Diary of a Rock Balancer ::
Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 18 May 2016 — Istria, Croatia ::
These yellow flowers, known locally as “Brnistra” or Spanish broom flowers are native to the mediterranean region according to my research. They happen to be in bloom over these recent weeks since i arrived.
I think they have a lovely romance about them mixed with the general atmosphere of the place, and they’ve silently taunted me through my peripherals as i zoom past various fields on my scooter.. so it became a necessity of heart and mind to pay tribute through my creative flow. They only last for a few weeks and it seems now they are reaching the tail end of bloom.. My fleeting window of opportunity has been quite stressful, so now i can take a deep breath and relax. :)
The creation required a unique form to match the Brnistra’s tall aesthetic, and i must say, things flowered beautifully . . . I immediately fell in love with the resulting combination of style and form.
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Gravity Glue luv your videos, they are beautiful, as is your work, meditative, inspiring, just awesome..keep balancing, in life and with the rocks of mother earth.
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in italian: ginestra ; it’s the tipical spontaneous mediterranean flower
Beautiful, as usual. I was wondering about the broom as well. We have Scotch broom here, extremely invasion, and we spend an enormous amount of volunteer man hours to get rid of it, almost impossible, it is everywhere. Tried tiering some rocks the other day, got three, but not truly standing on point, and too small. Ty for these, luv them
most of the time (99%), recording video before zero is last priority… kinda kills the flow and spontaneity of things. but in rare cases it happens… there are already several videos ive posted on my vimeo and youtube channels over the years… check em ooot!
Ahah ok! This is a next level !
We have one between our house and the Reeves’. Lovely.
Your clarity is phenomenal
That’s so beautiful!!! I LOVE it!!!
In Washington State we call it Scotch Broom, https://www.searchlock.com/search?safe=&start=0&qn=&tbm=isch&sr=sb&rescnt=&q=scotch+broom
Amazing shot, such beauty to be found on the pages of Facebook.
i love your creativity!
Wow, fantastic balance and beauty!
This plant is the Mediterranean, in Italy has the Ginestra (Broom) name, has influenced many artists who paint and / or photograph at any time of day. You enjoyed, knowing your spirit, I find it absolutely normal! ;) In the south of Italy there are areas where it obtained a tissue, similar to how they do with hemp, what it once was not the one who smokes .. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTOTpkzYfO8
Clearly one of your best.
You have just stopped time there
Ooo my god you are to to … amazing :)
The rabbits eat them ? What a pit
And a beautiful tribute it is.
looks like a painting because there is this balance among yellow flowers and ocher rocks and the purplish landscape (as complementary colors that they are). Perfect composition of rocks, landscape, plants and photo.
We have that evil invasive plant all over the Pacific Northwest, but it’s called Scotch Broom. Evil I say!
fleurs de genet…sans le parfum, dommage ;)
Splendide, oui nous avons la chance de les avoir sur tout le bassin de la Méditerranée. Le nom est GENET A BALAIS ou CYTISUS SCOPARIUS. Ils sont trés parfumés aussi. Nos anciens faisaient , quand les fleurs n’étaient plus, des balais… Magnifique photo MERCI !
is that broom any relation to Scotch broom? Nice reference of form with the broom, composition flows well with the angle of the clouds
This plant is quite prolific here in the NW even to the point of being a nuisance weed and is called Scotch Broom in these parts … and I do have to say your balance is OM-mazing … thanx ever so for BEING.
so beautiful, perfect again
Spanish broom smells lovely. We have two of these plants in our yard. Beware for rabbits though. They love to eat them.
One of my favourites, very beautiful
All a bit like good wine. Very fine.
I recently tried to build sth like that myself, now I’m even more in awe <3
J’ai croisé une Sabine à Carcassonne qui m’a impressionné par sa dextérité à “empiler” des galets et m’a fait découvrir cette discipline qui tien de la magie à mes yeux !!! I met Sabine in Carcassonne which impressed me by its dexterity “pile” pebbles and made me discover this discipline which yours of the magic for me !!!
It’s beautiful! …along with the flowers!
The broom is in bloom here in Boulder, too.
Dee… you time to shine…
A Perfect Balance of Style, Form & Nature
Love the composition and textures. ..sigh
In France, we call them “genêt d’Espagne”
You don’t get Brooms in North America but you do get their cousins Lupins, theyre all Genisteae.
I live in Canada, which is part of North American, and we have broom here, too bad it is an invasive Scotch broom, but looks very pretty.
Those brom are prob. not indigenous. Scots immigrants may have brought them over……..not that it matters if they’re pretty
flowers with wonderful smell
In Germany we call them Ginster. <3
Lovely view :’)
Fantastic!! LOVE this.
Right!! It looks spanish or british hahaha, great :)
it is great