As above - So Below

The Trees ground us, The Moon makes us dream

The Trees ground us, The Moon makes us dream

It's amazing how the moon takes on so many guises in our sky. Sometimes it seems so powerful, and luminescent. Other times, it seems so fragile and lonely. And i guess the same can be said for most of us.

At the end of the land, what remains? Are we left with a barren wilderness? Or do we find ourselves becoming immersed in an infinite ocean? And does the land end here, where the bare chalk face is exposed? Or, rather, is this only the surface level of a much deeper whole. Extending far beneath our feet. Just waiting for us to dig a little deeper?

The Doorway

The Doorway

Wisdom lines

Wisdom lines

We carry our life with us, always. The lines on our face The marks on our skin The grey hairs It all speaks of experience.

I don't know if ghosts are real or not. But i feel like there is definitely a sense of haunting in land like this. Maybe it's in the way the trees and the plants look at one another. Or how the air seems to sigh, as if reminiscing over a lost time. But just like us as people - everything around us is charged with memories

The Sfumato River

The Sfumato River

Sfumato is a painting technique where the artist softens the colours in a picture to such a point that it produces a hazy / smoky / almost ethereal tone. The greatest master of this style of painting is Leonardo da Vinci. But, much of Leonardo's Genius came because he developed his work through close observation of Nature. And she has been painting in Sfumato for 4.3 billion years.

The heavens above are always open. But for now, I'd really rather just stay here. In this paradoxical land. Beautiful and grotesque. Chaotic and structured. Dying and yet still teaming with life.

Whisps and Quivers

Whisps and Quivers

Waters of Separation

Waters of Separation

Water separates the land. But lakes, rivers and oceans etc are not just empty space. In essence, they are full of life. And are built by all these dancing molecules and chemicals - coming together in an unbroken line. So, when we think of things like that Do these waters really separate us - or, rather, do they actually join us together?

The Narrow Gate

The Narrow Gate

Small is the gate, and Narrow the way, that leads to life. And only a few find it.

The reflections in the river are as deep as the sky. And the land under our feet is as much like heaven as the clouds over our head.

It is impossible to step into the same river twice

Footprints

Footprints

This land is holy land. We walk on the dust of our ancestors

I was walking on the moon one day

I was walking on the moon one day

Taken in amongst the chalk rockpools close to my home.

The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

Our forests are in more danger now than at any time in human history. And in walking along paths such as these - it is almost as if we can feel their fear.

The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam

Through fire, ash, and smoke

Through fire, ash, and smoke

Comes life

Fingerprints and Footprints

Fingerprints and Footprints

Life is sacred But we are not the only ones who leave our marks on this earth

Memories of Eden

Memories of Eden

Memories of Eden When all we needed was our freedom. But seasons range, and people change, and friends become estranged. And colour schemes, like past routines, turn to nothing else but dreams. Yet here i stay, to simply say, I miss the better days

Sepia sands and skies and seas

Sepia sands and skies and seas

Sometimes, when i look out at a horizon, i find myself wondering; where exactly do the skies start? Because we speak of these dichotomies. The sea and the sky. The sky and the heavens? But, is there really separation? Do the skies start somewhere - and end somewhere else? I don't know. But, when i look at my own life too - i find i am wondering the same thing.

Stand tall

Stand tall

Even if you are a tree that stands alone

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