vibrant blue


“This week, share a photo of something vibrant. Let’s wash the web with a rainbow of colors to keep the winter gloom at bay.”

Keeping the winter gloom at bay was very much the reason for our time here – the Spanish sun has the energy to tune up all kinds of colors. Just watching the light play with the water is so precious.

Here’s the call:
And here are more vibrant moments from everywhere:

chalk leaf patterns


A moment from yesterday’s painting/art session – I brought some leafs, thinking I would experiment with their borders and with chalk colors. that didn’t really work out, but coloring the leafs directly brought out images of their structures.

But what amazed me most was coloring the leafs with chalk, to bring out their framework in blue and green and lilac.

Here’s a close-up:


depth of place, depth of time


Not too far from here, there is the bluest pond of this region – it’s also one of the deepest ponds, the ground of it opens to an underwater cave. There’s a second layer to its depth: not far from it, in an above-water cave, one of the oldest figurines of Germany has been found, dating back 35.000 – 40.000 years. Depht of time, depth of place…

More photos and reflections from visiting the pond: the bluest pond and oldest Venus of Germany: Blaubeuren

Here’s the stream of “Depth” photos + the call

+  a quote:

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson