Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Fun at the Park

Fun at the Park

Outdoor activities are an integral part of every metropolitan life. They offer a periodic reprieve from a regimented existence. They are a necessary ingredient in the maintenance of good health for men, women and their pets. Nothing surpasses a leisurely stroll down tree lined winding paths under a blossom laden canopy. Now and then you lend a casual ear and eye to the abundant life surrounding you: water fowl splashing in water, countless birds chirping their unique songs, studious tree dwellers with mouths overflowing with nuts and the occasional insects that come forth to check you out. All this offers a vital regeneration for the soul. 
This “Fun at the Park” series is made up of impressionist paintings that illustrate this feeling.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Nature's Abstract Art - 9

Nature's Abstract Art - 9

“The Moon of mind comprehends the entire universe in its light.”


“We take a handful of sand from the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world.”


A new arrival said apologetically to Chao-chu: “I have come here empty-handed.”
     Chao-chu said: “Lay it down, then!”
     “Since I have brought nothing with me, what can I lay down?” asked the visitor.
     “Then go on carrying it!” said the Master.


“Some people will never learn anything … because they understand everything too soon.”



Friday, 10 May 2013

Cherry Blossoms 2013

Cherry Blossoms 2013

After just three sunny days and above seasonal temperatures Mother Nature presented us with glorious pink cherry blossoms. Metro is decked out in its finery with glorious Cherry blossoms.
 My favorite place to view nature’s spectacle has to be High Park, the ever so slightly meandering path flanked on both sides by Cherry Blossoms leading the enthusiastic observer laden with cameras down to the pond. On the left side the low hillside provides many families with the opportunity to frolic or picnic.  What could be better than to enjoying the slight breeze under the shade of blossoms, while resting on colorful blankets and watching the endless parade of children, pet dogs, baby carriages and men and women in colorful attire? The air is filled with the cacophony of cheerful laughter as the crowds make that slow trek down to the Pond. And it does not end there; you may follow the path alongside the pond observing the blossom laden trees against the blue sky with fluffy clouds or the glistening pond dotted with families of geese, swans and ducks.
This spring tradition should not be missed.