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Pictured, “Creative Gratitudes Vol 2, Impressionist Style Edition”

Ten Vermont photos digitally enhanced to created impressionist rendtitions, each with an original gratitude verse.

“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”

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header art # 2 – 040411



below is the full image for this spring’s header on the blog

with my first header, from a painting of a rare snow day on valentine’s day in austin, though it came out well, and i grew to appreciate it, i initially felt badly, cropping the image to fit the header size –

but with this photo, i like both, the cropping worked really well


Spring Floral Header 040111
Spring Floral Header 040111


the image itself, is from the mid 2000’s, pretty close to the time of the valentine snow day mentioned above – that’s the weather in austin 😉

i’d planted the pear trees the fall of 2000, and they must’ve like the crazy summer heat and bouts of 20 degree winter freezes, cause they never failed to bloom like this in the spring –

beautiful clusters of tiny white flowers set among the still-soft early spring leaves

the bark had thickened quickly over the few years to this picture

and the scent was faint firm soft and lingered


i got many great pictures of these leaves and trees, in the spring and in the fall, and have used their gracious images in several posts already

another spring leaf example is on “asanas (poses) – do i HAVE to do the pose this way? part 1, no…”

good fall leaf color example is on “teaching my first yoga class”


and i loved pruning the crossing branches, and covering the ground with fresh mulch each year

it was a process…


that’s how yoga is –

all fitness really – dance, zumba, jogging, resistance work…

and i really feel there’s a need to remind or let others know the truth of this, this inter-connectedness of what we people do, what we like doing, with movement and breathing and feeling fit –

but it seems, for me, there’s more process available for me, with yoga

i don’t think it’s more special than other activities, per se, just fits me more so

so there’s more process to, well, process 😉


yoga reminds me of me, needing my leaves and twigs and branches each needing twining and pruning and careful daily guiding so each leaf, each leaf that’s part of the tree, gets to get some light….

namaste – con dios – god be with you


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