Monday, June 30, 2014

camminando | Discovering Golden Gray Hues

On my birthday recurrence, June 26, the early morning light shortly past sunrise had golden-gray hues. I went for my tracked usual sunrise walk at Eastern Beach while pondering about what nature gave me as a birthday present: food for thought. It was a beautiful metaphor of how the literal changes of colors  in the morning light had a symbolic meaning in life: with age hair turns into gray but t the growth offered by living mindfully every day is as precious as gold.

The golden-gray turns into blue

Friday, June 27, 2014

camminando | Same Place Different Time

The first week of winter in the southern hemisphere,is announced by blustery winds and stormy water, even in the usually calm Corio Bay.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vernissages | NYC, Chelsea, June 26

 Another Look at Detroit  

This show at two galleries —Marlborough Gallery and Marianne Boesky Gallery—  features three dozen artists and designers who have contributed to the culture of the city of Detroit over the last 150 years.

From Pre-History to Post-Everything

This exhibition, at Sean Kelly Gallery, presents a range of objects from the ancient to the contemporary.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

camminando | An Early Morning Hike at the You Yangs

It was a quite beautiful chilly morning after the longest night of the year (talking about the southern hemisphere, of course). Joe of HikeFit led a three-hour walk at the magical You Yangs. We hiked through eucalyptus forests, leading to open breathtaking vistas of the landscape stretching between Geelong and Melbourne, including water views of the Corio Bay. In the first hour of the hike we faced the winter pale sun heading east in the East-West loop. The sky was clear and the air cool, yet comfortable. Walking in nature always brings mental clarity and comfort.
The hike leader: Joe Ma of hikefit

A June Solstice Celebration

It has been a different, yet meaningful June solstice celebration, marking the beginning of summer north of the Equator and winter in the southern hemisphere, or the longest night becoming the shortest, whatever...
Thanks Phillipa and Mike for hosting such a wonderful gathering! Although it felt unusual for me celebrating the June solstice by a fire, I felt home.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

camminando | Mesmerizing Light: Dog Rocks at Batesford

Yesterday, 15 June, I experienced one of those places pervaded by a special, undefinable energy: Dog Rocks. The granite outcrops is located near the town of at Batesford (Victoria, Australia) and was believed by the Indigenous people to be haunted. I was mesmerized by the changes of light from a cloudy afternoon toward the low sun setting in this almost winter day. The place has been recorded here in chronological order from top to bottom.