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Evolution

Bits and Pieces

I am sure many rock balancers are familiar with this experience… especially those who have one or many ritual stacking spots..  One thing I like to do OFTEN is to switch up where I am working on the creek.  Each new place, even if shifted by a few meters, will yield a completely new library...
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Weathering a storm

Here I would like to share the lifespan of this arch bridge through a series of key frames taken at each sunrise and sunset over a 6 day period.  I aligned all the images as much as I could, using the peak of the arch as anchor point.  I suppose I should practice a bit...
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Garden Chronicles: Weather and Light

Observing Weather The first image here was taken upon arrival to the garden at the point of peak-ice.. at this point, the ice balance has been freezing and accumulating ice since its creation.  It is now Day 8 for the entire garden, but Day 3 for the ice balance.  Today is when temperatures finally rise...
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Heart Rocks and Ice

This balance was created as somewhat of a final extension to my recent “Garden Chronicles”. It grew out of the same process. This initial photo is before a wave of freezing temperatures… Then the rest of the photos in this post are a visual record of its 4-day lifespan through the freeze :)    ...
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Garden Chronicles: Day 5

Weathering Time Perhaps the interesting part of building a large garden is observing its passage through time and weather.. :)  So far, each balance in the overall garden has proven to be relatively sturdy, with the core holding strong for nearly a week. *Again, I do not normally recommend leaving rock balances standing unless the...
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Garden Chronicles: Day 4

Expansion This garden was the first I had built in this specific location.. However in the distance of the camera frame is a much more familiar location, which I visited several times last summer.  The background location came into my current awareness during Day 3’s placement of two rocks back there.  It looked rather dead...
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Garden Chronicles: Day 2

Today I revisited yesterday’s “Inception” as I normally do when gardens begin.. Most of me was expecting many rocks blown over as it had been windier recently… but much to my surprise EVERYTHING remained.  One interesting part of re-visits is the initial mute of a completely dry garden, as if the rocks had been balanced...
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Inception of a Garden Demonstration

All gardens begin with ONE rock. whether it is a single beautiful top-rock (focal point of a garden..?), or the first foundation rock I place.  Often in my experience, each rock that comes through my stream of consciousness, used or rejected, inspires the next, and the next, and so on (naturally).  The ONE rock in...
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Gardens

I’m sure many balancers have a history and progression through their own styles of balancing… Something that has contributed heavily to my own skill and style is the creation of numerous large to small gardens of rocks.. Many of my early gardens have less intricate balances, but more numerous “communities.” Creating so many gardens like...
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Psychobabble

“Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe I’ve acquired a bit more perspective through observing an apparent SPIKE in traffic to my website. Though, it is possible I still have no idea what I’m talking about...
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