Two Threes

The sunrise lacked the intensity I hoped for so I had to get creative. My beach scouring turned up three feathers, a couple of pine cones, and some rocks I found to be attractive. I don’t know why I arranged in two groups of three. Perhaps, my subconscious thought of my three children. Perhaps it…

Balance

I was very surprised to find pinecones on the beach in Norfolk, Virginia. I associate them with Northern forests, the oak and pine universes I explored on our regular family expeditions to Wisconsin. I call this balance because of the rocks balanced atop each other and the balance of plant, mineral, water, and sky. However,…

Purple White Flower

The plant life around the jungle cabana’s is designed by the owner’s wife, a botanist. There were many beautiful flowers gracing the grounds and a hut where rare plants are cultivated. This was one of my favorite flowers.

Flying Buttresses

The first tour we took was to go into Guatemala and visit the Tikal Mayan Ruins. This tree near the entrance to the park had great buttresses to keep it sturdy. These typically have shallow root systems so the buttresses are needed to ensure they don’t uproot in the wind. I found this tree to be…

Christian Tree in Islamic Land

Upon seeing these “T” shaped branches on this tree, I was immediately sent to my Christian roots and thought of the cross on which the Christ was crucified. It might seem out of place in this Islamic country until one realizes it was not always Islam that occupied the land. It was once part of…