Sunday, May 18, 2008

Surging Into Sunlight

After a late spring rain, the freshened arbor bursts with life force. Blooming and burgeoning plant-forms grope their way into another season of being, under the whispering canopy. The rhythm of rushing water underscores the call of all things wild and free, into fresh growth, vigor, and sparkling green. Resilient, life unfolds.

The forest shows us the conjoined poles of the Grand Paradox, the dynamic mix and sensuous interplay of masculine and feminine principles, the unknowable yin and yang. From the steady, sure, unfading boulders anchoring the multitude of energies, to the glimmering rivulets vibrating amid fecund shores; from the pristine, continuous blue of the sky-dome to the groping aggregates of rough moss and lichen fields; to the fleeting but certain presence of pungent breeze....

Something stirs in my soul, and it is larger than joy.

Image and text c Lynda Lehmann. If you would like to view more of my art or make a purchase, please visit Lynda Lehmann Painting and Photography or my gallery at Imagekind .

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  1. Gorgeous photos Lynda - I agree 100% with your last statement.

  2. Kia ora lynda,
    Your words and photos strike a real chord with me. I love running and clear water, its look and its music, and the moses and lichens, that micro world of the forest and mountain, is stunning. Kia ora.
    Ka kite ano,

  3. Lynda:

    Very nice. These shots bring back a lot of memories for me. My uncle Bob used to be a great outdoors man, and he took me camping, hunting, and fishing as much as he could. Your shots of the streams with the water splashing over the rocks reminds me of all those times I quietly sat on the bank of some stream mesmerized by the sight and sound of the bubbling water.

    Always love your stuff.

    Have a nice day.

  4. beautiful textures and motion shots. well done

  5. Your writing is as captivating as your photos. Nice post.

  6. hi Lynda
    you are so lucky to have such wonderful places to visit..
    I love these images :)
    the blue waterfall in the 2nd image is breathtaking..
    you certainly have a wonderful talent for taking us to a magical world with these images and your wonderful writing :))

  7. Really brings the senses to life.
    Love the photography.

    You asked why I changed over to WordPress - main reason was that it has a number of attractive features which make blogging easier for me - posting and browsing in categories being one of them, plus managing comments is more sophisticated. Switching layouts around
    is versatile too.

    WP is not glych free, but I found regularly posting photos on blogger had become a trial at times.
    WP does have a different feel to blogger - slightly less social, I'd say, mainly as a result of the way it's set up.

  8. That top shot reminds me of a virtually identical one I took in Toronto years ago. Amazing, the similarities!

  9. Beautiful images Lynda, as always you have a way with words, reminds me of what I just left behind in BC. :)

  10. Hey Lynda,

    Gorgeous photos!!! I love the water ones: the Great Mother's manifestation! The water of life just like the one that protects a child within a womb...magical!

    I loved your words too:
    "Something stirs in my soul, and it is larger than joy." - could it be love, my dear friend :D?


  11. lovely pics!!!!....reminds me of a place i had gone to some time back..and wish to make a journey there once again


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