Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hare in the City

Image: "Hare in the City" by Deborah Sheehy.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


With what deep murmurs through time's silent stealth
Doth thy transparent, cool, and wat'ry wealth
Here flowing fall,
And chide, and call,
As if his liquid, loose retinue stay'd
Ling'ring, and were of this steep place afraid;
The common pass
Where, clear as glass,
All must descend
Not to an end,
But quicken’d by this deep and rocky grave,
Rise to a longer course more bright and brave.

Dear stream! dear bank, where often I
Have sate and pleas’d my pensive eye,
Why, since each drop of thy quick store
Runs thither whence it flow’d before,
Should poor souls fear a shade or night,
Who came, sure, from a sea of light?
Or since those drops are all sent back
So sure to thee, that none doth lack,
Why should frail flesh doubt any more
That what God takes, he’ll not restore?

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)
Excerpted from "The Waterfall"

Image: Subjects and photographer unknown.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Art of Brenden Sanborn

Brenden Sanborn is a renowned, award-winning artist whose gift for intertwining vibrant color, exquisite detail and sensuous motion has gained him international acclaim. His passion for evoking emotion and tantalizing the human spirit through artistic expression is evident in his infatuating paintings.

Brenden’s work has been shown in several national art shows, galleries and charity auction events. . . . His work is displayed in private collections internationally, including USA, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, England, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Egypt, Belgium and Switzerland.

Brenden sells his paintings, prints and cards and accepts commissions on his website and has a presence on Esty and Saatachi Online.


See also the previous posts:
The Art of Wilhelm von Gloeden
The Art of Richard Haines
The Art of John MacConnell
The Art of Leo Rydell Jost
The Art of Jim Ferringer
The Art of Juliusz Lewandowski
The Art of Felix d'Eon
The Art of Herbert List
The Art of Joe Ziolkowski

Friday, March 25, 2016

Tan Lines

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hare Portrait

Image: Judy Riddell.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016


Unlike the rabbit, the hare is solitary and does not dig burrows, but instead lives entirely above ground. It is able to adapt to a variety of habitats and so is one of the most widely distributed land animals in the world.

During the day it rests and sleeps in a form, which it makes by scraping out a shallow depression in the ground, just fitting its body when crouching low. The form may be against a hedge, in short grass, scrub or a ploughed furrow. When lying in its form with ears laid flat, a hare is well-camouflaged.


See also the previous posts:
Life Above Ground
Morning Light XV

Image: "Nesting Hare" by Deborah Sheehy.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Luminous and Safe in Vulnerability

Life requires vulnerability.

Let us treat ourselves gently and allow ourselves to be vulnerable.

Let us accept ourselves as we are today without the need for perfection. Let us allow ourselves the freedom to learn without grandiose expectations.

We are living beings. Let us allow our lives to flow broadly across the plain of experience and to rest in the sun of self-acceptance.

(Adapted by The Leveret)

Related Off-site Links:
Love As Exploring VulnerabilityThe Wild Reed (October 20, 2012).
Love as "Quest and Daring and Growth"The Wild Reed (June 2, 2015).

Image: Subject and photographer unknown.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hare's Dream

Writes artist Hannah Willow:

"I am inspired by the English landscape, in particular the Wiltshire landscape where I live and work surrounded by hills, woodlands and primeval places, carved white hill horses and ancient rings of standing stones. My inspiration comes from the land, wild and free places, stories and folklore, poetry, myths and legends. I strive to capture the hidden knowledge held within the landscape and spark rememberings that will connect us back to our deepest roots and the hidden memory of this land."

Image: "Hare's Dream" by Hannah Willow.