It’s so simple.
A silver sky. A few phone lines. And, a strand of vine.
So often, I’m attracted to these kind of minimalist scenes.
And, I have to wonder why? Why does my eye go here?
And, what is this love of ‘negative space’? I do dearly love it.
Perhaps it gives me room to breathe. Room to really see what’s right before me. The layers and wisps of clouds, in lighter and deeper shades of silver. The pattern of the wires. The curve of a random, strand of vine. I mean really see it. Not as backdrop, but as foreground. With room to spare. Each element standing on its own. Each element contrasting the other. Each element supporting the other in being seen.
In a way, it’s a bit of rest, seeing things in simple terms. In the midst of a busy city, and alive in complicated times, simplicity is a powerful thing. A comfort. A reprieve. A chance to see more clearly.
I return again, and again, to this simple kind of beauty. At least, it’s beautiful to me…not always to others.
And, I’m grateful for it. For what my eyes can see…and for what my eye is drawn to, which on this day was layers of silver, a few lines, and the space to breathe.
It was a bluer than blue, blue-sky day. After days and days and, yes, days of grey, even the gulls were celebrating the blue sky and sunshine.
They were soaring, and weaving, and diving, and soaring some more. (And, this was no search for food!!) It was absolute JOY, in flight!
Blue sky JOY.
OH, and it was very much winter today. Not a hint of spring. Below freezing temperatures. Snow fall last night, though it wasn’t long-lasting. None of it matters, though. There’s nothing like blues skies and joyous exuberance to chase the grey away.
And, oh yeah…just six days ’til spring.
This image was taken just down the street at the neighbourhood park, during the January thaw. It was spring…January style.
I love the blue, pebbly texture of concrete against the smooth-as-glass puddle. The reflection of a fragment of winter’s tree. And, that patch of brilliant, bright green.
Definitely a taste of spring.
Countdown to Spring – 15 days!