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Autumn

heArt

[bk_dropcap type=”plain” custom_colors=1 color=”#d67474″ background_color=”#404040″ ]D[/bk_dropcap]o not get confused, I am not my writings. I am not my words. I am not what you want to understand from them. I am far away of being a poem. Far away of being yourself. I’m not a mirror, or a shadow, I am not a paper or...
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Physical Limits

Something I find myself doing more and more is pushing the balance to its physical limits.. why? I enjoy the challenge… and usually the balance will have more visual mass as it approaches it’s own threshold of existence.  Perhaps it is just the shear unlikelihood of rocks teetering on disaster…. vulnerable to the slightest breeze…...
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Fall Fades

I love observing the evolution of Fall into Winter… as the leaves slowly blow away in the wind…  The changing of a feeling… colors fading to brown..  and still… the balance sits quietly content with the environment… no grasping… admiring each leaf’s fall through the air into the cleansing creek flow… <3 As i observe...
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Details

  This is a close up of a creek rock I balanced today… beautiful textures and colors…  I think it is a little funny to think that most people don’t think twice about the details of rocks… Sure some are more energetic than others… but for the most part, I can leave a rock almost...
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Transformation

Something I am loving is revisiting all my old favorite spots along boulder creek this fall.. the time of transformation… some places I began visiting and balancing last winter after the leaves passed.. so it is absolutely brilliant to see these places for the first time with leaves in full flux.. As you might notice,...
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Listening

For this balance, I explored the forest for the loudest silence… a place with no vehicle engines, no verbal chatter, no perceivable human presence. A place where breath would be the loudest and wind would be the softest. So I settled in this place… an open grove covered in fallen leaves, surrounded by massive trees...
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Observing a Feeling

Yesterday I made a visit to Boulder Creek… the place I learned to balance, honing my skills through endless practice. My first awe-moment was to see just how torn apart the creek became… Huge boulders taken downstream, often out of sight, during the flooding in September… some rock areas wiped out completely… It’s amazing to...
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Wisdom of Trees

This is the last balance I created in Scotland. I passed this tree many times during my previous forest balancing… the spot called out to me every time, but I just didn’t make it around until the last day.. I did not want to leave without placing a balance next to the tree… the ground...
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Abundance

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” Normally I cannot consistently predict the flows of nature, especially in new places. So when this moment happened, it left me humbled and grateful for the whole sequence of experience. I had spent a few days working on this garden, fine tuning the loose edges, rebuilding...
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Ishigumi

“The generic term for stone compositions is ishigumi (石組; a.p. sekigumi “rock group”; iwagumi 岩組 “boulder group”), although it can imply the overall art of arranging and setting rocks in a skillful and thoughtful manner.” source: http://www.japanesegardensonline.com/Site/Garden_rocks.html   I’ve always wondered, as have many others along the way, if there is a specific name under...
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