Dynamic Opposition

Water Cut - Head of the Mallerstang Valley
Water Cut – Head of the Mallertang Valley

This sculpture called Water Cut suits the mood of the morning, I find it uplifting and remember well the day I hiked up to see it high above the River Eden in the Mallerstang Valley in Eastern Cumbria. June 30th 2013.

The space carved between the two vertical pillars creates the shape of a meandering river in the sky and provides a ‘window’ onto the real river in the valley below. It also symbolises the power of the river Eden cutting through the rock on its journey through East Cumbria and our own human journeys through the rural landscape and through life.

Eden Benchmarks

running fast

held in a direction
by the banks
in dynamic opposition.

A positive thing.

Uh! And it is raining again – those rivers will rise and run fast. Let’s see now, the weather forecast for the rest of the week. Sunshine and showers it is.

Watch Where You’re Putting Your Feet – Video

A Life Reminder for Troubled Times from Mugo on Vimeo.

Advice for hill walkers: Watch where you’re putting your feet. Alfred Wainwright. And good advice for everybody else who might be feeling a bit unsteady given the interesting times we are going through in Britain and Europe, and the rest of the world actually.

This video was recorded while walking in the North Eastern part of the Lake District. I refer to some advice Alfred Wainwright would repeat regularly, “Watch where you’re putting your feet”! Good for the fells and good for the rest of one’s life. Oh and I also mention Blencathra also known as Saddleback. Sharp Edge forms a section of the walk to the top. It looks sharp and it certainly looks like an edge! To my eyes rather daunting however my walking advisor says I could do it given what we did on our Great Gable ‘adventure’. I’m almost ready to write about that jaunt.

Stand Tall

Stand UP!
stand tall
walk tall
sit tall.

Don’t know they
We humans do!

Taken top of Loughrigg Fell above Ambleside. These plants are a great inspiration.

Inter Acting

Sir Anthony Gormley 's Another Place, Crosby
Sir Anthony Gormley’s Another Place, Crosby

I’ve responded to comments this morning, sometimes at length. I do love to hear from readers. Especially good to hear from people I’ve lost touch with as well as those I interact with reasonably frequently too.

It has been an especially active ten days doing things with people both with Buddhist friends and family (cousins). There will be more mountain and vegetation photos to come. Inter Acting. Just finished a conversation with one cousin about paying full attention and how difficult that is given the many calls on her time. We talked about full attention not being dependent on time constraint.

In a certain way the installation Another Place speaks of this. I think.

Another Place

Lovely day out on Crosby Beach looking out to sea with 100 iron statues. Just being there. Looking with them brought about an inner calm which couldn’t go unnoticed.