One Observing

A Curious Person's Photographic Notebook

Country Still-Life

Rustic Still-Life I

The simplicity, roughness, and modesty of this casual display of household artifacts in a historic country cottage demonstrates the wabi-sabi aesthetic.

Rustic still Life II

A Day at the Lake

At the Lake I (1)

Though this day at the lake was cool and cloudy, it was still a day away, away from routine and ordinary thought. A day to be another, or perhaps, an occasion to be one’s true self.

At the Lake II

At te Lake III

Summer Ease

Summer Ease

Summer Ease: a long weekend with nothing to do but gaze at the blooms, listen to the birds twitter, enjoy fresh strawberries, and breathe.

Wave Watching

To the sea, II

We stand before the waves, not thinking, not imagining, not contemplating, just watching, watching, watching.

To the sea

Fallen Flowers

For the love of peonies I

Cast down, peonies still know their truth, their origin – the beauteous angel realm.

For the love of peonies II

The rain, a pause

After the rain, a pause

The rain, a pause, an interlude, before these blooms resume their summer show.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

“It’s in this world that wandering hearts come lost, to be found.” – Pia Jane Bijkerk, “My Heart Wanders.”