One Man's Paradise

Simplicity

“If you will stay close to nature,
to its simplicity,
to the small things hardly noticeable,
those things can unexpectedly
become great and immeasurable.”

Rainer Maria Rilke


It took me all summer to find simplicity. Nature was just full of flowers, leaves, seeds and berries. Colors abound.

The mountains changed their white coats for mineral hues. The clouds playing with the mountain tops, sometimes just putting a veil over them.

Then, one calm afternoon a few leaves reflected perfectly in a quiet lake. It was impossible to miss.

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One Man's Paradise

Almost nothing…

“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”

Tarjei Vesaas


Fall Colors in the Yukon, Canada.

Fall Colors in the Yukon, Canada.

Hello friends, I am still enjoying my sabbatical from wordpress, although I have not been lazy. I rafted parts of the Alsek river, hiked the Chilkoot trail, and moved…

All is well. I leave it with that.

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Note to self

Note to self – № 2

In a lucid moment I figured out why I am blogging: As a reminder to do as I say, and to say as I think (without thinking too much). When I have nothing to say, which happens quite a lot, I find a quote that speaks to me and an image that goes with it. Hence the new category: “Note to self”. Today, Sir Isaac Newton gets the honors with a quote on simplicity.


“Nature is pleased with simplicity.”

Isaac Newton


I like simplicity in life and in my images. Four pond lily leaves floating effortlessly. I see lightness.

Pond Lily, Lost Lake, Alaska, 2015

Pond Lily, Lost Lake, Alaska, 2015

I also like what Albert Einstein had to say about simplicity:

” I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”

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