It may be a limited palette, but I enjoy the patterns and repeating shapes in these November photos.
I am grateful for a morning at Pathways Retreat Center last week, on a day with sun and shadow taking turns, leaves and milkweed seeds dancing through the air and snagging on other plants, grasses tossing in the wind, and green moss growing serenely on old branches.
Before November and all the leaves leave us, here is some interplay of light, color, and patterns from this past month.
When I walk the labyrinth at Pathways, each time the same winding path takes me in to the center and out again. But each time is a new experience, shaped by weather and season. On this mid-October day, milkweed provided a reoccurring theme. Early on I saw seeds packed tightly together. As the morning warmed, the pods opened and seeds were picked up by the breeze, blowing across my pathway, shimmering with light, and getting caught in grasses and other dried plants.
Just as the leaves were starting to change, I hosted a retreat morning at Pathways Retreat Center. There was time to walk the labyrinth in its early fall garb -- a few dried grasses and plants, some bright greens and reds, and the textured rock at the center. It's a delight to look back at this brilliantly sunny day on a very wet, gray November afternoon.
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
Tesserae: small cube-shaped tiles of ceramic, glass or precious stone used to make a mosaic, or in this case, brief essays on some element of lectio divina with Luke 10:38-42.