Saturday, June 15, 2013

...the moment one gives...

when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers
ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people

The moment one gives close attention to any thing,
 even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller 

while i was out looking.
through my lens.
the shadows on the lawn.
were crisp.
so i wondered what it would look like.
taking the shadow from ground level.
and now i know.
i have always loved the elephant quote.
i find it a wonderful thing.
that one can stop to think about a blade of grass.
and experience peace.
in their soul.
life is good.
just BE.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I LOVE that proverb and I love that photo.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Rob,
The grass looks exactly like rice fields.

A great shot and a true prose, makes your post a truly winner.

Happy SSS girl and GB to all,
/CC girl

Nonnie said...

ahhh, thank you for getting down to capture this shadow! an insightful proverb.

Ralph said...

Actually, each blade seems to offer us its own slender shadow. In green or gray, the lawn offers us a place to walk barefoot and take in nature's perfect carpet. Unless elephants are present that is...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the misty shadows round the grasses! Especially love the monochrome version! And what a gorgeous proverb! Challenging!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Ahhhh! Melting into the moment between the baldes of soft, cool grass.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Robin girl you captured these single blades of grass that make the "whole"
I like that quote too and it especially applies to these shots.
OK .. I did get that it is "cell" your story .. but you are going to have to explain to me what that means exactly .. my brain is firing so many possibilities .. it is endless, and giving me a headache !! LOL
PS .. things are good here how about you ?

Margaret Gosden said...

Love the contrasting takes on grass - unusual!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful, stylish post - again. You know how to do it.
Happy Sunday!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Am I looking through fence wires into a pasture?

Shadowy Saguaro

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful and true, both the words and the images. You know how "to see a world in a grain of sand".

You asked if I'm in South Bend - yes! Just outside city limits, just above Potato Creek park. Too bad you aren't in Niles anymore. We could do lunch.