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Water Over Stone. March 30, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.

There’s a lot of color lurking beneath the surface of some of our local brooks, in particular the ones which scour steeply down to the banded gneiss which makes up a significant proportion of our local bedrock.

There are greens and reds and oranges, some crisply displayed beneath the ordered frenetics of a surface headed resolutely for The Sea,


Some smoldering beneath that surface, with the water itself orchestrating the flow of color and light:


It’s an amazing presentation of the patient power of water and the resolute resistance of stone. And at this In-Between Season, there’s still an element of ice in play, adorning the dark wet surfaces, bringing light into the depths:


I’m destined to bore you with this stuff, which pulls me in and holds me in its existential currents. I’m sorry, but I’m smiling as I say that, because I’m enjoying myself, up to my ankles in it as I am.

Bear with me; Spring will come, the Small Things will grow and bloom, and my offerings will expand to include growing greenery and tawny young men clinging improbably to the undersides of rocks.

Hey, something for everyone, you know?


1. Tengrain - March 30, 2008

CR –

I’m far from bored with your pictures, really.

Keep ’em coming!



2. Bob(Phydeaux) - March 30, 2008

and tawny young men clinging improbably to the undersides of rocks.

Is Hector back? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I agree with Tengrain. Keep the photos coming!

3. littlebangtheory - March 30, 2008

Thanks Gents, I’m trying. Some days are more productive than others, but I’m having fun working the odds. ๐Ÿ˜†

4. sherry - March 31, 2008

i love them all but the 1st is just too great! keep on posting your photos please. i look forward to them.

5. Jane - March 31, 2008

Gorgeous, TCR. Thank you. A feast for the eyes.

6. DCup - April 1, 2008

Those water pix are really something!

7. The Bissell Covered Bridge. « Little Bang Theory - September 26, 2010

[…] favorite view here is looking downstream, where a beautiful little gneiss gorge carves its way steeply down through a forest of oaks and black […]

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