Tree Talk

If one were to look for an alien invaders, trees would suffice. They are in a world of their own. I wish I could listen in on their conversations. I wonder if they would look down on us for being so crazy.

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Most Important

Everyone know that humans are superior to trees. But hang on a second. Trees have been around longer, they are taller, they live longer, they are more useful. I wonder if they think they are superior to me. I wonder if they are even aware that I exist. They do make me feel awfully small. I got to get back to work so I can pay my rent.

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Its Just a Cloud

I know it is just a cloud but there is something very intriguing about how the light plays off the back of the cloud and makes beams. For some reason this cloud comes to life. It has some extra significance that other cloud pictures don’t have. I don’t think there is any thing special about this cloud but my mind makes it special. Why do I do that?

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Intelligent Life

If someone on another planet was to observe Earth, would they see intelligent life? The problem is there is a lot of space and we are so small, how would they ever see us. Perhaps the only thing they would see are clouds and conclude there was not intelligent life on this planet.

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Ordinary people

These clouds at first glance look like ordinary clouds but if you look carefully each one is different and each one has a very short but interesting life. These clouds are most likely related to each other and have much in common, yet I have no idea what their lives are really all about. When I look at people it is not much different really.

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Going Out Going In

People walk out on this pier and stare at the ocean. Then they walk back and try to deal with their complex life. People are born then they die. The sun comes up and the sun goes down. The tide comes in and the tide goes out. Am I missing something here?

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The Holy One

“Cliché” noun a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. I think all sunsets have a cliché issue. But I keep putting them up thinking someone will like it. What is it about sunsets that everyone goes “Wow!” When I was teaching Art I warned my students about clichés. Now here I am putting one up and explaining to you that it is a cliché. I hope my students never see this. I also hope you say “Wow!”

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The Horizon is a Long Way Away

The horizon is a long way away but the ocean goes for another thousand miles after that. The next continent is 24 hours away by plane. To get to the Moon takes about a week and Mars is months away. I don’t think anyone will ever get to the next galaxy and the end of the universe is moving away at the speed of light. Actually the horizon is not that far way when I think about it. But I don’t think I should mention all this to the ants on the ground.

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Only For A Moment

You know it is amazing how nothing stays the same for very long. This cloud which kinda looks like a bird, changed a moment after I took the picture. It is gone forever. When I was in school it seemed like I would be in school for a hundred years. Then when my kids were going to school it seemed like they would be there forever. Now that is all gone and I am in another moment and I am sure it will also be gone soon. What the heck are we doing here anyway?

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The Sun is Leaving

Its sorta sad when the sun leaves. The night sneaks in and the the darkness takes over. Bad things can happen in the night. But if there was no night then the day would be a bit of a bore and everybody would be tired. Actually a good nights sleep is not so bad really. I guess I have something to look forward to in the morning. Mostly my coffee.

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The Sky is Huge

When I walk out of my room I see the house, when I walk out of the house I see the yard, when I walk into town I see the big buildings, Then when I look at the sky I realise how small I have been thinking. What is out beyond the sky?. Then I realise I am living in a mystery. I am not even sure what is under my bed.

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Squirrel City 21

I walk under this tree several times a week and never notice what is going on up there. I am sure there are all kinds of bugs, birds and squirrels all very busily going about their business. I don’t think they are aware of me and my problems. I think the tree must have some problems it is trying to deal with. Problems and solutions: is that what life is all about?

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The long walk home

When I grew up I lived on a beach in Hawaii and I would often go for a long walk and when I got tired and turned around to go home I would realize I had a long walk home. Now that I am older and seem to be on a spiritual journey I am remined of the times when I was tired and realized I had a long walk home.

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Test

Art is a funny thing. I have been trying to put my finger on it for years. What makes a image “work”? This is just a silly picture of a beach but there is something about it that holds my attention. I asked Erica about it and she said it is because the sky is going out and the waves are coming in. I am not sure that is the reason, but why not. I guess in the end it does not matter why; it is just interesting. Trying to figure Art out is like trying to figure out God.…

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Yesterday and Tomorrow

It is kinda interesting how people tend to think about yesterday and tomorrow and miss the now. I suppose the problem is no one really know what now is. It is that infinitely small sliver of time between the past and the future. We are sad about the past and worried about the future. What a mess.

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Something About The Beach

What is it about a beach that is so attractive? No matter where you go in the world and find a beach there is something so nice about it. Is it the colours, the warm sand the water? It is like beauty, everyone agrees that something is beautiful but no one know why. Or like “life” everyone know they are alive but they don’t know why.

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Golden Girl

This looks amazing but in a few minutes the sun will go down and it will get dark and cold and she will go home to her family who are all having problems in life and tomorrow she will be back at her boring job. I hate to have to tell you this… actually I just made it all up. I have no idea what is on her mind.

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I wonder what he is thinking

This bird must have something on his mind like lunch or going to the bank or meeting his girlfriend but I have no idea what it is. He looks like he has something important to do but I don’t think I will ever know why he looks so intense. Its kinda sad that our thoughts are so private, nobody know what the other person is thinking. It would be nice to have a quick chat, but I think this bird is too busy to ever talk to me.

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Talking about nothing

I am amazed at how much people can talk without actually saying anything important. I bet these guys are talking about how nice it is. When do we ever talk about important stuff? Now that I think about it … what is important? Maybe just talking is important and what you talk about is not so important. That’s nice.

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It looks big

The earth looks really big, but when you look at the Earth compared to the sun, the Earth looks small. When you compare the Sun to the galaxy, the Sun looks small. When you compare the galaxy to the universe, the galaxy looks really small. So where does that leave me? At least I can think about all of it and wonder what the hell is going on here.

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A penny for your thoughts

I look at people like this and wonder what they are thinking about. I know they have a whole universe inside their little head and its a lonely thought that I will never know what they are thinking. I guess I should appreciate the friends and family I have and stay in better communication with them. I wonder if they ever wonder what I am thinking about. Probably not.

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Freedom

There is something about being a bird and just being able to fly away that symbolises freedom. I am not exactly sure what I would have to be, do or have to feel I had achieved a state of Freedom. Maybe I should talk it over with a seagull sometime.

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Amongst Friends

I wonder if flowers have the same insecurities I felt in High School. I was around friends but always felt awkward. I wonder if flowers have friends in the garden and I wonder if they have arguments and other silly problems. Maybe I would have been better off being a flower. But it’s kinda crazy because I also think the flower wishes it could be a photographer. Its a problem.

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What is beauty?

This is just a flower but as I sit here looking at it I am deeply moved by the exquisite beauty. Of course I can’t just enjoy it I have to start the thinking process as to why it beautiful. What is beauty? Who made it beautiful? Why do I think it is beautiful? For that matter why did my Mom think I was beautiful? Don’t worry, these are just rhetorical questions.

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Thinking about the big bang

Its weird how a small human being can conceive of the whole universe and consider what happened since the beginning of time to the present. Who would have suspected this person walking along the beach was thinking about the whole universe and worrying about what will happen when the sun explodes in a few billion years.

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Nowhere to Run

When the sun is about to set and I realize that the day is over and I am not going to accomplish what I wanted to do that day I feel sad. Its funny how at the start of the day I think I will get alot done but by sunset I have to acknowledge that it is not going to happen. Oh well there’s always tomorrow. Got to run.

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Writing on the tree

Tree bark is usually not very interesting but this looks like some kind of writing. It made me recall the expression “Writing on the wall” which means something is pretty inevitable. I am not sure what the tree is trying to say. Am I missing something?

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