Japan – Tokyo – parks, temples and aesthetics.

Walking around the temple complexes gives you an insight into the culture.

Poetry – The Tree

The Tree

Rooted firmly in the ground,

Anchored by a network of great cables

That fan out

Through soil and rock




It’s trunk solid, stout and gnarled,

Solid as column of granite



Grand and defiant,

Unbending in the wind,

Stout against the elements;

A pillar of Hercules;

Defiant against the universe,

Thrusting up into the sky.

Its branches radiating

As strong arms

Reaching to the heavens,

Dividing again and again,



Into a filigree

Of fine twigs,

A delicate latticework,

An umbrella of artwork,

On which the myriad emerald green leaves,

Each one a work of art,

A joy,

Are supported in the air,

Bathing in the sunlight,

Rusting on the breeze.

A noble living giant?

A work of art?

A compendium?


Mystical – a complex wonder to behold!

A tree.

A leviathan of flora,

                A monster of complexity,

                                Repository of wonder.

A tree.

Opher – 9.8.2021

I find there is something spiritual, divine, magical and resplendent in the majesty of mighty trees.

They transcend.

Awe and Wonder – the incredible beauty of a snowflake!

I find it incredible to find the infinite variety and wonder of the hexagonal (sometimes twelve sided) snowflake. Each one is unique, intricate and enchanting. An endless array of wonder, perfection of shape, and loveliness.

Each ice crystal is different. It coalesces around a particle of dust and forms its own special pattern. There’s something about that. They are all extrovert rebels!

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Aren’t they gorgeous!