
cycles within cycles
wheels inside wheels
without beginning or end
not fixed
always changing

time
it’s origin
a mystery
the best moments
unrecorded

‘Modalities of Time’ is 15×20″ (38x51cm) acrylic on board

Exotic

a leap of the imagination
crossing rivers
across mountains
down to a glimpse
of the impossible

unusual patterns
from unknown spaces
in the architecture
of dreams
form the substrate
of the beyond

‘Exotic’ is 16×20″ (41x51cm) acrylic on canvas

Peaceful

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a clear balance
reflecting
between lines
from days ahead
telling time
drawing signs
in the sky
of infinity

‘Peaceful’ is 12×12″ (30x30cm) acrylic on canvas

Fragile

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delicate moments
beside flickering shadows
in quiet spaces

arranging words
easily broken
never quite spoken

‘Fragile’ is 12×12″ (30x30cm) acrylic on canvas

Mountain Summer (part 3)

I have been getting up to the mountains at least every other week this summer and generally hike between 10-15 miles.  Even though this time of year is populated with tourists, I am learning to integrate others into my solitude.  It can be nice to see people from all over the country and world, and I still find my space on the trail after a mile or two.  These pictures are from above 11,000 feet (3353 meters) in Rocky Mountain National Park here in Colorado.

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A Marmot posing for a couple pictures and a herd of Elk above treeline.  Marmots hibernate for over half the year and this is an especially active time for them.

Views of 14,255 feet (4345 meters) Longs Peak from near the summit of 12,362 feet (3768 meters) Flattop Mountain.

View of Longs Peak from above Emerald Lake.

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Little Pika taking in the views.  Unlike the Marmot, Pikas do not hibernate and stay active
all winter.

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One more of a Marmot keeping watch.
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Spellbound

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vast and subtle spaces
of mystery and wonder
excitement and awe

attention in expansion
retraction into delicacy
tiny fragments
amidst the whole

atop the fire
everything a part
nothing apart

‘Spellbound’ is 16×20″ (41x51cm) acrylic on canvas