… and it was so.
Bits of two days in the past week spanning about 1/8 mile on my favorite Sandy River Gorge trail.
All images, Loree Harrell; 2013
I borrowed this post from The Mirror Project page, because we wound up with a couple spots on the walls needing a sparkle after we installed the new art in the public spaces last week (math not being my very best thing) (don’t tell Jatin, I think he believed I could add before he handed me his hotel to run), and Mirror 539 was one of the eight additions delivered today.
I had to have Steph hold the print up and then back off ten steps to tell if it was upside-right or not, because, frankly, at 16×24 size on top of my desk,
it was just a bunch of leaves.
It’s not. Can’t wait to see this one framed and hanging. : )
Mirror 539 reminded me of how elusive / changeable / fickle the beings in the middle of The Mirror Project images can be. With the caveat that you are undoubtedly not going to see the same as I do, watch this…
I see a princess (lonnnng curly locks, slight 5:00 shadow, hint of a tiara) on the back of a possibly winged, and clearly friendly, lion with perfectly defined eyes and muzzle.
However, one click larger…
The lion is still there, but the princess has become a slightly crazed warrior-type.
One click bigger, and…
The lion has now become a rather handsome native in war paint and full regalia. The crazed warrior is still a crazed warrior (sneaking up on the rather handsome native and about to ruin his day). (No worries, the rather handsome native always wins.)
It’s pretty much a bunch of leaves.
It’s a fascinating world, isn’t it?
[Sandy River Trail, October 31st, 2012]
… or how wet I get in the middle of it. It is an absolutely beautiful fall.
Maybe it’s just some oddly skewed perspective on my end, but I don’t remember the color being quite this [abundant saturated almost iridescence] in most other years. By the time I get out to the woods in the evening, it’s teetering on the edge of dusk, and still there is this…
and a bit of this.
Sweet. Very sweet. Don’t be put off by the rain – get out there. It’s all lit up from the inside out.
October rocks. Yes, we had a couple days of downpour, but yesterday and today have been magnificent, and the next bout of wet coming in Friday just makes a body appreciate the bits in between.
The (Sandy) river is running really chocolate from the earlier rains – cell pic doesn’t do it justice, but it looks like if you stuck it in a blender you could whip up a milkshake. Soon as the ground gets used to rain again, it’ll clear up.
And we got first snow on Mt. Hood last night! She looks so lovely with the first coating of white on blue under blue again. Sorry, no picture – I was driving.
Enough talking. I’m going to go outside and embed sunshine in my pores.